August is suppose to be the height of summer in the UK. Holidays, days by the beach, eating alfresco, drinking rose wine and eating strawberries. Well if you've been in the UK this August you'll know that sunshine and alfresco dining have not been particularly prominent. Unpredictable would be the best way to describe August. Still there has been plenty to see and do which our monthly round up will demonstrate. From beaches in Swanage to blogging challenges, plane spotting and more. Sketches continues to search the length and breadth of the UK and abroad for inspiring ideas to share. Here's the best of August.
August kicked off with a visit to the wonderful seaside town of Swanage Why you should visit Swanage. Sandy beaches, terrific views and an overwhelming sense of the past, Swanage is a great traditional English seaside town and should be on anyone's must visit places on the South coast. Corfe Castle 1040 to corfe castle was also featured. Stepping onto the Swanage railway to get there really was like stepping back in time.
Trying to entertain the kids is a parents nightmare throughout the school holidays, especially when the weather doesn't help! So thankfully we are close enough to visit some of the country's most famous museums, which have the added bonus of being free. This month Sketches featured two museums that have a strong link between them, Day with the Dinosaurs and Tring Museum
|Natural History Museum|
Also featured this month were a couple of pieces on plane spotting. A much maligned hobby but for many an escape from the everyday trudge of working life. The first was a guide to the avid spotter The Avid Spotter and the second was a review of a recent flight I took Easyjet
August was the month that I completed a 30 day blogging challenge. What a fun challenge it was too. Whether you are an experienced blogger or new, this challenge will do wonders to your blogging skills. The following review gives details on how to join 30 day blog challenge and why you should join.
|Blogging is a bit like a chess game|
I hope you've found something to wet your appetite from this months offerings. If so I would be delighted if you joined me on my travel journey. Coming up to tempt you in September we have reviews of travel equipment and a new leisure app, art and travel with a detailed look at the artist Sasha Harding and my own sketches from Cliveden and in our series Old Journeys through New Windows we head to Shanghai. Oh and it's also Sketches first birthday! Links to following the blog can be found at the top. Would be delighted if you would join me.