Saturday, 20 August 2011

Adventures with the Aged Parents. Part 1.

My great aunt (my grandma's sister) lives in Canada, and she's come over for a 2 week visit. So my mother drove her and my grandparents (the Aged Parents of the title's post - my mother's name for them, not mine!) down to visit me, and to visit a couple of lovely places along the south coast.

The weather on Thursday was AWFUL (it rained almost the whole day), so we only ended up going to Portsmouth and for a meal in Harvester.

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My grandfather and I totally pimping out the Harvester.

The B+B we stayed in was surprisingly lovely. Usually my mother and I are a little wary of B+Bs because they can be a bit too 'intimate' for our liking, and we find it a bit awkward being in, basically, someone's house! But this one appealed to me straight away, because it was called The White House and all of the rooms were named after American presidents. Which, for an American history junkie like yours truly, was pretty much made of win. Except that my mother and I were in Carter (there was even a photo of him on the wall!), because, really, Carter's up there on the Not That Interesting Presidents list.

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The English breakfast the next morning was delicious. There's nothing quite like a full English breakfast (and juice and cereal and toast and fruit!) to set you up for the day.
If you ever happen to be in the Christchurch/Bournemouth area for a couple of nights, I'd thoroughly recommend The White House.


As you can see, the weather the next day was a LOT better! There was no rain in sight, and it was almost warm!
So, off to Mudeford Quay we went!

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I'll post the rest of the day's adventures, in Christchurch and Bournemouth, in Part 2. Bet you're excited already!


P.S. Thanks for all your helpful comments on my jobs post. I'll have an update on that in a few days, hopefully!


  1. I love visits to the coast :) The bnb looks cool, I agree though, Carter was a little lackluster choice-there are better presidents to design a room after

  2. This place is so picturesque! A place I would definitely want to visit. I would love the B&B too, I am such a history buff. But I with you Carter?! Really. I would so sad if I ended up in that room, I would rather be in the Nixon room. That room might be slightly naughty!


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