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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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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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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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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