Thursday 31 December 2015

This has been a truly great year and I can’t believe we’re on the cusp of a new one. Don’t get me wrong, the last twelve months have had their fair share of ups, downs and mega downs, but looking back … Continue reading →

Sunday 01 March 2015

…wild flower seed mix… At the front of the Finca there is a sunny bank. It’s mossy and green and lovely but I’ve always felt that it has never been developed to its full potential. I gave some serious thought to what we would all like to see out of our front windows. What would I like […]

Monday 23 February 2015

I know I don’t usually post on a Monday evening, but I was worried I’d miss the boat and wouldn’t get a chance to explain what will be happening over the next few days. It’s possible that the usual Wednesday … Continue reading →

Sunday 22 February 2015

  … Milton Abbas village … If you have ever bought a set of Dorset postcards, I bet you this iconic sight was featured on at least one of them.  White cottages with thatched roofs and manicured grass lawns line the … Continue reading →

Wednesday 18 February 2015

This rather took me by surprise… I was looking over the blog the other day, trying to decide whether I wanted to mix things up in the visual department, when I noticed… 1003 followers WHAAAAT?! One thousand and three. Yes, … Continue reading →

Sunday 15 February 2015

  As I write this post, the snowdrops are at their most beautiful and are appearing in clumps and swathes all over the county.  Seeing their crisp, fresh colours always reminds me that although we are still feeling the wintery … Continue reading →

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Now… I know you’re not surprised that I LOVE this whole idea… the tropical colours, the pom poms, the versatility… it’s just so jolly! When I saw this beautiful post on Mr Printable’s blog, I knew I had to give it … Continue reading →

Sunday 08 February 2015

  … Wimborne Minster … Golly it was cold when I took these pictures and my poor fingers could hardly operate my camera properly. Even so, I was so entranced by the prettiness of Wimborne Minster that I stayed outside, taking … Continue reading →

Wednesday 04 February 2015

This little piece of crochet loveliness solved a bit of a conundrum for me this week… which all started with lunch boxes.  For about a month now, I have been desperately searching for a trendy-looking lunch box to take with … Continue reading →

Sunday 01 February 2015

… Dorset Uglies, by sculptress Emma Mauger … As I drove towards the home of Dorset Uglies creator, Emma Mauger, I didn’t quite know how I was going to feel once I was confronted by her collection of ‘Uglies’.  I tend … Continue reading →

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Last week, I took a lemon loaf cake to a bring-and-share lunch.  I was impressed with myself for putting in that little bit of extra effort to provide a homemade offering.  Saying that, I didn’t actually get time to ice … Continue reading →

Sunday 25 January 2015

  … the view of Hambledon Hill from the North Dorset Trailway … This is a fantastic piece of Dorset that lots of locals know about (so I’m sorry if you know all of this already, just enjoy the pretty pictures). … Continue reading →

Wednesday 21 January 2015

For my last birthday, I had at least one card with a teapot on the front and even a present wrapped up in teacup wrapping paper. I didn’t even know you could get teacup wrapping paper (it was rather wonderful)! … Continue reading →

Sunday 18 January 2015

  … Lulworth Cove… ‘Let’s have breakfast on the beach…’ was the cry last Sunday. So we packed up our toast and marmite, grabbed a flask of tea and off we went… all joyful and excited by the thought of a … Continue reading →

Wednesday 14 January 2015

… some incredible tree-fruits for you to enjoy … An almost wordless Wednesday… just to say that things have been a little bit hectic here on the Finca over the last few days.  I have a lovely post in mind (which … Continue reading →

Sunday 11 January 2015

  … The view from the top of Okeford Hill … This photo opportunity happened completely by accident. It was the dreariest of days and the clouds hung thickly, looking as if they weren’t going to shift even a tiny bit. … Continue reading →

Wednesday 07 January 2015

I was terribly excited about this latest crochet adventure… working with beautifully soft, chunky wool to create something that Mr D-F really wanted for his birthday.  Over the past few months, I would flick through one of my crochet books, … Continue reading →

Sunday 04 January 2015

So before anything else, a big Happy New Year to you! I hope you managed to have a rest in between seeing family, wrapping presents, watching favourite films and drinking hot chocolate with little marshmallows floating on the top. January … Continue reading →

Wednesday 24 December 2014

A big, massive, enormous Happy Christmas to you! I hope it is filled with lots of laughter, tummies filled to the brim and lots of silly paper hats! (Everyone looks suave in a paper hat)! Thank you for all of the support over … Continue reading →

Sunday 21 December 2014

… my glass bauble, blown with the help of Emsie Sharp … Last weekend, Emsie Sharp opened the doors of her studio to give people the opportunity to blow their own glass Christmas bauble. I was unbelievably excited.  However, when I arrived, I … Continue reading →

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