28 March 2012

first camping trip of 2012!


Yay! We are having the most glorious heatwave here in the UK...23 degrees in March, its like the best ever present. We hopped off to the Isle of Wight in our van...





first stop was good old Compton, we parked on the edge of the cliff...very nice indeed.



we had an ice cream and I managed to tune in my telly.

at night time we parked outside my mum's flat because we knew that the temperature was going to drop and we needed the electricity cable for our radiator. Once the morning sun hit our van, it was nice and toasty...an one finds it difficult to get up.

we also went to Yarmouth where one of my brother works in the harbour. He is expecting his first babe in a few weeks...eek! so we are all super excited as there are no kiddies in our family yet.





we popped into the chandlers called Harwoods, and we bought loads of stuff! I got this kids Cornish smock and duffel bag...



and a few things for our van too.

this road is disappearing over the cliff like a lot of the south of the Island, makes me feel a bit sad...but i suppose it will make the beaches bigger??

this is the view when we wake up at my mum's flat.

and this is Seaview, which is also a favourite place.


BUT, its always nice to get home to our crazy cat.


25 comments:

  1. looks like a fun and relaxing trip : )

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  2. Ahhh, those shots of the sea are so soothing! Thanks for sharing. Looks like a grand time! xo.

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  3. Looks like you had some splendid quality time indeed!

    Anna

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  4. Hooray for camping. We are under canvas but our first trip is in just a months time. Can't wait! The crazy cat is looking cute!

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  5. these pictures made me feel better abd reminded me how much I need to be by the sea and closer to nature. plus, your van is really cool

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  6. Amazing - love the lime green van amongst all this - fantastic :)
    Ax

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  7. I'm so jealous of your trips out in the van! x

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  8. Sounds like a lovely trip. Not long now and our beach hut will be up! Only a few more weeks! thebeachhutcook.com will be firing on all cylinders!

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  9. Looks idyllic! Am enjoying this summer in spring thing we have going on over here at the moment. Let's hope it lasts! I love your cat by the way. x

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  10. Lovely pictures ... very envious of your camper van! xx

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  11. Your trip looks lovely. Im due to the island on the first of July camping in Newbridge. Yarmouth is our local town when we are there, i dont know about you but i'm very reluctant to leave the island after our two week trip :( thanks for the photo's its made me all excited for July x

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  12. Kathryn29.3.12

    I' m sooo jealous ~ but in a good way!
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Just lookinf at the sunshine and warmth made me feel like Spring.

    It is still so cold here. The iceburgs have already begun their journey down the coast and they keep the wind very chilly.

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  13. ooh...Seaview!Scene of so many family holidays...I love it there, and lovely photos.

    I've had to laugh though...I know 23 degrees is unseasonably warm back in the uk for March but I've been in Freo and Perth (western australia) for the last month.....where it's been between 30 and 40 celsius each day.Today is 23 degrees adn people are huddled up in jumpers this morning and complaining how cold it is!Not me though...

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  14. great trip!!!

    i have missed reading about your lovely trips xxx

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  15. You always make camping in a cute little VW bus look glamorous, fun and easy.
    So charming, so beautiful and so amazing!

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  16. You have an awesome blog - been nosing around and i have to say I LOVE it! I'm your newest follower, looking forward to reading lots more :) x

    Seema

    http://www.thediaryofmissraj.com/

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  17. we miss our cats when we're away too. they start meowing terribly when we return, like, 'where have you been??'

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  18. Looks like you has a lovely weekend, Lewes remains as adorable as ever! xxx

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  19. For a variety of reasons I do not travel. That's why I really enjoy all your great pics.

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  20. Totally fantastic pictures... I would give anything to have a chance to make a trip like you did :)))

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  21. so glad i found you! i posted the ice cream image from your site last week and didn't know the proper source (shame on me!). have a great weekend!

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  22. Hey most of the sea views are amongst my favourite places too...it seems you had such a wonderful time out there and I like your van it really looks so cute....Great photos..!!

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  23. These are what we call perfect holiday photos as there is so much ease and fun looking in all the photos....I am glad that you are also fond of sea side areas just as mine.. :)

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