Festive Aesop’s Fables at Hinton Ampner in Winchester

Festive Aesop’s Fables at Hinton Ampner in Winchester

A day date to Hinton Ampner was everything I needed to embrace all the festive feels this winter!

Classic childhood tales were brought to life through decorated Christmas scenes in each room of the elegant country manor house based in the heart of Hampshire.

Here’s a few snaps of the beautiful rooms and stories from the day…

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An evening at Winchester Christmas Market 2019

An evening at Winchester Christmas Market 2019

In the crazy countdown to Christmas every weekend in the lead up was fully booked and this year’s annual trip to the Winchester Christmas Market was in jeopardy!

It always makes me feel festive and as it’s so close to home and I was gutted at the thought of missing out on it.

Spontaneity struck and Friday night after work I picked up Henry and surprised him with a visit in the evening.

Take a look at how stunning the market is as night…

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Brunch by the sea at Southsea Beach Cafe

Brunch by the sea at Southsea Beach Cafe

Is there anything better than a long, lazy brunch by the sea?

I’m all about the slow Sundays, catching up on my favourite reads and chatting with the best people.

One of my favourite places is Southsea Beach Cafe, it’s bang on the seafront in Portsmouth and its food is fantastic. This post is long overdue!

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Doughnuts and coffee at Hideout Coffee Company in Portsmouth

Doughnuts and coffee at Hideout Coffee Company in Portsmouth

THIS. This is how you do doughnuts and coffee. Unique sweet treats, super strength caffeine and a beautiful aesthetic. Hideout Coffee Company has it all.

The doughnuts are out of this world. Go now and go early, they sell out so quickly so, do not go unprepared!

I visited after it had been open for six days, and it’s been selling out every single day. For a very good reason too, those doughnuts are AMAZING.

And yes, they are ‘The Finest Coffee Perverts’ in Portsmouth!

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Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts¬†is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a¬†Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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