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Peninsula Barracks, Winchester

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

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Walking Tour of 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

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Quarantine Walks: The Bulford Kiwi

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

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National Trust: Mottisfont House & Gardens.

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.

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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