Where We Went… Langport, South Somerset. A pretty little town set on the banks of the River Parret with views out across the Somerset Levels. For a small place, Langport has a lot going on with a thriving high street and plenty to see and do locally. Very friendly local community and some unique things… Continue reading What Did I Find in Langport, Somerset ?
So… Winchester. Located in Hampshire, keeper of a rich history, former capital of ancient England. Home to a proud military heritage and incredibly photogenic to boot. Worth a look, right? I thought so. Hence our first day out exploring anywhere beyond our immediate local area in a long, long time involved a self guided walk… Continue reading Walking Tour of Winchester
I recently posted my travel wish list for 2021. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to start making travel plans again soon, but for now we remain in lockdown. That means lots and lots of local lockdown walks. Try saying that quickly after a couple of generous gins. Luckily, I love walking. I’m out everyday… Continue reading Lock Down Walk: The Natural Beauty of Wiltshire ( Kind of)
Here we are, almost at the end of September. This month has passed quickly. Mr THL has been gone for almost five weeks, deployed for the foreseeable future to the Baltic region. It’s never easy when he goes away for a long one and this year, of course, everything is a bit strange. No self… Continue reading A Country Walk & A Find in a Field
Disclosure: This post includes an affiliate link. If a purchase is made via this link, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to the buyer. I will only ever post these links for products I have genuinely used and genuinely loved. In this case, a brilliant book. With that out the way…… Continue reading Exploring Greenham Common
I love a good graveyard. So stumbling upon this one rescued a walk-gone-wrong nicely. Also, as I wrote this, I discovered that July 21st marks the beginning of Church Tourism Week. So maybe it was meant to be. Anyway… The aim of the day wasn’t graveyard discovery, although I’m always up for a bit of… Continue reading The Victorian Cemetery, Highclere
Confession: I spend a lot more time scrolling Instagram than I should. It’s a time thief and viewing other peoples insta-perfect lives/homes/travels isn’t always good for the soul. Sometimes though, it throws up some inspiration that makes the scrolling worthwhile. Such was the case when I hit upon an image from someone’s walk tagged #blackdoghalt.… Continue reading Wiltshire Walk @ Black Dog Halt
There’s something about a windmill, isn’t there? Something intriguing. Also, lighthouses and watermills. They were built to be work horses so I’ve no idea why I romanticize them. Is it just me? Anyway, romanticized or not, it was a real life working windmill that marked the starting point for what turned out to be a… Continue reading Wilton Windmill & Village
Let’s begin with a story. Once upon a time , a long time ago, there was founded a priory. Said priory was the proud holder of the forefinger of John the Baptist – who knows where the rest of him ended up- and a destination for pilgrims. The Priory stood strong and prosperous until Black… Continue reading National Trust: Mottisfont House & Gardens.