Sunday, 3 September 2017

Captured moments

There has been lots going on around here lately so apologies for abundance of images, capturing some special moments....

Spider crab and fishing boat in West Bay

The fields have been ablaze with the colour of wild flowers. Following other bloggers we decided to discover which wild flowers were growing in this meadow and were surprised at how many different varieties we found.

 The weather has been mixed but when the sun does break through it can be spectacular looking out to sea.

On the 75th Anniversary of the Raid of Dieppe a memorial plaque and noticeboard were dedicated to remember those who never returned and their story will now never be forgotten here.

Our annual agriculture show was held and we enjoyed looking at the animals and admiring all the displays. It was a long sunny and tiring day!

A chance encounter with a tourist lead us to Burton Bradstock beach to share in the celebrations of 26th birthday of Hive Beach Cafe. It was a gorgeous evening and a good way to watch the sun go down. There was even a passing visit from one of the gig boats that operates out of West Bay. (Historically Pilot Gigs would race out to win the business from visiting tall ships and pilot them into harbour; they were also used as lifeboats with hardy gig crews often being the only assistance available to stricken shipping.)

 We had a day trip up to Bristol to join in the celebrations for the 7th Birthday of the indie record label Art is Hard Records ,which is run by our son and his friend in their spare time. It was a great event with 23 bands playing in two venues, one of which was the boat below. We are so proud of what they have both achieved - the original idea of promoting bands along the South coast of England expanded to bands all over the world including New Zealand and America. We thought they were mad when they initially released one of their first groups on a record format many years ago, it's amazing how popular records have become again, they knew what they were doing!

Another view of Bristol harbour including it's newest addition this tree house built in one of the Cranes (above and below) which has been available to rent over the summer. The interior is stunning do look inside.

Lastly it was Bridport Hat Festival this weekend, it's a wonderful unique event celebrating hats. Most people come into town wearing hats and there is lots of themed things to do around hats including keep fit wearing hats and a Jungle Hat disco!. It is always a fun day and there are some amazing creations. I was busy selling raffle tickets so didn't manage to capture too many of the wonderful hats.

Have a great week, thank as always for stopping by.

Sarah x


  1. Lots of gorgeous images as always. Fascinated by the gig boats, something for me to research. How clever your son is to see a niche in the market, bet you're so proud :). Wonderful hat festival and as for that house in a crane, I want to stay in it! Have a good, hopefully drier week. I'm enjoying a good September hoolie at the moment but the roast is the oven so who cares! B x

  2. You've been busy with many wonderful events. Great photos and a wonderful one at the end!

  3. Along, I suspect, with many others, my favourite photo is of the man with his cattle. The most amazing photo is of the house in a crane. Didn't know about the hat festival. How can I have been unaware all these years. Looks as if it's VERY popular! Well done son and friend!

  4. So many lovely things, Sarah. I always enjoy your photos. Great news about your son's label, how fantastic for them to be doing so well. Xx

  5. What an interesting collection of photos, it look like you had a varied month getting out and about :) I'd love to stay in Crane 29!

  6. Once again fabulous photos of your beautiful country. I loved the creative hats--one in particular would have been very funny if it wasn't so embarrassingly true!

  7. A grand time for all, Sarah! Beautiful photos.

  8. I LOVE IT ALL, especially the American Hot Air Balloon! TOUCHÉ!

    Lovely fest dearest Sarah!

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed a taste of your summer through these photos!

  10. Very special images, so beautiful. And allways, when I see your fotos, I'm thinking: I must go again, I must go again. I have to talk to Mr. W.! :)But when I come, without a hat.


  11. The hat festival is almost like Ascot LOL! The Crane Treehouse is marvellous and I especially like the herb boxes on the wall. Gorgeous pics as always.

  12. So many beautiful pictures. The Hat festival must have been such fun, I'm really touched by that hat with a parrot on top, lol. Another special photo is of the Agricultural show where a farmer is sitting with his feet up next to his cows, great!

  13. Beautiful pictures.
    I liked the animals.
    Interesting to know the festival.
    Good start to the month of September.

  14. So many good things here, Sarah, and gorgeous photos, as usual. I love all the hats – how creative and quirky. And I'm very impressed that your son set up Art is Hard Records! You must be super-proud parents. Hope you're having a lovely week. Sam x

  15. Lovely mix of photos ... I love the farmer with his feet up at the Agricultural show.... Might as well be comfortable! Congratulations to your son and friends promoting locals bands all over the world, .....such a great idea, Records have really made a come-back in Australia too .... Just after we gave away most of ours in a de-cluttering weekend!

  16. Some lovely images here, Sarah. I especially enjoyed the wild flowers and the hat festival, you were very lucky with the weather on Saturday!

  17. You live in such a beautiful spot.

    And, those hats are so fun.

  18. This post was now like a wonderful vacation for me. Thank you for that :)! Have a lovely time and happy fall

  19. Oh my goodness, the hats are so clever! Those washing up sponges as cakes! I would LOVE to go to a hat festival!!!
    That Spider crab is amazing!!x

  20. Love the shilouette picture of the gig and crew - congratulations to your son - I like to hear of enterprising young people taking a chance and succeeding. Bristol is a great city for the young, my granddaughter loves living there too.

  21. What a lovely post! Lovely pictures from a lovely place...the picture with the man and the cows is a favourite :)
    Have a great weekend, take care!

  22. Fabulous photos! Great post - glad the Dieppe raid has not been forgotten and I know it means something to you. Your son sounds brilliant - and I remember 'Thekla' from when my daughter was at university in Bristol. just a wonderful post, really...


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