On the 3rd of April, I came to the realisation that I had a day off the next day. It turns out, so did a friend of mine. So we planned a little impromptu trip to Bournemouth.
I finished work at 6.00pm. We met at my house around 6.20pm. By 6.40pm, we were out. It took us just over 2 hours to get to our destination. The sun set was beautiful but I have no photo evidence to prove it. I learnt on this little ‘trip’ that I’m not very good at taking pictures for blog purposes… something I’ll have to work on.
Anyway, we arrived and decided to create our own little den in the living room & order Chinese because, of course, that’s what you go to Bournemouth for. All jokes aside, that was most probably the best Chinese takeaway we had ever had. We ordered from Dragon Inn – 10/10 for e v e r y t h i n g. It was a nice & relaxing evening.
Then came the 4th of April. We woke up, the weather was a bit grim but we just lounged around for a bit. Chinese leftovers for breakfast is obviously one of the greatest ideas ever thought of. *insert Boomerang*
Yes I took this in the morning. Its a mix of sweet & sour chicken, egg fried rice & some Indonesian style chicken. My friend had the chicken chow mein. Scrumptious.
We went for a walk through the Alum Chine which is beautiful. There’s a forest that surrounds the pathway and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend roaming around this area for a day.
I admit this isn’t actually part of the Alum Chine but it is something very close to it.
Later on in the day, we decided to go for a drive thru McDonalds. We tried one, couldn’t find it. Tried a second, couldn’t find that either. On our drive to the third, we came across a pub, The Kings Arms, and decided to go there instead. It was faaaaar more satisfying than McDonalds.
I got a beet burger (can’t believe I didn’t get any MEAT, there’s something happening to me) & he got a chicken burger. It was delightful.
But we still ended up driving thru the McDonald’s, claiming a free sundae & getting a banana milkshake that should have been chocolate and a caramel chocolate McFlurry.
It was a quaint little trip & I know I’ll be back very soon. It’s nice to be able to just get away from the rollercoaster that is life every now and then. I wish it was just as easy to pick up and go to somewhere else around Europe just as easily. Maybe next time we can plan it a little better and get a little further away.
Till next time..