Staycation at Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

A staycation in the countryside was just what we both needed: nothing but the tranquility of our surroundings and, of course, each other’s company. It was wonderful in every sense. We swam, explored the grounds and ate delicious food, the warm fig and winter vegetable salad I still think about a week later. In the evening, we sampled the hotel’s gin…

The Seaside in Winter

There is something particularly special about the seaside in colder months. Calm and peaceful, with a sense of quietude, it captivates me every time. The warmth of the sun, paw prints in the sand, and the vastness of the sea all feel like a unique blueprint for the winter season; even the crashing waves sound different. Perhaps it’s because my…

Bonfire Night in Winchester

The 5th of November always elicits feelings of warmth and quaintness: autumn is well and truly underway, the evenings are colder and darker, and the atmosphere cosier than ever. For this year’s Bonfire Night, we joined the celebrations in Winchester for what can only be described as a magical evening. After arriving by train in the afternoon, we stopped for…