Surf & chocolate box sweet

From the endless sweep of beach at Sandown, which has a Ozzie vibe in the hot sunshine to the chocolate box cottages at Shanklin, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. Shanklin has a sandy beach, a tooth achingly sweet old village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine as some of its attractions. ForContinue reading “Surf & chocolate box sweet”

Windy walk to the Needles

Another bracing walk to the iconic Needles beckons. We first visited back in 2017 and you can read all about that here. It’s fairly blustery along the cliff edge hence a lot of windy looking selfies! The name ‘Needles’ is believed to have been derived from a slender tapering rock pinnacle . This needle-shaped rock,Continue reading “Windy walk to the Needles”

Picture postcard perfect

Godshill is the epitome of the traditional English village with some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. With its medieval church, thatched-roofed cottages and plethora of traditional tearooms, it’s one of the prettiest places on the island. As well as All Saint’s Church, there’s arts and crafts and even a model village!Continue reading “Picture postcard perfect”

Cream teas and fairy trees

We’re leaving the bracing bluster of St Helen’s beach and onwards – but not before I investigate a highly decorative fairy tree! Its long dead branches form a stark artwork against a cloudy sky scape. But its naked branches have been adorned with a whole host of whimsical fairy decorations. Moving on from the fairyContinue reading “Cream teas and fairy trees”