Features

Dr Balloonman - blowing up balloons for a living has cured my asthma completely

Dorset Echo: VIDEO: Meet Dr Balloonman, he's not just any old balloon sculptor...

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

What is there to talk about with a man who twists balloons, apart from, perhaps balloons?

Passions

New talents sought to start selling their home-made delights at Dorchester County Market

Dorset Echo: New talents sought to start selling their home-made delights at Dorchester County Market

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Markets have certainly captured the mood of the moment.

Travel

Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

Dorset Echo: Paradise Island: A taste of Mediterranean luxury in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

I’m swimming from a boat in a turquoise sea, surrounded by a shoal of silver fish reflecting the sunlight from a bright blue sky. And it’s almost November.


Food

Mr McGregor's Garden - recipe for rabbit

Dorset Echo: Rock Restaurants rabbit recipe

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Nick Atkins is a Michelin star trained chef who perfected his skills in the kitchens of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Chewton Glen Hotel, Pebble Beach restaurant and private homes of high-profile clients across the south.

Dorset Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish

Health

VIDEO: Fitness mission 11: Take the test and compare your results

Dorset Echo: What's On module top link image

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

How’s your fitness working out for you?

Outdoors

Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

Dorset Echo: Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Want to meet new friends, learn new skills, keep active and help someone else? Course you do.


Homes and Gardens

Dorset Echo: Expert column: white doesn't have to mean boring

Easter looks for your home this holiday

Dorset Echo: Easter wreath £18, Yellow tree £15, Yellow oval bowl £5, Yellow wobbly chick £10, Polly's Pantry jug £18, Pink gingham hen £5, John Lewis

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Easter egg hunts, a celebration lunch and time with the family are the pleasures of the upcoming holiday, but don’t forget one key element of the preparations – setting the scene at home.

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