The Place I Call Home


 New Forest, Hampshire 

I thought I would give everyone a little insight to the place I call home. I have lived in the New Forest for most of my life, it’s a place of pure tranquillity, beautiful landscapes and lots of wildlife [which can often be found roaming the roads].  I am forever grateful for having the beautiful forest, country pubs and roaming horses on my doorstep. How beautiful does the New Forest look in snow?!

The New Forest is a place to visit in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn it’s always full of vibrant colours & people roaming the countryside enjoying the landscapes and many boutique shops the villages have to offer. You can often find me on country walks in villages suchas; Burley, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. Take a look if you fancy an escape to the countryside 🙂

Places to visit in the New Forest

  • I used to work at Beaulieu Motor Museum, if you have never been and enjoy all things to do with; Car, Top Gear and Historical Houses and Gardens – – Beaulieu is your place to go! They have many events year round for the whole family to enjoy, my favourite event at Beaulieu is Hot Rod and Customs Day taking place on Sunday 17th June 2018. It’s amazing to see all the customised cars and see them race down Beaulieu Avenue.
  • Burley Fudge; For anyone with a sweet tooth like me, you will love the famous Burley Fudge shop. Its all handmade and tastes absolutely delicious!! You can find all varieties and flavours to suit your own taste buds. My personal favourite is the Oreo Fudge..but here is the strawberry which was very yummy!! 
  • Lyndhurst; Home to the famous Ferrari and Maserati garage… so if you’ve won the lottery, get down to pick your car! Or if you are like me and enjoy dreaming about expensive cars you can drawl over the beautiful, ridiculously expensive fast cars!

Whilst in Lyndhurst you could always take a visit to the lovely Forage Cafe the cakes are amazing ? and such a lovely atmosphere inside. Lyndhurst has a small number of independent eateries and coffee shops, so I am sure one will take your fancy.

One of the main reasons why I love the New Forest and so proud to call it home, is because each village has its own unique character. Whether it be bespoke coffee shops, quirky gift stores or beautiful wildlife roaming the roads you are sure to enjoy which ever village or villages you decide to explore! There are many walks you can take throughout the forest and I am sure you’ll get lost at some point, haha.. Or if you love the outdoors why not visit during summer and camp over at one of the beautiful campsites through the forest?

Why do you love where you live? Have you ever considered taking a big plunge and leaving your hometown behind? I’d love to hear your stories ?

I hope you enjoyed finding out about where I call home and perhaps it’s inspired you to take a visit to the New Forest sometime soon…

In the baking mood? Why not check out my amazing  chocolate brownie recipe




  1. March 5, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Your home town looks absolutely beautiful with so much to do. Your pics are gorgeous ? great post lovely x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 6, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Thank you Steph! I’d definitely recommend a visit x

  2. March 6, 2018 / 9:47 am

    What a lovely place to call your home!! I visited the New forest last year and couldn’t believe it when I saw donkeys just roaming around and wild horses. Will defo have to visit Lyndhurst sounds lovely! ? x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 6, 2018 / 9:59 am

      I hope you enjoyed your visit to the New Forest last year! I know, tourists are often found stopped on the side of the road taking photographs of the roaming horses, cows, donkeys and pigs.. Enjoy Lyndhurst if you manage to visit 🙂 x

  3. elleloui
    March 6, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Never been to New Forest but this most is making me want to head there straight away! ? Love the pictures! x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 6, 2018 / 11:22 am

      It’s definitely worth a visit! If you decide to make a trip to the New Forest let me know x

  4. March 6, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Lovely post about your home town. Sounds like a place with character & lots to do. The fudge looks delicious too x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 7, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Thank you! Definitely somewhere I’d recommend visiting.. the fudge is the best I’ve ever had 🙂 x

  5. March 6, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Your hometown sounds and looks like a wonderful place. Love the beautiful pictures.

    • lifeofemmax
      March 7, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thank you 🙂 x

  6. March 7, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Your home looks amazing. I really have to put New Forest on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing this with us. ❤

    Sophie x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 7, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Sophie! I hope you manage to get to the New Forest soon x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 9, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      You should! It’s such a lovely place and the Forage Café cakes are the best! x

  7. March 9, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I think I went to the New Forest when I was little (as in wayyyy too young to remember it!), but I’d love to go back – it always looks so beautiful! I’ve passed by it many times since and I LOVE that Beaulieu museum, I’ve been there a couple of times before! x

    • lifeofemmax
      March 9, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      You should! I am a little biased… but I love it – Beaulieu museum is a lovely place to walk around or visit the attractions! Glad you loved it as well 🙂 x

  8. March 11, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I’d love to visit here! Can’t beat a good countryside walk I spend most my weekends on walks with my fiancè! Sometimes I wish I could live in the countryside it’s always so peaceful and beautiful!

    Jess xx

    • lifeofemmax
      March 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      I love country walks, normally full of wellies and muddy puddles though! You should try visit sometime, where abouts are you from? X

  9. March 11, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    These are beautiful photos! I have never been to the New Forest!xx

    • lifeofemmax
      March 11, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you Katy! Put it on your bucket list ? it’s a beautiful part of the country! X

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