Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey is tucked away on Mill Lane near Fareham, outside of Portsmouth.

The ruins and grounds are so pretty but, even if you’re local, there’s a good chance you’ve driven past this spot and not realised it’s even there!

This guide will help you plan a trip, make some useful suggestions and give you a few pointers if you’re not familiar with the area.

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Netley Abbey in Southampton

Netley Abbey in Southampton

Netley Abbey in Hampshire is in the heart of the South coast and the surviving ruins of a Cistercian monastery.

The ruins are stunning and is the perfect place for a picnic in the summer or a short winter wander.

The guide will give you a great overview and plenty of suggestions of ways to enjoy this beautiful spot.

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Hampshire Christmas Wreath Making Kits 2020

Hampshire Christmas Wreath Making Kits 2020

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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How to get that Festive Feeling in 2020

How to get that Festive Feeling in 2020

Have you been wondering how to get that festive feeling in 2020? I certainly have.

All those little outings, traditions and things we do to make the season festive seem to be scattered with uncertainty.

But, if you look a little closer there’s plenty of things still to do and tweaks to traditions that can be made.

These suggestions will help you find a way through what will possibly be one of the strangest Christmas seasons we’ve ever had.

Pull on your Christmas jumper, strap on your reindeer ears and get ready to wobble your belly like a bowl full of jelly, because I’m here with some ideas to inject some festive feels into your life.

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Hampshire Independent Gift Guide Christmas 2020

Hampshire Independent Gift Guide Christmas 2020

This is my very first Hampshire Independent Gift Guide, bringing you a round up of incredible local independent businesses from across the county.

Everything on this guide can be bought online, helping you work around restrictions and get that all important Christmas shopping done. Not even a pandemic can stop the spread of Christmas cheer. I’ve heard it’s spread by singing loud and clear. 😉

Oh yeah, and you’ll be supporting amazing local producers, creators and makers keeping creativity and retail diversity alive in Hampshire.

It’s really powerful that your Christmas shopping can also help your local community…

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5 Ways to Navigate Lockdown Two

5 Ways to Navigate Lockdown Two

This 5 ways to navigate lockdown two post isn’t here to tell you what to do. There’s no right way to deal with the lockdown situation, you can do what ever you like. Take no notice of anyone who is saying you should or could be doing X, Y or Z. Lockdown, and this whole pandemic is hard enough without adding any extra pressure to do anything with this time.

Read, don’t read, run, don’t run…whatever you choose to do or not do is EXACTLY what you should be doing.

But, if you’re looking for things to do and fancy a couple of suggestions, here’s 5 ways to navigate lockdown two…

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The #KitForYourTrip Christmas Gift Guide 2020

The #KitForYourTrip Christmas Gift Guide 2020

The #KitForYourTrip Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best and most useful travel products to gift.

Lots of these gift ideas will make great suggestions for avid travellers and people spending time outdoors. There’s nothing quite like a useful and thoughtful gift. Plus, all of these items can be found online, to make shopping in the middle of a pandemic that little bit easier.

Here’s some of my favourite bits of kit to inspire your gift giving this year.

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Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best experiential gifts for the travel lovers in your life.

This guide will help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season because let’s face it, the majority of shopping is going to be done from home. Weirdest year ever, right?

Supporting local businesses, creators, causes, charities and institutions is particularly important this year so they are all still there, once the pandemic is under control. Supporting them will ensure our towns and cities stay diverse fun places to explore.

Here’s some of my favourite local travel experiences to inspire your gift giving this year.

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Kala Thai in Bournemouth

Kala Thai in Bournemouth

ᵃᵈ Just before the second lockdown happened I snuck in a visit to Kala Thai in Bournemouth.

Thai is one of my favourite types of food and I was excited to discover chef Tom Saengthong hails from Bangkok.

I was invited to review and was excited to try something new and head into Dorset.

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Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season.

The majority of shopping this year looks like it will have to be done online or planned for the future.

Supporting local businesses and creators is particularly important this year, more than ever, as we all try and find our way through the challenges the pandemic presents.

But, will us Brits let is dampen our Christmas spirit? Hell no, I hear you cry, especially not when it comes to the food and fizz. We’re resilient creatives who, by hook or by crook, will spread some festive cheer thanks to the modern wonder of online ordering.

Here’s some of my favourite local food and drink to give you some gift ideas this year.

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