A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

Sunflower fields in Hampshire, these pick your own farm experiences are popping up all over the county.

Sunflowers taller than me or you fill the fields, their happy yellow petals bobbing around in the wind. It’s a joy to pick a bunch or just wander the fields enjoying the view with friends or family.

Want to experience picking your own sunflowers? Here’s my guide to the farms and fields offering the experience in Hampshire…

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10 TV shows to watch for travel inspiration in 2020

10 TV shows to watch for travel inspiration in 2020

Here are 10 great travel shows, films or series to lift you up, take you on a journey and get your mind pondering over where in the world to visit next.

From chuckles with comedians to serious travel journalism, there’s a little something to appeal to every kind of traveller on this list. And, so much to watch you’ll not be bored in your down time between trips!

Delve into current shows streaming on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Channel 4’s All 4.

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Top ways to keep the wanderlust at bay

Top ways to keep the wanderlust at bay

Here’s my guide to keeping the wanderlust at bay because travel restrictions need not put a total damper on your dreams. Hear me out, while we stay inside and social distance for the benefit of everyone you can still plan your next trips and explore the globe!

Whether it’s budget restraints, time restraints or any other reasons, there’s plenty of ways to ‘travel’ and find out about places around the world. And, it doesn’t have to start with Trip Advisor!

Here’s my top ways to travel internationally from the comfort of your own home and keep the wanderlust at bay…via the internet of course!

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How to Experience Museums from Home

How to Experience Museums from Home

My guide on ‘How to Experience Museums from Home’ is perfect if you’re staying in for the foreseeable future. Whether you’ve broken your leg or staying in because of a global pandemic, here’s a way to include art, history and incredible places into your life all from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t worry I’m not going to bang on about COVID-19 because no one needs more of that!

Here’s my top ways and resources to experience international museums from home…via the internet of course!

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Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

ᵃᵈ My International Women’s Day 2020 was next level! I was invited to a curator’s talk to launch a brand new exhibition about strong women called ‘Man Up: Women who stepped into a man’s world’ at Chawton House!

Not only was the historic house, in the heart of Hampshire, a fantastic travel discovery but, the insight into the exhibition from its creator added another dimension.

Learning about all those strong women who stepped up and thrived in a predominantly male environment was so interesting and gave me a real education to what life was like during the eighteenth century.

I felt very lucky I could take my Mum and experience this unique exhibition with her on International Women’s Day – what a fantastic memory to have!

Take a look at Chawton House and the new Man Up! exhibition…

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Lunch at The Hut Behind the Hedge

Lunch at The Hut Behind the Hedge

Rock has some great places to eat and The Hut Behind The Hedge is no exception – a great little lunch or snack stop!

In fact, the term ‘hidden gem’ is over used but this is one and not well known out of local circles. If you’re headed to Rock, support local and make sure you order a slice of cake.

Take a look at the bright blue cabin which is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area…

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St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Cornwall is full of travel treasures and St. Michael’s Mount is one of them!

This tidal island is in Mount’s Bay off the coast of Marazion and has been home to the St Aubyn family since 1650 and is now managed by the National Trust.

I’ve been wanting to go to this beautiful island for many years and feel I’ve definitely ticked this off my travel bucket list.

Headed to Cornwall, put this on your visit list, here’s why…

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