[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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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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Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.
Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.
‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.
I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…
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Are you wondering where you can go pumpkin picking in Hampshire this Autumn?
Here’s a handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county, where you can pick your own and live your best Autumn life!
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Paradise Pizza in Polzeath is serving up beautiful fresh wood fired pizza on the beach. Could it beeeeeee any more perfect?
I am here for the freshly made, dough with big air bubbles, sexy toppings and all that super hot wood fired flavour.
Yeah, so if you haven’t guessed, I like pizza a lot. And, this is my go to pizza spot in Polzeath. Pizza on the beach anyone? The answer is always yes by the way!
Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.
It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.
The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”
With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.
Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.
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Just a five minute walk off Winchester High Street will have you at the ruins of Wolvesey Castle.
This English Heritage attraction is free to enter and worth exploring when the weather is fair.
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Visit Wickham Water Meadows and walk a loop around the start of the Meon Valley Trail.
The old train abandoned track is a stunning path through the valley and the meadows sit right alongside it.
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Ruby’s Bar is another Rick Stein venture in Padstow. This charming and cosy bar offers a fantastic array of cocktails and curated spirits. Oh I do love a cheeky cocktail!
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Make mine a coffee to go from The Coffee Cabin on Southsea Common!
This tiny cabin is a wonderful addition to the common and the perfect place for a caffeine hit and cake pitstop.
I mean who doesn’t like tea or coffee and a slice of cake?
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