my shop which will be coming to Take Courage soon!).
Surrounded by Ashdown Forest (which is, supposedly, the inspiration behind Winnie the Pooh!) and with its trees in full bloom, Ashdown Park served as the perfect retreat last weekend. To a Londoner, the sound of silence is an unfamiliar frequency, but to read the paper in the sunshine, with a cup of coffee and no distractions really is one of life's small pleasures. We took a dip in the pool, and I even had a back massage at the spa (which left me feeling like jelly), and we spent hours wandering the grounds, talking to the fish, watching the bumble bees and peering into rooms that were out-of-bounds on account of the two weddings being held there. Thank you to Ashdown Park for a lovely weekend of simple pleasures - we very much intend to come back again soon!