We arrived at about 1.30 pm as i had work.
The hotel stay was as i said before a present from my son.We couldn't check in so took a walk into Bournemouth,
It was chilly but dry and we walked along the seafront,It was so busy loads of people wondering along the beach.
Even though we had decided to make our trip as cheap as possible we went to the pub for lunch.
After lunch we wondered back through the gardens,watched a marching band and headed back along the beach to our hotel.
Checked in and went up to our room, which was very clean and had a balcony which if it had been a nicer day you could see the sea.
Our table was booked for 7pm so I had a long hot bath ( a luxury i don't have at home, i shower)
All the hotel staff were super friendly and dinner was an enjoyable experience. Once again if the weather was better the restaurant would have a lovely outlook .
After dinner we went back to our room and had a drink ( we took some wine with us)
After breakfast we checked out and headed towards Southampton,OH said we could go to IKEA as it wasn't off our route home.We were going to have a look around Dorchester but it was sleeting so we carried on.
Didn't spend much in IKEA, picked up some candles, a solar hanging light(Pics to follow on that one).
We had a great time and spent £30 excluding petrol but the great thing was neither of us felt deprived of anything.
So thank you DS this was my kind of gift.
Pub for lunch.
Marching band and gardens
walk along the beach
view from balcony, the sea and skyline have blended into one
View from balcony this morning,
PS Thanks Anne, cant wait until i get a bit of colour into my garden.