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August 02, 2014


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Dee at the Carlton

Hi there - I love Dorset & have family in Bridport so I know that beach well; were they still filming Broadchurch this summer? A lovely blog & post …


What a lovely, lovely post. We didn't spend any time at the beach in the evenings, but we did enjoy going down in the late afternoon for a couple of hours. The sea was cold at first in Cornwall but soon warmed up once you were in. Your post has made me want to have an evening barbecue on the beach so much! I'm so glad you had fun - lots of memory making here. xx

Ingrid Kopka

What precious holiday memories! Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes,


So glad you are sharing this part of the world with all of us. Cheers!

Christina (Alberta, Canada)


I am glad you had a lovely holiday and that the weather was so great. The ripple blanket looks fantastic, perfect place to take pictures of it xxx Kathryn

Tammy Chrzan

I have to say, though the beach isn't as white and sandy (and that's not a bad thing...) this beach looks like a Florida beach in these photos... absolutely gorgeous, I think my kids would prefer the pebbles over the sand!! My poor daughter had sand all in her... **** bless her!
I hope you have a great week!
Tammy x


Another lovely Dorset post -- the beach this time and what a treat for you to have lovely weather everyday. I've learned about the Hag Stone as I read and said to myself "well I never knew that".
This means that I have several Hag stones in my garden, but picked up from local Norfolk beaches over the years. I'm now wondering if it has the same witchcraft meaning here.


Looks really lovely - especially because of the good weather. I agree about burgers and barbeques - made for each other.

Winwick Mum

We're just back from our summer holiday which was quite different to yours - not a beach one for us this year! - and it's been lovely to see the sea and the sand in your photos. There is something magical about the beach that keeps pulling you back, isn't there, and especially in the evenings. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time xx

Cheryl noble

Ahhhh Lucy :) I too was in dorset last week! Our first ever time, we took our four children ranging from 18 to 3 (gotta love those little surprises lol!!!) plus the eldests girlfriend! We went to west bay, burton bradstock (love the hive beach cafe!) along with the typical tourist must do's such as durdle door and lyme regis, a truely beautiful and inspiring coastline, hence I'm thoroughly enjoying your holiday posts as it is much like tripping back through my own memories. And wasn't the weather fab????

Elizabeth Jenkins

Lovely to read your holiday memories Lucy. It amazes me how it stays light for so long in England. And gets light so early. Here in Australia in mid summer it's pitch black by 8.30 at the latest. Would so enjoy those evenings on the beach. The long twilights are awesome.


Hi Lucy. Would you consider posting the colours used in the seaside ripple blanket? I would love to get started on this! I know that Wool Warehouse will have a pack for this, but I always order from Deramores as they will ship to New Zealand fres!


Many thanks for your wonderful reports and the great images. I love it when I can read them in the morning with my first cup of coffee when the house is still very quiet because all others are still asleep. According to your report today, I have looked at our Hag Stones, we always bring home from Dorset.
Claudia x

Teresa at knitbakecultivate

Lovely photos. I love the patchwork blanket, the colours are great. And the S'more's! you are lucky to have such long summer evenings in the UK to enjoy extended beach days. Perfect.


Lovely to capture your memories in this way. We used to enjoy some magical family beach evenings (and days) when our brood were young. Now they're all scattered throughout the country but we still love going to the beach and enjoying it with our 4-legged family - the 2 collies! Always loved the seaside.


Vous avez de la chance que le soleil vous rende visite!
J'aime bien ta signature à la fin du texte au gré du vent et des vagues


Posts like this really make me miss Seattle. We are so landlocked in North Alabama. :( The light from the sunsets on your beaches is amazing! I think you should make a pendant necklace from the Hag Stone as a memento you can wear. :) Love the rock w the ♡ in it--a valentine to you from nature! The best picture I think is of the kids frolicking in the water. Aahhh...they get so big too soon.


Such a lovely read, thankyou for sharing all your holiday memories with us. Beaches are the best. I too grew up near the sea and live quite far from it now. Still, that does mean it's extra special when we manage to get there :)

Elaine Buckley

Such a wonderful time for you all and many happy memories being laid down to fondly recall in years to come.
Wonderfully descriptive as always and of course beautiful pictures!! Really excited about the seaside ripple shots and just can't wait for the full reveal so I can get started on mine!!! You are such a treasure Lucy. Thank you for such an amasing blog. xx


It sounds so blissfully relaxing Lucy, evenings on the beach are the best. I love the little bonfire for melting the s'mores, I'll have to try this with my little people, I know they'd love it. CJ xx


We love it in that area too. Happy Holidays, we are at the cabin tomorrow yipeee! Jo x



Thank you for this and your wonderful hints and tips Lucy.
We tend to spend all day on the beach if the weather is good, but it's always in the evening light that it looks the most glorious and feels so calm and welcoming. Happy making indeed.
Your photos are blissful....I love to see the yarny goodness in this setting.
Even though my boys are much closer in age I still occasionally feel surprised by the fact that I have produced three...especially after years of trying with no sign of success.
Jacquie xxx

niki murray

What a lovely read.....I have been transported there with you :) I'm looking forward to my own beach holiday in Somerset and taking home my own fair share of happy beach memories xx


Another lovely read Lucy with lots of lovely memories Xx lots of love Joy Xx

Teresa Kasner

What a wonderful story of happy family times during a lovely summer vacation in a fabulous place! I enjoyed each and every photo. I love the stone with the little heart in it. I've been crocheting lace over stones, I expect to find some perfect stones at Waldo Lake. And I'm taking my crochet thread and small hook! I think I may be making lace rocks for my family at camp. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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