Tuesday, 31 August 2010


The final day of our holiday. The boys seem keen to stay around the farm so Lauren and Alisha have kindly offered to look after them while everyone else goes out for the afternoon. We have decided to visit Abbotsbury to see the sub tropical gardens. On the way we drop into a wood sculpture shop. An hour later and with the shop owner considerably richer thanks to several undercover birthday present purchases, we move on to the gardens.

After Tracy's obligatory visit to the plant shop we make our way back to rescue the girls. They have managed to keep them entertained with various activities including an obstacle course race in the field.

The boys have been on all week about having a camp fire so in the evening David organises wood collection and with the fire going, and several packets of marshmallows ready for toasting, the boys are very happy.

We have planned to stay up late tonight as there is meant to be a meteor shower, and with no light pollution and clear skies we should get a good view. So from midnight until 1am everyone is lying on their backs in the garden under duvets waiting for the next streak of light across the sky. It probably didn't live up to what most of us had expected but we saw around 20 before calling it a night.

So that's it, the end of our Dorset holiday. Everybody had a good time, the cottage was excellent and the weather was pretty good. We have already booked for next year so along with the cruise in May, 2011 is sorted holiday wise. Fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

Glad you all enjoyed the holiday. Abbotsbury is one of my favourite places. I also love the swannery there. We often stay in West Bay. I love the pic of the boys asleep in bed. I'm sure that they had a holiday to remember. Love Christine

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed reading your holiday blog and seeing the great photos. I love that part of Dorset too. We saw some great stars whilst in Cornwall. I'd forgotten what a real night sky looked like! Anna P

Deirdre said...

Sounds like a great holiday Steve. Planning ahead and having stuff to look forward to really seems to help us. Would love to get some advice about cruises in general. Was thinking maybe it might be a good idea for us next year.