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The DOMVS Almanac

At home in Dorset



noun [ C ] (also almanack)
a handbook, typically seasonal, that includes information for the year such as important days, weather, traditions, tips and nature.

We are proud to introduce The DOMVS Almanac, which brings you our highlights of living in Dorset. We will share with you the hidden gems of our beautiful county, our favourite autumn walks, the place to go for the freshest seafood, the tucked-away places on the beach for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast, where you can go to watch the sunset or spot dolphins. Read on to find out how to make the very best of your home, from loft conversions and home offices to bringing living outdoors, latest home styling trends and gardening tips. From the most scrumptiously tasty treats to the most talented designers, decorators, and stylists; we’re partnering with independent Dorset businesses who are incredibly passionate about where we’re from and what we do and we are all here to help you feel at home in Dorset.

Journal Entries

Wild Thing | Foxy By Design

The Foxy By Design spring 2021 collection is a true reflection of this, full of bright colours and exotic animal prints. Conjuring images of tropical climates, sandy beaches and crystal clear blue skies, with zebras, leopards, parrots,…

Soul Food | Primrose’s Kitchen

Founder of Primrose’s Kitchen, Primrose Matheson, shares her top mental health hacks

When the Boat Comes In | Mr Fish

Mr Fish primarily fishes for bass and shellfish. All my fish is sustainably line caught and, although I sell to the market, I find it most rewarding to sell fish to my fellow Dorset residents.

Real Love | Loving by Nature

Charlotte Loving of Loving by Nature spreads the word about reusable nappies and provide accessible advice for anyone wanting to make the switch.

Go Dutch | EBIKE CAFE @ Deheers

EBIKE Cafe @ Deheers on Custom House Quay, Weymouth has just become the very first local partner of the coolest and most innovative eBike in the cycling market. The Knaap two-seater eBike out of Amsterdam provides more…

Big Dippers | Mental Health Swims

This amazing community of volunteers offers peer support groups and cold-water swims in safe, non-judgemental environments across the UK. Our Mental Health Swims group is free to join and meets at 9 am on the first Saturday…

Solid Gold | Chococo

Tantalise your taste buds and enjoy your very own Chococo treats at home with this Chococo recipe. Created by Co-Founder Claire, these Chococo Goldies are sure to keep the whole family happy.

Sugar and Spice | The Dorset Ginger Company

Sugar and spice, and all things nice: Check out the Dorset Ginger Company’s ginger drizzle cake.

Window Dressing | Misty Glass Dorset

Misty makes stunning stained-glass panels for windows and doors and has installed them in properties throughout Dorset. Having started her business on the dining room table of her home in Weymouth, Misty now works in her own…

Styled for Good | 1968accessories

Based on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, 1968accessories specialises in handmade, contemporary fashion jewellery and accessories. Launching this March, my new collection of make-up bags has been created in support of domestic abuse charity ‘SafeLives’. 60% of…

Top Form | Sculpture by the Lakes

FORM - The Sculpture Exhibition; a unique event coming to Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester

When life gives you lemons… make marmalade!

When life give you lemons... make marmalade!

Our Partners

Dorset Sea Salt Company

Founded in 2017, the Dorset Sea Salt Company is helmed by Jethro, an obsessed sea salt fanatic. After reading about the historic and cultural relevance of salt production in Dorset, and visiting the natural salt pans on…

Sammie McFarland Pilates & Wellbeing

Sammie's mission is to encourage everyone to enjoy the skin they live in while managing her own wellbeing. Having overcome adversity, & learnt to live & thrive with Rheumatoid Arthritis she warmly applies a holistic approach caring…

Grange Gallery

Grange Gallery is a welcoming, stylish place to shop, drink coffee and be inspired, nestled in an idyllic location at the foot of the hills on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Grange Gallery was designed, built, and…

Loving by Nature

Loving by Nature is a cloth nappy and baby goods shop in Dorchester, Dorset. We offer advice on, and demonstrations of, real nappies, as well as beautiful clothing, toys and accessories. If you would like a private…

Foxy By Design

Feel your best, inside and out, with Foxy By Design At Foxy By Design, we sell beautiful clothing and accessories to help women release their inner vixen. Confidence is key to looking good, and although it comes…

Misty Glass Dorset

Misty has been making beautiful stained-glass panels and installing them in properties throughout Dorset. Originally starting on the dining room table at her home in Weymouth, Misty now works from a studio with views out to sea…


Handcrafted contemporary fashion jewellery & accessories with a sense of fun 1968accessories is based on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. I started the business only two years ago, when at turning 50 thought now is the time…

Ebike Cafe @ Deheers

The ebike cafe @ Deheers has at its heart a continuation of our existing bike sales operation (Dorset CycleLife) with the addition of 2 new elements – the cafe and an ebike hire service.  Dorset CycleLife has…

Rosemary Rogers Catering

Rosemary Rogers Catering will cater for any occasion; from a plate of sandwiches to a wedding buffet. She also cater for office lunches, picnic hampers, corporate events.

PLM Jewellery

Precious Metals; Recycle, redesign and remake with PLM Jewellery Remember that old, worn ring languishing at the bottom of your jewellery box? Imagine bringing it back to life, to once again take sparkling pride of place on…

The Dorset Ginger Company

The Dorset Ginger Company is a family run business established in 1985 and operates from Lytchett Matravers, just outside of Poole in Dorset. We produce award winning non-alcoholic, non-carbonated, hand blended ginger drinks and Sicilian lemonade.

Purbeck Candles

All our candles and reed diffusers are packed full of wonderful, natural ingredients and fragranced using 100% pure essential oils, nothing else is added. Every product is blended and hand-poured in beautiful Dorset to be enjoyed everywhere.

Primrose’s Kitchen

Primrose’s Kitchen makes 100% natural whole-food products in the heart of Dorset, following Naturopathic Principles. We offer a range of products that are gluten-free and vegan-friendly, with ranges that are organic and Paleo as well. They are…

The Gardens Group

The Gardens Group have three multi award-winning Garden Centres, each with a restaurant serving up delicious homemade food using local ingredients. Castle Gardens is in the historical walled garden of Sherborne Castle; Brimsmore Gardens and its award-winning…


Chococo have been crafting fine luxury chocolate gifts in Dorset since 2002 with origin chocolate & local, seasonal ingredients (& no additives, preservatives or added sugar), so they are truly handmade, hand-packed & delivered fresh. At Chococo…

Sculpture by the Lakes

Set in 26 acres of Dorset’s finest countryside, Sculpture by the Lakes has already become the go to venue for art, gardens and peaceful days out, but over the past few months this iconic Dorset sculpture park…

Sarah Dale Aesthetics

Sarah Dale Aesthetics brings you the most advanced skincare and non-surgical treatments to help you look and feel fabulous. We offer a complete range of services that can be tailored to each individual client. These include permanent…

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