November 15, 2017

Why You Need to Visit the Magical Village of Castle Combe, UK

Castle Combe is a little village in the county of Wiltshire, tucked away unassumingly amongst the countryside. If you’ve ever watched the movie ‘The Holiday’, you’ll […]
November 12, 2017

5 Good Things

1. Receiving my copy of Creative Countryside in the post! This was the absolute highlight of my week, and I’ve been taking full advantage of the […]
November 8, 2017
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All the Colours of the Rainbow at Stourhead – Autumn Edition

I’m going to apologise in advance, because there are a lot of images in this post! I’m also going to apologise for any desperate urges to get up […]
November 5, 2017
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5 Good Things

1. Getting to grips with my new role as Web and Social Media Manager for Creative Countryside magazine. I’ve followed Creative Countryside since stumbling across it […]
November 1, 2017
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Exploring the History of Gin at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

It was my birthday this month, and to celebrate we decided to take a trip to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Whitchurch. Birthday + gin = […]
October 30, 2017
Blackwater Arboretum, UK | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

1. Catching up on a whole load of good TV – Lucifer, Stranger Things 2, Gunpowder, The Walking Dead, Blue Planet 2 – there’s a lot […]
October 29, 2017

A Day of Pumpkin Hunting in the New Forest

This weekend, the last weekend before Hallowe’en, and Samhain, we went off into the forest in search of one of nature’s most autumnal offerings, pumpkins. We’re […]
October 22, 2017

5 Good Things

Last week was my birthday weekend, this week saw mine and Jona’s 13 year anniversary weekend, so October’s a pretty good month for us! Next up […]
October 22, 2017
Mottisfont House and Abbey, UK | www.melandjona.co.uk

Autumn at Mottisfont House and Abbey

Mottisfont began its life as a priory back in the 13th century, but gradually over the years it has been owned and developed by several different […]
October 18, 2017

5 Good Things

Sorry this is a late post this week, it was my birthday on Sunday so I took a break at the weekend from blog writing! As […]
October 8, 2017
Conkers, Mottisfont UK | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

1. Treating myself to some Lush goodies and a nice new candle on a trip to town this weekend. This ‘Sleepy’ body cream is one of […]
October 8, 2017

Lunch at The Pig Brockenhurst

Last weekend we had lunch at The Pig, a beautiful rustic restaurant in Brockenhurst. We had been given glowing recommendations of this place by friends, and […]
October 1, 2017
Lunch at The Pig, Brockenhurst | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

1. The 1st October finally arriving, and Autumnal colours spreading through the country, as if Mother Nature has been out in the dead of night brushing […]
October 1, 2017

The Enchantment of the Hoh Rain Forest

I first stumbled across the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park after seeing a picture on Pinterest of towering trees dripping with fluffy green moss, shrouded […]
September 24, 2017
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5 Good Things

1. The first official day of Autumn this week, yay! Yep I’m one of those people, the ones obsessed with crunchy golden leaves underfoot, woolly scarves, […]
September 24, 2017
Top Things to See and Do in Banff, Alberta | www.melandjona.co.uk

Banff, Alberta – Our Top Things to See and Do

Banff is one of those magical places that you just know you are going to love before you even visit. Dotted with the world’s bluest lakes, […]
September 17, 2017
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5 Good Things

I was looking through my camera roll for photos for this week’s post, when I realised that I haven’t actually taken a single photo this week! […]
September 17, 2017
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jasper National Park | www.melandjona.co.uk

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jasper National Park

I’m not gonna lie, Jasper National Park is by far one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. It absolutely blew us away with […]
September 10, 2017
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5 Good Things

Erm, since when has it been getting dark before 8pm?? It’s definitely feeling more autumnal right now, have you noticed? Even some of the leaves on […]
September 3, 2017
Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

1. A visit to Bournemouth this weekend to watch the Bournemouth Air Festival. We were so lucky with the weather, it was incredibly sunny and warm, […]
September 3, 2017
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Abandoned Train – Somewhere on the Outskirts of Whistler, CA

If you go down to the Canadian woods today – you’re in for a big surprise! Nestled amongst the trees, deep in the woodland outside of […]
August 28, 2017
Peak District, Yorkshire, UK | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

1. A long bank holiday weekend! Oh I do love an extra day off work – and this time the weather even played ball and we […]
August 20, 2017
5 Good Things - Oxford, Lush and Fat Face Sales | www.melandjona.co.uk

5 Good Things

This week has been a pretty tough one in terms of stress, and I’ve found myself feeling a bit down as of late. Sometimes I think […]
August 14, 2017
Why you need to visit Gastown, Vancouver - MelandJona.com

Why Gastown, Vancouver should be on your list of places to visit

When we visited Vancouver, we thought that we would dip into Gastown for an hour or two to take some pictures and that would be it. […]
August 13, 2017

5 Good Things

So this week has gotten away with me, I promise I'll upload a travel post tomorrow! This week we have been on the Isle of Wight […]
August 6, 2017

5 Good Things

This week was a busy one, with lots on at work – I'm very much looking forward to a mini-break to the Isle of Wight next […]
August 6, 2017
Visiting Vancouver's Suspension Bridges - Melandjona.co.uk

Visiting Vancouver’s Suspension Bridges

I have a bit of a love affair with suspension bridges, I’ll admit. It all started in New Zealand and the atmospheric bridges you could find […]
July 30, 2017

5 Good Things

1.) Meeting some rather impressive-looking fallow deer on Saturday. Aren't they magnificent? 2.) These beautiful pears growing on trees at Dyrham Park. Guess who now really […]
July 30, 2017
12 things you must not miss in Vancouver | www.melandjona.co.uk

10 Things You Must See in Vancouver, CA

It feels like Vancouver is the city that has it all – clean, modern streets, quirky culture, mountains, forests and even beaches! It’s regularly voted one […]
July 23, 2017
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5 Good Things

Can you believe we only have a week left in July? Crazy! This month has flown by in a blur of car breakdowns, tv catch ups, […]