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The first picnic of 2014

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 18th May 2014

I’ve written about my penchant for picnics before – but thanks to the wind and the rain they’ve been in pretty short supply this year. Until this weekend, that is, when for two days running we’ve walked for hours along the Dorset coast. My daughter was home from the bright lights of London and desperate for some sea air. She made a delicious picnic, found an old rucksack and was into ...keep reading

The first picnic of the year

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 26th February 2012

We’ve got a bit of a thing about picnics in our family. My mum was so evangelical about them that we used to picnic in all seasons and in all weathers. From rain-lashed, windswept beaches to sunlit Dorset fields, she chose picnic spots with an expert eye and reckoned that food always tasted better when you ate it outside. Sometimes she’d unload a wicker hamper, old patchwork tablecloth, china plates ...keep reading