Category Archives: Out & About

West Green House

I’ve had West Green House on my list of places to visit for a little while now and finally got to tick it off at the weekend. Situated on the edge of the village of Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, the … Continue reading

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A Bluebell Walk

We seemed to spend last weekend dodging rain showers, but given the brief sunny interlude on Sunday morning it seemed churlish not to get out of the house and go for a walk. We took a route that I’d discovered … Continue reading

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A Little Announcement…

Forgive me the trumpet-blowing, but I am very excited to have joined the This is Your Kingdom team and to have my first article up on their website; it’s about a gorgeous little café and deli near to where I live called The … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning & The Horse Guards Inn

Apologies for the hiatus in posting; Easter celebrations and the mother of all spring cleans has kept me away from the blog recently. My husband had last week off work and, with the kids staying for an extra few days … Continue reading

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Leith Hill

A colder or drearier* day would have been hard to imagine last Saturday, but given we’d been relatively home-based for the previous few days, and had my parents staying, we felt that a little outing was in order. We settled on Leith Hill on … Continue reading

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Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair

Firstly apologies for the lack of posts over the last week; the kids’ half term holiday and the decorating of our study distracted me somewhat, but happily normal service has now resumed. A highlight of the week was a visit … Continue reading

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Alice Holt Forest

Yesterday’s gorgeous sunshine put us in the mood for an outing and we settled on Alice Holt Forest, near Farnham. The combination of lovely walking trails, adventure playgrounds and, what can only be described as beautiful wooden play-sculptures hidden away amongst … Continue reading

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Dartmoor in the snow

After the craziness that was Christmas, my husband and I had our sights firmly set on our planned trip to Dartmoor last weekend as it promised peace, quiet, log fires and a pub within view of the cottage we were … Continue reading

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A Weekend Walk

We braved the cold and sleet on Saturday lunchtime in a bid to earn an afternoon lazing on the sofa in front of the TV and fire. Fortified by bacon and fried egg sandwiches (diet?, what diet?) we decided to … Continue reading

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From Christmas Trees to Pulled Pork

It certainly wasn’t a relaxing weekend, but what it lacked in peacefulness, it made up for in festive spirit. This year’s trip to our local Christmas tree farm was short and sweet but we found a lovely tree with relative … Continue reading

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