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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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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A Morning in Brockenhurst

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 …
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White Mill, Wimborne

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 …
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