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 […]
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 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

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 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. […]
March 5, 2017

5 Good Things

It’s been a grey week again this week, but we didn’t let the weather stop us from getting out and about this weekend, with a visit […]
February 12, 2017

5 Good Things

Ooof – I’ve so had enough of winter now! All of these short, grey days are really killing my energy levels and general motivation. I’m spending most weekends wrapped […]
January 15, 2017

5 Good Things

1. Spending a lunch break snuggled against a radiator watching the rain drizzle down the window pane. 2. Finding some greenery in the depths of winter. […]
December 4, 2016

5 Good Things

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… I’m unashamedly in full festive swing now, Christmas markets, tree decorating and all! 1. Making fudge for the […]
November 13, 2016

5 Good Things

Have you guys been watching Planet Earth II?? Isn’t it amazing? Such beautiful camera work and fascinating stories. Cosying up on the sofa with a warm […]
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 30, 2016

Autumnal Happenings – 5 Good Things

This weekend was our first full weekend at home in a while, and I wanted to make sure that we made the most of Autumn whilst […]
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 […]
September 18, 2016

5 Good Things

Has it been a week already? I swear it was only a few days ago I was writing last week’s 5 things post! So what’s been […]
August 21, 2016

5 Good Things

Hi guys! So this week I had the week off work, and guess what? I’m feeling poorly! Luckily I managed to get out and about a […]
August 7, 2016

5 Good Things

This week was a long one at work – it seemed to drag on and on! Isn’t it typical how then the weekend just seems to […]
July 31, 2016

5 Good Things

This week has been a good one. Things at work are quieter than usual, giving us time to plan and double-check stuff, which is quite a […]