February 19, 2018

5 Good Things

I’ve been filling our home with brightly coloured flowers ready for spring, and I’ve been eating. A lot. So prepare yourself for flowers and food in […]
February 18, 2018

Exploring Details at Blackwater Arboretum

We’re in the midst of winter, and it is often cold, damp and grey outside. I’ve been in serious hibernation mode, and have spent many weekends […]
February 8, 2018
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5 Good Things

1. Looking after a friend’s utterly adorable cats whilst they were away this week. They are gorgeous half-ragdoll brothers, and are super cuddly! 2. Finishing season […]
February 7, 2018
Why are we fascinated by abandoned spaces? | www.melandjona.co.uk

Why are we Fascinated by Abandoned Spaces?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a deep fascination with abandoned buildings. We even got married in an empty shell of a once […]
January 28, 2018
Hot Chocolate Bridge Bar Southampton

5 Good Things

We are so, so close to the end of January, and I for one cannot wait to welcome the month of February. This week was a […]
January 21, 2018

5 Good Things

Is it me, or does January feel like the longest month of the year? We’re now three weeks in, and it feels like it has been […]
January 18, 2018
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The Transition from Winter to Spring

TEMPERAMENTAL As I first started to conceive the idea of this post, and began to edit the images, the sun was streaming in through the kitchen […]
January 7, 2018
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5 Good Things

So, with Christmas, and New Years, and being ill (yep I caught the dreaded cold virus!), I haven’t been keeping up to date with these 5 […]
January 7, 2018
Ethereal Sol Duc Falls & Why You Must Visit | www.melandjona.co.uk

The Ethereal Nature of Sol Duc Falls & Why You Must Visit

NATURAL BEAUTY Do you remember how I gushed over the beauty and ethereal quality of the Hoh Rainforest not all that long ago? Well, I have to […]
January 2, 2018
A Few Snaps from Our Christmas | www.melandjona.co.uk

A Few Snaps from Christmas

So that’s it, the Christmas tree is down, the decorations tidied away (although one or two sets of fairy lights might have found a permanent home […]
December 29, 2017
A Brief History of the Christmas Tree | www.melandjona.co.uk

A Brief History of the Christmas Tree

Even if you are a bit of a scrooge at Christmas, and don’t like to don your home from top to toe in sparkly things and […]
December 17, 2017
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A Festive Fortnight in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida, is home to a few of the most magical places in the world, at any time of year. So we could only imagine what […]
December 3, 2017
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5 Good Things

You may have noticed the radio silence on here the past two weeks – that’s because we’ve been on holiday! We just got back from sunny […]
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
Autumn at Stourhead House and Gardens | www.melandjona.co.uk

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
Bombay Sapphire Distillery, UK | www.melandjona.co.uk

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
Beach Huts Milford on Sea | www.melandjona.co.uk

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! […]