Question: What do you do with old military barracks when they are no longer needed to house soldiers and supplies? It’s an interesting question. Moving about as an army wife and digging into the history of each place we live, I’ve come to realise that the MoD lives in an endless cycle of building military… Continue reading Peninsula Barracks, Winchester
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
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.
The past few months have been pretty rough, hey? I hope everyone is staying safe and well. Staying safe by staying home has thrown thrown up an unexpected positive for me. Being forced by circumstance to explore only within my local area has had me finding and enjoying places on my doorstep with a whole… Continue reading Quarantine Walks: The Bulford Kiwi
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.
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.
This is Halloween, this is Halloween…did you sing it in your head as you read that? If not, start over and read it again. You probably will now. So, it isn’t quite Halloween yet, but spooky season is definitely upon us. Darker evenings and the season that embraces all things ghostly make it a perfect… Continue reading Travel Inspired: Halloween
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