Features

The "weird" and wonderful world of modding, face-ups and BJDs (that's Ball-Jointed Dolls)

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

Outside the well-kept bungalow that Sally shares with her parents there is nothing to suggest this is anything but an ordinary Dorset home. Nothing to suggest it’s also home to some 50 dolls, including a hoofed chap that looks like a resident of Narnia and a unicorn centaur called Paris.

Passions

Seafood, sea shanties and cooking demos galore lined-up for Swanage Fish Festival

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Sunday 17th May 2015

There will be some fishy goings-on in Swanage next month. Flat-fishy, shellfishy, and everything in between because the town is holding its first-ever Fish Festival.

Travel

Travel: Breathtaking scenery and wonderful walks in Slovenia

Dorset Echo:

6:30am Saturday 30th May 2015

Puffing and panting, sweat dripping from my forehead and my backpack feeling heavier by the minute, I mentally calculate the distance to the summit.


Food

Recipe: New Forest Strawberry Pavlova

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

Wimbledon is just a few short weeks away, which means strawberry season will soon be upon us. Managing director of Beales Gourmet at The Italian Villa, Tony Beales, shares his idea for the best use of these treasures

Dorset Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish

Health

The benefits of massage: why you should make it part of your New Year regime

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 3rd January 2015

Poole-based therapist Jo Gaskill, who works at Rockets & Rascals in Lilliput, explains why you should make massage part of your healthy New Year regime

Outdoors

New Superworm trail inspires young adventurers at Moors Valley Country Park

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Sunday 26th April 2015

FROM making your own fishing line, learning what different creatures eat and creating a slide for a pine cone – there are a whole host of fun activities for all the family on the new Superworm trail at Moors Valley Country Park.


Homes and Gardens

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

Big Garden Birdwatch: the three things you can do to help protect birds this winter

Dorset Echo:

9:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

As the RSPB, bird-watchers and gardeners nationwide gear up for the charity’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch, the organisation is warning that birds that have benefited from a mild autumn will begin to struggle now the weather has changed.

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