Eweleaze Farm Camping by the Sea

The rain is thrashing down as I type this. We recently took a weekend camping trip down to Dorset and although I’m not a fan of the outdoor style temporary living, this was a push I needed to step outside my comfort zone. It was nice to get away for the weekend although it was a traffic heavy 5 hour drive which I may have complained about once or twice.

Fortunately on arrival the sun came out and the sea view was just what we needed. Whether you are a seasoned camper or not there’s something very exciting about arriving.

The Eweleaze Farm campsite is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it quiet and secluded, and safe for children. There are extensive sea views from most parts of the site, and guests have the use of the of the private beach, which forms part of the farm. Weymouth a classic seaside town is a 15 mins drive away and we braved a day kayaking and paddle boarding. The sea was too cold for me though!

The site covers several fields there is plenty of space even on busy weekends, and it is usually possible to choose your own pitch. Friends and families can camp in groups as they please, and parking by tents is allowed on most of the fields. There is loads of room for kids to run around, fly kites, and play ball games.

Campfires are allowed, adding to the atmosphere and firewood is available to buy.

Toilets – every field has toilets
Showers – there are free hot showers at six locations around the campsite
Solar Showers – in addition to the main showers, we have outside solar wash-off showers by the beach
Washing Up – washing up sinks with hot water are located around the site
Drinking Water – from stand pipes around the site
Laundry – drop off at the Booking Centre

Recycling Facilities – these are available at six locations
Ice Pack Exchange – this is available in the farmyard area
Camp Fires – these are allowed, firewood is available to buy in the new barn
Pets – are welcome both on-site and on the beach
Bicycles – the site covers a fairly large area, so some people bring bicycles to get around the site

Bell Tent Hire – luxury tents pitched in the most desirable spots on the site – book onlinThe beach is a quiet, shingly cove running alongside the site and out to a rocky headland. The headland forms a sheltered area with rockpools which is good for snorkelling. The beach is clean and good for swimming. Fires and barbeques are allowed on the beach  some people catch their own supper.

In the farmyard we have a range of shops and catering outlets, selling mostly organic produce.

Farm Shop – beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, vegetables, beers, ciders, wines, gas, logs, camping gear, ice pack exchange etc.
Bakery – a range of organic breads, rolls, baguettes and pittas
Patisserie – croissants, cakes, flapjacks, savouries
Hot Food – chips, pies, sausage rolls,jacket potatoes, filled baguettes
Ice Cream Parlour – ice creams, whippies, sorbets
Pizza Van – fresh made-to-order stone baked wood fired pizzas
Charcoal Grill – breakfast rolls, burgers, steaks, kebabs, pulled pork rolls
The Veg Box – vegan and vegetarian meals and salads
Crepe Bar – fresh made to order filled sweet & savoury crepes
Barn Restaurant – candlelit restuarant in the old threshing barn
The Tent Cafe – coffee, croissants, beer, cider, snacks

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The rain is thrashing down as I type this. We as in the hubby and son have just returned from a weekend camping trip down to Dorset and although I’m not a fan of the outdoor style temporary living,  this was a push I needed to step outside my comfort zone. It was nice to get away for the weekend although it was a traffic heavy 5 hour drive which I may have complained about once or twice.

Fortunately on arrival the sun came out and the sea view was just what we needed. Whether you are a seasoned camper or not there’s something very exciting about arriving.

The campsite is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it quiet and secluded, and safe for children. There are extensive sea views from most parts of the site, and guests have the use of the of the private beach, which forms part of the farm.

The site covers several fields there is plenty of space even on busy weekends, and it is usually possible to choose your own pitch. Friends and families can camp in groups as they please, and parking by tents is allowed on most of the fields. There is loads of room for kids to run around, fly kites, and play ball games.

WE Campfires are allowed, adding to the atmosphere and firewood is available to buy.

