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
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
It’s no secret that I am quite fond of an old church to mooch about in, and even fonder of a good old graveyard. I love a good graveyard. Imagine how chuffed I would be, then, if I could be the guest of a church for a night. My very own church and my very… Continue reading Sleeping Over In A Historic Church: Champing.
2020 is shaping up into quite a year, isn’t it? I don’t think anyone can say it has gone to plan! Last weekend being a case in point. This year is a big one for us. Big birthdays, fifteen years of marriage (well done, Mr THL!) and our eldest daughters graduation. The original plan involved… Continue reading Finding Narnia in Oxford
I’ve written a couple of posts recently thinking about the future of travel and how things might be different post Covid-19. It’s hard to imagine how things will be, isn’t it? Let’s not just look forward into the unknown, though. It’s good to look back at some travel memories also. Germany holds a special place… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Berlin
Day Four in Orkney took us, after a bit of drive and seal-spotting, to the pretty town of Stromness. If I tried to write a travel diary style post about it would go something like this: got there, wandered about a bit, dog barked at a few people everyone, saw a few things, headed home for… Continue reading Orkney Day 4: Reasons to Love Stromness
For a woman who loves to travel, my knowledge of geography is rubbish. Example- I once suggested to my husband that we could road trip it from Northern Germany to Moscow. I didn’t realise Poland and Belarus were in the way and overlooked that Russia is bloody massive. Why am I admitting to this ?… Continue reading Orkney Road Trip Day 1: Glamping & Invergordon.
Happy International Happiness Day ! In honour of a day devoted to happiness, and throwing in a dash of inspiration taken from the #travelsparksjoy tag that’s doing the rounds, I thought it would be nice to talk about the travel experiences that create happiness. Obviously, what aspect of travel sparks joy is going to vary… Continue reading International Happiness Day: The Travel Edit.
Travelling with kids can be an interesting business. Search #travelwithkids on that well-known research tool Instagram and you’ll be immersed in images of families travelling and travelling well. Capable children on the backpacker trails. Taking in cultural sites, behaving impeccably in museums. Siblings lined up beautifully on a beach or hanging out joyfully together in… Continue reading Chatty Post: Travel with Kids.