In Life: A week on the coast

Amongst the hustle and bustle of sunny Swanage, if you gaze along the beach you would come across a family of 17; sunbathing, snorkelling, and savouring the homemade ice cream. But take a step back and tucked away behind quaint Corfe Castle is the little village of Corfe – home to this rowdy bunch last week. Filled with family walks, a mouth watering bakery, and even the chance to take a peek inside the castle ruins, Corfe is a lovely place to visit any time of the year, and has made us happy for the last few decades. You see, just between Corfe and Swanage is a place called Chapman’s Pool, where my great Grandparents lived and since then every Summer my family has gone down there. I have visited ever since I was a baby *queue cute baby pic*

With my older sister, Chloe, flying the nest (she still lives with us but works full time) and me starting my final year of A levels, sadly this was the last year with everyone there, even my uncle and auntie flew up from Dubai to join us – I feel bad for my 4 and a half year old cousin who won’t have the same family holidays.


Enough focusing on the sadness, let’s pick up from where all holiday excitement starts – PACKING! Honestly I hate packing and I am the worst at it, but it had to be done and when it was we set off at an eye watering 6:15; saying goodbye to our country cottage in the Chiltern Hills, we headed for the sunshine. But first how could I say goodbye to this face?


 But alas I did and arriving to sunshine I could not stop smiling!


After arriving at the beach, my cousin and I headed straight to the town as I had to buy some new sandals, but before that we stopped to take some pictures with the sun in the background.

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Greeted by the rest of our family who had now arrived, we spent the rest of the day sunbathing and chilling out before going back to the house for a BBQ. A great way to start the holiday off in my eyes!


Look out for a part 2, are you going anywhere nice this Summer?

Jess xx


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