Bluebell obsession

How can anyone not be obsessed with bluebells at this time of year? It seems like nature has done everything x1000 this year - especially bluebells. We got our first fix over Easter at Coy Pond Gardens, which I remembered from last year had a bumper crop. Didn't disappoint this time round! Still, I'd heard … Continue reading Bluebell obsession

An afternoon in Stourhead and Shaftesbury

It's definitely warming up in the UK, with temperatures hot enough that I┬áno longer need to "double jumper". We woke up to fog, but the promise of sunshine later in the day, so decided to make the hour trip to Stourhead for a wander around the gardens. Maybe it's just my ignorance but I feel … Continue reading An afternoon in Stourhead and Shaftesbury

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Despite the continued cloud cover, we knew the weekend would feel wasted if we didn't get out for a walk somewhere - just to feel like we hadn't spent the whole time on the sofa. After a quick Google, we chose Kingston Lacy, a country house about half an hour away from Poole set in … Continue reading Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Exploring Corfe Castle

It's a special day today... Luke's 26th birthday! Which calls for a day off work, an obscenely dense homemade chocolate cake eaten at 10am, and a lazy wander around Corfe Castle. We haven't been in about a year, and last time we went on an Easter bank holiday so the grounds were busy with picnicking … Continue reading Exploring Corfe Castle

Winter walks on Brownsea Island

Today was the first day of the year that Brownsea Island was fully open to the public for their winter weekends. I've been meaning to get out there for a little while and as it looked like we were going to get relatively good weather, we caught the first ferry out from Poole Quay. Searching … Continue reading Winter walks on Brownsea Island