Taking it Slow This Autumn

Autumn is that beautiful time of year that is both magical but also often forgotten about outside of the blogosphere. The focus seems to be on the few days around Halloween and then all of a sudden it is the countdown to that specific time in December, the name of which I am trying very hard not to utter for…

Burley Cider Pressing Weekend

Ever since autumn rolled around and pumpkins began appearing on Instagram feeds, I pined after a typically autumnal day out, complete with crisp, orange leaves and plenty of foraging. However, a few unsuccessful days out at the beginning of October and we were almost ready to give up. It seems that spending too much time away from Burley and its…

A Memory from Durham

There is something particularly peaceful about making a cup of loose leaf tea. It makes the process slower, in both the physical and figurative sense, and somewhat more special. For me, it always resurfaces memories of my time in Durham a couple of years ago.┬áLiving in a crumbling house on the cobbles behind the cathedral and studying in a Hogwarts-esque…

First Feelings of Autumn

With September in full swing, the autumnal feeling is in the air and I, for one, cannot wait for those grey cloudy days and knitwear weather. Evenings huddled by the fire, the sound of heavy rain hitting the roof, and an abundance of chocolatey treats, which always taste more delicious in the colder months, are just some of the things…

Last Moments of Summer at Lulworth Cove

Two weeks ago over the bank holiday weekend, we were lucky to be graced with sunshine and a temporary feeling that summer may just be sticking around for a little while longer. Waking up to early morning sun rays streaming through the windows, we jumped in the car and headed for Dorset’s Jurassic Coast for some last moments of summer.┬áSpontaneous…