We are just back from the loveliest three weeks spent on the Isle of Wight. It was a bit of an experiment as we've never been away for that long before, but it definitely all worked out well.
We had a week of absolutely glorious weather, sunshine, blue skies, picnics on the beach and definitely short wearing weather, followed by two weeks that were a bit mixed, but we managed to dodge the rain and still got to spend plenty of time out and about.
We spent our first week exploring more off the beaten track places, a lot of which were new to us. The second week mum and dad joined us and we did all the popular sites and we spent the third week just bitting and bobbing about, looking for good places to sit and do the crossword over lunch.
We are now pretty much back down to earth with a bang as Martin was back at work this morning and I have lots of catching up to do ... with everything 🙈
Autumn is always a busy one for us ... lots of birthdays, another week away, a few days out planned, trying to finish off all that needs doing in the garden, a couple of craft fairs to prepare for and then the festive season will be upon us and that will be another year over.
I've loads to share with you about our time on the Isle of Wight, I will probably bore you to tears, but for now ... here is the rest of our September ...
|Day 11 - After a very busy day in the garden yesterday we had a nice slow day today. It was a lovely afternoon and I am really chuffed with how the honesty, that I planted from seed ready for next year, is doing.
|Day 12 - I actually got round to giving my houseplants a bit of a spruce up today and they are actually all looking pretty healthy at the moment.
|Day 13 - We were feeling so organised ... ready for heading off for three weeks to the Isle of Wight tomorrow ... a takeaway for tea and the first of the new series Temple on the TV ... hard to think of anything other than Kingsman when watching Mark Strong though. Finally got round to photographing my latest taggy blankets.
|Day 14 - Our first view of The Needles on the most glorious of days on our trip back over to the Isle of Wight, where we would be spending the next three weeks 😀
|Day 15 - The first full day of our holiday and just look at that sky ... just perfect 🌞
|Day 16 - Another full day out and about exploring the coast of West Wight ... I loved the old pier at Totland Bay.
|Day 18 - We were both so proud of ourselves today ... we walked up to the Tennyson Monument on the top of the downs. It was a grueller, but it was most definitely worth it ... the views were amazing.