31 May 2012

a little road trip

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this weekend we managed to get away for a few days in the sun. We headed of in a westerly direction in our camper van...

and ended up at our fave campsite in Dorset. When we arrived the little sign was missing from the road side, and the field itself was empty. We had dark thoughts that the site had closed down, and I felt a small tear well up in my eye.

Nao is as bold as brass, and suggested we venture into the farm house and ask if we can stay. I was pretty embarrassed, but did it anyway, and the friendly farmer was sitting at his dining table and said of course its open, just make yourselves at home! What a Gent. His peacock even did his shimmy just for us.


I was so happy to see the guinea fowls were still mouching about too.



that night was glorious and we had the whole campsite to ourselves. We cooked up some grub. Nao had mussels, and I had smoked mackerel.




next morning we went off to another favourite place, Lulworth Cove...



after another extremely relaxing evening, we went off exploring the many beaches of south Dorset, and even reached Devon.




We stopped off at Lyme Regis, a beautiful Regency town originally, but now very touristy sadly.
I almost did a grab and run with this mutt.

we had fish n chips on the beach like every other resident and visitors or Lyme Regis...a very nice atmosphere I have to say.

another mutt that nearly ended up in the back of our camper...

we had a pasty on the beach at Beer the next day...





Beer is in Devon, its quite nice, and good for watching people launching boats whilst sipping tea on the beach.

on the way back to London we passed through Somerset and Wiltshire, and we saw that street from the Hovis ad...

and Stonehenge appeared from nowhere...

Splendid! I hope to get away again soon, maybe for longer next time ; )

30 comments:

  1. All looks lovely, this was more like a Grand Tour rather that just a short get away (cute black dog btw).

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  2. Wow, you make camping look so dreamy and you picked the perfect weekend for your road trip. I live in Somerset, about 45 minutes from Lyme Regis - it is such a great place and has an amazing atmosphere. It's always busy but better in winter when it's cold and blustery and the waves are crashing over the cobb. x

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  3. GLORIOUS BRITANNIA!!! Beautiful as always Artemis. I wish you were going to be my Mum what a wonderful family you and Nao are making together. I wish my weekends looked like this! xx

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  4. How lovely to make the most of your time together, it looks very chilled

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  5. lovely pictures.. I like the one of you in the hat in the car. Thanks for taking me with you.

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  6. Hi, this is the first time I left a comment on your blog, i just purchased a couple of goods and jewerllies from both of you, and now i am like a girl who is looking forward to receiving a love letter from her boyfriend, because i cannot stop looking inside my post! i truly fell in love with your brand, your spirit, lifestyle, pretty much everything, nice to meet you and hope to see you at your boutique soon x

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  7. Gorgeous images! Love the deck chair one and the Patterdale terrier (the black one). I have one of those ... Don't be deceived by the butter wouldn't melt look, they are all maniacs! Looks like you had a lovely time and enjoy your Jubilee weekend, Claire xx

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  8. Wow, this is amazing and so inspirational. I need to explore Scotland this summer, i just wish i had a camper van it looks magical!
    Jodie

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  9. The whole shebang looks GLORIOUS! While wishing I could have a little getaway, this was a wonderful mental vacation so I'm glad I could live vicariously. :)

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  10. Ah lovely Lyme... You saw it at its rush hour! Best time is in the autumn with empty beaches and clear skies.

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  11. Also my first comment - which is quite terrible because I adore your blog. What an amazing weekend. My husband's family are from Somerset and our visits are usually in mid winter. So weird to see Beer with all the deck chairs out! And Lyme Regis is quite pleasant on a blustery winters day.

    Would love to know your special camping spot ?? !

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  12. Jennifer31.5.12

    Lovely post. I've just finished reading "The French Lieutenant's Woman" which is set in Lyme and is a completely engrossing read. It has made me want to visit Lyme to see where Sarah stood on the cob braving the crashing waves. Wonderful.

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  13. Such a lovely trip! I hope the good weather continues.

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  14. Anonymous1.6.12

    That little black pooch is a patterdale terrier - or definitely has bits of it in him! I ♥ them.

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  15. Looks like a great trip. Maybe you could do a video some time sooner one of your trips!

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  16. This is the first time I have left a comment even though I have been reading your blog for some time now after it was recommended to me by the http://thisyellow-hairedgirl.blogspot.co.uk/. I absolutely love the easy style of your blog... keep up the good work!

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  17. Leah Unwin1.6.12

    Wow, you've reached my neck of the woods. This is home to me! We were also on the beach at Beer & Lyme over the weekend (with fish & chips!).....so many tourists in Lyme these days, nicer in the winter. My husband proposed on the cobb & our wedding reception was held in the rather shabby but lovely art deco marine theatre. Did you stop at Seatown? it looks like it in the pics, hope you are keeping well...only another 4 more weeks or thereabouts left for me! Leah. xx

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  18. What a nice road trip ... once again I love your pics ! have a lovely week-end

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  19. You live such an artful, charmed life! I adore your road trip posts, and hope to look as lovely as you if I were to be pregnant someday! My husband and I enjoy camping quietly in our favorite spots too. Beautiful photos as always.

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  20. Loved reading this and looking at your photos. What a great life! x

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  21. You're braver than us, heading west on a bank hol, we chickened out for fear of crowds and queues! Hope you have a fabulouso time.:) PS love the Patterdale terrier you found, we have one and acquiring another is very tempting!! xx

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  22. gorgeous photos. I love your campervan, it looks so relaxing in there!

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  24. Ahh, guinea fowl! I would really love to have some one day! You and Nao know how to have lovely, relaxed weekends away. There is such a different beauty in England, compared to here (Australia).

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  25. Wow! It looks like you had a really good time :) and the pictures are really beautiful too! I love roadtrips!

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  26. Love the photo of sunrise from inside the bus, and an inspiring group of photos all together! Oh to have that sort of freedom... someday for me, i hope.

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  27. holy smokes. this is a small world. back when i was 12 or so we had a student exchange with girls from lyme regis (i'm from lyme, connecticut!) and they stayed with us for a summer. it was fun and i remember them taking back lots of aluminum foil that they couldn't get at home. ha. anyways, it's neat to see photos :)

    emily (currently in brooklyn)

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  28. looks like a gorgeous trip xx

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  30. Liz Thomas, USA24.11.12

    Have not had a post from you for a long time. Is all well? Has babe arrived? Thinking of you...surround yourselves with all goodness

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