Stourhead reflections

I've wanted to see Stourhead in autumn colours since we went in February, and since we haven't been making the most of our National Trust membership. It didn't disappoint! Here's a very tree-heavy set of pics from our day...

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Red squirrel hunting on Brownsea Island

This might be the most autumnal set of photos I've ever taken... As usual, I'd been drooling over other people's Instagram pics of the cute red squirrels on Brownsea Island for a few weeks, so we caught the boat over. I'd heard that this was the best time of year for seeing red squirrels but … Continue reading Red squirrel hunting on Brownsea Island

Cornwall part 2 – Lizard, Kynance Cove and Tintagel

What better time to go over a few holiday pics than when it's cold and wet outside and you're tucked up inside with a blanket and slippers? Or maybe it's worse - I can't decide. Unfortunately the first set of photos from our second half of our Cornwall trip isn't so warming - there was … Continue reading Cornwall part 2 – Lizard, Kynance Cove and Tintagel

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