Durdle Door Dorset
Everyday Adventures


my first holiday to the southern coast of England (after 5 years in England, it’s about time) + taking the little man on a new adventure + stunning weather that was perfect and sunny and warm + mother nature at her best + the Dorset coastline with its steep chalk cliffs and clear blue water + checking Durdle Door off my list + dipping our toes in the water and getting our trousers wet + throwing rocks in the sea + feeling the warm sunshine soak into my soul + perfect travelling companions + crazy jumping photos that gave us big belly laughs + giant ham sandwiches and crab salad on the beach + “stick gate” + strawberry milkshakes that we watched the man make from scratch (strawberries + milk + ice cream) + laughing and jumping on the trampoline + an amazing kid friendly hotel + a dog named Snoopy + yummy cooked meals that I neither cooked nor cleaned up after + test driving some new camera gear + starting a new book, a good summer read of no higher purpose than my entertainment + floating around in the cool of the pool + hitting up three different beaches in one day + super tired and exhausted little people who crashed hard + elderflower mojitos + watching him take a wee in the sea like he’d done it for years + digging holes in the sand + filling up buckets with sea water + lying on the beach and relaxing + not being distracted by the TV + having a lovely home cooked meal and feeling like part of the family + the feeling of washing off all the sand and sunscreen, ahhh + a lazy Sunday catching up on robot building time + family fun day + joining in the launch of a photography exhibit at Harcourt Arboretum + finding a secret hideaway with a carpet of purple flowers + spending the afternoon reading in the clam + finishing the book


I’m joining Phil, Leonie, and Amanda in the weekend that was.

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  • Reply leonie July 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Whoa! Elderflower mojitos?! Recipe please?
    Love that you made it to Durdle Door and that photograph makes the water look so inviting.
    Sounds like the perfect combination of adventures and relaxation – wonderful!

    • Reply Katherine Lightner July 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Wish I had the recipe. It was on the menu at Moonfleet Manor where we stayed in Dorset and I’m a big fan of elderflower so had to give it a try. Delicious! I was actually surprised at how warm(ish) the water was. Could get out feet in without any problems and there were people swimming.

  • Reply Matma July 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    So that worked then?

  • Reply Philippa July 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    What a wonderful sounding weekend….the coast, fresh air, mojitos and reading for no other reason than your own entertainment sounds like bliss to me! xx

    • Reply Katherine Lightner July 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Yep, been reading too many serious things lately. Revenge Wears Prada was a good break!

  • Reply Janet Goode July 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Gorgeous Dorset photos, and as always, that light, spontaneous touch when it comes to your people-pictures. (The blue dress is beautiful, too.)

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