The hot summer continues, fabulous for our weekend in Ringwood. A 6-mile walk around the outskirts and along the banks of the River Avon on Saturday, then all day Sunday wandering around the open heathland expanses of the forest, based around the picturesque village of Burley. Pub wise Saturday we ticked off The Inn On The Furlong, The Original White Hart, The Fish Inn and The Star, where we ate from the Thai menu. The chef, we’re told, regularly gets summoned back to Thailand to cook for the Thai royal family; never mind whether it’s true or not, it’s a good story. Better than the food actually, which is ok but nothing special. The beer is good, Ringwood charming, the weather fantastic.