We’ve had a fabulous week on the Isle of Wight, pretty much incommunicado. We’re now back to the real world but we’ve been easing ourselves in gently with a fabulous day out today.
One of the highlights of my week away was popping into the workshop at Wyatt and Jack to buy some gorgeous new designer handbags made entirely from reclaimed materials.
We all enjoyed the beach, especially Bubbles who is now a huge fan of the water. So much so, I think I’ve found myself a new open water swimming buddy.
For the girls, the beach was all about buckets and spades, rock-pooling and having a bit of a paddle in the water.
We also made the most of the outdoor swimming pool on the resort where Libby swam her first few strokes on her own with no buoyancy device.
We had some brilliant days out too, with both Robin Hill Park and Blackgang Chine being firm favourites with the girls. I was particularly impressed with Robin Hill park and very jealous of all those people heading there for Bestival this weekend. The fact that both places accept dogs on leads was excellent too, I wish more places would follow suit.
On the ferry home yesterday, we were lucky enough to go and chat to the captain on the bridge, with both girls having a go at sitting in his chair. Huge thanks to Red Funnel ferries for giving them such a lovely opportunity.
Today we avoided coming back down to earth with a bump after our holiday with a day out to Drayton Manor Park. During term time, the entry price is only £20 for an adult and a child aged three and under.
Now is the perfect time to go, we didn’t queue up for any of the rides. This led us to exploring areas of the park that we’d previously missed, including the drunken barrels and the wild west shoot out. We’re looking forward to going again for both the fireworks and the Christmas experience over the next few months.
Now that we’re back, I’m all set to go back to normal both with work and blogging over the next few days. I’ll also be working on my palm oil free website, I hope to raise awareness of the issue as well as the companies who are doing something about it.
Libby starts back to nursery tomorrow. She’s in a different class, which is a very big change for a three year old and she’s quite nervous. I know that Lia will miss her too as she will now be away three mornings a week. I’m dreading next year when she starts school and I see her even less.
Both girls enjoyed the evening entertainment on our holiday, being allowed to stay up late a few times as a rare treat. Our Thursday Photo #70 sees a guest appearance from one of the puppets from the show.
I’m sure that by next week, the holiday will seem like a distant memory as they always do. It was lovely while it lasted.