Good afternoon gorgeous! How are you? I am feeling a little confused, I keep thinking it’s Monday as we got back from Bournemouth yesterday, after a few days away for Brads birthday. To confuse things further, I had a summer party with the photo booth today too, which rarely happens mid week. Since I’m starting my week on a Wednesday that can only mean, that it’ll be the weekend again before I know it.
Brad and I have had a super busy few months and, tbh, we have been ships that pass in the night. We have barely had a chance to speak a full conversation over the last few weeks so I really wanted to get away together as a little treat. We had already “planned” (when I say planned, what I mean is, we had loosely discussed) to go down to Bournemouth, but up until last week, still hadn’t figured out where we were going to stay.
With Logan being such a big dog, it makes it much harder to try and find somewhere to stay, or to have anyone look after him. I looked at so many different options, namely Airbnb and local hotels. Lots of which stated they were “dog friendly” then, when looking at the small print, what they *actually* meant to say is “SMALL dog friendly”. They really should create a new search option on these things with a large dog friendly option as it’s quite misleading to say you’re dog friendly and then be dog size-ist about it!
After much hunting, I managed find a cracking deal on Booking.com (booking dot YEAAAHHH!!) for The Royal Bath Hotel, which after double checking with a phone call, turns out are ALL animal friendly (that included ferrets, cats and the rest!) no discrimination (but with a few rules to abide) and at a small extra charge which was within budget. Brad had no idea where were going, I decided to surprise him until we turned up at the front door. He was very confused (and pleased) to find out a hotel accepted dogs.
We were shown to our spacious room which was on the ground floor of the hotel with a private back door leading on to the large garden area, making things so much easier for letting the dogs out for their wees in the mornings. Although the hotel decor internally was pretty 80s, it was all very clean and well maintained. We didn’t spend much time in the hotel anyway so that didn’t bother us, the practicality and location totally won me over. It was so good to be able to walk out the back garden straight on to the beach promenade. I would definitely stay there again and particularly request that room. I will say the only thing that let it down was the super creaky floor boards above us so I may take headphones next time to aid sleeping through an early night, I’m a really bad sleeper!
Although the forecast for the week was originally a “heat wave”, true to form, the British weather threw a curve ball at us and rained throughout the majority of our few days. We got totally soaked through to our underwear on Monday morning. It was sunny when we left the hotel and as soon as we got out the car the heavens opened. And, of course, once we were back in the car the sun came back out.
We really just had quite a chilled out few days with lots of walks and lots of food and a bit of shopping. We did get dressed up and head out without the kids for a change (the adults needed some alone time!) to go out for a lovely meal for Brad’s birthday. We went to Koh Thai. Although I have been aware of Koh Thai going back four years since their first restaurant in Boscombe (there’s one in Bristol too) I had never been in before. I don’t really do spicy food so I’m always a bit scared to try it. But since it was Brad’s birthday, it was his choice and he wanted some spicy tapas, so I obliged and really enjoyed it. We had so many cocktails too, it was such a lovely night.
It was a shame we had to come back so soon, but we have another cheeky stay in a lovely hotel in Bristol this week so watch this space for more on that!!
What I Wore
Skirt and Top – H&M
Boots – Carboot (Originally Select)