The Sandbanks Hotel

Good Afternoon All

Charms by Joanna had an exciting couple of days at the beginning of the week. We have been working hard to make 200 zip clips and 200 Happy Bags for an event organized by TDN Management which was to be filmed by Sky TV.

I will be doing another couple of blogs with details about the event in a few days. Today’s blog is all about the hotel.

We headed off early and left the snow behind as we travelled south, we took a break in Eastleigh (breakfast in Asda) and arrived at the hotel late morning. Here is a photo I took when we arrived


On Arrival

We could not check into our room until 3pm so we headed off to find Tara and Sian. They were busy getting things ready in the ballroom. We had also brought the chocolates supplied by Ice The Cake and set to work adding the goodies to the Goody Bags (also supplied by Ice The Cake). The items we took were a hit, especially the chocolate!

We then had time to spare until check-in. The staff were brilliant, they held our luggage in the office behind Reception and even took it up to the room for us at 3pm! In the meantime, they also let us use the pool so off we went. The pool was very warm but relaxing, we were in there about an hour just swimming and chatting.

We still had a couple of hours to go so we had shared a delicious pizza and portion of chips in the bar area then headed out for a little drive round. The tide was out so we could not go for a swim in the sea LOL

We headed off towards Poole following the water’s edge and found a beautiful boating lake and park so I took another couple of photos, I love the lamp posts along the Promenade.


Lamp posts along the Promenade

Here is a photo taken from by the park, such a beautiful view of the boating lake!


View of the boating lake from the road

We headed back to the hotel shortly after 3pm. After collecting our key cards we headed up to our room. We were at the last but one on that floor, so walked what seemed like miles to get to our room but it was worth it. Our bags were already there as promised by the staff and the room was warm and airy. We had a view of the sea, at a slight angle but definitely there. The window was huge so it let in plenty of light.

We had a coffee/tea and relaxed and chatted before showering and changing ready for the evening of entertainment.

The breakfast at the hotel the next morning was also worth getting up for. We could have had a full cooked breakfast, each one freshly prepared and cooked, however, we opted for the Continental. There was a good choice of cereals and a home made muesli which I had with a delicious vanilla yoghurt, and plenty of bread and jams as well as croissants and pain au chocolate. Tea and coffee and plenty of juice also on had to wash everything down. The menu showed there were also other choices available including fish and porridge.

Details of the evening event to follow so watch this space

A BIG THANK YOU to TDN Management for our invitations and the hotel for their courtesy and smiles.



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