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Recharge your soul.

No matter how old you are, no matter what you do for a living, no matter what place you are in, right now, I am sure you have that little problem, that little thing which needs to be taken care of, that small (or big) problem which needs to be sorted. Sometimes, we get so busy focussing on doing that we forget on just being. Sometimes we get so caught up in the journey and  reaching the final destination that we forget that the journey and how one enjoys it, is what matters more than the destination.

Life always throws us challenges. Just when we think we have it all figured out-- POW, there comes a knock and you don't know what hit you. Sometimes, there is no time even duck.

We all need a little special something, every now and then, to keep us going. We need that little pampering. We need that time out. We need to recharge our souls with what makes us truly happy. We owe it to ourselves. Only if you are happy, will you make your loved ones happy. If you are empty within, you have no love to give. Like my friend Gillian says "Everybody needs a cup of love, every single day:".

One of the things that makes me truly happy is being with Nature. The other is being with friends who are radiators of positive vibes and who being you joy. So it was a double treat for me when Tony, a friend of mine (an amazing person and a great guy) , took me to Fairhaven  (the website describes it as woodland and  water garden, a secret hideaway waiting to be discovered) and spent the day with me.

We talked, laughed and felt recharged. It was food for our souls.

It was magical.
Thank you Tony!

I am sharing some memories here with you and I know you will like looking at these pictures.(and hopefully they will recharge your soul too or at least transport you for a few moments to a magical place?)

I wish you peace and tranquillity in your life.



  1. Beautiiiiiifull!! such a lovely place!! really refreshing!! Thanx for sharing P!

  2. gosh, the place is so beautiful and serene...imagine actually being there and taking it all in.

    i used to do this in singapore..there would always be someplace waiting to be discovered.

    Lovely post, Preeti

  3. The place looks peaceful indeed!

  4. Tranquil indeed :)

    Ah, so much green! So soothing I don't need my glasses :P

    Fairhaven added to the list!

  5. Looks superb..
    I rem same kind of place near sakleshpura and western ghats(In Karnataka-INDIA)..
    Refreshing..Out of all tensions &
    misery :) :)

  6. wow, Looks like paradise on earth. Yes, i too agree with nischii, The road up too westernghats all the way from mysore to coorg and around karavali looks so much like these places, though it cant match with cleanliness.

  7. Yes we all need a cup of love and you are right there is no better way than to reconnect with nature.Beautiful pics

  8. Hi Preeti,

    Indeed its a nice calm place to visit and let yourself recharge, re-energize and start again.

    The most interesting is of the bench where you can spend endless time and patiently see how calmly water is moving..

    Cheers and have a nice rest of the week ahead.


    Meanwhile if you get time, read my new post and comment on the question.

  9. I think the best way to recharge your soul is to spend some time in tranquil surroundings. Glad you got the opportunity !

  10. lovely pictures.... when i will get to go there :)

  11. Very sweet pictures thanx for yr words also

  12. such a lovely place so refreshing!

  13. Lovely!!!! What a beautiful place...

  14. Sruoloc: yeah it was!

    Harman: very! Glad u liked :)

    Aswathi:Thank you for reading :)

    Sweta: Visit Norfolk!

    Ruch: i am glad too :) But i guess different people recharge in diffeen ways :)

  15. Anish: Will do :) hope u have a great weekend too.

    Rajns28:Thanks a lot! And welcome to my blog!

    Asha: yes I have been there too. Those areas are indeed amazing. They are quite clean too. (But i dont know now..they used to be)

    Nischii: Yes i have been there. Lovely places indeed.

  16. Sucheta: your list is growing with places in Norfolk :P :)

    Vinoo: It was a lovely place!

    Suma: thank you!!

    Chandni: Thank you!!

  17. That's why I travel to the countryside a lot - to recharge my batteries and pamper myself a little. A nice B&B, a bottle of wine, a spa or a wood fire - all do wonders for the inner me.


  18. My thoughts exactly! No matter how busy we are, we need to do things that nourish our souls. Marvelous :)

  19. Amazing pics Preeti!!! Nature never fails to inspire me.. Thanks for sharing :)


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