The Londoner

Sunday Afternoon

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Our post-breakfast leg stretch ended up being quite a stretch indeed.

Our feet carried us across the valleys and hills of The South Downs; one of Britain’s best loved walking spots.

It’s easy to see why!

Shephard Hut Camping-1

Shephard Hut Camping-2

^ See the ridge on the left? That’s a 2,600 year old fort.

Which I fort was pretty cool.

Autumn in England

Shephard Hut Camping-4

Cosy knits, skinny jeans and warm boots

Wrapped in cosy knits and bathed in Autumnal sunshine, we marched ourselves all the way to the pub.

Where we had a truly terrible Sunday roast, with some rather good Yorkshire puds.

Sunday Roast in Hambledon

A couple of pints of cold cider, beside the fire, with the dog snoozing quietly beside us.

Just as a Sunday pub lunch should be!

And all walked off afterwards.

Shephard Hut Camping-7

Knitted snood

Knitted jumper (similar UK / similar US)

Skinny jeans // Chestnut UGG boots

Honey Bee Stacking Rings

Autumn road

We walked home again through the quite literally breathtaking countryside.

Marvelling at the Autumn colours, winding roads and golden fields against the pale blue sky.

Autumn leaves

All the way home to our Shepherd’s Hut, back in the Wriggly Tin meadow amongst the woods.

Guard dog

We lit a fire, popped the kettle on and set up our Sunday sofa.

Cosy campfire

Shephard Hut Camping-12

Custard made sure the fire was well stocked.

Firestarter!

And we settled in for a lazy afternoon in the setting sun.

Cosy Sunday afternoon

Sunday papers and a cup of tea

Chunky knit blanket

If you’re as much of a knit-wit as I am, you’ll need to check out these homewares!

There are no words for how truly snuggly and sumptuously heavy this chunky knit blanket is!

Ugg blanket

Feeling a little nibbly, we poured a few corn kernels into a pan and listened to it crackling and popping away beneath the hood.

Campfire popcorn

Drizzled a little of breakfast’s maple syrup into melted butter, ready to be poured over the corn!

Maple butter popcorn

Fresh popcorn

Melted butter popcorn

Followed by a dusting of salt.

Buttery, salty, sweet and a little smokey all at once.

The ultimate afternoon nibble!

We sat out until the sun set and the moon began to rise over the woods.

Shephard Hut Camping-23

Time to wrap up a little warmer!

Dog Barbour

Shephard Hut Camping-24

As the night drew in, I got started on supper.

Campfire steak

A huge, pan sized steak.

With One Pan Mac ‘n’ Cheese, made from ingredients I prepped and packed up before we left.

Shephard Hut Camping-25

Which was pretty grate!

Campfire cooking

The Mr laid the table.

Starlight supper

I sliced up the steak and drizzled over a little salsa verde (use this recipe, have it with everything, it’ll change your life!)

Shephard Hut Camping-29

He popped open a bottle of bubbly.

Champagne and candle light

And we settled down to supper, lit by our lanterns, the dying fire and the rising moon.

Champagne and candle light

When the sun rose the next morning, none of us wanted to go home.

This guy least of all!

Dog bed

I cooked up one final breakfast.

Fresh eggs

Inside this time, on the stove.

Cooking breakfast

 

All served with a little leftover salsa!

Fry up

We piled back into the car and trundled off to London.

I can’t tell you how much I thoroughly loved our trip and digital detox. We’re still walking around in a bit of a happy glow and feeling much, much more zen than usual!

I most heartily recommend a little local escape of your own.

What do you think? Have I convinced you to give Glamping a go? Or is a hotel more your style?


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  • Your entire weekend out in the country sounds like it was absolutely heavenly! And sitting out under the stars by the fire pit must have been so romantic!

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  • Ana Simões

    That unbelievable blanket… *heart eyes emoji to infinity and beyond*

  • THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I love your photos in the last three posts – so magical. Which camera are you using now Rosie? xxx
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  • A truly divine weekend for sure. And you sure can cook up a mean meal on an open fire! Impressive. All the best to you!

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  • Oh my gosh. This looks so yumm! Why do you have always so good ideas?

  • Ruth Bonner

    Oh my gosh. I love, love, love this! Just my kind of quick break. I will definitely be giving this a go.
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  • Madelaine

    OMG. I need to find a place in the country in TEXAS ASAP

  • Emma and Emily

    What a gorgeous weekend!

    Emily x
    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • This looks like a lovely afternoon! X

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  • CB

    I’m already looking forward to visiting in March. It’ll be chilling, but I may invest in one of those Ugg blankets to take – they look like they’ll do the job of keeping us snug as a bug in a rug nicely!

    CB x
    http://www.theCBlife.blogspot.com

  • So cool!

  • You’ve not only convinced me to go glamping but to do experience it in the English countryside. Your photos capture the autumn colors so beautifully!! Halee xx

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  • Katie

    That sounds like the most amazing trip!

    Katie

    My Halloween Checklist is up on the Blog today!

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  • Rue Roxanne
  • I’m already looking at glamping sites in upstate New York!

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  • Karen F

    What a lovely getaway for you and your man! That picture of custard cuddled up in the blanket with you is priceless and frame worthy.

  • This post, more than any other you’ve posted, makes me want to pick up from the US and move to the UK. What a beautiful landscape.
    -E

    http://amie-eo.blogspot.com

  • Laura Torninoja

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous – what an amazing golden light! 🙂

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Before I went Glamping I’d need to know what the bathroom facilities were like?! Katie x http://www.katiejaneonline.com

  • Love the look of that cosy blanket 🙂
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

  • These photos are just stunning. This is beautiful!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • Ashleigh

    I am working myself up to a camping trip early next year – I think if I was doing it like this I’d have no problem with it!!