Toilets – every field has toilets
Showers – there are free hot showers at six locations around the campsite
Solar Showers – in addition to the main showers, we have outside solar wash-off showers by the beach
Washing Up – washing up sinks with hot water are located around the site
Drinking Water – from stand pipes around the site
Laundry – drop off at the Booking Centre

Recycling Facilities – these are available at six locations
Ice Pack Exchange – this is available in the farmyard area
Camp Fires – these are allowed, firewood is available to buy in the new barn
Pets – are welcome both on-site and on the beach
Bicycles – the site covers a fairly large area, so some people bring bicycles to get around the site

Bell Tent Hire – luxury tents pitched in the most desirable spots on the site – book onlinThe beach is a quiet, shingly cove running alongside the site and out to a rocky headland. The headland forms a sheltered area with rockpools which is good for snorkelling. The beach is clean and good for swimming. Fires and barbeques are allowed on the beach  some people catch their own supper.

In the farmyard we have a range of shops and catering outlets, selling mostly organic produce.

Farm Shop – beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, vegetables, beers, ciders, wines, gas, logs, camping gear, ice pack exchange etc.
Bakery – a range of organic breads, rolls, baguettes and pittas
Patisserie – croissants, cakes, flapjacks, savouries
Hot Food – chips, pies, sausage rolls,jacket potatoes, filled baguettes
Ice Cream Parlour – ice creams, whippies, sorbets
Pizza Van – fresh made-to-order stone baked wood fired pizzas
Charcoal Grill – breakfast rolls, burgers, steaks, kebabs, pulled pork rolls
The Veg Box – vegan and vegetarian meals and salads
Crepe Bar – fresh made to order filled sweet & savoury crepes
Barn Restaurant – candlelit restuarant in the old threshing barn
The Tent Cafe – coffee, croissants, beer, cider, snacks

Although I am not a camper convert I did enjoy elements like the camp fire and star watching together. Being beside the sea always lifts the mood. I think we were lucky with the weather but the mornings were cold. Jay really enjoyed camping and I’m gad I pushed myself outside my cosy comfort zone.  I think camping is like Marmite, you either love it or dislike it! The pandemic has given us all a reality check and I am glad we had time together in a gorgeous setting.

Thanks for reading

Love Bella

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Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori


Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Thursday night excitement came in the form of an exciting visit to a restaurant a reasonable 12 miles out of town and for a long-overdue date night. It’s always lovely to receive invites and this one was accepted straight away. Thank you to Anis and the team Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori for serving the best Indian food I’ve eaten in a very long time. The one thing my husband and I have agreed on in ages!

This is no typical curry house, for starters, it’s inviting decor (I’m a sucker for pontoon lights) and a stylish color scheme works well. As did the fresh roses on the table for that upscale feel. Anis kindly came to greet us and talk through the history of the restaurant which was opened by his father Raj in 1983. There were lots of diners that evening and I heard lots of compliments. We genuinely had a great time tasting the fantastic food. If you like Indian cuisine this is the place to be! Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

It was clear to see the effort which Anis has put into the menu upon. Each dish has been thought through and whilst there are modern twists on classics, some traditional favourites remain. The menu reflects his individual style and regional background. Their ethos is to bring you the best dining experience in an elegant surrounding, serving fresh and healthy food without compromising on taste using authentic methods and the finest ingredients.


RAILWAY LAMB

Tender pieces of boneless lamb, rich in spices. This dish is a British Raj colonial-era dish that was served on 1st class train journeys.

MURUG MAKONI

Old Delhi style butter chicken with a touch of fenugreek.


Chilli & Coriander Naan 

BENGALI MOOLI BHAJI (white radish cooked in coriander seeds and kalomji seeds).

TRIO OF CHICKEN TIKKA

Three distinctive flavours of chicken in yogurt, Indian spices and barbecued to perfection.


SPICY PANEER STIR FRY

Paneer cubes, with bell peppers cooked in honey, Serrano chilli and cumin spice.


Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Cooling Pistachio Kulfi to finish was perfect in the heat. By this point I was really full!

We could not fault the dishes we selected plus there were a few more sides and also vegetarian dishes we took home. The food is fresh and sourced locally. The presentation and care during each course was wonderful.

We will be returning very soon although I’d happily move to Fetcham to have this gem on my doorstep!

