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

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Oh to be in Dorset now that autumn's here
It's that luscious time of year when late summer turns to autumn. Far from being sad that the leaves are changing colour, the perennial plants are dying back and the days are getting shorter, I'm filled with warmth, contentment and the knowledge that the cy...
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Bridport Hat Festival: now it's time to put on our thinking caps
After our first foray into  Bridport Hat Festival , at which Mr Grigg and I rather boringly wore our trusty Panamas purchased from a little shop in the delightful small town of Salento, high in the Colombian Andes, it's now time to put on our thinking caps....
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Seasons in the sun: the village flower show
And the long, hot summer days are gone, the air is still and the sky is grey. Gardens are looking ragged, fields are tired and crying out to move on to autumn. Up at the village hall, that last hoorah of the season - the annual flower show - opens its doors...
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A celebration for Mary - the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
The plateia is quiet now, after the lunchtime rush. Whole parties of families gathered in the village tavernas and locals celebrated around big tables in their gardens. Today is one of the most sacred days in the Greek Orthodox calendar, marking the Dormiti...
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Why we'll be watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at least one more time
We were sitting down watching the end credits of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again . I always make a point of staying for the credits. I mean, if I were involved in a movie, I'd want people to see my name in lights, albeit only briefly. It's only polite. Also, in...
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A long Dorset summer
Typical.  The sky's clouded over now we're due a spectacular red lunar eclipse . The so-called Blood Moon should be on show tonight from nine o'clock until quarter past ten. But it doesn't look likely from where I'm standing, as the sky is currently a light...
A long Dorset summer
A long Dorset summer
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A walk through the trees and a fabled encounter with an Asian Hornet
It's a beautiful morning as I find my way to the central path up through the maize field. We've not been up here for weeks, the dog and I, what with cattle, sheep and then, before that, lots of mud. But today we're up on the highest hill in Dorset and it's ...
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Football's coming home...(possibly)
How’s your World Cup going? I’m not even a football fan. For years I thought Baddiel and Skinner were singing about  Three Lines . But I got well and truly sucked
into it last night. The England games are being shown on a big screen in the
village hall, tha...
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Wishing you warmth and light on the summer solstice
It's the longest day today, the summer solstice, and I'm in a field of wheat  making my way up towards one of my favourite places. I never wear headphones on my walks because I enjoy hearing the natural sounds around me: the song of the skylark, the wind in...
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Drink your big Black Cow and get out of here
Late one summer Saturday morning, Mr Grigg and I - along with Nobby Odd-Job and Spanish John - venture out from Lush Places for an ‘experience day’ at Black Cow Vodka . It’s approximately eight minutes by car from the village, but we still manage to get los...
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