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.
Things I love include food, flowers and heritage. Since moving to a more rural posting here in Wiltshire, I’m also nurturing a growing interest in wild food and foraging. So finding a pop up coffee shop with an emphasis on local and sustainable located in a historic courtyard of converted buildings…winner! Wilton Shopping Village is… Continue reading Herbs & Wild @ Wilton Shopping Village
Geography has never been my strong point. I’m not great at plotting routes or reading maps and my ability to identify geographical features is limited to say the least. So if you’d asked me a week or so ago to define a desert I would have said something along the lines of ‘massive, scorching, dry,… Continue reading Day in the Desert @ Dungeness, Kent.
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
I feel like things are looking a little more hopeful on the travel front this month. The idea that we could be travelling again one day soon seems possible. It’s a good feeling. But everything has changed. Travel can no longer be the care free, fast and bustling business it was before. The industry is… Continue reading 5 Ways to Travel with Kindness
When I found out my family would be relocating to Wiltshire, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. For those who don’t know, my husband is military so we don’t exactly choose where we live and don’t always know that much about where we are going. Keeps life interesting, hey? Say Wiltshire to… Continue reading Thatched Cottages, Straw Animals & Other Wiltshire Stories.
So, week three of living locally and social distancing. It feels familiar now, this new normal. If you read my last post, you’ll know I’ve been entertaining myself by day dreaming about where I’d like to be, if I had this much free time under any other circumstances. Last week I took myself off to… Continue reading Where I’d like to Be: City Break
It’s almost six months since we made the big move from Edinburgh down to Wiltshire. And despite the work of setting up life all over again and some pretty dire weather conditions, we’ve had a great time getting out and discovering our new home. After living on the edge of a busy city for a… Continue reading Three Unique Wiltshire Villages.
January. It’s a tricky month, isn’t it. On the one hand a clean slate, blank page of a month. And on the other, after all the indulgence and fuzzy feels of Christmas, a bit of a bucket of cold water. Traditionally, January is the month of forcing yourself into fitness, of self denial and lofty… Continue reading Library Love @ The Lit & Phil Newcastle
In a scenic spot on Salisbury Plain, sits a little church. The church, or at least parts of it, date back to the 12th century and its five-pinnacle tower can be seen from just about all points in the village that nestles around it.So far, so unremarkable. This is, after all, Wiltshire. The ground is… Continue reading Imber Village, Salisbury Plain.