June 29, 2014

isle of wight | boat trip and sweet factory

The weather for my last day on the Isle of Wight was unfortunately absolutely terrible in contrast to the days before, hello rain and goodbye sunshine. I didn't let that stop me from wearing the brightest trousers that I could find in my suitcase though. We hopped on a little boat which took us right up to the needles (I've mentioned these a time or two in some of my older posts) which was well worth doing even on a wet and windy day.

Just some info on my outfit above; the trousers are vintage, shoes are converse, watch is michael kors, handbag is longchamp and the blazer is from quiz.

After the boat trip we got on the chair lift once again and headed for the sweet manufactory where they give live demonstrations on how boiled sweets are made, if any of you watch 'how it's made' on tv then you'd be in your element just as I was.

This is my last Isle of Wight post until I return around September time, hope you've enjoyed them!


June 28, 2014

isle of wight | steam train and sunset on the sea

You may think that I've turned into an old lady after seeing I spent my day travelling on a steam train and gazing at a sunset, but nope I'm still the same 19 going on 90 year old. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway runs for five miles and the oldest carriage on the tracks was built in 1864, along with the newest which is from 1924. Travelling in one of the old carriages through the sunshine filled fields took me back to my visit to Paris back in May and the Orient Express exhibition there, even if you have no interest in trains the history that surrounds them is always fascinating. They have a 40's themed day on next weekend (5th & 6th July) which would be the perfect excuse to dress pin up, I really wish I was still on the island to go along to that!

Back to the present day and these two naughty pups had been playing in the garden all day long. They've now become best friends and constantly tease each other with bones and treats, Milo will definitely miss Max once he goes back home! I'm very tempted to steal him and have three dogs running round back at the house. 

In the evening while the sun was setting we headed to a restaurant bar right on the seafront, it was so peaceful as there was barely anyone around. If there's one thing you can rely on for a trip to the Isle of Wight, it's a cracking sunset. I have my eye firmly set on owning a yacht one day to anchor down right where this one was.


June 26, 2014

isle of wight | the garlic farm

Yesterday I took a trip to The Garlic Farm which was on the other side of the island to where I'm staying so I got to see lots of the coast in the sunshine along the way. I've never been the biggest fan of garlic in the past and have only come to enjoy it in recent years, but that being said I seem to have an addiction for garlic bread at the moment so was keen to buy some fresh garlic to use for that reason. The farm has garlic beds where you can see all the different varieties growing, along with farm animals (the cutest baby calves ever!) and a shop with a restaurant area too. 

The shop is filled with all kinds of garlic sauces, dressings, fresh bulbs and even beers, all made by the farm itself. They also sell everything online too, just incase you aren't on the Isle of Wight anytime soon.