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Maddie Grigg
Maddie Grigg writes about Dorset and Corfu
Maddie Grigg writes about Dorset and Corfu

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Happy birthday to a music legend
One of my all-time musical heroes is eighty five today. Take a bow, Mr John Williams . You are epic. By Chris Devers (Flickr: DSC_0937.JPG) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons This man, this incredible man, ...

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Forever Archive - films about West Dorset
I was trawling through the internet the other day, looking for something specific, when I came across something completely different. (That's the thing with the internet. It can take you down rabbit holes - some of which land you, like Alice, in Wonderland ...

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The sun still rises in the east
Over on A Dorset Year , I'm enjoying the beauty in nature in a world gone mad. As my famous ancestor, Ernest Hemingway , would have noted, the sun also rises.  To read more, please visit A Dorset Year . That's about it. Love Maddie x

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Something terrible has happened
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. Let's build bridges, not walls. That's about it. Love Maddie x

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A big old moon plays hide and seek in the morning sky
Over on A Dorset Year , I'm talking fly-tipping, longed-for snow and a big old moon. That's about it. Love, Maddie x

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And so the year begins
On the first day of the New Year, brave souls in fancy dress head for the sea at Lyme Regis in the now traditonal ‘Lyme Lunge’, organised by the local Rotary Club, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘Dip into the balmy waters of Lyme Bay,’ the promotional ...

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Here's to a peaceful, happy Christmas, wherever you are
Back from Colombia, weary, jet lagged and minus a suitcase, we pay a fleeting visit to North India, courtesy of a Bollywood Night at  Bridport Electric Palace with the mighty Dhol Foundation . It's the launch of the town's first-ever Winter Solstice Festiva...

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Wake up and smell the coffee
It's morning and the town square is buzzing. Not as much as it was last night, mind you, when there were stalls, music and plenty of rain. Today, there is a large cockerel crowing in the ramshackle garden next to my hotel. A caged bird sings five notes, ove...

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Out on a limb in the countryside after Brexit
I t's a strange day today. Black as the inside of a bag and raining like billio. I don't like it. We had snow last week. Just five minutes of it, but snow nonetheless. It's as if the natural world is protesting at what's going on in the unnatural world. Ref...

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A weekend break in an Airbnb in east Cornwall - proper job!
We're walking down a wooded lane, Arty the dog and I. There's a high estate wall on one side, a long bank on the other. We crunch through leaves and step on chestnut husks. She's on the extendable lead as a yappy little dog roars up around the corner. Arty ...
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