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bestparkingspaceisleofwightApologies for the slight delay to service here on Division6, we’ve been away for a few days – a blissful family holiday on the Isle of Wight, staying at the same B&B we were looked after at when Amanda was pregnant with Emily.

We were lucky with the weather; enough blissful sunshine to spend some time at the beach with makeshift parasols to protect Emily whilst she tasted sand and stones; and our hosts were as delightful and helpful as they were the last time we stayed, making accommodations for Emily and giving us useful tips and guidance for things to do around the Island.

We’ve been to the Isle of Wight three times now and each holiday had a distinctive and different character. I love heading down there – if that’s a sign of middle age, so be it. This trip took us to Ventor, Grange Chine, St Helen’s and Sandown beaches, Sandown Pier, Areton Old Village (and the amazing Maize maze, although we gave that a miss) and a number of pubs and eateries around the Island.

A fun holiday weekend…

Had a fantastic long weekend on the Isle of Wight with Amanda. Photos on Flickr. It doesn’t take as many words as the last post to explain why it was so wonderful (Amanda = awesome, Isle of Wight = has many old people, but is still awesome)… but fun is usually more straightforward than fact.

Stayed at a lovely B&B in Shanklin (Foxhills – website here), drove all over the Island at whim (well, Amanda drove)… ate much tasty food, walked long, beautiful walks, ate Pepperami sandwiches and made use of the spa, even dropped in at the local cinema where we saw Neil Gaiman’s Stardust… You gotta love British country holidays…

Sad about the rugby, though, eh?