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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Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Floral Dreams at Setley Ridge, Brockenhurst

Following our quaint morning in Brockenhurst, we continued the theme for the day by exploring Setley Ridge, a compact but lovely garden centre not far from the village. It was thanks to Rosie Lea’s Tearoom back in the village that we came to know this place. Hosting its sister kitchen, Setley Ridge is not only a haven for the …
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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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Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

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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