Let me start this post by confessing that I am really, really excited to not wear maternity clothes ever again. Even though choices have become far more wearable over the past few years, the truth is that maternity clothing is expensive, you can’t wear it for very long and there just isn’t very much that would look flattering on a big bump. Having said that, it’s entirely possible to feel both comfortable and more or less stylish in maternity wear, and it’s relatively simple to achieve this without breaking the bank if you plan ahead a little bit. I’ve put together my five absolute must-have pieces that are getting me through all four seasons (from February to October, possibly the most annoying time period to be pregnant).
Welcome back to my Swanage Series! On Monday, we decided to take a little day trip to the nearby village of Corfe. Jake’s auntie is an artist, and she displays and sells her work at the Boilerhouse Gallery, which is right next to the station. We hopped on the historic steam train and went to visit her!
I was so impressed by her artwork. We already have a few of her pieces in our flat, but every time I see her work I just can’t get over how talented she and her fellow exhibitors are! If you’re ever in the area and are looking for something individual and inspired for your home, you really should pay them a visit. Alternatively, I think they sell online, too.
Afterwards, the 15 (!) of us went in search of somewhere to have lunch. We ended up finding a lovely pub with an gorgeous garden and a brilliant view of Corfe Castle, which I’m hoping to visit in the future. We kind of had to compromise a little, since there weren’t really any vegan options, so if we go again in the future, I think we would take a packed lunch.
The village itself is incredibly picturesque, it’s almost unreal. I just couldn’t stop looking around! It was such a change to the North-West landscape I usually have around me.
Have you ever been to Corfe? What did you think of your trip?