Isle of Wight

31 Aug 2015




A couple of weeks ago now, we spent a few days away on the Isle of Wight. As somewhere I grew up, moving to the 'mainland' about 10 years ago, it always feels good to go back and visit. It's not really somewhere I appreciated at the time, finding the ferries to get to concerts or shopping trips a complete hassle. But taking the kids back now, I realise just how beautiful it is, and what a wonderful place it must be to bring up young children.

A visit to Blackgang Chine had been much looked forward to. There had been lots of talk about it in the upcoming weeks before our break. Archie was excited about revisiting cowboy land and choosing a cowboy gun with his pocket money. Elizabeth enjoyed panning for gold, carefully picking out the little tiny nuggets to exchange for a shiny gold coin.

The kids love playing on the sandy beaches there, building sandcastles and collecting treasures, as I did when I was little. And there where lots of treasures to be found. We picked up pocketfuls of coloured sea glass and smooth pottery pieces, along with a few fossils and hag stones. I do love searching for treasures in new places, there's always something interesting to be discovered.

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  1. Still havent been to the Isle of Wight, looks like an amazing place for kids, need to take my teenagers soon as they definately wont appreciate it in a couple of years. x

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    1. It really is lovely, a great place for a little break! I always think the boat makes it feel like your having a proper holiday, yet it's so close! xx

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  2. It looks so beautiful Caroline! A very special place to grow up and to return to with your little ones. Definitely somewhere to add to the must visit list. Bee xx

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    1. It's lovely to take them to places I enjoyed when I was little... and seeing them love it just as much. Oh yes, I'm sure you'd love it there! xx

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  3. It looks so wonderful. I really want to explore the Isle of Wight more with the kids, there is so much there to see and do. Did I dream it or did I see that you went to Victorious Festival recently? My sister and her family went, and a lot of friends from school. It sounded like a really good day out by all accounts, I hope you had fun. xx

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    1. There really is, and it's all so close together which makes it so easy! I did, I posted about it... and then deleted! It was really good though, will be going back next year for sure. xx

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  4. I've only been to the isle of wight a few times but have always really enjoyed it… thinking of having our summer holiday there next summer…! A x

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    1. Oh great, the kids would love it there I'm sure! xx

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