Two new shops have opened up on Fortuneswell.
One is Jackson Gallery, a spacious, beautiful cafe with local art shows and a view which replaces a boarded up window and gives Fortuneswell a soul-satisfying look at the sea. They have imaginative lunches and brunches on Sunday and they even cater for difficult foodies like me who don't eat wheat. Their coffee is delicious and they carry redbush tea too so we are big fans.
Mark and Jo who own it run a bed and breakfast business in the rest of the house and have a holiday flat for rent below with the same sea view.
The second shop is Portland Pride, which sells local produce and gifts. We have started buying all our cow's milk there as it only comes from Weymouth . They also stock vegetables from Steepton Bill Farm run by Tess and Steve who used to supply the Saturday morning stall at Victoria Square when we moved here. It's good to have their vegetables again.
The shop is a real boon to the neighbourhood as it is beautifully decorated, has fairy lights in the window at night, gives 10% discount to people over 60 and delivers free on Portland.
Fortuneswell has been transformed by these new shops. Long may they thrive.