5 Spring Treats

5 Spring Treats

We are nearing the end of March now but it seems as if winter has been dragging its boots forever. There is hope now that the second round of snow is melting away, the blossom on trees is blooming and newborn lambs are beginning to dot countryside fields. With spring around the corner, I’ll be looking for some new …
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Burley in the Snow

Burley in the Snow

Waking up to find the New Forest covered in a thick blanket of snow was a lovely surprise, despite my constant wish for it to be spring now. Here in the south of England, we don’t see weather like this very often so when it arrives, there’s always an element of excitement to be found. After yesterday’s …
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Snow in March

Snow in March

There’s a flurry of snowflakes outside, swirling with every blustery gale as I’m writing this. I’m perched by the window, the warmth of the fire in the room, my legs stretched over the radiator for extra heat. Some of the flakes have settled on top of the rosebush in the garden, with its pink flowers blooming in …
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Slow Tea Moments

Slow Tea Moments

Despite a hazy forecast for the weekend, this morning has been full of sunshine, spring florals and one happy mood. A glorious slow start to the day like this called for one thing only: a cup of loose leaf tea, quietly brewed and served in a pretty teacup. I’ve written about the calming process of making tea┬ábefore and …
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Finding Authenticity Online

Finding Authenticity Online

With so much discussion on authenticity in the online world, and so many interpretations of it, I feel that now is more relevant than ever to finally put my thoughts into words on this very topic. Between conversations on holding ourselves responsible for what we actively promote and making money while maintaining our values, the criteria for what is pure&…
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Whimsical in the Wild

Whimsical in the Wild

Sometimes we naively assume that we know a place like the back of our hand, every little nook and corner worth exploring. This is exactly how we felt about our little village, Burley, until a few weeks ago when we stumbled upon the most delightful surprise. With days spent wandering into the village centre aplenty, making friends with local ponies&…
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