August 20, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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, […]
July 23, 2017

10 Things to Do in Oxford, UK

The city of Oxford is synonymous with English culture and creativity. Alice in Wonderland was dreamt up here, the inspiration for the great hall of Hogwarts […]
July 16, 2017

5 Good Things

Cor blimey – ain’t it hot? I’m sat here at 9:30pm, melting into our sofa, watching one of our cats similarly melting into the rug beneath […]
July 16, 2017
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Oxford’s Hidden Gem – Scriptum

It’s scary to think that we almost walked past the fine stationery store Scriptum when we were last in Oxford. It stands as a rather unassuming […]
July 7, 2017

All the Colours of the Rainbow at Stourhead House and Gardens, UK

When Stourhead Gardens first opened in the 1740s, it were described as a ‘living work of art’ – and it is easy to see why. Henry […]
July 4, 2017
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Recent Homeware Lusts

It’s no secret that I love decorating and dressing our home. I adore taking a blank canvas, or a forgotten area and transforming it into something […]
July 3, 2017
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A New Look for Mel and Jona

Hi folks! So you might have noticed that things are looking a little different around here recently… That’s because we have had a total overhaul of […]
July 1, 2017
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Experiencing History Live at Warwick Castle, UK

When you think of a fairytale castle, chances are, something similar to the breathtaking Warwick Castle will come to mind. Originally built back in 1068 by William the […]
June 12, 2017
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5 Good Things

1 – Walking into work a couple of days this week and winding through a beautiful cemetery with this lovely little church building.2 – Finding Merlin […]
June 4, 2017

5 Good Things

Summer is officially here!! It’s been so warm and lovely this week, and I’ve been soaking up all the sunshine I can get! 1 – This […]
June 4, 2017
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Why you need to visit Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, UK

South Coast Gem We have lived just under 2 hours away from Old Harry Rocks for the past 8 years, and have only just visited it […]
May 28, 2017

5 Good Things

Yay for bank holidays! No work tomorrow, woo! This weekend we took a drive up to Warwick Castle, and spent the day exploring up there. It […]
May 28, 2017
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Discovering History at Corfe Castle, UK

Following our trip to Tyneham Village, the old abandoned village in Dorset, we headed a little further back along the coast to the historic Corfe Castle […]
May 22, 2017
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Tyneham – The Abandoned Wartime Village of Dorset

Tyneham Village Nestled on the Jurassic Coast, at the end of a long, winding road, lies a little abandoned village, locked in a suspended state, forever frozen […]
May 21, 2017
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5 Good Things

1 – This gorgeous vintage, pink Fiat 500. Is that not one of the cutest cars you’ve ever seen? 2 – This little fox.  3 – […]
May 14, 2017
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5 Good Things

Warning, there a lot of photos of trees in this post! This weekend we went to Stourhead in Wiltshire, to start making the most of our […]
May 7, 2017
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5 Good Things

This weekend we spent more time exploring our home country, with a drive down to the coastal county of Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. 1. Spending […]
May 7, 2017
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10 Things to See on the Isle of Wight, UK

10 Things to See on the Isle of Wight We both grew up on the Isle of Wight, and met there as teenagers, so the island […]
April 30, 2017

5 Good Things

This weekend we took a trip to Wiltshire for a wander around Chippenham and to check out Castle Combe. I love Wiltshire, it’s so quaint and […]
April 23, 2017

5 Good Things

1 – Spending a beautiful sunny day in Winchester celebrating my Dad’s birthday. Wisteria everywhere! I can’t wait for our’s to bloom in the garden. 2 […]
April 23, 2017
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How to Spend 3 Days in the French Riviera

Thinking of heading to the South of France for a few days in the sun? We recently spent a long weekend in France, using Nice as our […]
April 17, 2017

5 Good Things

Hi guys, I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter! We celebrated our few days off work by having a trip to the Isle of Wight […]
April 9, 2017
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Exploring Nice, The French Riviera

We recently spent a long weekend in the French Riviera, and we chose Nice to be our base for the trip. Nice sits right in between […]