From one extreme to the other

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.

The weekend before last I had a visitor. A long distance visitor. Just for the weekend. Now while it is perfectly understandable that someone would come all the way from America just to spend the weekend with me and the Smudgelets, I have to admit that she was also visiting several other locations in the UK, not just the Isle of Wight. But a wonderful time was had.

It was a perfect excuse to leave my sister caring for Dad and go out and paint the Island pink. And to have LOTS of meals out.. including one rather scrumptious cream tea at Yarmouth (one of my favourite places… and one of my favourite pastimes!) We managed to visit many places in a short time and cram in an inordinate amount of chatting too. Bliss. The boys were delighted when she gave them a selection of American coins each. (As I pointed out, when anyone said to Smudgelet “Haven’t you any sense?”, he could now reply “Yes, 47!” )

The weekend before last I had a visitor. A long distance visitor. Just for the weekend. Now while it is perfectly understandable that someone would come all the way from Australia just to spend the weekend with me and the Smudgelets, I have to admit that he was also visiting several other locations in the UK, not just the Isle of Wight. But a wonderful time was had. Being a young man of studenty proportions, he was able to thoroughly enjoy being ten again as we took him to Blackgang Chine, the Needles, St Helens, and the family fun swim at the local pool. (I thought point out that “family fun swim” is a considerable oxymoron!) Tiddles was delighted to have the opportunity to teach him to play football – though it is a good job I was wearing coffee coloured trousers when the ball hit my cup and sent it flying in my direction. They were even more coffee coloured then!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Overlooking the Duver
 Between St Helens and Bembridge Alum Bay - dig those coloured sands

One thought on “From one extreme to the other

  1. Sigh… Blackgang Chine…

    Keep a room free for me September next year… planning a month in Europe…

    And the Isle of Wight…

    Yeah.

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