Last Tuesday I went on a little trip to Bournemouth with my family. The main reason for this was to visit the university as I didn't want to decide on my final choices without visiting each of the universities i've picked first. We stayed there for three days as it takes around four hours to get there so it's easier to stay over for a couple of nights rather than drive all that time in one day.
We stopped at the services in Oxford on the way and I picked up More Magazine and my favourite Vanilla & Maple Syrup Smoothie from M&S. Pretty sure it's almost the same recipe as the Innocent Vanilla Thickie only a lot cheaper, especially if you get a huge bottle like me!
We stayed in a little hotel just outside the centre of Bournemouth; it wasn't anything special but my room was nice although i'm not sure about all the crazy colour combinations going on with the cushion and the wallpaper! The breakfast tasted good; Pain Au Chocolat and Croissants make a nice change from Special K!
I seriously love the little coffee biscuits they leave in the rooms! I've already been and bought myself a bigger packet from ASDA because i'm greedy like that!
On Tuesday evening we went out for a meal at Ask which is a chain of Italian restaurants that you're probably familiar with. I've been to Ask in a couple of other places so we thought it would be a good place to opt for as the food is always nice and there are often discount vouchers to get the food a bit cheaper. We shared a Tropical and a Margherita pizza which both tasted lovely; I wish I knew their recipe as i'd love to make one at home as the base is perfect!
For dessert I opted for their Lemon Tart which i've had before as I love it's zesty flavour! I prefer to have something fruity for dessert as I always feel really full if I have something chocolatey although my brother's 'Chocolate Nemesis' did smell good!
I didn't get the chance to take any photos of Bournemouth itself as it rained all day on Wednesday which was the only time I could have taken any! On Thursday it was sunny which is typical as I spent half of the day sat in the car travelling home instead of enjoying it!
It was really nice to have a little break and spend some time away from home as I haven't been on holiday for about two years! I liked Bournemouth and I could see myself living there for uni; I just need to decide whether I would be happy living so far away from home and if I can get the grades to get in.