So then I thought why not take him away in the UK for a wee mini break. I have to be honest I picked the Isle of wight as it is somewhere I have wanted to go back to for years. We last went when my son was small , about 8 months. As he is nearly 34 its be awhile lol! Also I love history and the fact that Queen Victoria had her holiday home that you can visit was another thing for me. When we went back in 1981 we were very young and had no money , so we could not go as the entrance was too expensive.
I felt like a kid waiting for the ferry to arrive lol. I love the sea and boats so for me it was exciting. I also thought of all those family holidays as a child, brought back lovely memories.
Trust me to sit right at the front lol. Love to see where I am going and we were lucky the crossing was calm and for me too fast.
Once we got settled in our cottage we found a shop and got some bits and had a nice relaxing meal at home.
The Island has lots to offer and in summer it has the most lovely beaches, so fab for families and very peaceful. In fact the whole pace of life over there is relaxed!
I have to tell you out of the few days there I was so upset! I can see the funny side now but at the time it was so not funny!
You know I said I have dreamt of Osbourne House for years? It was one of the reasons for going back to the Island. When I booked I checked the opening times for winter. Ooo that's lucky it is only open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Great I thought we can go on the Wednesday. Then the day before I checked times and costs and can you imagine how i felt when I saw that on our date they were not open !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All that way and so close but so far lol. The next picture is as close as i got and it is the gate house of Osbourne.
In saying that we still had a nice time and went to visit some fab places on the Island and for November the weather was great . I hope you enjoy these pictures and if you can visit there as it was great. I will get to Osbourne one day lol!