Well we are back from our holiday. The weather was amazing, and we had a great time so I thought I would write about a few daily highlights.
We arrived at 11am on the saturday morning, sun was shinning and we were very happy to arrive. Saturday is usually very much of a chilling and settling in day which consists of walking around in the beautiful Northe gardens, going for cups of tea and settling into our holiday flat on the harbour. Lily was really happy to see her Nan and Grandad and wanted to go to my mum straight away. We finished the afternoon by heading to a park so Lily could go on the swings while everyone else unpacked. My dad came along so it was really nice for Lily to have some bonding time with her Grandad.
Sundays highlight was that we headed to the beach for the morning. Lily was a little fussy with the dry sand and didn't really like getting her feet in it and mostly sat on the beach towel digging. When I put her little beach shoes on she was off walking around on it though collecting shells in her bucket. We then paid for Lily to watch Punch and Judy on the beach which is something I always loved doing as a child. The punch and judy stand has been there for years and although the storyline has slightly changed it still has most the story and has punch trying to hit the crocodile. Later that day we went to a little pebble beach just off the harbour. Its my favourite as its a sun trap and so lovely and warm and the perfect place to dip your feet into the water. I really enjoyed doing this but Lily really didn't want to get her feet wet. That night we took Lily to the arcades, she loved putting the 2p's in the machine. Then we took to her a bar that allows children, she really loved dancing and clapping along to the live acts.
Monday we had a great day, not only was the weather really holding out for us and we had brilliant sunshine all day. We decided to do our usual long walk we do this day. We walk from the harbour where we are staying to somewhere called Bowleaze Cove. The walk can take a hour or so walking fast but this day we were having a slow stroll and letting Lily walk to. Its one of my favourite things to do when we go to weymouth and its a lovely walk with beautiful views over the sea. We stopped half way for lunch in a cafe called Jurassic Rock Cafe, they do lovely food and the view from it are amazing.
When we got to Bowleaze cove we made it in time for the carboot sale that happens every monday and I picked a few goodies up. Then we went to the pebble beach there and Lily really enjoyed throwing rocks into the sea.
After we walked it all the way back, we went to a little play cafe we had found. It was amazing for parents and children. We could all relax and have a drink and Lily had a indoor area with play kitchen and toys in, and a outdoor one with playhouses and slides. It was only £1 for Lily to go and play and so worth the money.
This day we decided to take a drive over to a place called Lulworth Cove. Lulworth is such a beautiful place with a little village which leads down to the cove and the sea. This day Lily wasn't in a great mood. Very tired and wasn't in the mood for much else other than laying in her pram. She was tired and I think the heat had got to her. Me and my partner left her with my parents for a bit and went off climbing up a path up a hill. There you can see beautiful views of weymouth and portland and there is also a view of some jurassic rocks that have little arches and caves in. Me and Chris decided to take a walk down to the arched rocks and dip our feet in the water. The water by the rocks look so clear. It was really lovely and I could of happily of gone swimming in it that day.
My mum wasn't feeling to well this day, So I decided to take Lily back to the play cafe for the morning to let my mum have some chill out time. Lily loves paying with my mum and so doesn't give her much relax time. Lily had a 2 hour nap this day which I was so glad off so then she would enjoy the afternoon. She definetly did that, we went to see the donkeys on the beach which she loved stroking with my mum and then we headed down to the wet sand so Lily could build sandcastles. I went in the sea again but Lily wouldn't come in. It was really strange as she was stood at the edge of the water crying and shouting mummy mummy mummy, even though my mum was with her. It was almost like she didn't like me being in there.
We had a great day on Thursday. We went to Monkey World. I have been to monkey world many time and always enjoy it. Lily loved seeing the monkeys, though was a little monkey herself running around and trying to climb on things. I am going to be writing a blog post about monkey world and so keep your eyes out for that.
Later that night I took Lily back to the arcades, she got even better at the 2pm machines and was liking the machines and rides that lit up. We headed back to the bar and again she enjoyed the music and this night the soft play area was open so she had a good play inside there.
Our last full day in Weymouth. We defiantly made the most of it. In the morning we headed up to Portland Bill to see the light house. Though Lily missed seeing it as she was napping. But me and my dad enjoyed a very nice walk on which was the nicest weather I had seen in Portland for years of visiting. Its also so silent there, all you can hear is the sea. Its so peaceful. After that we went to Chessil beach, had a lovely lunch in the cafe and then went on the beach its self. Lily really enjoyed this day, she was throwing all the big rocks and watching them bash into the other rocks. She again wasn't to happy to see me go into the water though and again was shouting mummy mummy, even though she was in her daddy's arms. It was a very very chilled out day.
The day we had to leave. Im always so sad on this day. I hate leaving Weymouth behind. Its like a second home to me. I look back on the amazing week we have had and its gone so fast! To fast!
Saturday was the day we always head to the shops and buy a few gifts. I also took Lily to the Toy shop for a end of the holiday treat and picked her up a Peppa Pig toy. I must say, it was the worst day of the holiday, simply because we had to go home. Always makes it ten times harder too, that I'm also saying bye to my parents who are heading back up north.
So that, in short, was my holiday.
Have you ever been to weymouth???
If you haven't I would encourage you to give it a go one year. Its brilliant for families and children.
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