Morning all,

So today I want to tell you about my foodie weekend.

Friday – was my last day in Bournemouth! I decided to treat myself to some food from the hotel cafe and I must say- it was really rather tasty. I ordered a burger topped with chilli and some chips. Here it is:


I then took a nice long stroll to the train station, passing the beach and all the shops on Bath Road. Luckily for me it didn’t snow in Bournemouth but it snowed in London so I was rather chuffed with that!

Saturday – I had arranged to meet up with my friend L. We had decided we were going to go to Bromley for something to eat. It was local and reasonably priced so we headed there and went on the hunt for food. We both had a craving for some Italian food… there were a couple of places and we decided on Ask Italian. For our starter we ordered (to share)


Afternoon all,

As you know from yesterdays blog post I am currently in Bournemouth and since I have been here I have done nothing but spend money.

Yesterday I had a rather nice walk to the hotel, took about half an hour but I got to walk along the beach so that was a plus.

I got to the hotel at around 4pm and straight away decided on having a kip (this is quite typical of me and is something I do very regularly). I woke up a couple of hours later really hungry and dehydrated, so I decided to have a wonder. I thought it would probably be best to stay near the hotel considering it was so dark so early, so I popped round the corner and found (very conveniently for me) a whole bunch of restaurants and a news agents. I popped into the news agents first and then decided on a sausage in batter and chips to feed my hunger! I then concluded the night by watching a film called ‘The two faces of January’ and then some Law and Order: SVU (one of my faves). So all in all a very relaxed first day!

Today its pouring down with rain and has been since I woke up this morning at around 9am. Despite this I still told myself that I would go out. I’ve avoided the beach today because my goodness, could you imagine? I’d be completely and utterly drenched. So I decided to go into town and do a spot of shopping. I went to M&S and spent way too much on lingerie, then headed to Primark and of course spent money again, I headed to Boots and- can you see a pattern emerging here? This is why I shouldn’t be left unattended near shops. And this isn’t a case of ‘if you’ve got it, spend it’ because I most certainly do NOT have it.

I’m sitting in a Costa right now, I just had a chicken and chorizo panini and I’m sipping on a mango and passion fruit cooler- Yum. Please don’t judge me, I know what it looks like. I’m slowly becoming those people I hate. Why are you sitting in a coffee shop with your laptop? Don’t you have a home? This is what Bournemouth does to me, honestly. I’d never do this in London…

Tomorrow I want to go to the aquarium (yet again more money being spent)… We’ll see about that though. It depends on what time I wake up. I think check-out is 12… or 11? I’ll have to check that.



Chants x


Hi guys,

Welcome back! Today’s blog post is about Bournemouth.

Random right?

I’m currently on the train there as we speak… It is genuinely my happy place. I love it there. The first time I went to bournemouth was about 3 or 4 years ago. So much happens at home and I needed somewhere to go that would allow me to relax and take a break from all the madness in London. If you live or have ever lived in London you will know how absolutely manic it is here. Even the simplest of things can be made more gruelling or challenging. Bournemouth was my release. I’ve always gone on my own so I can take a real break from everything and everyone. Whenever I tell people that I go to Bournemouth on my own they are always shocked and don’t quite understand, but I don’t do it for people to understand. I do it for me and to be honest thats all that really matters.

Every time I go I stay in a different hotel, this time I’m staying at the Sea Front Travel Lodge… I know its not particularly fancy or anything but I only paid 30-something quid for two nights… awesome right? Ha the beauty of Black Friday deals! I’m not totally sure what my plan is this time around, I might go to the aquarium and see the new penguin enclosure… the last time I was there they were building it and now its finished! I’ll more than likely go to town and do some shopping… So typical right?

One of the main reasons I love Bournemouth is because they honestly live a different lifestyle. Everyone is so relaxed and chilled out compared to London, people are generally happier too. I can walk down the road and have 2 or 3 people say good morning to me and that totally lifts my mood. Another reason is the sea. The sea calms me. I don’t know if it’s the waves or the air or the sounds but it really makes me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can walk for hours along the beach and not get bored. How incredible is that?

Bournemouth is my home away from home and it makes me so happy to be able to go there.

I’ll do a little diary whilst I’m there!


Speak soon

Chants x