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The Best Craft Fair in Dorset

I’m delighted to be taking part in this year’s Dorset Team Etsy fair.  This will be my first time exhibiting my work publicly, so I’m very excited to be attending this event and having the opportunity to show my work.
dorset team etsy fairBelow is the official press release from the Dorset Team, which will provide you with lots of information about Etsy and the event.  Do come along and have a look.  There will be some amazing stalls and it will be a great opportunity to buy some unique Christmas gifts x

The best Christmas Craft Fair in Dorset? We think so! For the third year running, the Dorset Team is delighted to be returning to the Allendale Centre in Wimborne for their annual Christmas fair. As in previous years, the fair will offer a fabulous selection of locally made art and craft: a wonderful opportunity to do all of your Christmas shopping under one roof.

The fair showcases the work of the “Dorset Team”, an ever-growing group of local small business owners who sell their wares online through the website Etsy.com. The fair is officially supported by Etsy UK and once again coincides with Small Business Saturday, a day which encourages everyone to support small businesses across the UK.

There will be something for everyone at this fair, from handmade clothing and accessories, to ceramics, woodwork, artwork, jewellery and homewares, all of which have been made locally. The Etsy designer makers will be there to chat with you and tell you more about their products. Some will also be offering crafting supplies and DIY crafting kits, which make wonderful gifts. Many sellers are also offering a “Buy & Collect” service this year, meaning that you can purchase from them online and collect on the day.

The fair is a great way to support local small businesses, and to find unique and unusual gifts to tick off your Christmas list! Dorset Team Captain, Rachel, told us “It’s wonderful to be able to bring so many talented, local people together under one roof. Last year, the feedback from this event was amazing! Visitors commented about the fantastic quality and variety of goods available, and how friendly everybody was. We hope to repeat, and hopefully exceed, those experiences again this year!”.

Please put the date in your diary – Saturday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm – and come along to what we believe is the best Christmas Craft Fair in Dorset!

 
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Makers across the UK sell on Etsy, and ‘Etsy Teams’ meet up all over the country to support each other in building their independent creative businesses.

The Dorset Team was formed on Etsy in 2012 and now has over 700 members and continues to grow. Membership is open to all Etsy sellers who are based in the county of Dorset.

The Christmas Fair is the third Christmas Fair that the Dorset Team have held in Wimborne. This year’s fair will coincide with Small Business Saturday smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/

The Dorset Team Christmas Fair is at the Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS, Saturday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm, Entry is Free.

Dorset Team Christmas Fair Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/866031100155674/

Additional Fair Information Here: dorsetteam.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dorsetteam/

Twitter: @dorsetteam twitter.com/dorsetteam

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Bournemouth

ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 2016, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISTINGUISHED GENTLEFOLK IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES WORLDWIDE WILL DON THEIR CRAVATS, TWEAK THEIR MOUSTACHES, PRESS THEIR TWEED AND SIT ASTRIDE THEIR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE STYLED MOTORCYCLES TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH, SPECIFICALLY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.”

A photo opportunity not to be missed, especially when it’s supporting such an important cause. Here are my photos from the 2016 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Bournemouth x
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Mournac Sur Seudre

There really are some beautiful villages in France.  Mournac Sur Seudre is the perfect place to visit for crepes xmournac sur seudremournac sur seudremournac sur seudre crepesfrancois hardymournac sur seudremournac sur seudremournac sur seudre

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Saint Palais Sur Mer

Some of the beaches on the west coast of France are very quiet and some are not.  Saint Palais is great if you want to walk off the beach and sample some local cuisine. Busy and lively with plenty to do xsaint palais sur mer blog121 blog122 blog123 blog124 blog125 blog126 blog127 blog128 blog129