A Weekend Trip to Hampshire

I started this blog because I had too much content for Instagram alone. Over the last couple of years, the blog has become another channel in its own right. As much as I love dedicating an entire day to curating a blog post, I still have the original problem of too many photos to post on Instagram. Said photos are of places that are just too beautiful not to share. We headed to Hampshire for the long weekend, which was no exception.

Hinton Ampner

We began the long weekend with a road trip to Hinton Ampner, Hampshire. Hinton Ampner is a National Trust property just East of Winchester, and a couple of hours away from Bristol. Because we visited in late May, the garden was full of fluffy peonies, pink foxgloves and dainty roses.

I also fell in love with the interiors, which were rebuilt after a fire in 1960.

Hinton Ampner, National Trust House in Hampshire

Peonies in Hinton Ampner

A Day Trip to Hampshire

Picnic Stop

My friend Kym and I also stopped for a leisurely picnic in a sunny orchard. She is the best at making picnics, perhaps the best at making food in general. Kym packed lots of fresh fruits, including Cheddar strawberries, a crusty-but-soft-inside baguette and hummus, dolmades, feta stuffed peppers and all things good, and I did the driving. Our friendship has an unspoken mutual agreement that I will drive her anywhere providing she brings good food along. It’s the best.

A Day Out in Hampshire

A Day Out in Hampshire


The final (intended) visit for the weekend was Mottisfont, another National Trust property in Hampshire. I was a little bit tired from the heat at this point, so only have a couple of photos. I think you’ll agree it would be silly to miss it out, though.

Mottisfort National Trust House


Part of being an Instagrammer is pulling over unexpectedly to photograph something, usually a pretty facade. Just before heading home, that happened in Stockbridge. Worth it, right?

Stockbridge, Hampshire

And, in case you wondered, these photos were shot on a Canon 6D and 50mm. 1.4f lens, and edited in the VSCO mobile app with the A9 filter.

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Such a beautiful place!


Thank you lovely ☺️

Wow, it looks incredible! Gosh, Ramona – you always take the most beautiful images.

Thank you so much, Tara ☺️❤️

Gorgeous photos, and it’s so good to have a friend who’s good with food 🙂

Thanks dear. And you’re right about that ☺️

Such wonderful photography, utterly beautiful on so many levels. I adore your work. ❤

Oh thank you, that’s so kind of you! ❤️

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