Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The green green grass of holiday.


This weekend, my bestie and I decided to take a little trip across the water to the Isle of Wight. I've only been once before, for work, so it was high time I went for a proper holiday. We had such a lovely time - we drank lots of wine, ate an obscene amount of dip, had the most incredible chips either of us have ever had (they were BRUSHED WITH BATTER) and had an ice cream on the beach.

If you've never been, or are thinking of taking a weekend away, I so recommend. There's loads to do, the beaches are gorgeous (and plentiful) and it's really peaceful too. We stayed in a caravan at the Park Resorts park Nodes Point - and it was a great way to explore the island, plus a great base for the evenings to watch cheesy films and drink wine! Two days really wasn't enough, though, and I'd love to go back for a week next time.

These pictures were taken around St. Helens and Sandown. We also visited The Garlic Farm, which was so awesome, I'll tell you all about it in another post!

Bluest sea ever!
Tiny crab!
Ewww seaweed.
BEST CHIPS IN THE WORLD.
Wine + beach = :)

I used Carrie's Photoshop Actions for these pictures, by the way. They came out so well - I really recommend trying them out!

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17 comments

  1. It looks like you had a lovely time- I have always wanted to go for a little trip down to the Isle of Wight! Oh and those 2p machines are so addictive, I never thought I had a gambling problem until I had a shot of one of them in the arcade haha! xx

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  2. Its 10 days until I head to Dorset and I cannot wait! I only hope we have at least a couple of days of nice weather!!

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Another couple & me & the husband were going to head to IOW for August Bank holiday weekend but the other couple have a wedding in Milton Keynes on the Friday so it was too much of a trek. We're heading to Deal instead.

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  3. Those chips sound absolutely amazing! One of my Uni friends lives on the Isle of Wight, and I used to go there with my family when I was younger, I think the time is nigh for another little visit (:

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  4. Oh gosh, these photos are lovely and it looks like you had a fab time !! The sunshine is spot on too.. I think Manchester needs a little of that !

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  5. look divine, good old british seaside.

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  6. Your holiday looks awesome! Love icecream on the beach - it's always better than at home!

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  7. When I saw those first 2 photos I thought these were photos from your Italian holiday! It amazes me how lovely beaches in the UK can look on a sunny day. It's rare...but when it happens it's priceless.

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  8. Those chips look amazing!

    I went to the Isle of Wight for my birthday but that was in the midst of winter - I imagine sunny is even better.

    How awesome is the Garlic Farm, eh?

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  9. Omg,I want to be at the seaside NOW please. It all looks so wonderful. x

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  10. I adore these photos :)
    beach, wine, ice cream- looks like you had a great time x

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  11. AMAZING! I went there in spring. It was such a good little holiday - glad to see you love it too. Amazing pictures by the way, esp the 2p machine, the seaweed and the ponies!

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  12. oh i so love the beach, even uk beaches - i just find something really lovely and relaxing about them!

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  13. Looks lovely! And the chips sound amazing!!! (I'm Scottish so I like everything coated in batter!)

    xx

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  14. Totally want a Mr Whippy now!!! Great pics x

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  15. This looks lovely! I can't believe how sunny it is either, I thought you had gone somewhere exotic again!

    Maria xxx

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  16. I totally thought these snaps were from abroad before reading the text! Looks amazing, I do love our british seasides sometimes :)

    xx

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  17. Absolutely gobsmackingly stunning photography. Who'd have know this was the isle of wight, it looks like the caribbean or mediterranean. Definitely inspired to take a trip there before summer is up! xxx

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