Isle of dreams

We went to Isle of Wight for the May Bank Holiday and had the most wonderful time! I think I might have been there before, but couldn’t remember how utterly beautiful it was. Winding lanes, lovely views over hilly farmland criss-crossed with hedges, decidious woods carpeted with bluebells and wood anemones. Everybody kept telling me it is ‘old worldly’ but I hadn’t realised how much I’d love it. And not only me, also the children. My youngest just wanted to move there, and I’m kind of with him! Surely that lottery win must be imminent!


Looking for dinosaur footsteps on the beach. Fortunately we bumped into a group who were doing a walk and so we managed to spot a print or two with the  help of the tourguide.



Visiting the steam railway. Again, such a lovely, charming old-fashioned experience, being run by real enthusiasts.

IMG_3548Quarr monastry. Just did a whistlestop tour of the farm shop (I bought a Boysenberry bush) but definitely want to come back here next time to have a proper look around.


A bluebell wood, this one at Mottistone Gardens, where we went for a couple of walks both within the garden and up onto the hills behind.

Isle of Wight, I’m definitely coming back soon!


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