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
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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
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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
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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 […]