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After a stressful day at work (and there have been more than a few over the last week or so), my default mode is to come home, sink into a deep bubble bath, get my PJs on and hide under my wonderful duck down duvet until morning.  But Tom has been trying to convince me that what I really need is a bracing walk to blow the cobwebs away - especially since we have the sea, and the forest so close to our house.  Although it feels more like Autumn or Winter at the moment, we have taken advantage of the few evenings of sunshine and gone out walking, and I must admit, it was really nice.  The bottom photograph was taken at Barton-On-Sea.  We walked along the clifftops and then down onto the beach and there were loads of cut roses that had washed up onto the shore.  Tom thought it was probably from a burial at sea and that perhaps the local lifeboat had taken them out.  

The top photograph is a place called St. Catherine's Hill, a little way from where we live.  We walked up to a lookout point where you can see almost all of the New Forest (and the Needles, as you can see from the photo).  Does anyone else find walking (or the sea) cathartic after a hard day - or are you a 'hide under the duvet' person like me?

In the spirit of my previous comment about the weather preventing us from any more ventures out over the last few days, I absolutely loved Bee's post today; a list of favourite things to do on a rainy day.  The lovely Erin has also featured a story I submitted to her Folklore Friday feature today on her blog - thanks Erin!

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  1. Going for a walk always calms me, although its 103 degrees right now, so I'm pretty sure a walk in this heat will just irritate me! Lovely photos!
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  2. I am definitely a hide under the duvet person, however I do always feel like I should go out and do something and to embrace where I live! Normally I wait until my days off walks and exploration! Gorgeous pictures!

    L x

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  3. WOW! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place AND by the sea! Perfection. :)

    If under a duvet - only with the book. But most of the times I force myself to go out for a walk, cinema, exhibition, museums... :) The hardest part is getting outside the door. :) X

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  4. It looks lovely there...hiding under the duvet in cosy PJ's is good too though :]

    Ayeisha
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  5. You're so lucky to live close to the sea! I only saw it for the first time a couple weeks ago (shocking!) and I just want to set up camp there forever now. As for the roses...perhaps they were a sign to not let life stress you. (or maybe I'm just rambling! :)

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  6. Gosh, that is strange about the roses. Red roses too. Don't you wonder who they were for and who they were from, what kind of relationship they had etc. etc. You could take us to Barton on Sea tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you Rosie. x

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  7. Aww, thanks for the link. This post just looks and sounds absolutely perfect. Where would we be without our duvets, eh?!

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  8. I always like to get out for a walk when I can, nice places you have to walk.

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  9. I hope it's better soon! These are lovely. x hivenn

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  10. I feel the same way when I come home from work - I just want to sit down with my laptop! But being home for the summer at my parents does bring me closer to the countryside, which I should embrace more often. I don't get the same opportunity when I am at uni! x

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  11. I know what you mean about wanting to hide under the duvet after work. But even if I don't feel like going out for a walk, I usually feel better once I have done. Plus, then I don't have to feel guilty about having a lazy evening after that.

    It looks stunning where you live, I love that part of the world. And that second picture is beautiful.

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  12. Lovely pictures! I'm lucky enough to live in a picturesque place just like you so I'm partial to the odd walk as it's so secluded and peaceful! Just mentioned you in my newest blog post, would love it if you check it out, it's http://jessicamarymunchkin.blogspot.com/ x

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