A weekend away in Hanmer has given me a much needed recharge.

I’ve missed the nature walks which we lived so close to in the UK. Over the 8 years I’d say I must have gone for a walk in the fields or forest almost every week on average.

Being back in NZ, that same freedom of the right of ways just doesn’t exist and I’ve really missed having nature on my doorstep.

No, I wouldn’t swap it for the beautiful back garden we have, or the great weather. But I was so grateful for a weekend away to recharge in the forest again.