Friday, 28 November 2014

Going Digital

I attended a two day workshop held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester this week.

It was a gloomy morning yesterday and I was able to walk to the centre from my home.  I never tire of West Walks which runs beside the Borough Gardens. Most of the leaves have fallen now but it still has an elegant feel walking beneath the tall trees. 

The Dorford Centre is opposite an existing part of the original Roman town wall.

Here is the QR code that is printed on the sign next to the wall if you are interested in finding out more!

I was pleased to have a free place on the WSX Enterpise Business Women Go Digital course. 
I was really excited to see the diverse range of business ideas and met some really forward thinking women!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Remembering Dorchester's fallen.

The poppies are looking a bit wet this year, but the recently cleaned war memorial on the corner of South Street and South walks in Dorchester, is a reminder to the residents and visitors to the town,  of the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women.

The memorial was unveiled in 1921.

Here is a link to the Dorset Life Magazine that gives more details about it's history.

 Near the memorial is a garden of remembrance, where there are 2 benches that are a reflective place to sit for a while, once the rain has stopped!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A very purple day

I attended evensong last night at St Peter's Church in Dorchester. The Church was lit with purple lighting to highlight the start of Pancreatic Awareness Month. I have adjusted this photograph, it was not quite as purple as this! There were a team of volunteers in the church who were helping to raise awareness of a local support group called 'Pan Pals Dorset'.

Earlier in the day I had visited a shop in Poundbury Dorchester, called Purple Penguins! 

This exciting jewellery shop sells affordable pieces, as some of the items are made of bronze and then coated with silver! 
I treated myself to a shiny new pair of earrings! 

Here is a link to the Purple Penguins Facebook Page if you want to find out where it is!