Where to pick your own pumpkins in Hampshire this Autumn? The countdown to Halloween is on!
I’ve taken my handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county that I wrote in 2020 and updated it for 2021 with all the essential information you need to know where to go pumpkin picking…
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With these Five Winter Walks in Hampshire you can stomp and yomp your way through the county’s stunning scenery.
These walks have brought me a lot of joy over the past year, and I hope they do you too.
Pull on those boots, stretch those legs and dust off those cobwebs to get those happy endorphins pumping!
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It’s time for the Bright Lights Big City New Year’s Eve 2020 Round Up!
Well, 2020 wasn’t what we all thought it was going to be, was it?
My last post of the year is always a retrospective. It gives you the opportunity to look over my posts and spot anything you might have missed and want to read.
There’s something quite cathartic about looking over the last year. And, since I started this blog late 2016, it’s become one of my favourite things to do. It also helps me to look forward to the year ahead and think about what I want to achieve.
BUT, this year does not feel the same. For many, if not all, it’s been a TOTAL GIT of a year.
This New Year’s Eve 2020 Round Up, is the fifth post I’ve done containing all my blog posts, highlights, and intentions for the year ahead.
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The Winchester Christmas Lights are a highlight in the Hampshire calendar every year.
If you live near and need to get in the Christmas spirit consider a winter walk around Winchester.
And, if you can’t get out for whatever reason, here’s a peek at the city’s festive lights…
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Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail has been put on by Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and is a lovely way to see the Christmas lights.
Here’s everything you need to know about finding the nutcrackers and getting a good walk around Winchester…
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[AD] Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons were just the festive pick me up I needed and a great gift idea!
Charlotte, the chocolatier, sent me a festive box of her hand made chocolates to try recently.
If you want some delicious Southampton artisan home made chocolates to gift or for yourself, shh I won’t tell anyone, you’ll want to take a look at these…
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[AD] Recently I was invited to do something I didn’t think would be possible this year, a Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage.
Charlotte saw that I hadn’t been able to make a wreath this year and invited me to one of her socially distanced classes. It’s done per household bubble and in a very well ventilated and clean cabin in Titchfield, Hampshire.
If you’re looking for a year round wreath making experience it’s worth noting that Charlotte also does Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Halloween wreath classes too.
Here’s what’s involved…
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ᵃᵈ J West Christmas Trees in Titchfield is a family run Christmas tree farm right in the heart of Hampshire.
The farm grows and sells a festive mix of freshly cut and potted trees of all sizes and varieties from Nordmann Firs to Norway Spruces.
Jimmy invited me to go Christmas tree shopping at the farm and it was the best early Christmas present a gal could receive.
Discover this charming Christmas tree farm with me…
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Winter Spiced Poached Pears might seem a bit old fashioned but it’s a real warming crowd pleaser. It’s never failed me and there’s something wonderfully comforting about it.
I can’t help but love the spice and wine smell that fills the house when you make too. It’s better than any candle you can burn!
And, it’s so easy to make, so if you want a festive pudding that’s a little less heavy this is the one.
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Discover Christmas Wreath Making Kits from Hampshire florists near you! Perfect for getting in the Christmas Spirit and holding on to those traditions in 2020.
Normally I make a wreath every year at a workshop but, it’s unclear if they can go ahead. I don’t want to miss out so a kit delivery is the perfect alternative, and might suit you too.
If you’re looking for a Wreath Making Kit from Hampshire, I’ve take the hard work out of the research and you can find a beautiful selection of kits across the county in this post. Take a look…
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