EDitorial ± 4-Nov-2003

Five Hire A Cottage In Dorset (Part 2)

Dorset? Again? And why not?! We had such a good time on our one week back in August that we decided to return for a second week during half-term. Predictably the weather wasn't quite the same, but we still found plenty to do. No sign of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, alas.

A Hegley-esque warning: this week's entry contains rhyming language.

Sunday 26-Oct-2003
After walking round Winfrith we drove
A short distance to find Lulworth Cove
Had lunch up a tor
Threw stones, Durdle Door
Back for baths and a roast from the stove
  Durdle Door

Diesel at Swanage station   Monday 27-Oct-2003
A day out with Thomas for us
Down to Swanage, the line's terminus
Carriage filled with small boys
Making plenty of noise
Then we bumped back on Bulgy The Bus

Tuesday 28-Oct-2003
An early-ish trip to the doc's
Confirmed Theo had caught chicken pox
At the Blue Pool were trees full
Of squirrels, so peaceful
Then up and down Corfe Castle's blocks
  Autumnal hues, no less, at the Blue Pool

Spotty monkey-boy at Monkeyworld   Wednesday 29-Oct-2003
At Monkeyworld, pop in and you'll
Find chimps who've been treated so cruel
Then rain, it stopped play
So we hurried away
To find Nemo at UCI, Poole

Thursday 30-Oct-2003
Sherborne's considered a classic
Though conditions were nearing the brassic
Saw the ceiling, fan-vaulted
Of the abbey, then bolted
To a museum of all things Jurassic
  Sherborne Abbey in the wet

Studland beach   Friday 31-Oct-2003
Wonderland promised big treats
But no rides, no attendants, wet seats
This was Alice's dud-land
So a quick trip to Studland
And back home for Hallowe'en eats

Be seeing you!