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April 05, 2016


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Only just found your web page after gazing at your wonderful cup cake blanket and this blog just brought wonderful memories as i only moved away from Dorset 4 years ago to east Midlands so it was a lovely trip down mamory lane and i just love your cup cake blanket so will order yarn although i already have a roomful of yarn which i will never use unless i become imortal :)


I'm really curious - how did you join the squares of the granny square blanket in your photos?


Just reading this post has rejuvenated me!
We love Dorset and visit every year (My parents have a caravan at Lulworth)

I love that Little Lady's nails matched the beach huts!!!


gabriella adano

Nice read and see photoes from your family holiday in Dorset...nice all time and also cafè moment,lovely white and blue cup!!Very good your mandala too!!Have happy Sunday

Jess Sellars

can highly recommend Dorset house guest house in Lyme regis. Just the best homemade granola and fruit compote for breakfast. We cant wait to go back.


Lovely to read about your holiday to Dorset. It brought back many happy memories of my visits there years ago. The beautiful blankets really added some colour to the pebbles!


But the UK is allready European ;)


Oh my goodness what beautiful photos...and that shingle beach is incredible!! About your 2014 photo of those beautiful mandalas....I'm surprised you haven't crocheted a cover for your wall clock!?! :) :) :) Thanks again, for sharing all this loveliness with us! :)


Love Dorset and love your photos. We haven't been down for a few years but you've whetted my appetite. Thank you.

lindsey toms

Your photos are beautiful, we lived in Dorset for three years and loved it down there. I think doing repeated visits each year is great for families, seeing your folks but also for building your kids memories over the years.☺

gina in alabama

Idea for blanket colours: Pic 15 from top, Beach Hut doors! of course they are somewhat similar to your cupcake colours, but i know you could make it work! Beach Hut blanket! I really dream one day of being able to visit Dorset, love the works of Hardy and it would be amazing to visit the area. Glad you are feeling better too, keep getting steadily stronger.


Your pics make me remember the smells of the salt air in North Carolina's Outer Banks where my in-laws reside. This is the first year in over a decade that we were not able to visit during Easter Break and I didn't realize how much I missed our tradition. Funny how I whine about doing about how boring the same visits are year after year but if we don't do it then I feel like something is missing!


I got my dream holiday to Lyme last October. The kids were off a week before most schools broke up,so it was quiet. Loved the week we stayed and although didn't find many fossils due to odd tide times, we loved the atmosphere and colours of the place.

Can thoroughly recommend Ammonite Fine Foods (they kept giving me samples of amaretto and some lovely mead)and The Writing Room if you love pens. We found people to be either extremely friendly or not chatty at all - always extremes! Lovely to see your photos - we plan a surprise daytrip back there one day this year.

Keep doing the beautiful crochet. Sam


I feel exhilarated just looking at your photo's. Especially the sparkling water in the harbour.
We enjoy Lyme too !, although only visited twice . Places are usually much more fun to visit 'out of season '! . AND even doing the repetitive stuff ! I wonder if you got the beach hut / blankie pics nailed ??!!
Sounds like a fab time had by all :)) Lovely and refreshing !

Teresa Kasner

Hi Lucy, it looks like another wonderful family seaside communion - wonderful photos of such a pretty spot. We have a annual summer family camp-out which I try very hard not to miss.. similar to your family seeing each other this time of year. It's a very good thing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


Thank you for all these great pics! Would love to be there :-)


Another lovely blog post. We stayed in Lyme Regis in 2006 and although we enjoyed the holiday I don't think we saw the place at its best, as there were extensive sea-front renovations going on at the time, so you literally could not get from one side of the town to the other along the front, or walk on the Cobb, etc. Would love to go again but family commitments are making it hard to plan anything at the moment.


Have never been to Dorset but when I finish my Coast blanket I would like to go there.

Robin Summers

Lucy I am so glad to hear you are feeling well. Your pictures are all so beautiful. They make me want to come have a visit. Your mandala is beautiful. the second row before the edge look like tulips. I have'nt made one yet so a mandala has quickly moved to the list of have to make list. I have been on a whirl of blanket making and I have loved every minute of it. This past week I finally bought myself a yarn winder and boy is it ever cool. They remind me of square pancakes. My birthday was the first of April and I bought myself some yarn (of course) a mini stereo and Sam Smith's CD In the Lonely Hour. I love his voice. All and all I have enjoyed my week as well. Much love to you and the family. XXXXXX
Robin from across the pond in the good ole US of A!!

Kim Poulton

Great to read about your family holiday. I used to visit this part of Dorset as a child and this post has brought back happy memories of this beautiful area. x

Cherie Chudyk

Thanks for sharing your holiday thoughts and photo's with us, so glad you had a lovely time. There's something very special about being by the sea. Love reading your blog and seeing your crochet creations x

Anne at Shintangle Studio

Lucy, I think your Dorset holiday posts are my favourites of all the lovely posts you publish. I remember the one from 2014, especially, with great fondness. I'm impressed with how you manage to find different things to photograph and different angles and moods to capture even when you're photographing subjects you've used before. Whenever I look at your Dorset shots, I'm transported to my own holiday in Newfoundland in the summer of 2014, which resulted in five long posts. Thanks for reminding me of the joys of peaceful, happy times by the cold, cold ocean.


Looks wonderful and yay for blankets and pebbles, I'm still working away on my seaside themed cosy stripe blanket. As for Katie she blew through here too, taking the felt off my neighbours lovely crafting shed :( thankfully the summerhouse made it through unscaved
Clare x

Julie simmons

Hi Lucy, Am glad you had a good time in Dorset, my mum is coming from there on Friday to sunny Somerset. I love the storm grey skies in West Bay with the brilliant white of the crashing waves. Another blanket colour scheme- Storm grey, white, moody blues...a darker version of your coastal ripple maybe!! Havent actually been back to west bay or Lyme for a while so its always lovely to see and read your reports about it. Love your blogs. x

Kareth Bodman Moore

Dear Lucy, thank you so very much for wonderful sea side trip. I feel like I am with you and family when you take us along with you on these roaming holidays. Your site is a ray of sunshine for me, warming me from head to tippy toes.
I have been following you on line for several years now and muchly enjoy your crocheting,I always find inspiration in your work. There is such joy in your comments and photos. Your children are very lucky to have such a wonderful mum. Your family reminds me of my own lovely mother when I was a child. She always had time to talk, walk, and listen to our dreams and experiences.

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