Thursday, April 05, 2012

Paddling in Poole!

It was our wedding anniversary last week, so hubby and I (and two gooseberries! - Our daughter and her chap!) went away for a few nights down in Dorset.
We went via Shaftesbury...
And stayed in Poole in an apartment with fabulous views over the quay.
We were able to see the unique sail bridge open and close several times during our stay.
We were so lucky with the weather, considering what was happening in the north of the country!
The quay was busy with fishermen and holidaymakers alike.

We ate lots of local fish during our stay...

And walked and walked....
Sandbanks, Poole.

Young love! :)
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We visited Monkey World (Ape Rescue Centre) again, as we are complete suckers when it comes to fluffy creatures! ;-))
Bournemouth beach.
Lymington.
Lymington Quay and the salt marshes.
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We came home via Salisbury, stopping for tea in the antiques emporium on the high street.
I bought this pretty wooden hat stand there - I'd not seen one with a little wooden hat on the top before...Great for my collection.
Salisbury.
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It was lovely to switch-off from everything for a while.
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Hope all is well with you! - If you're taking some time off over Easter, I hope you enjoy yourselves!
I'll be back tomorrow with photos of a gift I made for a friend of mine...Hope she'll like it! :)
Niki xx

9 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had a lovely little holiday. The cathedral is stunning. I wish you and your family a Joyous Easter!

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  2. What lovely escape Niki. Glad you had a good time. I know Shaftesbury well as it's where my parents live. Looking forward to seeing you on 21 April. Will you have some of your dolls with you? Lesley x

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  3. Lovely photos...sometimes it is SO good to have a change-even if you didn't feel you needed one!
    Happy Easter..
    Callie x

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  4. Hi Niki

    I must have missed you by a whisker as we have been in Dorset this week on holiday too ~ a little further along the coast at Weymouth ~ I even got a sunburnt nose on Monday! We also visited Monkey World on Tuesday! Sounds like you had a fab time too!
    See you soon
    Ali x

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  5. Hi Lesley,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. April is going to be a very busy month for me, but yes, I hope very much to find the time to make a selection of rag dolls for the Vintage Bazaar (I have some ideas whirring in my head! ;-))...Look forward to seeing you,
    Niki x

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  6. Looks like a lovely break away,lovely piccies,Niki,Hope you have a happy easter,love juliex

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  7. Looks like a lovely break away,lovely piccies,Niki,Hope you have a happy easter,love juliex

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  8. Gorgeous photos Mum, glad you had a nice holiday!! I hope the card I sent arrived safely?

    Love Kay xxx

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  9. Wonderful photos!! It looks like you had a great time. Happy Anniversary to you both!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx