Where: Forest Glade Ice cream, New Forest
As it was a nice sunny day today my cousin, cousin in law, my aunt and I went to the New Forest to get ice cream.
We parked up a hill and walked down to the town to get the ice cream. My cousin recommended a place where she usually gets the ice cream and she made a good recommendation.
I had a twin cone and had mint choc chip and honeycomb. The ice cream was so light and yummy. The honeycomb ice cream had quite big chunks of honeycomb in it and the mint choc chip had actual choc chips in it. Usually when it’s homemade ice cream they crush up all the ingredients and you don’t have a lot of it in the ice cream.
If you want New Forest ice cream, I recommend Forest Glade Ice Cream :)
Where: The View Bar, Southampton Sports Centre
Ash and I decided we go to a sports centre to play football yesterday as it was nice weather. It was a fun but tiring day and I hurt my hip :(
After a fun football session we went to a little bistro next to the sports centre. I had a homemade shepherds pie and it was lovely! Plenty of gravy and the vegetables were done perfectly.
The service there was good. We sat at a table and the waitress/barmaid came over to wipe the tables down even though it wasn’t that dirty.
I had lovely walk with Ash after work today :) went to Riverside Park. It was a nice stroll, I think we walked for about an hour in the sun.
After our walk we went to a nearby pub called The White Swan. The food was lovely; we had a carvery. The first time I went to a carvery and they had pork belly and lamb! I had to have both. The pork belly was stuffed with stuffing and was actually melt in your mouth. The lamb was nice but I wasn’t mad keen on it.
We then had dessert and I had an Eton Mess. It was lovely. I love meringue and the berries were very nice in this. Just enough contrast in flavour and texture.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year (supposedly) so me and a few work guys went to the park for lunch. It was so nice. I think it was like 23 degrees!
As it was sunny I decided to have a nice light lunch. Smoked salmon salad and fruit from Starbucks. To wash it all down I also got a strawberries and cream frappacino; it’s my favourite drink when it’s sunny. This was also from Starbucks.
When we looked at the time we didn’t actually want to go back to work :( it’s too nice to be stuck at work when it’s so sunny outside!
Yesterday I went to Longleat for a Hen Do. It was absolutely amazing. We went on the VIP tour so we had someone take us around the safari park (so we didn’t have to get our cars ripped apart by monkeys!)
The best part of the day was when we get to see Lemurs really up close. I even did a selfie with them. They were do adorable. The group of Lemurs had 2 little babies. I ended up buying a Lemur teddy for my car in the gift shop!
We then went to see the pygmy goats. They were so cute with their stubby legs! We got to even stroke one, they were so soft.
Our driver was so funny. Obviously she knew a lot about the animals but she had such a bubbly nature we got on with her instantly.
After the tour we ended up going into a little room where there was a snake you could hold. At first I wasn’t too sure but then I decided to hold it. It wasn’t too bad, he was quite heavy though.
All in all, it was an amazing day out. I haven’t been to Longleat since I was like 12 so it was good to be back!
So one the bridesmaid duties last weekend was to make paper cranes for the decorations at the wedding. I’ve made 160 cranes in 2 days! My thumb and index finger have gone quite smooth haha.
Look how colourful they all look. I’m quite proud of myself!
Where: Lee On Solent
Ice cream and scampi: Bluebird Cafe
So on Sunday Ash, Becky and myself went on a lovely sunny walk on Lee On Solent. Becky had a hangover and she wanted to go for a walk. It was a lovely day, the sun was just so warm! Summer is coming :D
We arrived at Lee On Solent and the first stop was to get ice cream. Becky recommended the Bluebird Cafe and it was a good recommendation. The soft ice cream was very thick and creamy. Yum. I treated myself to a large ice cream and it was as big as my face!
Once we got the ice cream we went on a little walk along the stoney beach. It wasn’t very cold near the sea which was nice.
We went back to the Bluebird Cafe for lunch and I had Scampi and chips. The plate was huge, I couldn’t finish it all. Ash had to have my chips.
All in all, a lovely day out. If you ever go to Lee On Solent go and visit the Bluebird Cafe.