dorset: part two

In a little break from all the festive posts, I’m doing the second part of our holiday to Dorset today; it seems so long ago, and I’m itching to head off somewhere again, but we’re a) pretty skint and b) slaves to term time, sigh. Nothing makes me want to homeschool the kiddos more than the ability to set our own rhythms and routines, but in all honesty, I think Ben really benefits from the structure and social aspect of school. It’s just my slightly hippy nature that fights against it!

Our time away was ace; we didn’t bother whether our clothes were overly clean or tidy, we rampaged across fields and up hills, spent hours on the beach searching for treasures and simply ate when we were hungry. We explored Corfe Castle, went for an evening adventure across the Studland coast and ate more cream teas than is probably humanly possible; the evenings were spent in front of the fire reading and watching films together on the laptop, before tumbling into bed with salt on our skin and tangles in our hair.

I love the outdoors, and the kiddos love the outdoors as well; in my ideal world, we’d live in a small eco-house with one of those amazing skylights, surrounded by open land and deep forests, and rely only on ourselves. We’d grow our food, keep some animals and be as far removed from modern society as possible. Except for WiFi. I’d still need that!


  1. KatGotTheCream
    November 26, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    I hear you! I always dream of staying on holiday forever if only we could make it work somehow. Stunning photos! x

  2. Kathryn
    November 26, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Dorset looks so beautiful!! And your ideal world sounds pretty perfect to me too!

  3. Adele @ Circus Queen
    November 26, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    Wow! These photos are amazing! And that jumper with all the pom poms! I have to say, that's one of the reasons home ed appeals to us but some kids really do thrive on the set up of school.

  4. Claire Evans
    November 27, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Dorset loves wonderful. I get frustrated by school times and term times too. Would love a bit more flexibility. In the long run, it would be so much more beneficial to families. But again, my kids all love school and don't want to be home schooled. Oh well, it makes us savour the holidays more… I would also love your ideal life- with wifi too! x

  5. Polly Davies
    November 28, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    Looks so picture perfect 🙂 Would love to go, haven't been since I was a kiddo

  6. Laura Side Street
    November 29, 2014 / 10:50 am

    Oh this is really making me nostalgic of lazy summer days by the seaside. I love Dorset – such a beautiful part of the world and a real magical landscape for those who enjoy the outdoors. These photo are stunning and blissful and sounds like you had an amazing timeLaura x

  7. reigun decena
    November 29, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    such a lovely place. fantastic photos x As if I felt the sun and the sea breeze.

  8. laura redburn
    November 29, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    oh i miss dorset, went there a lot as a child, and we briefly lived in bridport for a couple months before we moved to wales. lovely photos!

  9. Miss Enchanting
    December 2, 2014 / 11:27 am

    Oh wow…this post is making me long for summer already! I've never been to Dorset but it looks beautiful and I love your photographs xx

  10. Lori Taylor Arnold
    December 2, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful break away and I love your photos! Makes me want to plan a trip now x

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