If you follow me on social media I am sorry, so so sorry for all the photos. For those of you who don’t, I’ve been on holiday and my photo spam has been pretty bad. I’ve been to Dorset for a few days and it was just wonderful.
Whilst Mr W and I have been away a few times together, we’ve always had our pesky PhDs on our minds. So technically I hadn’t been on a true holiday since 2008!! This is rather insane I know. So when Daddy Pond planned a family get away to gigantic holiday cottage in Dorset we couldn’t say no.
(Warning: photo heavy post!)
We travelled to Swanage from London, as we’d been there for the weekend. A sneaky detour meant we could get the chain ferry from Bournemouth over to Studland. The best thing about this, other than the views, was the ice cream in the queue whilst we waited for our ferry. It was my first of the holiday and pretty wonderful (helped with my hangover too!)
We settled into our HUGE house, which had the most amazing view from the decking (I didn’t want to move from it). After a bit we then headed down onto the seafront for dinner at Gee White’s. This meant awesome fish and chips polished off with a bottle of wine. Just the perfect start to our holiday! We also played on the 2p pushers after dinner, so much fun.
Whilst there was a lot of rain on our first day, we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. We headed into Swanage, checked out the shops, went to the pub and just generally chilled. That day was Mummy and Daddy Pond’s 35th wedding anniversary, so we went for dinner. It was a lovely thing to be able to celebrate with them.
Walking and Exploring
Mr W and I did a bit of an epic walk on the Tuesday. It was a rather wonderful hangover cure and good fun too. We caught the Swanage Railway steam train to Corfe Castle and walked back via Harry’s Rocks. Apparently this is where King Henry VIII stood to watch his flotilla. I shall post a more detailed post about this with the walking route for you too.
Not one for allowing us to get bored on holiday. Mr W dragged me to Poole on Wednesday to check out the Sun Seakers and the pubs of the harbour-side. We ate amazing seafood in Poole’s oldest pub and found some quirky bars on our walk. I will share more on this soon. On Thursday, our last day, we visited Lulworth Cove and chilled out on the beach. A perfect end to a pretty delightful break.
So in a nutshell I had an amazing time away. Lots of food, fun and rest dotted in there too. Although despite having time off, I’m already looking forward to our next holiday. We’ve booked a beautiful cottage in Scotland for Mr W’s 30th early next year. I should also point out that is post is just the start of my holiday posts, I have quite a few more planned so do keep checking back for more Dorset adventures!
Have you been to Dorset before? Have you been on holiday this year? Let me know in the comments,