Sunday, 9 August 2009

Holiday snaps

We had a fab break. It was raining and grey as we headed down to Lymington to catch the ferry to the Isle Of Wight.  We got on the ferry and as it crossed the small distance to IOW the clouds cleared and the sun came out Ha Ra!
We drove straight to the beach, and spent the rest of the day enjoying the sunshine, very unexpected! The boys had a great time, George and Harry are so good with Arthur. I sat on the beach and crocheted flowers in lots of different yarns while sipping tea perfect :)
The Hotel was hidden down a little lane and on a cliff edge though the trees blocked any view of the sea.  When we arrived we were told that we no longer had the rooms we had asked for as there had been a mix up, we had booked a suite of 3 rooms and two bathrooms..before getting cross we went to look at the alternative, which turned out to be 2 rooms one of the rooms had 5 beds in it!  Any way it was not what we wanted at all.. the man got on the phone and came back to us, with an offer of a suite for the teenagers and we have the first suite with Arthur, the only problem is (he said) that they are in two different wings of the should have seen George and Harry when they saw there rooms! They were over the moon, and next to the snooker room, swimming pool and table tennis.  It worked out fab, they could have there time and we met up at dinner. 
Tony managed to find a quiet spot, and on Sunday I spent the morning sat in the garden on my own reading a book, lovely.
The boys taught Arthur to play golf and table tennis (Arthur occasionally went in search of George and Harry, they all loved it, and also met in the pool before Arthur went to bed.
Sunday afternoon we went down to the beach near the hotel, no sand, but it was very quiet and unspoilt and very hot! I yarn bombed a few pebbles, Harry did some cave painting..

George found a quiet spot, and sat thinking..
mainly about skate boarding, and what he could do instead..
Jumping the rocks seemed like a good game!  I took photos and tried very hard not to shout be careful or don't be silly, I have learnt that he needs these extreme times and nothing I say will stop him.  There is quite a big gap between the rocks in the photo above.  
I took a lot of photos as the colours were fantastic,
I love these weathered roots of an overturned tree,
There was weird red sea weed everywhere which contrasted beautifully with the azure blue of the sea.
We did drop George off at Vetnor on the Monday so he could get his skateboard fix, and we went off to Shanklin for a walk up the chine and a play on the slot machines to get that real seaside holiday feel :)
It was a lovely break and we were so lucky with the sun. We got back to Lymington and it was pouring with rain and we drove through torrential rain all the way home. What a fluke :)


  1. wow, lovely pics and you obviously had a lovely (and well deserved) break! am looking forward to seeing you on Tues morn!


  2. Looks like a lovely holiday! x

  3. Hi Tamsyn - What a lovely time you all had. I love the Isle of Wight, although haven't been for about 20 years!

    Scary rock-jumping - how did you manage to keep quiet?!!!!

    Hope to see you soon!

    Sue x

  4. What lovely fun pictures from a family holiday, you look like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. best wishes Julie.C

  5. wow what gorgeous photo's - looks like you had a great time, how lovely to see all the kids getting on and including the littlest one too.
    We just got back from our family holiday and were also lucky to have amazing weather and like you my kids have a big gap so get on really well which was very relaxing for me!

  6. Hi Tamsyn

    The cake lady came round again today and yes, it is your friend Dee. I told her I'd blogged the cake!!!!

    Sue x

  7. Hi Tamsyn,
    I've got a blog award for you over on mine if you are interested. Don't feel you have to though! I'm all booked up for the needlefelting on the 12th, so see you then x

  8. Hi, I just found your blog via mollimoo. I'm glad I did, it's so colourful and happy! Looks like you had a lovely holiday, I've never been to the IOW, even though I only live in Poole, it's on the must go list!

  9. Hi Tamsyn, it was lovely to meet you at the weekend, shame we couldn't spend longer chatting...Barry comes fromt he Isle of Wight! So glad you had sunshine for your hols, your boys look lovely. Bet the big ones were delighted to be separate from the oldies lol