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Welcome to my newest blog. What is a kimberline you ask? Well where I live in Portland, Dorset, it is a nickname given to newcomers to the Island. Yes Portland is an Island seperated from Weymouth by a causeway. Its part of the Jurassic coast and I love living here. I will be posting lots of different things I hope you enjoy visiting here. Hugs Sara

the above link is my second blog home to some yummy receipies and info on cooking

Friday, 9 September 2011

Gypsy Dreams Blog Party Post

Hi everyone. 

I am so excited to take part in this blog party.  I have always had a fascination with Gypsies.  One time long ago when I was able to work a magical thing happened.  I used to run the village post office and one lunchtime I happened to see a gypsy caravan (known as Vardo's) go past.  The owner was walking with the horse rather than in the wagon and the caravan was the real deal.  The paintwork was just so amazing and stunningly beautiful.  Then I couldn't quite believe what I saw next.  6 more gypsy caravans, with the owners walking with the horses.  Oh I was quite taken aback by the splendid site.  I have never seen anything like it since.  I have been fascinated by them since that moment.  By the way 7 has always been my lucky number. 

Friday the 2nd September, just gone.  We went to the Great Dorset Steam fair.  We go every year and boy it was so hot I couldn't do very much, its such a huge 600 acre site.  I did about 3 miles worth.  Well they had some gypsy caravans you could go and look in.  Of course camera in hand I did just that. 

Aren't they just delightful.  I was told that when they use their tripod to boil the kettle and make food they always cut a tuft of grass.  This is because the fire they make scorches the grass.  They replace the square patch with the square of grass they cut out, so when they leave the area is in the same condition it was in before they came. 

Thanks to Celia at for hosting this fab blog party.


BLISS angels said...

Wonderful post Sara very intresting .. I remember seeing the wagons myself as a child and they would set up camp in our village... Mmm maybe my post has some true to it ... Hugs wendy

Oh and thank you for taking my button and pop over I have a giveaway

Kasia said...

This is a great post! I love the gypsy carts and I think they are just stunning! Its too bad theres not many of them around anymore!


Linda in New Mexico said...

Lucky, lucky you. These photos are amazing and I know you must have had a wonderful time looking and just being close to them. Thanks for sharing a wonderful posting for Gypsy Dreams. Please come and visit Ye Olde Crone's Gazette and be our guest. Oma Linda

Penny said...

Lucky you to be able to see first hand both the inside and outside of a Gypsy Wagon..
Thank you so much for sharing.


Anonymous said...

How lucky you were to see that beauty and freedom. Thanks for sharing with us Gypsy Dreamers!

Celia said...

Wow! How very exciting to be able to see these beautiful wagons in person!!! I'm so jealous! Thank you so much for sharing and participating!!

Elle said...

love your story! and LOVE the pictures!! fantastic post!!

hugs n love

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay!! Thankyou for sharing such a fantastical magical post..pure gorgeousness and gypsy bliss! Wow! Shine on!

Susan said...

Sara, you lucky girl you! I would have been totally WOWed also by the caravans passing by. and then to get a close up view on your little trip, oh I'm just green LOL!
Big hugs to you my friend! How are you and Mom and everyone?
be well and be blessed,

Dragonfly said...

Thank you for sharing, lovely to see the inside of the gypsy wagons.

frith and wishes
J x

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful party. I really enjoyed myself. Have a magical day.

Bohemian said...

Great Post, thank you for sharing your amazing Vardo images! I have my Gypsy Dream of one day owning a version of a Vardo or Vintage Airstream and decorating it in Bohemian splendor as my Mobile Studio.

May all your Gypsy Dreams become your Realities...

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... the Bohemian

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Those gypsy wagons are gorgeous! And that is so interesting about how they try to leave an area as they found it. Very considerate!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

I'm so glad you liked the video! I find that it entrances me as well... I can watch it several times in a row without batting an eye.

Birgit said...

Those photos are amazing!

Sweet gypsy dreams,

Wizardess said...

I love the detail about the patch of grass & the spot for the fire!

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