Wednesday, 27 April 2011


On Thursday Jo & Robert finally got the keys to their new home. Over Easter they've been busy getting the house ready, all four of them are very excited and actually moved in proper, yesterday.

We had already made plans to spend our Easter holiday on the Dorset/East Devon coast so we drove down to stay just outside Lyme Regis on Good Friday.

On Saturday we visited the gardens at RHS Rosemore, quite a journey from where we were staying but well worth it.
What a beautiful place?
I hope my photos do it justice!

On Saturday night we went for "an Evening at River Cottage"
The farm is set in beautiful countryside and from the moment we arrived the event team did everything to ensure we had a brilliant time.
I don't often recommend things but this is a must. If you have a chance to go I hope you enjoy it us much as we did.

On Easter Sunday we walked along the coastal path joining it at Rousdon and making the 3.5 miles on the undercliff path to Lyme Regis. Our hosts from our B&B Christine and Grayson warned us that the pathway was somewhat rickety, uneven and steep in parts but just after 2hours later we descended down into Lyme. So pleased that we made the walk, beautiful views, quite spectacular in parts and for most of the way there were wildflowers, bluebells and an abundance of wild garlic.

Now, if we had done the walk before our evening at River Cottage we wouldn't have known what wild garlic looked like. However, our second course was steamed pollock in a wild garlic broth and the chef explained that the garlic is currently being sold in London's Borough market for quite a price. He reckoned the black sackful that he'd collected himself from his own garden was probably worth in the region of £400! The little flowers made an added prettiness to the plate and edible.
The whole dish was delicious!

On Easter Monday after yet another hearty breakfast, (checkout if you're ever in need of an excellent place to stay in this area), and in glorious sunshine we spent the morning in Beer and then drove on down to Branscombe Bay where we walked up through a meadow of buttercups to take in the breathtaking view. I'm not trying to be funny there! I may well have been out of breath walking up the steep hill but the view was actually well worth it and breathtaking.

We were so lucky to have had gorgeous weather for our long weekend away. Now back home, well rested, we can prepare ourselves for our next bank holiday. Only a few days to go!


  1. Not preparing your house for your next set of visitors? A wonderful weekend, I would have loved it! Jack still hasn't completed on his house, they have been saying anyday for 4 weeks!!!!

  2. Oh Jacqueline is all sounds amazing, I plan a break there next year so thanks for the name of a good hotel. I adore wild garlic, my mum grows it.Delicious.Sound like the perfect place for R&R.
    Jacqueline, could you go to my blog I need help in identifying blue plant is it safe??Thank you