What a difference a week makes. This weddding was heavy rain. We were almost late and I had to run in heels to get to the registry office in thunder and lightning before we got a dousing. We just made it!
I then had a blister and a hole in my tights. Luckily I had other shoes in the car and plasters in the first aid kit.
I just smiled through the pain and no one noticed.The place we stayed at was called Sandy Balls.
Yes it really was! Not at all sandy. We had a plastic log cabin in amongst the trees.
It did the job and it was a comfortable base to come and go from over the weekend. The New Forest is peaceful and we had to drive around donkeys and cattle who sit in the road if they choose to. There were houses tucked among trees with beautiful late summer cottage gardens. The trees are just beginning to turn golden. It was really stunning. I think that houses here are an extortionate price here and the bride and groom have no choice but to rent for the time being.
Before we headed home we couldn't resist swinging by the coast for a bracing walk. The wind was
getting up and there waves were impressive. We stopped for a coffee break at Barton on Sea with a
view of the Needles on the Isle of Wight.
We got back to Oxfordshire just ahead of some thick heavy drizzle. A good weekend and now looking forward to a quieter time where I can get some jobs done at home and in the garden.