Max and Gracie enjoying a play date! Shih-Tzu & Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
22nd July 2017
Crested incubator ducklings
Our new incubator babies being introduced to the real world!
5th August 2017
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Motley Crew

Swallows Rest B&B Motley Crew!  Our new team tee shirts and caps arrived today from Dorset Embroidery & Printwear.  We’re so pleased with the quality of the products and the service we received.  Highly recommended!  A few more of our Motley Crew still to appear in their finery.


Motley CrewA motley crew is an informal expression for a roughly organized assembly of individuals of various backgrounds, appearance, and character!  So true.  More of our motley team to follow.

Typical examples of motley crews are pirates, college fraternities, Western posses, rag-tag mercenary bands, freedom fighters, and IT support teams.
Motley crews are, by definition, non-uniform and undisciplined as a whole. They are typified by containing characters of conflicting personality, varied backgrounds and, usually to the benefit of the group, a wide array of methods for overcoming adversity. Traditionally, a motley crew who in the course of a story comes into conflict with an organized, uniform group of characters, will possibly/probably not prevail. This is generally achieved through the narrative using the various specialties, traits, and other personal advantages of each member to counterbalance the (often sole) specialty of a formal group of adversaries.
Archetypical instances of the “motley crew” overcoming adversity are commonly found in fantasy and science fiction. A motley crew is also the model for most sports stories, in which the opposing and antagonistic team that is ultimately defeated is also much more organized and coherent.


  1. Pete Russell says:

    Our 3rd stay and favourite site for the Dorset area
    Fabulous site – outstanding views – friendly people – first class showers – toilets and washing up areas – all spotless.
    Walking distance for Portland – Weymouth – Chesil beach & cove – 5 mins walk from the Rodwell trail for cycles and pedestrians
    Half hour coastal or trail walk to Weymouth
    Highly recommended for tents tourers and motor homes with Lamas Goats and sheep in next field – perfect

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