Sunday, 8 June 2014

WM in WM

I've been off on my travels again, this time down (or across? Geography isn't my strong point) to Dorset. The first stop was Wimborne Minster where I met a couple of friends I met through Writing Magazin'e talkback forum.

 Lorraine, Helen and I managed to get through quite a reasonable quantity of tea and cake before visiting Gulliver's bookshop.




















It was a good day for characters. Outside the minster a lovely lady stopped to tell us about this grotesque - I'm hoping to work both into a story.

We also came across some interesting names amongst the list of previous church officials. Thomas Toogood, William Raven and Gary's favourite, Hugh Oldham amongst them.

More about my travels soon.  Talking of things in instalments, how about having a go at the second part of Creative Frontiers' accumulator competition?

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  1. I'm just down the road from Wimborne. Gullivers is a fab bookshop, isn't it?

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    1. It's great, Kath. (Maybe we can meet for a cup of tea sometime? I wouldn't mind another excuse to visit Dorset)

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  2. What a fabulous day out. Friends, tea, cake and chat - and inspiration for a story as well. Photos are gorgeous - well maybe not the grotesque!!

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  3. Looks like a lovely time to me. :)

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  4. Great pictures, Patsy- glad it was a sunny day for you all.

    Great names, but I think people in the past had much more interesting names than we do now.

    Enjoy your visits.

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    1. You're right about old names often being more interesting, Carol. I think we should revive a few.

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  5. Looks lovely, Patsy. And that gorgeous blue and white china - I LOVE blue and white china x

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    1. I like blue and white china too, Teresa. Looks perfect for a proper afternoon tea, doesn't it?

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  6. Looking forward to the gargoyle story. Glad you had a fab time. Lovely photo's.

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  7. Nice photos. My family exited Britain on the ship Dorset in 1640 and settled in Connecticut and this doesn't have much to do with anything..

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    1. It's a good place to have come from, Oscar. Are you tempted to take a look yourself?

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  8. That sounds a great day out. Which reminds me, Patsy, we need to organise our meet up (with Tracy). Arundel...sure there are lots of teashops there too!

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    1. Definitely, Wendy. I'm looking forward to that.

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  9. I love that grotesque - would you not have found it without your helpful lady?

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    1. I'm not sure we would, Lizy as we were walking by it when she stopped us. She clearly thought it shouldn't be missed and I agree with her.

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  10. Did you all have a gallon of tea each? The size of those teapots!

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    1. Not quite a gallon, Debbie - but we didn't leave thirsty.

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  11. Patsy, did you see the model town (of Wimborne), complete with little Minster playing organ music? We used to take the kids there when they were small.

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    1. We parked just outside it, Frances but didn't have time to go in.

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  12. Hi Patsy .. lovely photos and how brilliant to meet up with friends .. fun.. and I love that part of the world .. cheers Hilary

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  13. Looks like you are having fun on your travels, Patsy. And good to see you are meeting writing chums in teashops and keeping up the traditions of our profession :)

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  14. It was lovely to meet Lorraine and Patsy. Personally I hate cake, but peer pressure and all that...

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