The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

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 2020

Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail 2020

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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Latin Food At Home in Portsmouth

Latin Food At Home in Portsmouth

[AD] Latin Food At Home is a Colombian takeaway available for collection or delivery in Portsmouth.

Catalina and Hernan are a husband and wife duo producing excellent authentic Latin food from their kitchen.

If you’ve never had Colombian food, now’s your chance, take a look at the food and how to order…

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Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

[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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Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage in Titchfield

Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage in Titchfield

[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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J West Christmas Trees in Titchfield

J West Christmas Trees in Titchfield

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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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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