Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 461}

Jurassic Glamping at The Red House Farm in East Devon

Starting the week by writing the Happy List is something I’ve been doing for a while. This is my chance to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures. It’s a post I always love to write.

Five Happy Things {Week 461}

We spent the last week glamping at Jurassic Glamping at The Red House Farm in East Devon. The site was perfect and we were only 15 minutes away from the Jurassic coast and visited every day. The weather was all over the place but that didn’t stop us from exploring the Jurassic beach, going on a guided fossil walk, visiting lots of National Trust places and going on a rib ride.

I think the guided fossil walk with Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre was the highlight of our week away. Our guide was really knowledgeable and fun too, which meant we were all excited to discover fossils on Charmouth foreshore. We found so many different types of fossils, and were able to bring them home too.

It’s been a while since I read any novels by Thomas Hardy but I was excited to visit Hardy’s Cottage and Max Gate, both in Dorset. The two properties couldn’t have been more different, and the two guides who showed us round gave us totally different experiences too. Both had beautiful gardens and I think the recent sunshine and rain has encouraged the flowers and plants to go wild!

Hardy's Cottage

I took my box of English Paper Piecing blocks with me as I was determined to make time for evening stitching. I soon realised that I had been stitching the blocks together incorrectly, so spent my evenings unpicking the blocks I had already done.


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    Monidipa Dutta
    August 14, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Loving your Monday Happy List, and your Jurassic Glamping adventure sounds amazing! Your vivid descriptions of family escapades and discoveries are captivating. The mix of outdoor exploration, cultural visits, and crafting adds such a joyful touch. Can’t wait for more heartwarming reads! 🏕️🦖📚

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    August 15, 2023 at 9:19 am

    The weather has been very weird. The Jurassic Glamping sounds great and I love Devon, it is such a beautiful part of the country

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    Rhian Scammell
    August 15, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Oh glamping sounds like a lot of fun. I’d love to visit the Jurassic coast and explore the walks and everything else around x

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    Samantha Donnelly
    August 15, 2023 at 10:43 am

    The weather has been very up and down recently, I have heard about the Jurassic coast bu no had chance to visit. It sounds like you had a great time despite the changeable weather

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    August 15, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Wow, glamping osunds so much fun! I also want to try befor our summer vacation ends!

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    August 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    The house is gorgeous! I would love to spend a couple of weeks there, that would make me happy for sure…and a lot more relaxed lol

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    August 15, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    What an incredible week of happiness and adventure! Glamping at Jurassic Glamping sounds like a dream, and exploring the Jurassic coast must have been breathtaking. The guided fossil walk sounds like a fantastic experience, and your visit to Hardy’s Cottage and Max Gate adds a literary touch to your adventures. Here’s to more amazing family moments and discoveries!

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    August 15, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    The cottages there are so dreamy! Oh I’d love to visit and spend a summer there…how peaceful with your books and stitches..sounds like a lovely little week.

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    August 16, 2023 at 1:18 am

    Looks like a fun place to stay! I’ve never been glamping before, and it sounds like my kind of camping. This looks like a lovely place to stay and explore.

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      August 17, 2023 at 5:11 pm

      That’s nice to do a post on what’s make us happy, thanks for sharing this inspiration, gonna start writing mine , then to reflect on the things that made me happy too. Cheers SiennyLovesDrawing

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