1 March 2014

the first of march.





It's march! thank goodness for that. March is a good month for us, Nao and I both celebrate our birthdays this month (yes two Piscies I know!) and lots of spring flowers start to pop up.
Today was also a blindingly sunny day, so we headed out around the Island to a few places I don't know too well. Then we broke down (fuel pump again) and whiled away a couple of hours at the beach whilst we waiting for the recovery van.


Above is Bembridge beach. This place was amazing when I was little, so many adventures were had there and some of the few truly happy childhood memories I have, are at this beach. Sadly most of the sand has gone, and the beach is full of building rubble. The beach cafe/shop is gone and some nasty new building developments have taken over. Sad. But, we still had a nice time there.

Below is at St.Helens where my mum spent time as a child with her mum and brothers.
Unfortunately the cafe was closed, but it was a lovely place to park up and have a snooze and take some piccies.







Colourful tights for the occasion.




I feel rejuvenated and ready for camping and beach lazing pretty soon.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a beautiful day. Feels like spring xo

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  2. looks like such a lovely day :)

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  3. Love Pehr's wellies :) x

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  4. I loved reading this blog post and looking at your beautiful photos as my mum lives along
    the Duver.I was there last week with my children.Its such a lovely part of the Island.xx

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  5. hello, a slightly boring comment, but my morris minor was always breaking down with the fuel pump, my dad put in a small petrol filter, and it seemed to reduce the problem. x

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  6. We love St Helens years ago at low water we could harvest lots of Winkles for tea wonder if there are any left?

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  7. Gorgeous IOW pics Artemis, wasn't it lovely to see the sun. My brother took his first ever flight from Bembridge.

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  8. My Traveller had a sticky fuel pump. I used to have to hop out the car and give it a sharp tap with a wooden spoon and it normally got it ticking again. They are a simple quite cheap thing to replace. The same as a mini's one. My car has been fine for over 10 years since so they do keep going those pumps. Sometimes the fuel pipe gets a bit blocked too. I am hoping to do some knitting on the train back to the UK soon. I only just started crochet and it does grow on you, I think. Knitting is a real Morris Traveller hobby don't you think. I have had various Travellers over many years they can get funny looks too!!

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  9. Such stunning pictures and I am in love with your tights!

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  10. Such beautiful photos. Feel like I could just step right into them!

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  11. Beautiful post. That is all. :)

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  12. love those little footprints in the sand

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