A Boring Day

Yesterday we started the day quietly. A bit of telly, a bit of lego. We had plans to head out for the afternoon so eased into the day slowly. By half past eleven we were out in the garden having an early picnic. Stretched out in the sunshine on a blanket, we nibbled crackers and cheese and onion rolls and admired the flowers that were springing up all around us. A quick game of football then it was time to head out to catch a train to Bournemouth.

On arrival we found that an early lunch had left us feeling peckish again, so we headed for Sprinkles Gelato. Syd had strawberry ice cream complete with chocolate flake and chocolate sprinkles. Betsy and I got barely half-way through waffles as big as our heads, loaded with delicious goodies.


strawberry ice cream

banoffee waffle


Then we strolled down to the beach. We built sand castles, and paddled in the sea. We ran, we jumped waves, we whooped, some of us ate sand….


bournemouth beach

beach boy


Following our beach stint we visited the Oceanarium. We saw rays and sharks, turtles and otters, a plethora of Nemo’s, crocodiles, crabs and all manner of sea creatures.


hello ray

bournemouth oceanarium




With our under the sea visit complete, there was time for a play in the new fountains – jumping on buttons to make the water shoot higher. More running, more whopping, more hilarity. Another pair of dry pants. (For Syd….obvs!). A stroll through the pleasure gardens, seeing giant balloons and the trickle of the Bourne Stream.


playing in the fountains


Then to 60 Million Postcards for a slap up dinner of macaroni cheese, sweet potato fries, tempura veg – all delicious and all gone. An uphill walk to the train station, another train ride complete with word games and I spy – and finally home at the almost bedtime time of eight PM.

I took Syd to bed, but he couldn’t get to sleep. I assumed it was as we had had too much excitement and a slightly late bedtime. But no. Apparently he couldn’t sleep because he had had such a boring day. ‘But we had a picnic, 2 train rides, went to see the fish, played on the beach, had ice cream, jumped in fountains, and went out for dinner?!’ ‘Yes, it was a bit boring.’. Honestly…..

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. June 11, 2015 / 11:05 am

    What a brilliant day….It sounds like you had so much fun! Gorgeous photos!
    hehehe at Syd saying it was boring x
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  2. June 11, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Looks like an amazing day out. Your photo’s are stunning and that waffle looks deliciously naughty!!!

  3. June 11, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Well yes it looks dreadfully boring indeed πŸ˜‰ No day could ever be boring if it included waffles! Wow they look amazing! The picks of Syd on the beach are adorable and LOVE the stingray photo! x
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  4. June 11, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Sometimes you think you’ve done it all and apparently you haven’t. Other times you do next to nothing and it’s the best ever. Can’t win.
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    June 11, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Love it xx

  6. June 11, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Ha ha kids, don’t you just love them! Sounds like an incredible day. Take me next time, I’ll appreciate it πŸ™‚ x
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  7. June 12, 2015 / 11:48 am

    oh wow fantastic trip , i love the pic of the stingray and that banana cake looks delightful

  8. June 12, 2015 / 11:50 am

    If that’s a boring day, I would love to see an exciting one, haha!
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  9. June 12, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    What a lovely post. Felt so bitter sweet. So many happy memories but reminded me that we need to make the most of this time before our children go off to Uni x
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  10. June 19, 2015 / 7:49 am

    What an awesome day! That ice-cream looks delicious and I love the beach photos. Mind you the Oceanarium seems rather fabulous too πŸ™‚
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  11. July 1, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Wow – what a fantastic day! We love the beach. The ray is amazing – great photo! Kaz x
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  12. July 11, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    What a fantastic day! The waffles look absolutely out of this world and the rest of the day wasn’t bad either πŸ˜‰ xx

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