My partner is not from my neck of woods (as we say) but over time, he learns to feel my county, Hampshire, in his blood and bones.

One you have Hampshire in your blood and bones, you will always come back here, in your mind and in your soul. It’s not a grand county, but one that weaves itself insidiously round you. We have the rolling South Downs, the magical New Forest, the age-old yew forest, the Roman roads, the old stone churches and the loveliness of Old Portsmouth by the sea.

You can read about parts of it in the Places section of this website.

Here’s a song written about the fictitious Midsomer County. I rather think, my county is the inspiration for Midsomer. Listen and find me ❤