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 3 days as it takes around 4 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 2 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.