Sister Visit

So I’m going to do a bit of catching up on the blog in the next few days so sorry if you are inundated with blog posts!

Jennie came to visit us for 10 days at the end of July!  It was so nice to hang out and show her the new house.  We kept her pretty busy while she was here.

We went into the Bournemouth and walked along the seafront and visited the Russell Cotes Museum, which was lovely, but sweltering inside.


Apparently, Victorian houses didn’t have air conditioning.  Jennie lucked out weather wise, I think she’s the first person to visit England and come back with a sun burn.

10641002_10100608887347129_8375885438156420517_nThe next day, we all took a drive to Durdle Door.

12530_10100608887746329_2633496270704853460_n(When Cindy, Debbie, and Keegan were visiting and we took them to Durdle Door)

288Much better weather this time!

10614206_10100608887641539_448947267438670199_nWe met my friend, Lian, for waffles at a new restaurant in Bournemouth, Sprinkles Gelato!

PicMonkey CollageAnd the next day, we spent the day at Corfe Castle and did a pub lunch.

996138_10100608888424969_6197733591406057677_nThe next day, Jennie and I went to Hotel Miramir for her belated birthday afternoon tea.  There was a bit of confusion, I had booked the afternoon tea, but when we got there I said cream tea (I didn’t know there was a difference…), but then the waiter just brought out tea and scones and I asked where the rest of it was and it got sorted 🙂

10646906_10100608889048719_5863252579026847253_nWe walked off our afternoon tea by strolling along the beach to watch Dan do some kite surfing!

7081_10100608889058699_349428441891426349_nWe stayed a bit closer to shore than Dan…

10624593_10100608889218379_8220186158674738747_nAnd Jennie caught me in action catching Dan’s kite for him.

10639410_10100608889318179_2127778115768617102_nOn Friday night, Jennie and I headed down to the beach again because in the summer they have fireworks every Friday off the pier.  Before it started we stopped to get some fish and chips.  We were going to eat them on the beach, but it started drizzling.  I told Jennie she was getting a taste of what English weather was actually like!  Luckily, it dried up right before the display started!

2014-08-01 22.01.20We took the Breezer Bus to Swanage the next day and had a wander around there.  We also went to the Moscow State Circus somewhere in there, like I said, we stayed busy!  And for Jennie’s last full day, we trekked to Winchester to meet my friend Fiona, with her history major knowledge, she gave us an excellent tour!  And because I know how much Jennie likes giraffes, she got to meet one of those as well.  Who needs the zoo? 🙂



About Mandy

29 year old, somewhat snarky, happily married, and always on the look out for a good recipe or latest beauty bargain.
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