This week, since Saturday I have been on a family holiday in the lovely Isle of Wight with my boyfriends parents. Everything has been quintessentially English, as you would expect on this wonderful island. I do hope to share some photos of you once I return, but am not technically advanced enough to do so whilst away!
We are staying in a gorgeous thatched cottage which is over 200 years old, the lovely dark timber beamed living room, with it’s wood burner in the inglenook fireplace is a wonderful novelty. All the walls are stupendously thick and built from lovely pale stonework.
The journey here was more than interesting as the weather was terrible. The south of England has been victim of endless rain in recent months (we literally have had no summer) so the rain on the island just sat in the roads, flooding the already narrow and track like paths. We went through one flood which I honestly did not think we would get to the other side! The days since have been good weather in comparison, on sunny day and the rest grey, but pleasant!
And so what have we done so far…eat…eat…eat, and a few other bits and bobs. Although I am small I can eat for an army, and the food on the island has proven to be lovely. Today in the lovely picturesque town of Shanklin we enjoyed a gorgeous cream tea in the cottage garden of a lovely tea house. Made even more perfect by a friendly little robin, and mr and mrs blackbird. All of which looked well fed and very eager to eat some of the scones, needless to say they got some!
Today we had a peep round Ventnor, which honestly was not amazing but I was pleased to find a vintage clothes shop called oh so vintage! In which was a lovely rail full of 1950s dresses. A 1940’s
Jacket caught my eye, in a lovely dark green colour, it was simply Devine, but would have been a luxury too far for me. The picture at the top is of this shop but is from the website, www.oh-so-vintage.co.uk There was also a good selection of charity shops, so the bargain hunter in me could not resist! And when you can buy a pretty tea plate for 10p it really is the icing on the charity shop bargain hunting cake 🙂 It will be perfect for my sisters hen tea party, woop!
Anyhow, I am sorry this dear diary style post comes with no pictures, I can’t wait to share a few pictures with you all when I get back!