I've been away for a few days (in case you missed me!).
A friend and I have been to the New Forest. We stayed here in Lyndhurst. An absolute bargain to be honest, although we had to pay in full, up front, and there were no cancellation options. But it was perfect for us - there was no way we were going to cancel.
We did some walking. (Nurofen saw me through the painful foot bits!) Some shopping for Christmas gifts, we used the hotel pool and sauna. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the food wonderful. There may have been some wine, and there was definitely lots of chatting and a fair bit of laughter. Considering it is November, the weather was kind to us. No rain whilst we were walking, although it was very wet underfoot and it certainly rained at night.
It was a bit of a shame to come back to reality today to be honest, but I couldn't delay it any more, and Matt is singing in the Advent procession on Sunday which will be a great way to end the weekend.