29 December 2011

christmas in a campervan

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We are back from our three night christmas trip to the Isle of Wight. We have eaten plentifully and I have been spoilt rotten with pressies : )  It was lovely to take our van home to the Island on the ferry, kind of emotional {I was born on IOW}.
...We arrived an hour early at Portsmouth and had a cuppa whilst in the queue.

So funny when people look in through the windows and then realise we are inside, they looked so embarrassed, ha!

I think Lewes enjoyed the sea views {but not the salty air, vw's worst enemy}

after years of denial, I have to admit I now own an iPhone, and it is great for watching telly in the van. I have a wooden case for it to disguise its iphoneness.

We took so many pressies in the back, all for the familly peeps...

we managed to stop and catch a beautiful sunset on one of my fave roads on the Island.

and we had numerous cups of tea.


we parked our van outside of my Mum's flat, which is on a cliff edge, overlooking the sea. The power cable from her flat was very useful indeed, as we had bought a portable radiator with us.

On christmas morning we opened some of our pressies to each other, Nao got me so many...I couldn't believe it! and so beautifully wrapped too...

 He made me a stunning ring of white gold, with an opaque diamond...

 and some vw campervan chocolates...

and a heart shape locket, from RUST of course!
On Boxing Day, it is traditional for all the village folk to jump into the sea like lemmings.

needless to say, we just went to the pub after the exhausting watching.

A very lovely and memorable xmas indeed! I hope you all had a great one too! New Year next up...I cant believe how fast the years spin by these days. xxx