With sunshine being forecast for day five of our Isle of Wight holiday, we’d planned a day at Blackgang Chine. Hubby and I had both been before but not for many years and were looking forward to taking Jessica and Sophie there for the first time. Blackgang Chine is the… View Post

Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge Windmill

One of the things I love about National Trust membership is being able to visit so many different places around the country. During our holiday on the Isle of Wight, we decided to visit Bembridge Windmill. The girls had never visited a windmill before. This one is the only surviving… View Post

Exploring Godshill Model Village

Exploring Godshill Model Village

Despite visiting the Isle of Wight many times in my teens, I’d never been to Godshill Model Village before. Jessica and Sophie loved our previous visits to other model villages so I knew they’d enjoy a visit to Godshill. The village itself is a pretty one with thatched cottages and… View Post

Swimming and a ride on the Isle of …

Swimming and a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Jessica had two requests for our holiday on the Isle of Wight. One was to visit the beach and the other was to go swimming. The weather was grey and chilly on our second morning. It wasn’t such a good day for sightseeing so we headed off to the Waterside… View Post

Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock at …

Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock at Chessington World of Adventures

This weekend (5th May) will see the opening of a new attraction at Chessington World of Adventures – Land of the Tiger which features the new Tiger Rock ride. We were lucky enough to be invited to Chessington last weekend to see this new area and to be one of… View Post

An afternoon at the Needles Landmark Attraction

An afternoon at the Needles Landmark Attraction

For our last family holiday together, we went to the Isle of Wight. The weather wasn’t great for most of our week but with sunshine forecast for our first full day, we decided to take Jessica and Sophie to the Needles Landmark Attraction. One of Jessica’s requests for our holiday… View Post

Four cousins: a last day out at Chessington …

Four cousins: a last day out at Chessington World of Adventures

Spending time with cousins is such a special thing. Jessica always adored spending time with her cousins Ebony and Erin. She was so excited about them coming to visit in the Easter holidays. We had some discount entry vouchers for Chessington World of Adventures that we’d been given at the… View Post