Thank you for reading

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Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Dinner at Fetcham Tandoori

Femme Luxe Finery Post 13 Collaboration

Femme Luxe Finery Black Floral Lace Sheer Mesh Cut Out Cupped Strappy Bodysuit

Black Floral Lace Sheer Mesh Cut Out Cupped Strappy Bodysuit


Good morning, afternoon, evening!

As restrictions have lifted a tiny bit, the news of freedom day moving to the 19th July has not really come as a surprise but it’s still some what disappointing. However it’s been lovely to see more people out and about enjoying catch ups with friends indoors and outdoors with drinks in hand! The UK weather this past week has been glorious and has really lifted spirits. The emergence of summery floaty dresses gets me all very excited for this summer!

This month has been incredibly busy and I have a night out tomorrow which has made me think about getting the dresses and heels out. Over the past few weeks I have had lovely messages about the collabs I have been doing with my favourite team Femme Luxe Finery, it’s totally been my fashion saviour during lockdown with their extensive loungewear collection. Glad you are enjoying it too!

Femme Luxe Finery Lilac Puff Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress – Ashleigh

Lilac Puff Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress – Ashleigh

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Bodycon Dress

Lilac Puff Sleeve Bodycon Mini Dress – Ashleigh

Featuring a puff sleeve design with a luxe sweetheart neckline in a bodycon fit, this mini dress is so soft and comfy to wear. Lilac isn’t a colour I normally go for but I love the sweetheart neckline! sandals, heels, or trainers?

Femme Luxe Finery Milk Maid Top

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White Puff Long Sleeve Zip Up Top

The milkmaid trend is a thing this season! Featuring a long puff sleeve with a zip up front and milkmaid style, team up with barely there heels and jeans for a summer’s day out.

Femme Luxe Finery Milk Maid Top

Femme Luxe Finery Grey Loungewear

Grey Marl Ribbed Oversized Round Neck Jumper Side Pocket Skinny Joggers Loungewear Set

Add some texture and get comfy in cosy couture in this cute loungewear Set. Featuring an oversized jumper with a round neck and matching joggers in a skinny fit with a front tie detailing and two side pockets complete in a gorgeous ribbed material. This loungewear set will have you looking all kinds of laidback luxe. This has taken over as my favourite loungewear set to date!

Femme Luxe Finery grey loungewear

 

Black Floral Lace Sheer Mesh Cut Out Cupped Strappy Bodysuit

Add some va-va-voom to your silhouette and feel empowered. Featuring a classic floral lace & sheer mesh, a cut out style, spaghetti straps and an underwired, cupped design, this sleek bodysuit is the perfect. A gorgeous finishing touch to your favourite outfit or a naughty night in! Team with glitter lotion and smokey make-up for a show stopping look.

Femme Luxe Finery Black Floral Lace Sheer Mesh Cut Out Cupped Strappy Bodysuit

June is here the gateway to summer enjoy dressing up because we all deserve it!

 

Thank you for reading

Bella

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Femme Luxe Finery

Femme Luxe Finery Post 12 Collaboration


Here is we will discuss about Femme Luxe Finery Post 12 Collaboration
Well does it or does it not feels like we are on the home stretch now to a little bit of freedom? So have you pencilled that provisional date in the diary? I say ‘provisional’ as anything can change of course but here’s hoping we have that much wanted summer to catch up on all the things we have missed so far and get back to living a little! I’ve had my first vaccine didn’t feel great for a week to be honest but I really hope this vaccination programme will help us get out of this pandemic so we can hug our loved ones again.
The stark reality is that COVID-19 is here for the long haul but the bursts of sunshine and blossom now appearing gives us hope that brighter days are indeed coming. There’s definitely a shift in my mindset. Makes me think how crazy it is to be a year into a global pandemic. We have all had to adjust to new routines. I for one don’t know how I will adjust to wearing other styles of clothing other than loungewear 🙂 (which I love) but you already know that.  I seem to posting about clothing a lot but life is so busy for me now as a freelance social media marketer and running my own business. Blogging is something I love and I’m sure I will get back  to writing more about other things not just fashion. 🙂 it’s all about Femme Luxe Finery Post 12 Collaboration
Always a joy to work with the lovely team at Femme Luxe Finery.

