Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 15 JANUARY 2021

Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend  | 15 JANUARY 2021

Welcome to the third Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend 15 January 2021 post!

At the beginning of the year I turned my regular Friday Instagram Stories recommendations into a blog post for the new year.

Every Friday I’ll be sharing five things across Hampshire for you to do, eat or visit. Normally my suggestions cover everything from events and places to explore to places to eat and drink at. But, we’re in a National Lockdown so I’m working with what we’ve got and providing inspiration where possible.

Take a look at this week’s suggestions…

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Southsea Deli in Portsmouth

Southsea Deli in Portsmouth

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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Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

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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Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 8 JANUARY 2021

Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend  | 8 JANUARY 2021

Welcome to the second Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend 8 January 2021 post!

Last week I turned my regular Friday Instagram Stories recommendations into a blog post for the new year.

Every Friday I’ll be sharing five things across Hampshire for you to do. My suggestions cover everything from events and places to explore to places to eat and drink at normally. But, in a National Lockdown it shares useful places to walk and pick up essentials.

Take a look at this week’s suggestions…

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Five Winter Walks in Hampshire

Five Winter Walks in Hampshire

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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The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester is an Almshouse of Noble Poverty. It’s a church, once also a hospital but also a home to two orders of brothers.

It’s such a beautiful place, in a gorgeous setting, it’s no wonder it’s been used by a variety of production companies for filming. One of the most notable and recent was the television show Wolf Hall.

I didn’t know you could visit until one year I went to the Christmas market with my Aunt and discovered it.

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Discover The Hospital of St Cross…

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Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 1 January 2021

Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 1 January 2021

Welcome to the very first Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend post!

Discovering new places to visit or food to try is one of my favourite things to do and I’m so excited to start sharing these spots with you too.

I’ve been making recommendations for the past few months on Instagram Stories every Friday and I’ve decided it’s time to make it a more permanent fixture here on Bright Lights Big City.

Every Friday I’ll be recommending or suggesting five things across Hampshire for you to do. It will cover everything from big events to places to eat and drink at.

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New Year’s Eve 2020 Round Up

New Year’s Eve 2020 Round Up

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 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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