I spent a lot of my childhood in Dorset. Dorset is where my Dad grew up and where my Grandparents lived for all of my childhood years. I have so many fond memories of days and weeks spent visiting my grandparents and exploring their county. The lazy walks around Wimborne Market, the kitkats at the WI with Grandma and Edie, peering into tiny windows. Racing along the beach and digging sandcastles before enjoying fish and chip suppers. Now I visit Dorset less and less, it’s a place with so many memories, yet it’s edge with sadness too. In actual fact I can’t remember when my last visit was, which means it was most definitely too long ago.
Which is why my visit last month was so perfect. The parents, sisters and I were invited to a birthday party on the Saturday night down in Bournemouth. So we took the opportunity to spend the weekend reminiscing and visiting some of our favourite places. Hotels were booked and off we set for a weekend in one of my favourite places.
– Reminiscing in Wimborne.
– A picnic lunch in Poole Park. We even managed to stumble across the start of a cricket game.
– Drinks at the Haven Hotel, Sandbanks.
– A night of eating, drinking, dancing and merriment on the clifftops.
– Strolls along Bournemouth Beach…
– …and Sandbanks Beach.
Heading back down to this coastline has made me eager for more. I’m definitely going to book in another trip as soon as I possibly can.