Saturday stroll, Carisbrook, The Tennyson Trail and Gatcombe

Good afternoon friends,

Yesterday morning/early afternoon, my fiance and I set off for a stroll

We didn’t anticipate such a long walk, but as the weather was so beautiful we decided to make the most of it.

We packed a lunch along with a flask of tea, wrapped up in layers, and set out for our trek. We walked from,

Carisbrook to the Tennyson trail to
Bowcomb down, towards Gatcombe, back through Carisbrook and into Newport.

Here’s just a few pictures from our journey

To walk for hours without a destination, to just chat, no distractions, getting exercise and taking in the glorious views, it was wonderful.

We ended up walking 13.6k, my legs definitely needed the stretch, and my chest the fresh air.

We passed less than a dozen people and a few dogs, spotted 2 robins, a sparrow, buzzards, a pheasant, sheep with their lambs, and a festival of birds singing in a tree.

The last few miles of the walk, the trees bowed over is along the tunnel path, I felt as though we were hobbits leaving The Shire.

There were dozens of exposed roots, with burrows, perfect for small creatures, as well as what I expect were rabbit or badger holes around them.

We were tempted to walk around Carisbrook castle before we heading home, though we could hear the families and dogs barking, and decided to take a different route as it looked a little too busy

Forever thankful for our Island, and cannot wait for Spring right around the corner

Kaya •



Hello friends,

I hope you’re all keeping well, especially through these odd times!

So for the last couple of weeks, everyones weekends have been a bit out of the ordinary.

I’ve developed a bit of a routine which has been comforting as its nice for something to be able to stay the same, especially where I spend a majority of free time with family and friends. Skype, zoom, whatsapp are amazing, but it’s just not the same. Any who, here was my sunday.

Not long after I got up I did my 15 minutes of Yoga

I’ve been absolutely loving yoga for the last couple of weeks. I feel so refreshed through out the day and am sleeping alot better too.

Now, I dont really agree with sugary/gimmicky breakfast cereals (for everyday meals), but when I saw these in B&M yesterday, I basically hugged a box!

Oreo O’s. Man. I have wanted to try these for years and have never seen them in the UK… for under £9 a box.

Sunday cartoons with a bit if a naughty or fun breakfast is something my boyfriend and I love to do.

Easily could of polished off the box. They were so good!

I spent the morning catching up on podcasts as I gave the house a good clean. This included washing my make up brushes.

I get a bit grossed out by them even if they’re clean, if I’ve had them for too long I’ll chuck them. I’ve heard too many horror stories.

I decided to put the new series of Kardashians on in the background whilst I cleaned my vanity and changed the bedding.

Is it just me or are they the most miserable/boring family now?

I haven’t watched the show properly for god knows how many years.

I used to love the show back in the day because it seemed alot more raw, honest, funny and real.

Now they’re picture perfect at all times, only care about they’re appearance and struggle to show a personality. This isn’t just them, this is most tv/youtube/instagrammers nowadays.

Each to their own, but I want to engage with more than just a pretty face, with good highlighter and a filter on every single picture.

Any who.

I then headed out for my daily exercise and go for a run.

My goodness, it was busy. (Obviously not in this picture… took me a minute to get a clear view)

I couldnt tell you the amount of families, cyclists and dogs I saw. I can tell you I saw one flaming idiot not social distancing who almost barged into me if I hadn’t of jumped out the way.

I turned round and stared and he really couldn’t be bothered to even ask others excuse me.

I mumbled angrily to myself for the next 5 minutes like Homer Simpson.

After a decent run, soaking up the Ray’s and taking in the beautiful views… I seriously love the Isle of Wight, I decided to head home.

For dinner, I made one of my all time favourite dishes, Biriyani.

Oh man the kitchen smelt wild!

We spent a couple of hours just chilling, trying to catch up on WordPress and watching Father Ted, my other half ran me a bath. (He’s so thoughtful)

I spent way too long in the bath. But at a time like this, we all need a little pick me up.

After a long bath and a full on pamper session, which included writing out this weeks plans, recipes, who to call on what days, I still need structure, and it relaxes me.

I am currently in bed with my foot pack on ready to watch Captain America Civil war.

My boyfriend and I have been rewatching all the Marvel Films from the beginning.
My goodness, you forget how much there us to take in!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, and make sure you take care of your mind, body, soul and your loved ones.

Night all.

Kaya •