Katie took Roo to a party and I took Rootwo to the beach. It’s lovely to live close enough to just wander down whenever we feel like it. We dug a hole, then he wanted me to bury him in it.
Sunday 28 August 2022
Saturday 27 August 2022
It’s our Anniversary tomorrow. We enjoyed a brilliant meal at East Beach Café (aka “The turd”). There was live music from The Caws Brothers, who were brill!
Sunday 21 August 2022
First games night in our new house.
Saturday 20 August 2022
Tennis fun with Roo.
Monday 15 August 2022
We moved! I’m knackered, everything is new and weird.
Saturday 13 August 2022
A fun day with friends. We hung out with friends at Whiteways woods. Later, me Kam and Luke had a drink on the beach.
Friday 12 August 2022
Out for breakfast. While a man packs our house.
“Ooo… My got muscles like a skeleton.”
Packing day. I’d highly recommend a packing service when moving house. We had a lovely day out while a nice man put all our stuff into boxes.
Enjoying a final night in the old garden. Happy memories. Feeling a bit emotional.
Thursday 11 August 2022
First of many.
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Painting in the garden.
Golden boy! After a traffic-heavy drive home Rootwo was itching to go to the park. Way past his bedtime of course, but it’s hot and he’s not going to be sleeping anytime soon. So we parked the sea end and scooted to the play park. I love these times just me and him.
Tuesday 9 August 2022
We had a bit of a nothing day hanging at Grandma and Grandad’s house. It hot! Too hot to be bothered with going out. So we played games in the garden all day.
Home tomorrow for four final nights in our old house before we move on Monday.
Monday 8 August 2022
Minibeast Safari at The Wolseley Centre. We had a lovely time waving nets at grass and shaking trees looking for bugs. 🐛 🐞
Sunday 7 August 2022
Me and Roo went ape in Cannock Chase.
Saturday 6 August 2022
We packed it all in today. In the morning, a cat that Roo had dubbed “Isle” came to visit. It was cute watching Roo and Two cuddling with Isle until it pounced on a lizard and ate it.
We felt sad to leave our holiday home, but spending time at Robin Hill helped. Thankfully, today there was no queue for the toboggan run. It was great fun hurtling down the hill at speed. Unfortunately, Roo and I hurtled a little too fast and I took the skin off various body parts when we tipped over. Luckily my bulk protected Roo who escaped unharmed.
All too soon it was time to leave. We tried to get an earlier boat but alas, all we’re fully booked. We went to Ryde to find somewhere to eat and ended up in Subway.
We’ve had a brilliant holiday here, I’m sure we’ll be back!
Friday 5 August 2022
We went to Sandown beach. It was hot enough for the sand to burn our feet. Roo made a friend and they dug a big hole and played in the sea. Of course, Rootwo joined in and set about trying to collapse the hole.
Later, after dropping Grandmum at Ryde, we finally went to Crave Ice Cream parlor in Ventnor. It was worth the wait!
Thursday 4 August 2022
In contrast to yesterday we had a reasonably calm day. This morning I ran around the many hills of Ventnor. This was a brilliant way to explore the beautiful coastal path.
Later, we drove to Ryde to pick up Grandmum (who literally had a ticket to Ryde). She’s staying with us for a night.
We visited the Garlic farm. Their food looked incredible, but it wasn’t the right environment for a lively two year old. So we decamped to the Isle of Wight Donkey sanctuary. Roo really enjoyed trying to spot and tick-off all 120 donkeys and ponies.
We had dinner at the Spyglass Inn back in Ventnor. This quirky pub has decent enough food and an incredible view over the bay.
Planet Lager from Godards Brewery on the Isle of Wight. It’s a Pilsner but not as you know it. Mixed with Vienna malt this unusual Lager has a fruity finish but isn’t stodgy like other fruity beers. 8/10.
Wednesday 3 August 2022
We really ramped up the exhaustion level today with not one, but two trips out. This morning Rootwo and I had some fun at Tapnell Farm. This place was great, with loads of stuff to do for the little man. Katie and Roo had an adventure in the water park.
After a rest back at our holiday home, we headed to Blackgang Chine for their summer party. The kids absolutely loved the park at night, especially the underwater world which was magical lit up. But, the piece de resistance was the foam party. We got soaked!
The kids didn’t take much convincing to go to bed this evening.
Tuesday 2 August 2022
We had a fun-packed day at Robin Hill. This place is fantastic! The kids loved all the amazing playgrounds, slides, miniature houses, and, of course, the toboggan run.
Monday 1 August 2022
After a slow start we drove across the island to the Needles. Katie and Roo went on the cable car while Rootwo and I played dinosaur golf. The Needles attraction felt over commercialised and overpriced. So, of course we paid through the nose for several crappy glass jars full of sand.
On the way home we visited Isle of Wight Pearl and Rootwo dressed as the queen.
We spent the rest of the afternoon on Ventnor beach. Later, Claire and Drew came round for drinks.