We discovered the essential prerequisites for a period of much needed rest and relaxation this week: sand, sea air and dodgy Internet access.
Having spent a week just outside the New Forest, we’re both relaxed, rejuvenated and feeling much better for the time spent outdoors and offline with close family.
Possibly for the first time ever, the fact that the holiday park’s high speed Internet access was anything but turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it meant logging off, switching off and forgetting it all.
We’ve swam, read, collected shells, built sandcastles and explored the local area, including the aquarium in Bournemouth with its sharks and giant turtles, and the stunning quay and beach in Mudeford.
And with a view as relaxing as this, it’s impossible not to unwind.
We’ve bathed in the sunshine and run through the rain. And the end result is that all is well.