Summerdown Mint, Regenerative Farming

Summerdown are ‘the Peppermint People’. They’ve been growing their rare Black Mitcham peppermint on their farm in Hampshire, and distilling it into the finest pure essential oil, since the 1980’s.…

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School holiday activities

In need of some holiday inspiration?? As mums in the office, we understand the need to find ways of entertaining the little ones during school holidays. There are plenty of…

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Things to do in the rain

Here’s our list of spots for those who want to get wet (and less wind), or not wet at all! Personally, my favourite thing to do to help connect kids…

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Bee keeping experience

  If you’re staying at Furzedown House, these are for you…. Bee Keeping Experiences, with the Awarding winning ‘The Noble Bee’ – visit their website here THE NOBLE BEE We…

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Walking in the New Forest

The area is a wonderful place to explore on foot. We have written extensively about where to go. – Walk the beaches. Here’s our guide. Read more.  Head off for…

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Birdwatching in the New Forest

The New Forest landscape is perfect for birds. The habitat is broad ranging and spans ancient forest, conifer plantations, broad heathland, coastal tidal marshes, rivers, ponds and streams. It is…

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The New Forest beaches

The New Forest beaches are very beautiful and diverse. Sandy, silty, pebbly and many are near coastal bird reserves. Here’s our guide to spending a day on the local beaches……

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