Another farewell to friends…………. .

I said another farewell this last weekend to my good friends Christine (aka Sharms), Suz and Jo.  Suz is getting married in July and we all went down to Dorset for a weekend ‘hen do’.  We stayed at Longthorns Farm which is near Wool and right next door to Monkey World.  We’d hired a Shepherds Hut for the weekend complete with woodburner and fire pit.

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Shepherd’s Huts at Longthorns Farm.

The campsite and hut had everything we needed and was just fab although the composting toilets didn’t go down too well with the others!  I thought they were fine but then I’m used to roughing it!

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The weather was absolutely superb although it was cloudy in the evening so Sharms was a bit put out (an under statement!) that she couldn’t use her telescope that she had lugged all the way from home.

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Inside the Shepherd’s Hut.
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Check out that lovely little woodburner.

The woodburner in the hut was fantastic and kept it roasting hot inside.  We roasted marshmallows on the firepit – Sharms brought along the mother of all marsh mallows which were just huge.  If you want to get some they sell them at B&M for about £1.20 for a big bag and they are the size of tennis balls – well almost!

The big excitement for the Saturday morning was walking with the resident Alpacas!  The farm have about 25 Alapca’s and we were able to do a short walk with some of the Cria’s (bambino Alpaca’s) who are just getting used to being handled and wearing a lead.  They are just so lush and it was a privelege to be able to handle them. Mind you we didn’t get very far with them as they wanted to get back to their mates in the field!

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Sharms with her Cria 🙂

 

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Feeding time!

In the afternoon we went down to Durdle Door and had a picnic on the beach.

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The infamous Durdle Door.
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Jo, Sharms and Suz.

We rounded off the weekend with a visit to Monkey World on the Sunday.

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Monkey World.

So it wasn’t really your typical ‘Hen Weekend’ – what with Jo listening to a play on Radio 4, Suz enjoying some quiet time and me asking if it was time for bed yet at 7.20pm on the Saturday evening! We are so rock n roll!

Thank you all for a top weekend and best of luck to Suz for her upcoming wedding to Nick 🙂

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We are Jane and Tim and we recently gave up our jobs and rented out our house to persue a life of travel across Europe in our motorhome called Ollie.

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