Easter weekend seems now ages away but it was so nice having some extra time off work! This weekend felt so short in comparison. We decided to go boating and visit the Isle of Wight, which was a pleasant surprise. We set off early and joined the ferry queue at Portsmouth. That Coffee Costa was my saviour as I was in need of caffeine.
We love our castles so this time it was Carisbrooke Castle in Newport, known for the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Like with Bodiam Castle, the building was well-preserved and the views were amazing! The green fields seemed endless.
I really liked Princess Beatrice’s garden, which is apparently designed by Chris Beardshaw, who is apparently famous. Apologies for my ignorance :0 It was so elegant and simple, but also well organised, if you know what I mean. I felt compelled to do some silly.
Like jumping up and down. It was cold though, so that was imperative. And because we were on an island I thought it appropriate to wear my newly made Mandy Boat Tee.
The Mandy Boat Tee, is a free pattern from Tessuti Fabrics. I’ve had it on my to-do list for a very long time and finally got round to completing it. I sewed it all on the overlocker and apart from it being a very easy make, it has become one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe, the boxy style makes it a very comfortable piece of clothing.
After the castle, we opted for some sea and the famous Needles. Despite being cold, we went up on the chair lift which granted us with some amazing views! The water looked so tempting.
Back to our hotel, I took a couple more pictures of the Mandy Boat Tee, hanging on a hanger. It had made it through the day.
Our last day on the island was a bit rainy, no actually very rainy! But that didn’t stop us from exploring further.
One of my favourite things we saw was a miniature village, which would have looked much nicer under the sun. I felt like Gulliver and the Lilliputs.
After all this rain it was imperative that I changed my clothes that were soaking wet, I also somehow shrank, no wonder with all that water.
Have a good week everyone!