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What I Did This Summer
Whenever the sun comes out, I want to go out, do more, see more. I had so much that I wanted to do this summer, and honestly, it was pretty hard to fit it all in, but we managed to do quite a bit of the things that I’d planned for us.
Me and my partner started of the Summer quite early on, May actually. We took ourselves off to the seaside for the day. Day trips to the seaside is by far my favourite thing to do. Give me a chippy & 2p machines that are filled with useless keyrings that I’ll never use and I’ll be in my element. The first seaside we visited was Scarbrough – not as popular as it used to be, but as long as there’s amusement, donuts, ice cream, chips and sand, I couldn’t care less, although, the noise does add to the atmosphere. We spent the day spoiling ourselves, wasting our money in the slots and taking strolls along sand and dipping our toes in the sea. Perfection
The same week, we travelled to Blackpool to visit Blackpool Zoo. I’d been wanting to go here for sooo long (I really wanted to see the wolves!) So, for my 21st & Stuarts 23rd, we travelled 2 hours to Blackpool to finally see all the animals. Since I am a huge animal lover, I find it hard to enjoy zoos for what they are, I’m very judgemental, especially with enclosures, but honestly, it’s one of the best zoos I have visited, in terms of caring for the animals. We spent all day walking round the huge zoo, taking pictures and reading everything we could to learn as much as we could. Definitely one of the best days ever.
The next weekend we travelled to Hayfield for a cosy night away in the middle of nowhere. We had such a lovely time taking Bella on long walks through the fields and snuggling up playing board games. Here’s the post where I ramble all about my special night away.
One weekend, we decided to take a road trip, with no idea where we wanted to go. We ended up finding our way Matlock Bath to explore the seaside-like town. We spent most of the day searching through cute little independent stores, eating chips and chocolate ice cream and then took the scenic route home through the countryside.
Right at the peak of Summer, we decided to go to the seaside again, but this time we went to Cleethorpes. It takes us just under an hour to travel to here, so it’s perfect. The little town was absolutely booming with visitors and it was amazing. All the shops and amusements were open and the beach was crammed. We found our own little spot on the beach, away from the seagulls, and enjoyed a lovely chippy. You cannot go to the seaside without having a chippy!
Late August, we went to a local show with the family, it’s a bit of a tradition for us, I don’t think I’ve ever missed a year. We spend the day walking around the huge park looking at all the tid bit stalls and having a go on the tombolas to raise money for charity. We bought brownies, cookies and ice cream and watched the kids play on all the rides, ‘hook a duck’ and collect as many free balloons as possible – which we ended up holding.
Our final trip this Summer was the most important to me, I’d been waiting for it all Summer long. When I was younger, my Grandma and Grandad would take me, my brother and my cousins to stay at my aunts caravan for 2 weeks in Skegness. I have the best memories there. I have been to Skegness and Ingoldmells every year since, but I haven’t been to that little village for over 10 years! So we dedicated this trip to visiting it again. We went to ‘our beach‘ which is just a short walk through a golf course at the end of the street. We visited the park I used to play on every year and even went back to our caravan site – where I was extremely happy to find that the caravan was still there (my aunt sold it years ago), in the exact same spot. I even recognised it from a mile off. The emotions at that moment were crazy. We spent an hour reliving my childhood before we went off into Skegness town to do some shopping and then nipped round to Ingoldmells for a chippy and an ice cream. We spent the rest of the evening in the amusements before heading off home until next summer.
I’ve had one of the best summers this year, and I couldn’t even fit it all in this post! It’s been filled with the happiest of memories and we’ve made loads more new ones. Already, I can’t wait for next Summer to make even more.
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