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.
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?