Isle of Wight

Totland Bay, Headon Warren Saturday Stroll

Good afternoon friends,

How is this weekend treating you so far?

Yesterday was glorious, almost Spring weather.
The sun was shining, I was warm and ready to stretch my legs. My fiance and I (warms my heart every time I say that), packed a picnic, a flask of coffee and drove out to Totland Bay.

Forgive me, I talk about the Island, (Isle of Wight), as if you know exactly where I mean – below is a lovely picture I found on Google of a map of the Island (Totland is the far left, under Yarmouth)

OOTD
Crazy town t shirt – from the merch table
Checked skirt – New Look
Black ankle boots – H&M
Parka in a pocket – Primark

Face
Foundation – B.Flawless Matte Foundation
Lips – Kylie Lip Kit in the shade Boujee
Eyes – Primark Amber Passion 9 pan Pallette
No 7 Eyeliner
No 7 Eyebrow Pencil
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer
Bare Minerals Lashtopia Volumising Mascara

As we walked up hill, we passed a few dog walkers, and I could hear a group behind us.

I could feel my chest tighten at one point, we were walking up hill and chatting away, so my first thought was that I was feeling a bit unfit, we slowed down but I could still feel a bit if pain

The group were walking about 30 or so meters behind us, the paths were long and twisted, most of the time I couldn’t even see them, just hear them in the distance, then I realised my chest was tight because I was anxious.

I think where I only leave the house to do food shopping, to leave the house and be free to explore, to hear and see others around me without a mask, I guess subconsciously it made me uncomfortable.

It was a bizarre feeling, I was out in nature with my love, enjoying our exploring, and then reality hit with what the world’s gone through the past year. It happens, for anyone who’s felt the same, take a minute or 10, a deep breath, remember all the good that’s around you, and carry on.

I realise this is an over-share, but let’s be realistic, we’ve all done it and I couldn’t stop laughing …

The wave of anxiousness subsided, but then the realisation of how much I needed the loo hit.
I’m not going to lie to you, this happens.. and when nature calls, friends, sometimes you have to pick a spot, and pee behind a bush!
The views were glorious, but I was distracted by not only finding some bushes to hide behind so I couldn’t be seen, cursing myself for wearing tights, and preying some creature didn’t crawl up and bite my backside. How bloody awkward.

Anywho, that happened, my other half kept a look out and I wasn’t caught.

We made it to Headon Warren and took in the spectacular views, I haven’t visited here for years and forgot how beautiful the view was over the Needles.

We sat and had a little picnic on the beach which consisted of, Mixed cheese’s and meats on home made sour dough, chocolate chip cookies and cocktail sausages

Little collection of stones – I pick a few favourites and take them home to display in a glass jar – I do this every time we go to the beach

Two ladies to the right of us braved the calm waters for a swim, it looked freezing but they were laughing and had huge smiles on their faces for the time they were in the water.

It was lovely to just breath in the sea breeze, listen to the waves crash and relax.

We made our way back to the car by walking along the seafront, it had started to get alot busier, there’s always one or two who think they’re more important than others.

Even if social distancing wasn’t applicable, if you’re passing another party, move to one side, instead a group but 5 stood side by side strolling past others whilst they pressed themselves up against the wall to keep a bit of distance between them. The same walking up the cliff stairs, groups stopping and chatting mid step… Could you not?

We made our way up and back along the path smiling back at home owners sat in their gardens enjoying lunch with the radio playing.

Our looped walk of 3 and a bit miles was refreshing, I really need to get out more.

Kaya •

Isle of Wight

Bank holiday Adventure

Good evening friends,

I hope you’re all keeping well, safe and making the most of this glorious bank holiday weekend.

Saturday afternoon, my boyfriend mum and I went on a little adventure. We drove out to a beauty town in the south of the island, St Lawrence.

I could of dressed better for the adventure, but again, my head wasnt in the right place, I havent left the house properly for a stroll in months, I has the correct shoes but I could of worn shorts and t shirt instead of black Jean’s and a hoodie.

It’s as if I forgot about how warm and beautiful our spring/summers can be.

We parked up and began our social distancing walk by strolling past some absolutly beautiful hidden homes.

I love walking past others houses and see how they’ve made it into their own, either with the plants, decor, ornaments and finishing touches.

I never have a reason to visit this part of the island, so often forget how beautiful and peaceful it is.

We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful weather, and only passed about a dozen others with children and dogs, all to which we said good afternoon and hello to each other, and all were respectful enough to social distance and stand 2 meters or more apart when passing.

Along the way we passed old churches, abandoned homes, homes that we’re getting a bit of TLC, old stone walls and monuments, and an abandoned railway.

My boyfriend and I popped our heads in, we were going to walk all the way to the end, but we’d already been walking a few hours and decided to give it a go next time.

All whilst my mum feeding us information about the gorgeous sites. She and my boyfriend have such wonderful knowledge about the island, I try my best to soak it in but it just doesn’t stick.

Either way, an explore with them made my weekend.

As we strolled through the town, through the fields and hidden enclosures, up and down some extremly steep hills, exploring every nook and cranny, we sat down on a few benches, tucked into some doughnuts and enjoyed the view.

A long walk on our beautiful island is exactly what I needed.The fresh air did me some good, hearing the birds sing, the leaves rustle, the fresh sea breeze, with not a care in the world. It’s been months since I’ve felt like this.

Rememeber to look for the little things that are still possible, that are beautiful and they’ll keep you going.

Kaya •