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August 02, 2015


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this is how I travel :)

Robin Summers

I love this post Lucy. The pictures literally leap off the page. I live vicariously through you when you are on holiday. The Montacute house has my heart. I love that time in history. I would have been in heaven strolling through the house and just thinking about who would have walked those halls before me. I have always been a history nut. England is definately on my bucket list for sure. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us. I look forward to each and every post you add to your blog. I am so very happy to hear your parents are doing okay. Not too long ago I was so worried about your mum. It is weird feeling so close to a family that you get to know through a blog and not having met. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy hooking! xoxoxo


With you all the way on that one Lucy - I loved everything about West Bay when we visited. Xx lots of love Joy Xx

Judith Solecki

Is that a photo of the Hive Beach cafe? I follow them on Twitter in order to experience a little "Dorset" atmosphere. I wish someone on that coast would install a Webcam.

Penny Rongo

What a lovely holiday. Thank you for sharing. My heart is singing as if I had been with you and your family. I feel as if I had really been there.


So good to have that connection with your past and present (something I don't have - moved around too much).

Love that rainy window picture!

Gayla P{arks

Thanks for your picture story! What a beautiful place and your remarks make it come alive.

Maggie Wisdom

I love West Bay, we have a caravan at Weymouth and one of my favourite outings is along the coast road. Actually Montacute House isn't very exciting even for oldies such as us! Love the photos x


We left West Bay this morning after camping for a week. The winds were certainly strong at the beginning of the week - nearly blew us away. We're lucky enough to live only 50 miles away - Dorset is indeed a beautiful place.

Barbara Seiver

I see all the blankie colours you included, and it makes me so happy. Thanks for the pictures!

Claire O

That's a fair review of Montacute. Don't give up on Somerset NT places though, Barrington court is Much more fun: kitchen gardens, lots of little hidden areas to explore outside, huge grounds, lawn games, awesome tree swing. We don't even go into the house, and always have a good time, any time of year.


Thanks again Lucy. I need a break, but can't just yet. A virtual trip away with you is the next best thing. Never been to Dorset, must put it on the list!
How's the harmony blanket coming on? Did I miss the ta-dah? Love to see it in all its glory.

Ann Clawson

I want to thank you again for sharing this, I'm not much of a traveler but I get to see it through your eyes and dream.


Your pics makes me wish i was there too! We have no summer holidays these year as we will travel to Australia this winter. I cannot wait to be back in Sydney but i surely miss a summer break!

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I love your photos from Dorset. My Mum's family originated from Bridport and the surrounding villages and I would love to go and explore the area and get to know a little of where my ancestors lived. Glad you had a nice break, even if the weather didn't always cooperate.

Sarah Hammond

You are brave for attempting a NT house with the Little People! We have four boys, aged between 5 and 14. We make good use of our NT membership but after a stressful visit to Hever Castle (not NT I know) strictly OUTDOORS ONLY! Have camped in Dorset the last 2 years (a long way from our abode in Belfast) and we love it!


It looks lovely and pretty and idyllic but, as an Aussie, I can't imagine rugs on the beach. :)




Wow, it looks lovely Lucy and you show it off so well. Brilliant travelogue!

Gillian Booth

Although we live by the sea it's the beautiful Northumberland coast and I've never been to Dorset. It looks pretty good too. Our nearest beach is the wonderful Druridge Bay, long stretches of pure sand, marron grass dunes and glittering sea, hardly a soul in sight. The colours are fab.

What a shame your NT visit was a bit stiff. I hope it doesn't put you off as many families have great days out at these places and I know we did when our three were small. Maybe some are better suited to families than others? Certainly not all full of pensioners, though unbelievably I'm reaching that stage myself now! Hope you feel refreshed.


Sure looks idyllic Lucy .... Love to visit there someday Pat x

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