Down By The River

What a soggy week it has been, school runs have seen me soaked all the way down to my pants, and the general gloom and torrents of water pouring from the sky meant we spent it mostly indoors, unless forced out by necessity.

This morning was dark and grey – but dry, so we took advantage of the opportunity to get out for some fresh air. Seeing as it wasn’t the most inspiring of days, we stayed close to home and took a simple stroll by the river less than 5 minutes from our front door. It was lovely to get out of the house for an hour, and even though the day was dull, it definitely brightened us up to have had some outdoor time.


syd by the river


We wandered past the allotments, which look as if they are mostly being tidied and hibernated for winter. We hunted (unsuccesfully) for mushrooms on the circular nature path. We spotted coloured leaves, berries and sleepy ducks.




the nature walk


by the river


a rest on a rock




autumn leaves


autumn by the river


sleeping duck




stone bridge


Then home, for a lunch of cheese on toast. Yum.

cheese on toast


Hope you had a lovely Sunday too,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

If you fancy taking this stroll you can find details of this and other Dorchester walks here, or check another nearby favourite of ours – Thorncombe Woods



  1. November 9, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Oh your Sunday looks perfect! What a gorgeous walk, so much to see!

  2. November 9, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    The weather has been awful hasn’t it. Not having a car I’ve got very wet most mornings and afternoons on the school run. Glad you managed to get out and spend some lovely time outdoors x
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  3. November 9, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    My boys have been playing out no matter what the weather at the moment. They are sick of the rain, but really need to be outside. I love your walk, it looks a great way to blow away the cobwebs
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  4. November 10, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Nothing better than a stroll somewhere local and then returning home to cheese on toast – have you tried Dorsetshire sauce on it……scrummy!!
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  5. November 10, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Your Sunday sounds idyllic although I have to say the photo of the allotments shut up for winter did make me feel a little sad! I love how you’ve found colour around you though, it’s a beautiful time of year (especially where cheese on toast is involved!!)

  6. November 10, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! You’re lucky to have such a beautiful place to walk so close to home. The river looks really swollen – you can tell how much it’s obviously been raining. Here’s hoping there’s no pants-soakings on the school run this week.
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  7. November 11, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    It always rains at 3.30 I find. I have a pair of waterproof trousers that often get donned for the school run – not the rustly type, but some more acceptable ones. Good to go out regardless of the rain.
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