Sometimes you feel like you have got to get away from it all and a couple of weeks ago, we jumped in the car and drove away from the city in the direction of the New Forest. Considering it's just a couple of hours away and friends have raved about its beauty, I don't know why we hadn't visited early, nevertheless we booked a room with a lovely lady Pam on Airbnb in Lymington. We had the best of both worlds, walks along the sea wall with views across to the Isle of Wight, and driving past the beautiful villages and gorgeous cows and horses in the forest. On Sunday before we drove home we had a delicious lunch at a highly recommended venue, the Mill at Gordleton. If you're ever in the area this one you can't miss, the gardens are fantastic! It was a lovely break away, but we're off to Devon next week to really recharge the batteries - more English countryside, here we come!!