Staycation at Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

Staycation at Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

A staycation in the countryside was just what we both needed: nothing but the tranquility of our surroundings and, of course, each other’s company. It was wonderful in every sense. We swam, explored the grounds and ate delicious food, the warm fig and winter vegetable salad I still think about a week later. In the evening, we sampled the …
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The Seaside in Winter

The Seaside in Winter

There is something particularly special about the seaside in colder months. Calm and peaceful, with a sense of quietude, it captivates me every time. The warmth of the sun, paw prints in the sand, and the vastness of the sea all feel like a unique blueprint for the winter season; even the crashing waves sound different. Perhaps it’s because …
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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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Stepping into the Festive Season in Wimborne, Dorset

Stepping into the Festive Season in Wimborne, Dorset

With a noticeable drop in temperatures and November coming to an end, it finally felt like time to slowly embrace the festive feeling. It’s so easy to rush through the seasons without truly experiencing them, especially in a world that is always several weeks ahead. Slow living has helped me with appreciating each beautiful month in the way that …
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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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