Black Boxy Cropped Hoodie Cuffed Joggers Loungewear Set – Cailleigh

Featuring a boxy fit cropped hoodie with cuffed joggers and an elasticated waist, this makes for a gorgeous loungewear set.  Add a messy bun for that day-to-day lockdown look. Available In Sizes 4 – 16.

Brown Black Patterned Long Sleeve Crop Jumper Sienna 

Cosy up in this crop batwing knitted jumper! Featuring  batwing sleeves and print. Wear with a skirt or jeans it’s not something I would tend to go for but I love the Geo pattern. They go great with the faux leggings I think.

Black High Waisted Faux Leather Look Leggings – Catriona

Add some extra to your wardrobe with our Black Faux Leather Look Leggings! The ultimate styling piece featuring a figure hugging look and high waisted cut. Style under cosy jumpers for a day look or pair with a crop top and heels for a night out with the girls (we can dream it WILL happen one day!).

Blue Fleece Oversized High Waisted Utility Pocket Drawstring Cuffed Joggers – Sally

These are heavenly cosy, fleece is by far one of the comfortable things you can wear I guess and the lovely High Waisted Utility Pocket Drawstring Cuffed Joggers are a must for house chill. Featuring this drawstring high waist, an oversized fit, three utility pockets and a cuffed hem, these joggers are different in style and have pockets win win! Team with trainers and a ribbed bodysuit (which I clearly don’t have here) for some loungewear luxe.

Another week closer to 12th April friends!

Thanks for reading

Bella

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*Femme Luxe Finery Post 11


Hello and I hope that if you are reading this you are well. The winter lockdown here in the U.K. continues most likely until Easter and while I, like many parents juggle working and homeschooling life, I am grateful to have my health. Conversations with friends about summer plans are keeping me going although it feels very much like Groundhog Day most of the time. I really hope we all do get a summer without restrictions. I am taking each day as it goes because what else can we do.

Life is super tough on the mind for everyone right now but that being said I am keeping a positive mindset. This really is a roller coaster of a pandemic and if you’ve seen my previous posts you’ll know that I love loungewear and it’s become my daily uniform.  My collaborations with one of my favourite brands continues, I have a few more pieces from  Femme Luxe Finery to show you.

Light Pink Cuffed Joggers

Keep it simple with the Light Pink Cuffed Joggers. Featuring an elasticated waist with a hidden drawstring and a cuffed hem, these joggers are super soft and very comfy. I could wear them 24/7. Perfect for lockdown life.

Brown Ribbed Belted Loungewear Set -Asia

Keeping in line with the cosy theme the Ribbed belted Loungewear Set is gorgeous, I love all the available colours. With a long sleeves, a V Neck top & matching bottoms this is a lovely, perhaps not as cosy as the joggers below but nevertheless very comfortable and the belt gives it a stylish feel. Teamed up with some fluffy sliders this loungewear set is a must have in your wardrobe. I am wearing S/M.

White Bardot Cowl Neck Ruched Midi Dress

I wasn’t too sure about this dress at first but it’s grown on me. I think the cowl neck design perhaps isn’t to everyone’s taste but it does add detail as do the details on the arms.  Are you a fan of the Bardot neck?

One day (she says) I will wear this dress out in the summer. As I mentioned in my Instagram stories, I wouldn’t dream of eating any food wearing this white number! If you like the ruched style this is most definitely for you. continue reading *Femme Luxe Finery Post 11

Stay safe and well and thanks again to the team who I love working with. If you’re looking for affordable clothing and let’s face it most people are more so now than ever check out the website. Clothing is available in a variety of sizes and I continue to love the fun styles even if they are mostly worn indoors right now. It’s all about *Femme Luxe Finery Post 11

 

Wishing you a wonderful new month ahead, stay safe and well, getting closer to Spring folks!

 

Thanks for reading

Bella

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