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“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.”
― Bram Stoker

My Valentines Card said, ‘Let’s go on a beach date!’ so we did…. Maisy was up for getting sandy toes so we took her as well and she seemed to love every minute. The weather performed (for once!) and so we grabbed our cameras and headed to Lepe, a beach on the edge of the New Forest which is directly opposite the Isle of Wight and almost within touching distance! But guess what… I can’t share any photos since I’ve used up all my WordPress space and their ‘plans’ have changed and are ridiculously priced.. £85 for a year of blogging?  I think not!

However all is not lost, and after some Facebook uploading and copying of links, it appears that I’ve found a temporary solution. If you can’t see the photos below though, let me know!

Lepe is a place of sea, sand, sunsets and beautiful scenery. It’s ever-changing. I love that the beach washes up something new everyday, and definitely every time that we get there. There are different shells to be collected, different rocks to traverse and nearly always a new flooded path or roadway. The winding roads through the New Forest to get too and from the beach are just as beautiful and ever-changing. One day there may be six donkeys in your path, the next, six ponies. Today, three cyclists! Everything is blown away with even a few minutes by the sea and the world is put to rights if only for an hour or two. Sometimes that’s all you need to prepare you for the week ahead.

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“Whoever was the person behind Stonehenge was one dickens of a motivator, I’ll tell you that.”
― Bill Bryson

What better way to -almost- round the 365 blog off by visiting Stonehenge, starting the new year with cold ears and a gust of wind – blowing away the cobwebs! It’s the penultimate day of the 365 challenge, and I’m almost ready to hang up the daily blogging hat – almost!


Stonehenge is so accessible to me, that I’m surprised I haven’t used it more throughout the past year. It’s literally a ten minute or so drive down the motorway, and as you crest the hill and look down on the stones – is the most awe inspiring view within easy reach. In my opinion anyway.


I used to pop there all the time, capturing the stones in the morning or at night, when the sun is setting or when it’s pouring with rain. I’ve wandered around them with friends, family, on my own and with lots of random tourists…but I hadn’t gone at all in 2012!



So there we go. It’s an incredible sight, and if you go on a day like today, (the first day of sunshine since before Christmas Eve) then it’s nice and quiet and beautiful all at the same time. I was surprised it was even open, but glad that it was.



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