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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Greetings from Little Thatch Cottage in Dorset, England.

After a smooth and uneventful flight , we picked up our car at Heathrow and set off under cloudy skies for our cottage in Dorset. It is so nice to be back in the beautiful countryside of gently rolling green hills.

Our cottage is lovely and has everything we need. It is in a small village which has a farm shop, a post office, a church and a pub. A tiny “burn” runs along the edge of the road that passes through the centre of the village and several houses are built right up to the edge of this tiny stream, entered from the road by little bridges over the burn. Roses and wisteria climb up the front of many of the little cottages and both are blooming so it is very pretty. Our cottage is the second one in a terrace and the only one with a thatched roof.

On Sunday we walked up to our local pub, the Brewers Arms, for a Sunday roast. The roast pork was lovely ( Yorkshire pudding too ). Later we walked up through the fields towards the next village along a pathway lined with some white flowering wild flower. Can anyone enlighten me with its name?

More of our adventures when we have a better connection.


  1. It looks so pretty. Love the village shots...I wish I was there !

  2. That flower is known as cow parsley and according to Wikipaedia its proper name is - Anthriscus sylvestris Helen! Your cottage looks really lovely - enjoy the rest of your stay.


  3. Welcome to England Helen!
    You are in my neighbouring county.

  4. Aw, it's so cute! I do love cute cottages. It all sounds absolutely idyllic. I hope you don't mind too much that it isn't cool and rainy.

  5. Cow parsley is also known by its prettier name of 'Lady's lace'.
    What a lovely cottage, enjoy your trip!

  6. Very cute cottage and lovely scenery. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your vacation!

  7. Welcome to England - hope the weather stays fine for you.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  8. It looks lovely. I'm jealous, even so, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  9. You just missed us by a matter of days! Good to hear the journey over was smooth, looking forward to hearing more of your travels. The cottage looks lovely.

  10. Thrilled you checked in and glad you arrived safely. What a long flight that must have been. I'm thinking cow parsely or queen anne's lace. Can't wait to see more.

  11. Every morning I look up at the arrival flights.
    I'm eight minutes west in 'flying time' from Heathrow, and wonder if you were up there looking down? Guess you flew in at the weekend then?
    So, welcome. Dorset is my favourite county. If you or hubby like blue cheese - try the Blue Vinney (or Vinny) and it is tradition to have it with 'Dorset Knobs'! Honest.

  12. Hope you enjoy your time over here! :o)

  13. As folk have said Helen the flower is cow parsley I guessed as much from the email you sent. Marg.

  14. Looks and sounds wonderful - jealous! jealous! jealous.
    Keep having a wonderful time - look forward to the next post!