I recently posted my travel wish list for 2021. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to start making travel plans again soon, but for now we remain in lockdown. That means lots and lots of local lockdown walks. Try saying that quickly after a couple of generous gins. Luckily, I love walking. I’m out everyday… Continue reading Lock Down Walk: The Natural Beauty of Wiltshire ( Kind of)
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
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
There’s something about a windmill, isn’t there? Something intriguing. Also, lighthouses and watermills. They were built to be work horses so I’ve no idea why I romanticize them. Is it just me? Anyway, romanticized or not, it was a real life working windmill that marked the starting point for what turned out to be a… Continue reading Wilton Windmill & Village
Another month comes to an end. That makes it just about half way through the year. Time is flying, even if we are all having a bit less fun than we might like. I quite like writing round up posts like this one, it’s a nice way to reflect on the positives of the month… Continue reading May Monthly Round Up
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
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.
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.
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.
I didn’t know a lot about Salisbury before we moved down to Wiltshire. Historic city with a Cathedral would about sum up my knowledge…oh, and the place where some Russians stirred up a bit of trouble with something nasty. The trip to Salisbury was a spur of the moment thing, so we didn’t do any… Continue reading Salisbury Cathedral & Christmas Markets