Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I have just spent a wonderful week staying in this cottage in Dorset. The weather was wonderful too. And my trusty old banger got us there and back! That's my car parked outside. We had a great journey there and back, and only got stuck in traffic going, which meant the journey there was slightly longer. The cottage had a wonderful thatched roof, and we had the heating on all week, even though it was great weather, the cottage was a little chilly, due to it's thick walls and small windows, it didn't let any warmth in. The cottage was in a small village a few miles inland from Weymouth, and Lulworth Cove. We visited lots of places, probably far too many to mention, but I'll give it a go. There was Monkey World, Tutankhamun Exhibition, Mummy exhibition, Water Gardens, Kingston Maurwood Gardens, Swanage Railway. We visited Weymouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Wimborne, Swanage, Poole, Dorchester, Osmington Mills, Portland, Abbotsbury, and Wareham. We walked for miles, and travelled miles too. It was 312 miles to the cottage, and then of course home again, but I want to do it all over again.

I arrived home to gifts. There was a wonderful LHN package, I was well and truly spoilt. And I also received floss from my Make a Wish partner, who was unable to make my wish due to health problems - it was not necessary, but I thank you very much for taking the time to send it. I hope you feel better soon. My LHN exchange was also delayed due to health problems, so I hope you're feeling much better soon, too. I'll post pics tomorrow. I returned to work today, having been off for a wonderful 18 and half days. Unfortunately, during this time I had to visit the dentist 4 times - ouch. I won't go in to details, but my first appointment was in May, and so far I have been to visit my dentist (my new best friend)6 times, and will return again in August (hopefully) - although at the moment I'm thinking it may be sooner, but I can only hope that it isn't. I've had two courses of anti-biotics in this time, and the outcome may well be an extraction.

I hope to post pics tomorrow of my exchange, and I am also hoping that my RR comes back this week.

My holiday also turned out to be a stitching holiday too, as in NO stitching. I didn't take any stitching with me, as I just couldn't make my mind up, I also knew that the cottage had small windows, and would be quite dark so the light wouldn't be good enough for stitching. I've made up though since I came back, and I've got on with a Make A Wish, I'm loving the colour of this, and hope to do a bit more on this tonight.

I've also been granted two awards today for my blog-I'm a bit overwhelmed by this. Thank you very, very much, and I'll be back with more on this tomorrow. I need to do lots of thinking about who I can pass these on to, which will be very difficult to choose. My blog list gets ever longer, and there are a few non stitchy one's on it.


Lisa said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful holiday, although I don't know how you coped with no stitching!

Sally said...

Welcome back Chris. That cottage looks lovely. Wish I was there!

Julie said...

What a beautiful cottage, glad you had a good time away. Dont envy you the dentist trips though!
Congrats on the award.

Karan said...

Beautiful cottage. Sounds like a busy but fun time - although no stitching? *shock*
(((((Hugs))))) re: the dentist trips - not my favourite place/chap.
Congratulations on the awards. :0)

Andrea said...

Beautiful cottage. Did you go in the craft shop opposite the Tutunkamun (sp?) exhibition in Dorchester? Packed to the ceiling or what? And all of the looms? Crazy!