Dobrota, a Slow Gem in the Mediterranean

Few beautiful places in the world can still be considered quiet today. Where picturesque scenery and sunsets exist, the crowds follow. Dobrota, in Montenegro’s bay of Kotor, is a different story, however. Set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop, this sleepy seaside town has an atmosphere all of its own. We could not have picked a more charming spot for our getaway.…

Learning to be Alone

A conversation earlier today made me realise just how far I have come with my own wellbeing. While we are always being told to practice self-care and take time out for ourselves, often it is in the form of warm baths, candles and meditating. For me, and many others, self-care goes a little further. It’s about being kind to ourselves and…

A Morning in Brockenhurst

Weekends in the New Forest are always relaxing yet adventurous, the perfect blend. Brockenhurst, where we spent our Saturday morning, is known as the gateway to the Forest and is probably most known for that very reason. Despite this, we’ve never really given it much thought, preferring our own little village of Burley and other towns like Lyndhurst and Lymington.…

An Ode to Summer

With your mild temperament and air of ease, the ordinary becomes something more. A cup of coffee tastes that much more refreshing, with hours of evening light ahead. Our days are filled with possibilities – yet we never quite attempt it all. Fresh laundry billowing in the breeze and speckles of pollen lingering for far too long, you come with…

White Mill, Wimborne

One of my favourite ways to spend the weekend is with a visit to a National Trust place. Tucked away in the beautiful Dorset countryside, not far from Wimborne, is White Mill, an 18th-century corn mill surrounded by a peaceful garden and a pretty river towards the back. This is the smallest National Trust property we’ve explored so far but…