Friday, 1 May 2015

Osborne in bloom - photo gallery



We recently visited Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria's seaside home.  Spring was the perfect time to visit, we were surrounded by the most colourful flowers.





The walk down to the beach was lovely, with woodland sculptures to spot along the way.






Lots of fun was had in the play area and it was nicely themed next to Swiss Cottage and the miniature fort where the royal children would have played.





The walled garden was just being prepared for the summer, with rows of flowers ready to be planted and some just beginning to open up - we will definitely have to visit again to see this!

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

With our heads in the clouds.... black & white photography at The Needles, Isle of Wight


It was a beautiful day when we arrived at The Needles.  Looking out from the viewpoint there was not a cloud in sight, but as we walked towards The Needles, cloud quickly covered the path ahead of us. 


The sight of the clouds rolling down the hillside above us was quite something and although we didn't get to see The Needles from up high, the walk was still worth while.




On our way back, it was great to look down at the cliffs of Alum Bay, where the various colours of sand are collected for the sand shop.  Here we filled glass shapes with layers of sand - something I remember doing when I was a similar age to my daughter!


And of course there was time for a game of crazy golf afterwards!


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