This week the children have been home from school for half-term.. and we managed to sneak away for a last, late seaside break in Dorset. We had a great time as a family; it was very wild and windy which of course meant the waves were spectacular.. good job we weren't planning to kayak this time :) There were a couple of days that I have no photos of - they were all out of focus 'cos the wind was buffeting me SO much, but I do have a few pics for you.. the first lot were taken at Lyme Regis. We have never been there before, what a quirky and picturesque place..
Lyme Regis is on the Jurasic Coast and is well known for finding fossils - Matthew found this one just lying there on the first beach we walked over.. needless to say he is thrilled to bits, Gary and Rachael tried hard to find their own fossils too.. but nothing near as good as this one.
|You can clearly see 2 big critters (one on top of the other) plus 1 smaller very white & crystalised one, and what looks like quite a few much smaller ones|
We havent been to Glastonbury for far too long.. it is a place that has always pulled me very strongly. Of everyplace that I have ever been Glastonbury has to be the most welcoming, accepting and inclusive... a day spent here soothes my soul. We had an even bigger treat than expected this time.. As we were walking up the lane toward to Tor we came across the White Spring Water Temple for the first time. For many years of visiting the Tor this place had been used for other purposes, but in recent years it has become the most amazing water temple.
Through the doorway, we stood letting our eyes get used to the dark, down the old stone steps in to a candlelit vaulted stone cavern.. there were puddles and rivulets all over the floor and the sound of running water was SO loud, burning incense and sweet music in the air. I must go back and spend longer there, it was such a peaceful place. After too short a time we had to leave.. we were off up the Tor.
.... When we got to the top there was a man playing hauntingly beautiful music on a flute... How much do I love it here? ... I want to go back already..
Now we are home & I made my first piece of felt for just over a week yesterday :) Today its going to be all about pumpkins! As a family of Harry Potter fans we have a Halloween feast every year, Rachael is planning to make a special spooky desert this year so we shall be having our feast tonight rather than on Halloween (my girl does everything at a snails pace so she will need lots of time :)