On Monday, my family and I came back from my holiday to Bournemouth and it was fantastic. If you don’t know where Bournemouth is, it’s by the beach in the UK. We went there especially for this one week because of something that I will tell you later.
On Monday, we arrived in Bournemouth and had a look at everything while also meeting up with some friends who were also there for half the week.
On Tuesday, we all went to the beach and had a swim in the ocean. We did this on Monday too, but when we arrived it was late. It was so nice and hot and very relaxing too. This was the first time that I ever got a tan because normally I burn and not tan so this was very alien to me. We ended up staying at the beach for a good six or seven hours, no exaggeration.
Wednesday was the start of the best part of the holiday though. Our friends were leaving later on that day which was a shame for them because they missed the best part of the year there which, again, I will explain a bit later. There was a treasure hunt type challenge going on where they give you clues and ask you questions about certain things all around Bournemouth. We decided to do this and came across so many cool things such as an arcade, a patisserie valerie shop (one of the best dessert places ever besides Creams) and a 6D cinema. I didn’t go there on Wednesday but I did go on Sunday. While I did this with my friends, my mother and brother found my dream. A dream cone to life.
A waterstones with a coffee shop on top of it.
That was all I needed and now, I will try to move there as soon as I can. We also found the church where Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, was buried alongside her family.
On Thursday was the first day of the Bournemouth Air Show. This is the part of the holiday that I have been looking forward to all year. This air show is all about the military including: the army, the navy and the royal air force. This event has always been important to me since we found out about it last year as I have been wanting to join either the army or royal air force for a long time. Turns out, I only have to wait two more years now due to some buildings needing to be built. I’m so excited.
On Thursday, we also went to Waterstones and I got myself an iced banana latte which was okay but really strong. I also brought myself The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson which is the first book in the Mistborn trilogy. The books are huge but I started the first book and it is so good. We went back to the air show where we watched a lot of displays. They were all with war planes and helicopters and they were awesome. Later that night, they did a firework display with the war planes where they shoot out the fireworks which looked amazing.
Friday was much the same except that we went around Bournemouth for the day and then from the event, we went back to the beach to see the air show displays again. The best display that day was the one where the helicopter was on fire and two planes flew by shooting out fire works again like the previous day.
On Saturday, we went to Poole to an indoor playground which my little brother loved. After that, we went back to the hotel room. When we left again, I was the one who witnessed the Red Arrows fly past and low over the beach. We watched this beautiful display which was the highlight to the days displays and then asked about the royal air force. Like I said before, I have to wait two more years so I can prepare and train before I officially join. I want to either join them or the army. We stayed there for a long time.
On Sunday, it was the last day of the Air Festival which was a shame. We went really early in the morning and the first thing that I did was go on the Red Arrows simulator which was incredible as it felt like I was in the airplane. It felt like we did real loop the loops, went upside down and did all of these amazing tricks. After that, we continued down the beach and saw that there were these military tanks, trucks and rescue cars that you can climb into and the soldiers help you climb up and take a picture with you. It was all more cramped than expected but it was all interesting to learn about. There was also this one area where you can shoot with air rifles and the soldiers help you. Seeing as I’ve done air gun shooting before, I knew what to do and did well. After all of this, we went to a formula 1 racing simulator and I did really well on there too. Then, as my mother and brother went off to the water, I stayed behind at the arena which was a barred off area on the sand, and watched first the Parachuters, then the windwalkers, the helicopters, the blades, the Red Arrows and the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight. I think that the best part of these displays were the windwalkers, the blades and the Red Arrows. The wind walkers were two planes with a woman sitting on top of each one and they did some incredible things like go upside down, lying on their sides and walking on the planes wings all while the planes are flying at incredible speeds. I would love to watch these displays again. This whole event was incredible and its by far my favourite part of the year.
On Monday, we went to Waterstones again and I got myself the rest of the mistborn trilogy and had a chocolate chip mint cooler which was delicious. After that, we went into the arcade and then went home.
All in all, this was an unforgettable holiday and I can’t wait for next year to come back and see the air show again.
What did you do during the holidays? Did you go see the air show? I highly recommend that you should go see it one time as it was spectacular. I’m not exaggerating either. Also, lwt ne kniw if you want to see any picturea of the event. I tried putting them in this post but it didn’t workproperly. I might try again in a seperate post. See you next time with another post,
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