Of course the first bit of August was taken up with about a week of birthday celebrations, including our weekend away camping and my birthday itself - which we spent eating good food, walking in the forest and shopping (my ideal day!) Then there was my trip to Bicester Village with my Mum, which was the perfect girls' day out - lots of shopping (hello Mulberry shop!) and a yummy lunch out - and a glass of fizz of course!
The paddleboard has been out several times since we bought it - we've definitely got our £100 worth already (it was an eBay bargain!) These snaps are from when we took it to the beach near our parents' house. Bodhi is a paddleboarding pro now, although I don't think he liked being on it with Tom in the water (he usually just wants to go wherever Tom goes!) I'm guessing the paddleboard will soon be packed away as I'm not sure I fancy going out on it now it's a bit chillier!
A couple of weekends before my birthday we went camping in Kimmeridge with Tom's Mum and Dad. We stayed in the van this time rather than in a tent - I road tested my new sleeping bag which I'll be taking on Trek America and it was very warm and comfy! We had a really lovely time with them, spent eating yummy food, having a barbecue, exploring Kimmeridge, paddleboarding, walking and visiting the brilliant Square and Compass pub at Worth Matravers for ciders and pasties.
We also recently went to the wedding of two of our close friends, Luke and Laura, the reception of which was held at the beautiful Stockbridge Farm Barn in Sherborne.
On a recent Saturday we went along to a 'fun day' at Mudeford Quay where there were lifeboat demonstrations, a funfair, food stalls and all kinds of other things going on. My favourite bit was the demonstration from the Blades aerobatic team.
As you all probably know by now, I'm currently in the USA exploring the West coast with Trek America - I can't wait to share all my new memories with you when I get back!