A Glorious September Weekend

So today’s post is a little like a ‘Dear Diary’ entry, and will be something which I can look back on – one of the many benefits of blogging…

This weekend Alex’s twin brother Tom, and his girlfriend Erin, came to stay. It was so so good to see them after spending months apart, here’s what we got up to…

First stop, the arcades and dinner. So every time we head to the amusements we spend all our money on this ball game which gives you a serious work out and leaves you aching the next day (screw the gym haha). Plus, Erin and I were absolutely buzzing when we discovered the Mario Kart game, this took me straight back to my childhood and playing on the Nintendo!

 Wanting to show Erin and Tom some of our favourite places in town, we headed to Aruba for dinner. The wait for our food was ridiculous which is why I only managed to take one snap of my food (shock horror), because we were just too hungry! But it was delicious, and if you’re ever in town make sure you go to Aruba, even if it’s just for drinks and the view – it is set in an unrivalled, beautiful location on Bournemouth beach.

After waking up super early on Saturday we wanted to make the most of the blue skies and sunshine and went for a refreshing stroll around Hengistbury Head.

Which for those of you who don’t know, is a breathtaking landscape, I guess these pictures speak for themselves really.


Next up: SHOPPING! We went for a browse around town and to hunt for outfits for our meal later that evening and were flabbergasted (always wanted to get that word onto my blog haha) to discover CHRISTMAS jumpers and leggings in Primark. This wouldn’t have been so bad if the sun wasn’t blazing down outside and hinting that a mini heatwave might not be too far a stretch of the imagination after all.

For dinner, we chose Prezzo, a classic yet delicious decision, I admittedly go for the same thing every single time because I am stuck in my vegetarian ways, but just look at these VIPizzas Tom and Erin devoured!

  Everyone loves a good pre-dinner selfie session with their girl right? 😉


Sunday morning called for a cooked farewell breakfast on the beach and a very spontaneous decision to book a paddle board lesson! I think Alex and I may have found our calling, we can’t wait to get back out on the sea, I especially enjoyed wearing this rather fetching wet suit!

  Now I am well and truly exhausted and lying in bed watching The X Factor. So there you have it, my weekend diary entry, it’s not often I do a post like this, but I really enjoyed it!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, let me know what you got up to…

Oh by the way Erin would make an absolutely fabulous blogger and is always reviewing products, but in her mind and not on paper/blog. So any words of encouragement in the comment box will go a long way 😉


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  1. Gorgeous post! You live in such an amazing place and the beach is incredible – I so want to come visit!! Hummus is one of the best things in the world, I could easily live off it.

    Oh, and Erin: Start a blog! It is one of the best things I ever did and I love the blogging community! It was a little daunting at first but after a few months it honestly feels like I’ve been blogging for years! I will definitely follow you cause any friend of Charlotte’s….!

    Glad to see you guys had a lovely weekend and no, no Christmas jumpers are needed yet! My local Tesco is stocking up on selection boxes. What the actual hell…

    Sarah xx


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