On Monday, I took the day off work to visit the beach with my family and it was awesome. Visits to the coast are few and far between and Bournemouth is a good 3 hour drive from the Midlands and to be fair, finding any beach is a bit of a trek as the Midlands is so landlocked! Bournemouth is a childhood favourite. When I was little, we used to spend long weekends here and day trips in the Summer holidays were a regular thing. We used to dig huge holes with my cousins, build sandcastles and spend hours bobbing in the sea in our rubber rings. Oh the nostalgia! We haven't been back in ages, instead opting for much longer trips back to Hong Kong as a family. Luckily my sisters and I managed to get the day off work/college etc and my family made that oh-so-familiar trip down to the south west of England. It was amazing to spend Monday sitting on the beach and breathing in that salty sea air and just doing nothing at all. It got sunnier as the day went on and we soon ditched our jumpers. We had a good wander up and down the beach, had a bit of a paddle (despite it being a little too cold!), had ice cream, popped into the arcade on the pier and of course finished the day with some good old fashioned fish and chips. Why break tradition eh?