28 February 2011

sea life

and finally I get to see the sea again. I really miss being by the sea. we had such a great weekend on the Isle of Wight, some lovely sunny weather, and dare i say it, slightly warm !?

this is Ventnor beach, i remember being a wee tot, and the sand was so hot you couldn't walk on it.
we also went to Shalfleet, where there is a network of creeks, I used to row about in my tiny boat when i was little. I nearly got capsized when a swan i was feeding bread to, jumped on board!
We used to go camping around here to, super tranquil indeed.

its such a peaceful place, all you can hear is the wind whistling through the masts of the boats in the dry harbour, and the oyster catcher birds.

we chased the sun on the way home and took some photos from the car...

we went for sunday lunch at the Pointer Inn, in Newchurch. It was so good i nearly fainted. Check out this crumble...

good lord! ...rude not to, I say.

then we had a mooch around the church yard to see the amazing display of springy delights, a carpet of crocus and snowdrops...


...lastly but certainly not leastly, we met two little characters: my friends two Guinea pigs...



They hang around the fridge in their kitchen waiting for tasty morsels, hilarious!
I love the way their fur looks like bed-hair!

...couldn't resist showing you this photo...taken by my friend's dad Dave Wadsworth, it's a classic!!

Ahhh, what a lovely weekend we had.


  1. What gorgeous pictures..so nice to see some sun and happy weather!! We had great weather here too, was great to get outside!! Hope you have a great week! xx

  2. So glad you got to go to the sea! Those guinea pigs are TOOO cute!

  3. lovely!
    I live next to the ocean, but we just got 6" more inches of snow! I cannot wait for flowers and Spring! Beautiful photos!

  4. What lovely pictures , looks like a magical place. Ck ;) x

  5. I can't believe it was February!!! It looks like the middle of summer! Gorgeous photos, I'm now going to look at campsites for my summer holiday as I feel all holiday inspired. X

  6. Love little Maple...what a fab hair-do, just like a miniature lion!

  7. Those photos are stunning!

  8. Ooooh, lovely photos. We live so close to the IOW, but just never get across there, shame on us! Looks like you had a fab weekend, beautiful weather!

  9. Beautiful photos of what looks to be a magical place ... love that apple crumble! I agree, it would be rude not to eat it!


  10. Great country pictures and... nice sweater!

  11. Stephanie28.2.11

    great photos! Like the one with you on the beach, smiling.

  12. oh i love the sea... i don't live close to it at all (sigh), but i'm going to vancouver in a few weeks, so i'll get my fill then!

    also, love the comfy sweater!

  13. What a fab series of photos - I adore them all and guinea pig Maple - what a cutie.
    Spring is almost definitely on the way. Please come to Denmark next :)

  14. Gaelle1.3.11

    Stunning!! It's helping me through a grey day like today, chained at my grey desk, in my grey workplace... it's put a smile back on my face!

  15. I grew up on an island as well, and the hardest bit about living in the city is being away from the water. Thank goodness I'm going back to my mum's house for my birthday this weekend. Love your blog, by the way! Oh, and one more thing. Did you have persimmon crumble?? My tastes buds are rather envious.

  16. Looks like the perfect weekend. The flowers outside the church are breathtaking.

  17. Lovely photos as usual. Dessert looks yum. But I really love that jumper!

  18. I too am from the seaside and sometimes I find myself just yearning for it, the air, the smell, the look of the water ... funny, isn't it? Glad you made it back, looks gorgeous!

  19. You came down on one of the nicest days in ages! Mind you its been lovely her but bloody freezing!! Great pics.

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