Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire is your guide to finding the nearest place across the county to pick a real tree.
Going to get a tree and decorating it is one of the big markers that Christmas is just around the corner. It’s such an exciting time of the year and I love the tradition of picking the tree and the smell of a real fir in the house. It just makes Christmas!
Here’s a guide to help you find where to go around your neck of the woods…
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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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Where to get breakfast in Hampshire is a carefully curated list of my favourite places across the county.
I believe a long lazy breakfast or brunch is one of life’s greatest riches, so here I share my favourite places to go, recommendations for your next morning out.
Having a handy list of great restaurants and cafes to go to for a good start to the day is always useful so, that’s why I’ve put together my guide to the best breakfasts in Hampshire.
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Follow the tree trail on a walk around Warsash Nature Reserve and read the poetry trees for something a little bit different on your next walk.
A popular local spot, the nature reserve is great for picnics, short trail runs and dog walks…
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I finally managed to try takeaway pizza from Giorgio’s in Waterlooville and OH MY GOODNESS IT’S GOOD!
If you’re looking for your next takeaway, I can recommend this delightful family run, local, independent business is serving up epically delicious pizza.
Stone baked thin based pizza with a feast of toppings anyone? Oh go on then, it would be a bit rude not to when it’s this tasty!
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A walk around the Wallington River in Fareham will take you from town to country in less than 10 minutes.
You won’t believe this walk starts in an industrial estate and has you in glorious farmland in just a few short strides.
If you like a quieter countryside walk and some escapism, this one’s for you…
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The Steam Room in Southsea opened in 2020 mid pandemic and is a welcome addition to Portsmouth’s vibrant coffee scene.
This cosy set up on Elm Grove became an instant hit with speciality coffee and an amazing camp fire hot chocolate. It’s an experience I’m totally smitten with!
Find out why The Steam Room should be on your list of cafes to visit next…
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Farm Kitchen in Southsea was a little treat in between lockdown restrictions. This was my very first visit to the restaurant and my first brunch in a very long time, for obvious 2020 reasons!
Like Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food? Well, Farm Kitchen’s twist on breakfast might be for you…
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Southsea Deli is a great spot to pick up essentials, treats and a hot drink from in Portsmouth.
This awesome independent has plenty of products to fill your pantry with. It also hosts food making workshops to teach you new skills and will cater any events you might have.
Don’t forget the Southsea Deli Truck, the mobile arm of the store, that makes its way to popular spots around the city and sea front.
Have you stopped by Southsea Deli yet?
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Up your ‘at home’ coffee game with this helpful directory of Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire!
We are incredibly lucky to have a thriving coffee roasting scene in the county, offering a fantastic range of single origin and blended coffees.
I’ve listed local roasters by area to help you easily find a new morning brew to try. And, all of them deliver straight to your door!
Let your journey into Hampshire coffee begin…
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