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 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 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 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
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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 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 […]
July 23, 2017
10 things to do in the city of Oxford

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
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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 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 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
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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 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 1, 2017
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Kew Gardens – The Best Bits

Kew Gardens is a place that we have been wanting to visit for a while. With our affinity and passion for all things green, we knew it […]
March 26, 2017
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The Quaint Beauty of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, UK Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. You know the one, from that Hovis advert! Well ok, I actually didn’t know about it before Jona surprised […]
March 7, 2017
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How to Spend a Day in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset In between our big trips abroad to those exotic and far-flung continents, we love to spend time exploring our home country, the UK. […]
November 12, 2016

A Frosty Sunday in the New Forest

Living in Southampton, we are not far at all from the New Forest National Park, so it is somewhere we enjoy spending time whenever we get the […]
October 26, 2016

What not to miss when you visit London

Hi guys! We’ve been spending a bit of time in London recently, so I thought I’d put a few of the snaps we’ve taken together in […]
May 17, 2016

3 things to see in Lake District, UK

Back in March 2013 we spent a weekend in the Lake District for Jona’s birthday. Let’s face it, March in the UK is never a great […]