26 April 2011

camping honeymoon{s}

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If you've noticed a slight abscence of junkaholique, that would be because over in Blightly, we have been treated to two bank holidays, AND a heat wave, all at the same time...what's the catch? and wait for this...there's even another two bank holidays this weekend too. I just cant wipe the smile off my face, cheers Willy & Katy! We have had two little breaks, the first was during the week, we went to Ardingly antiques fair {more about that later} and we sayed one night in an Oast house B&B. {Oast house's are old  funny shaped building used for making beer in}. Next day we went to Camber Sands, a massive sandy beach...


Lizards, in Britain? who'd of known it, eh.

going a slight shade of lobster.

we had lunch in Rye...

we have been to these places before if you've been reading my blog for a couple of years, you might remember?

We had to go back to London to meet a few deadlines, but...
Next trip {friday} we squished our big tent {and various necessary accoutrements} into our Micra, and made our way through the traffic to...


Dorset.

Which is kind of a neighbour of the Isle of Wight {where I'm from}...we camped at a lovely farm near Corfe Castle. I fell in love with all the animals. and started counting up which ones I could squeeze into our Micra.


at Lulworth Cove...the water was clearer than sparkling mineral water.

and colder than Pluto.

but extremely beautiful, wow!

I attempted a little supper making...

and picked a few weeds from obliging hedgerows...


and some flowers from the farm's plant stalls.
meanwhile...pasta with fresh tomato sauce and parsley...


tasty! {but lets face it, anything warm when you are camping is tasty}.
Next morning, a hike to Durdle Door...



...with caves bigger than our flat.

'bluebells, bluebells, bluebells!' I screached, as Nao slamed down the brakes.

after roasting ourselves some more on the beach, we went exploring, and ended up in Weymouth, a large-ish touristy, fishing town/port type place. With stunning Georgian buildings everywhere...


...and lots of bright red drunk peple.

and then back to Corfe Castle, which has the most cutest stone cottages, strangely all the doors were my height and the windows were at my eye level...something I had never experienced before {5ft 0 inches me}

last day we went to Kimmerage, a little cove with weird things going on with the cliffs.


and lots of sea life to keep me amused while the adult reads stuff.




I can confirm that there were no new dinosaurs to report.

 
Then sadly we had to pack up our home on the farm, and I still miss this little buddy that kept bleating all night, waking me up. I hope he/she is not for the chop, I can't bear it!

 I put my flowers by the sheep's fence, and as we drove away, he/she started eating them!


look at those little horns...argh...please live little fellow!

In fact, I hope all the animals will still be there next time we visit!

45 comments:

  1. Oh Artemis!!! What a stunnngly beautiful holiday you have had. Sooo sooo envious you managed to camp in this glorious weather. Loving your Bell tent and the unturned crate table... tres glamping chic! Lou x

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  2. Oh I just love your blog! I wish I lived in Europe so we could be friends and wander all over, taking pictures of everything. Keep up the fantastic documentation, it's awesome :)

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  3. I'm so jealous of this! Can I move in and join you on your adventures??

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  4. I'm so jealous of your lovely English holiday! Both Rye and Durdle Door have been on my 'to visit' list for ages now - can't wait until my exams are over because I will be following in your footsteps and doing the same! Your photos are gorgeous and your tent is the best tent I've ever seen (same one from the wedding, right?). Glad to see you managed to get a nice tan in this weather too!

    Cat xxx

    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  5. This is like an advert for holidaying local and boy to I want to get involved. It looked like you had an amazing time!

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  6. yikes - this post is awesome. such beautiful pictures . . .i really should have taken advantage of the bank hols! ck :) x

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  7. I've been following your blog for around a year now, but this is the first time I've been brave enough to comment.Im from Dorset but am now living in La Suisse and looking at these pictures made me so homesick! You went to all my favourite beaches and the bluebells that carpet the forest are just magic. I miss them so much. When you go back, you should go to Golden Cap and Seatown in west Dorset. It's also so lovely.... I have a question... I LOVE your kettle and portable stove and oil lamp... where did you get them?? SORRY such a mudaine question... Keep posting lovely things please! You make my day better!
    http://happyswisshounds.wordpress.com/

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  8. You make camping look so glamorous, love the tent too. Some great beaches, looks really warm.

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  9. This all looks so amazing and magical. I am jealous to say the least. I'm a big camper, and your tent is just so perfect! Where do you get one like that?

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  10. That's my neck of the woods in Rye!! Looks like you had a stonking time- this weather is bloody marvellous! I love your pics :) and your tent!!!x

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  11. An absolutely stunning getaway or two! your photos are fab - they make me want to jump right into them and lap up all that wonderful sunshine and nature.

