A Wintry Sunday in Abbotsbury, Dorset

A Wintry Sunday in Abbotsbury, Dorset

One of the loveliest things about being in the depth of winter are the frosty mornings that meet us each day. For the past two weeks or so, my early walks to the bus stop have been at that idyllic time when the sun is slowly beginning to make its appearance: the scenery bathed in a gentle glow, a slight&…
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Stepping into the Festive Season in Wimborne, Dorset

Stepping into the Festive Season in Wimborne, Dorset

With a noticeable drop in temperatures and November coming to an end, it finally felt like time to slowly embrace the festive feeling. It’s so easy to rush through the seasons without truly experiencing them, especially in a world that is always several weeks ahead. Slow living has helped me with appreciating each beautiful month in the way that …
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Bonfire Night in Winchester

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 …
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Burley’s Apple Pressing Festival

Burley’s Apple Pressing Festival

It feels like autumn has already passed by in a flash, a fleeting moment of oranges and browns, but looking back, the start of the season feels a long way behind. In the wake of Bonfire Night, it’s too easy to start thinking about what’s coming next. One thing that slow living has taught me, however, is to …
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A Rainy Day in Lymington

A Rainy Day in Lymington

We celebrated the autumn equinox a day earlier with a visit to one of our favourite towns, Lymington. Predictably, the weather chose to embrace the shift in season but the rain only added to the atmosphere. We escaped from the cold to one of our favourite haunts, Stanwell House Hotel. With a cosy countryside interior and citrus spiced tea on&…
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Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Following our quaint morning in Brockenhurst, we continued the theme for the day by exploring Setley Ridge, a compact but lovely garden centre not far from the village. It was thanks to Rosie Lea’s Tearoom back in the village that we came to know this place. Hosting its sister kitchen, Setley Ridge is not only a haven for the …
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