I celebrated a recent milestone birthday with a night at The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst.

A hip country hideaway set in the heart of the New Forest with gorgeous grounds and fabulous food influenced by forest and coast.

I have always adored Autumn and especially love being outdoors during this season so I was in my element here.

 Wellies on, wandering the gardens, greenhouse and nearby country lanes alongside roaming wild ponies, the smell of the smoke house drifting through the crisp air, cosying up by the log fire with a nice glass of wine, it was perfection.

Is this not just the prettiest bar that you ever did see?!