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Herbs & Wild @ Wilton Shopping Village

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

Travel Adventures

Day in the Desert @ Dungeness, Kent.

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.

Life Outdoors

Wiltshire Walk @ Black Dog Halt

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

Lifestyle

Thatched Cottages, Straw Animals & Other Wiltshire Stories.

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.

History · Travel

Library Love @ The Lit & Phil Newcastle

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