Tag Archives: Barbara Elsmore

Under our feet

Walking down Long Street recently I was rather dismayed to see the old paving being taken up, dumped into the back of a truck and carted away. Now I know that the replacement surface is nice and smooth and we … Continue reading

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A pair of Lorgnettes with a story to tell

 I am a very firm believer in the power of an inanimate object’s ability to bring with it a story from the past. Now take this wonderful pair of lorgnettes – I wish you could hold the faded green leather … Continue reading

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Collectables

We are very fortunate here in Sherborne to have an independent bookshop – and not just an independent book shop but an award winning independent bookshop at that. Winstone’s was crowned Independent Bookshop of the Year in the British Book … Continue reading

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Steam and Waterwheel Centre

I am very biased I know but when we were growing up my Dad could do anything. He could mend, he could make, he would ensure things worked properly – he was a marvel. When it snowed he built my … Continue reading

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The old family Breadcrock

I was looking through the beautifully presented book Dorset Barns by Jo Draper and David Bailey, published by Dovecote Press, when I came across a photograph (above) of the Crossroads Pottery at Verwood and I could see the pots lined up outside the barn. … Continue reading

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iPad photography workshop

I was keen to try one of Anne King’s courses and so I signed up for ‘iPad Photography and Other Stuff’ to be held at the Digby Hall in Sherborne. There were eight of us attending and Anne gave us … Continue reading

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Creative pruning, bees, birds, flowers and more….

At the end of March I read in my Sunday paper that in barely two weeks time there was to be a garden festival at Highgrove, the private country home in Gloucestershire of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. … Continue reading

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