    Ashleigh
    http://www.quintessentiallyme.co.uk

  • I will always prefer a hotel, but I’d definitely give glamping a go! It’s a great alternative 🙂

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  • LOVE all the afternoon campfire photos! So cozy :’) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • I’m definitely a hotel girl but this whole camping experience looks wonderful – so peaceful and relaxed, definitely in need of some zen! And how cute is Custard fetching wood?!

    Lauren x

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  • this entire journey looks so snuggly and fabulous I can’t even tell you
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  • 100% convinced!! Amazing pictures 🙂

    Alicia | http://www.myhealthyfashion.com

  • I won’t deny it, a hotel will always have my heart but for the romance side of things, I am definitely looking to give glamping ago with the mr! Loved these posts Rosie!
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  • What a cosy and wonderful looking evening.

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  • HOW AMAZING WAS THAT DAY! The food looks so good and the colours of the trees, the warm fire, just makes the scene insanely romantic!

    And whoa 2600 year old fort. just. Whoa.

    x Carina
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  • that blanket looks super cozy. And I’m sure a walk with views like that would relax anybody! So stunning…
    Emma xx

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  • What a gorgeous day, that knitted blanket looks so snuggly & the popcorn with the papers is a great idea. I’ve ordered one of the knitted snoods Rosie, based on the fact it looks so good on you!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Coco Cami

    This looks like a beautiful weekend break and the food has made my mouth water!

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lisa

    looks truely amazing, but I got one question: was there a toilett and a shower nearby?

  • This looks absolutely gorgeous. Love your blog and seems like such a romantic getaway! Love your photos transitioning from day to night – amazing. So unbelievably gorgeous. Also, love the name of your dog! Such a cute name!

    Diana xx | http://www.londongirldiana.com

  • Did I just spy Yorkshire pudding? Mmmmmm, so hungry. ANYWAY, back to it. I haven’t seen rolling hills like that, well, ever. They’re so pretty and so lush and full of history – incredible. And coming back after a walk like that only to snuggle in that knitted blanket is absolutely perfect. The things I would do!

    Kiara <3 // http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • Glamping is definitely the way to go! It wouldn’t be hard to detox from technology in a place that gorgeous!

    Stamp, Please! Lifestyle and Travel

  • Looks like such a beautiful trip!

    Jabeen x

    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

  • This entire post in an absolute dream, what an amazing Sunday! It all looks so cosy and lovely 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • This looks lovely! Great photos 🙂 x

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  • Maren

    Oh Rosie I am seriously addicted to your posts these days! They are so perfect and dreamy and they give me soo many autumn feels! THANK YOU

  • tiffanytales

    Mr Custard really does have the best time haha! Lovely post as always.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • There’s nothing like the great outdoors! Looked very romantic.

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  • I just did a post quite similar to this – a woodland walk with my own ball of fluff! Sadly both my photos and dog obedience (Millie is kept strictly on a lead!) could never rival yours but as ever your posts bring the BIGGEST smile to my day! Custard is just out of this world on the cuteness stakes,

    Mum and I really want to give clamping a go, it’s just an excuse for everything wonderful about autumn!

    Writing Possibility

  • Ashlee

    So romantic! First off, that sweater is amazing and I need that chunky grey blanket!

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  • This looks like such a chilled weekend.
    I don’t think you can really beat a bit of camping, nature has a tendency to completely relax you.
    Plus anywhere with fires is pretty much a selling points because HELLO MARSHMALLOWS xo

  • Looks great – I’m based on the other side of the Downs, don’t know this stretch well. What a lovely idea for an Autumn weekend.

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  • Lunch and Lit

    It looks great! My only question… where’s the loo?

  • What an amazing few days you had – it looks so peaceful and beautiful! You have defs converted me to the idea of glamping. And that steak is bloody ginormous! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Ash

    The hubs and I am most definitely campers. Though this time of year the threat of snow on the roof of ones tent is not appealing. Glamping sounds like a fine chilly weather alternative to me!

    Ash
    http://www.theboardandwire.com

  • Laura SP

    Hi, curious which pub you stopped off at as I live down the road from hambledon 🙂

  • Suzanne Miller

    Rosie, Thanks for making my beloved Uggs cool again. They picked the right person when they asked you to promote these… Now I can take my brand new 3-Button Baileys out of the box and hold my head up high 🙂 As always, thank you for a beautiful post. XOXO

  • Heather

    These photos are beautiful and make me want to go take the family out for a little camping trip. You have a beautiful blog and I am enjoying your writing style.

    -Heather
    http://heatherinreallife.com/

  • Already planning my trip here 🙂 cannot wait!

  • This literally made me want to get up and go, such a shame they have stopped working now it is November !
    Your weekend sounds perfect!

  • Kari Guastella

    What a cool experience! I’d love to do something like that here!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Rosie, It feels like an absolute eternity since I was here last. This looks so so beautiful. I think sunday morning will be spent sipping tea in the cosiness of my fiancé’s kitchen catching up on your posts. Expect lots of comments this morning!

    Katie <3

    http://www.KALANCHOE.co.uk

  • Issy F

    Am heading to wriggly tin in a couple of weekend inspired by this! I cannot wait, think I’ll make up a jar of your pancakes too! thank you for inspiring a get tech free getaway – i so need it xo