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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Castle Combe in Spring

Castle Combe in Spring

As exciting as travelling abroad is, there is something special about visiting a destination a little closer to home. Living in the south of England, the beautiful countryside and its myriad of quaint villages is right on our doorstep. Sometimes it is this kind of trip that stays in my heart the longest – slow, easy, nearby – and our…
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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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Autumn Magic in Burley

Autumn Magic in Burley

It’s no secret that Burley is our favourite place to spend weekends. Having broken the curse with a typically autumnal day out a few weeks ago, we have been welcomed back with open arms for more autumnal festivities. This time around, it was for the blogosphere’s possibly favourite holiday of the year: Halloween. With Burley’s history of …
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Burley Cider Pressing Weekend

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&…
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A Memory from Durham

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 …
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