Last week I ventured away from London and down south to Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

I realised that I felt the most relaxed I’ve felt for a while, just standing on the beach on the Isle of Wight and taking it all in. Looking over at the rest of the country from the small island was really special and the sandy beach and wave sounds were the most relaxing surroundings.

I love London and being in the city, but the Isle of Wight definitely became one of my spiritual homes. Getting away from the city for two days gave me the perfect break and made me realise how important and fulfilling a relaxing holiday is. Taking a break really is one of life’s joys.