Burley in the Snow

Burley in the Snow

Waking up to find the New Forest covered in a thick blanket of snow was a lovely surprise, despite my constant wish for it to be spring now. Here in the south of England, we don’t see weather like this very often so when it arrives, there’s always an element of excitement to be found. After yesterday’s …
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Snow in March

Snow in March

There’s a flurry of snowflakes outside, swirling with every blustery gale as I’m writing this. I’m perched by the window, the warmth of the fire in the room, my legs stretched over the radiator for extra heat. Some of the flakes have settled on top of the rosebush in the garden, with its pink flowers blooming in …
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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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wild

wild

Growing slowly, a sense of oblivion. Petals ruffle as it dances in the breeze; shuffle like a petticoat with each motion. Grow, grow, grow before the winter freezes over. Say goodbye for another season. You’ll be back, time again: a spot of wildness, reserved forever. m
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A Slow Sunday in Sandbanks

A Slow Sunday in Sandbanks

The last weekend of January brought some solace to an otherwise gloomy month. Waking up on Sunday morning to find the room bathed in sunlight was just the motivation we needed to get out and explore somewhere other than the New Forest. I’ve said it before but I really do stand by the belief that spontaneous day trips like …
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Making Croissants in Poznań

Making Croissants in Poznań

The warming scent of ingredients coming together to create something wonderful is one of my favourite cosy moments around this time of the year, and on our recent getaway, we got to experience it in the most festive way. Even before arriving in Poznań, we knew this was going to be a highlight of our wintery break: what could be …
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