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  12. What a perfect perfect honeymoon (or two!) Your photo's are stunning! Also, I am in love with your tent! xxx

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  13. You lucky things managing a hols with this fantastic weather. I love that I could bump in to you guys on your little adventures at any mo - Camber and Rye I know well and we have also had some fab camping hols in Dorset, such beautiful spots.
    Enjoy the next long weekend, I look forward to seeing what you get up to!!

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  14. oh, this is such a lovely trip really tempting me to get hold of a nice tent and go out to the beloved country for some adventures :)

    thankyou for sharing!

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  15. Stunning pics, what a perfect honeymoon! Dorset looks beautiful, I haven't been there since i was 4, and my only lasting memory is falling down a spiral staircase where we stayed heh. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. ok seriously. don't blame me when i move to england and come knocking at your door to employ you as my personal tour guide/tent-setter-upper. gorgeous, envy worthy explorations as ever my dear artemis!

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  17. Oh. My. Gawd.

    I'm bookmarking this page and every time I find myself attempting to pull out my hair in frustration at work, I am going to fire up Firefox and I'm going to come and visit you on holiday. Don't mind me, I'll just be over here in the corner, spying on you.

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  18. So beautiful! You make camping look very luxurious and cozy.

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  19. They are some amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing your holiday. I love so much seeing your part of the world. It's just so beautiful!

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  20. these are totally lovely!! I wish it were sunny here. I think maybe we've gotten your rainy weather and you might have gotten our sun. hmmm..I'm glad you're enjoying it!! hooray for holidays!!
    --julie

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  21. What wonderful spring adventures! And those bluebells...just so very pretty. You capture the spirit of your days so perfectly.

    Ingrid x

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  22. How insanely pretty and my golly your photos are always stunning. I love your tent by the way, very stylish. I enjoyed this visual feast to your part of the world.

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  23. So glad you loved 'my neck of the woods'! Next time you must visit Sherborne and Lyme Bay. Weymouth is good in the winter when all the grockles have gone! Your photos are beautiful. x
    www.vintage-jane.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! This inspires me greatly to explore my own country and have little trips occasionally... :)) The pictures are beautiful!!!

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  25. Artemis! Beautiful beautiful! You make me love this cold little island all over again!
    Jo x

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  26. What fantastic photos. The shots of the bay at Lulworth look like a shot out of some wonderful travel mag - some farflung idylic paradise. What a perfect break. x

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  27. You made us look at where we live in a different light...just when we were getting fed up with Dorset and wanting to move back to the big smoke!

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  28. What lovely photos and what a fantastic trip! :)

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  29. This is gorgeous. Really made me grin! Just planning a trip to East sussex - Rye, Camber Sands etc - so it was particular exciting to see your lovely photos. Can't wait now. Xx

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  30. Wow - beautiful photographs. I am so lucky to live in Somerset, only forty minutes from the Dorset coastline. The scenery is amazing and on the last Sunday of the month there a fab vintage fair in Bridport. Discovered your blog a few months ago and I am hooked. Your inspirational posts brighten up my day. x

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  31. one word--wonderful

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  32. Ah, what a beautiful camp you made - the stuff my childhood dreams of camping were made of. Lovely.

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  33. I love your photos of the campsite, beautiful! your trip looks lovely :)

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  34. wow what great holiday snaps! You've made me want to visit dorset now!

    Lisa x

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  35. You two always seem to have the best adventures! Looks really, really amazing!

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  36. Wow, these pictures are beyond beautiful! Makes me wish I could escape for a bit of camping. That tent is amazing!

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  37. So inspiring - I must get out of the big smoke more often.

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  38. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh your holiday is so fun!
    i am so so so envious :D singapore do not have beautiful beaches... :(

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  39. Amazing photos, thank you for sharing this! think now we know where to go on holiday this summer, thanks to you : )))
    I love your tent as well, where did you got it from? it seems quite comfortable and spacious and of course good looking too!

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  40. Anonymous30.4.11

    where the eckers is that tent from!? it's amaaazing! x

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  41. ohh so adorable I hope they live too, your holidays phtoos are gorgeous, they make me want to visit that area.

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  42. Thanks for sharing your holiday! so beautiful. It has bought back wonderful memories of a holiday in europe a few years ago - 3 months, a tiny tent, a car and my love.

    Belinda
    http://belinda-smith.blogspot.com/

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  43. What a stunning blog - beautiful pictures and I love the design! Just found this searching for camping honeymoons - it made a pleasant change from the other sites I've visited today!

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