First up, apologies if you’ve commented on my previous post(s) and I’ve not yet gotten back to you – I’m an appalling texter so it would have been a miracle if I was a great commenter-backer (it’s a thing) – I was away last weekend, and I haven’t been very well this week, so bear with me! I thought I’d share with you a little of what I got up to for the first weekend of March – the biggie being that my lovely boyfriend turned 26 on Monday!
My in-laws own a caravan down the coast & so we zoomed off down there on Friday arvi with the kitchen sink in tow (apparently I can’t pack light). I always get so excited by roadtrips – it takes us about an hour and a half to get to the van, and the majority of the journey is pretty and scenic, so it’s not long before I’m all giddy about the miles of green fields and seeing the roads lined with daffodils.
We had a few drinks on arrival – a Guinness please kind sir – and took in the serenity that only being near the sea can offer. Serenity that lasted pretty much until we were laying in bed at night and the whole van started to rock! The weather was shocking. Heavy rain and blustery sea winds meant that the caravan felt like it might lift off at times. However, it didn’t, we’re still here (so’s the van) and we woke up to blue skies.
Everything was just chilled. When I’m at home, I don’t always feel that way; that’s owing to what I suffer with, but also the fact that I’ve never been a city girl. I find freedom in the fields and the sea, so I always try to breathe a little deeper and take stock of my surroundings when I’m away. We enjoyed some more drinks on Saturday night, before waking up on Sunday morn to yet more rain and hailstones; like chunky butt hailstones, the kind you ought to take shelter from because you fear for your head and other important body parts.
Once again though, it brightened up for us & we were able to venture around a gorgeous town called Chichester – I’ve been going there since I was a child, but it never gets old – plus there’s a whacking great cathedral that I’ve been forever in love with & always try to visit because…well, just because. We bought frozen Millie’s Cookies from Iceland to bake at home, and watched the last of Poldark on Netflix. We also spent the weekend in and out of the caravan site’s jacuzzi/gym/sauna and steam room which was laaaavely. I always feel better for a gym/jacuzzi sesh, though I think I’ll give the steam room a miss next time, not a fan.
We popped to GBK – The Gourmet Burger Kitchen – for my boyfriend’s birthday dindins; neither of us had been there before and it felt only right to lose our GBK virginity together! We loved it. I had a regular beef burger with garlic mayo & their signature skinny fries (they were crazy skinny!) whilst S had a bacon & avocado double beef burger with sweet potato fries and baconnaise.
We really did have the loveliest day. Unfortunately neither of us have a lot of money at the mo, so we were unable to really go ham for his birthday – but I’ve decided that this was only part one of his birthday, and part two is to come. He’s not complaining, double birthday celebobs! Who says that you can only celebrate on one day anyway? Stretch it out, I say!
Safe to say, ofc, that I may have discovered a garden centre abundant with Spring blooms. I lost my shit in a v lady-like way (as you do) and didn’t look like a total dork taking photos of all the blossoming flowers. Also, I love my phone’s camera.
I guess what I haven’t really said, is how bloody amazing it was just to be with S. Just having that quality time to laugh/chill and be silly without the worry of anything else was lovely. More of that pls.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and HAVE a lovely weekend to come!
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