It isn't often that we get snow here in the South but we did this week and everything came to a standstill for a couple of days, but we are back to normal temperatures now and the milk is back in the shops! I have just spent the morning up dating the information in our bedroom folders. It seemed strange putting in things like the New Forest Tour bus dates, i cant imagine riding in an open top bus at the moment but by the time it starts running in July it will be a very pleasant way to spend a day hopping on and off the bus at various sites. I was also writing about the cruise liners leaving Southampton and where to go and watch them depart, it wont be long before they start this years schedule and one or two of you reading this may even by booked on one. We had a visit this month from the Visit England inspector, they come and stay and then just before they are leaving they tell us who they are and give us our star rating, we are pleased to say that we are a 4 star Gold rated B&B and we also retained our breakfast award .Exbury gardens opens this weekend in time for Mother day, spring is in the air and we look forward to seeing the rhododendrons and azaleas coming in to flower, perhaps you haven't seen Exbury Gardens in its full beauty, if not this is a good year to come. Beaulieu has just published its events diary, once again there is lots going on there and it is only a couple of miles down the road. I have put lots of suggestions of places to go and see in our bedroom folders so allow plenty of time to read all tha'ts on offer in our area.