Two of the best beaches near to me!

Living as I do in South Somerset, I’m actually really close to the Dorset border and I live a stones throw from the town of Sherborne in Dorset. It just so happens that the beaches nearest to where I live are in our neighbouring county. If you are staying in South Somerset and fancy a…

The Newt in Somerset, Bruton

I was really intrigued to visit The Newt, which had been recommended to me by a friend. It’s actually a mere 12 miles away from where I live now and where I grew up so it’s interesting that I’d never heard of it (more on that later). Bruton is accessible by train and is famous…

The changing colours of Ninesprings

I wrote a few words about Ninesprings a little while ago, and in honour of the New Year it seems appropriate to share them here. Many of us resolve to get more fresh air and exercise and turn a new leaf, and with that in mind, I hope you enjoy this post… I went for…

6 reasons to visit East Coker

I was lucky enough to grow up in the pretty village of East Coker. When I was younger I didn’t always see it that way, and it seemed a long way into the nearest town, although Yeovil is only three miles away. One thing I always have loved is being connected to nature, I used…

The perfect woodland winter walk

The woodland of Yeovil Country Park makes for a fabulous walk anytime of year. But there’s something about getting a breath of icy fresh air at Christmas time which is really special. For me, Christmas day is for hibernating, eating and drinking! By Boxing Day (which is also my birthday) it feels good to venture…

Yoga by candlelight

Yesterday evening I went to a class run by Lunasana Yoga, aka my good buddy Rachael, in Westfield School Hall, Yeovil. It was such a serene, peaceful thing to do in the run up to Christmas. Rachael sussed that everybody would be feeling tired and frazzled in the run up to Christmas so the yoga…

Yeovil Creatives

Yeovil Creatives are an innovative bunch of writers and artists. They use the Hub – a café and scrapstore on Pen Mill trading estate – as one of their meeting places. I recently went to see a private view there of the work of the very talented Esther Jeanes. Esther is one of the mums…

Two of the best play parks set in the Somerset countryside

Being a mum of three little ones, I have been to a lot of play parks over the last six years! I have to say, these two parks are two of my favourite – both safe and enclosed – and so beautifully set in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Hardington is a small village…

Ferne Animal Sanctuary, near Chard

This is a beautiful place, it’s a bit tricky to find through country lanes, so a sat nav would be handy. Ferne is a charity, so every penny goes to supporting the animals that you are going to see. The entry fees are reasonable and I have also been tempted to buy the annual pass,…

Ham Hill

Ham Hill has a special place in my heart. As a teenager, I used to hang out here with my college friends around the BBQ area, watching the green and orange fire flies light the sky in the evening. Ham Hill is situated above the village of Stoke Sub Hamdon, with amazing widespread views across…

Lunasana yoga

A year or so ago, I had a conversation with my friend Rachael, about her dream of running yoga classes in the open air in Ninesprings. Now, here we are a year later and Rachael is a fully trained yoga instructor with classes in Yeovil two evenings a week, a monthly yoga workshop and ‘Park…

Countryside in the heart of Yeovil

Yeovil Country Park is a beautiful area of green, close to the town centre. I usually just call it Ninesprings, but actually Ninesprings is one of five areas in the park which is so vast it also includes: Riverside walk, Summerhouse Hill, Wyndham Hill and Penn Hill Park. I had my kids in tow today and we…