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 •

Isle of Wight

Beer and Buses weekend 2019

Good morning friends, and happy Sunday!

Something very exciting has been happening on the Isle of Wight, The Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2019!

The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend is an annual event which is will take place over the weekend of the 12th/13th October 2019
A collaboration between the island’s branch of CAMRA (Campaign for real Ale) and the Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum first took place in 2014.
This event originally started as a way to use preserved buses and coaches on a modest network of routes linking pubs and other places of interest.
As well as a variety of Isle of wight Buses, the majority of the heritage vehicles visit from all over the country, which means this will be at the owners’ expense, with some travelling considerable distances to participate in this autumnal event.

Whether you’re taking part or just interested in these beautiful vehicles, a small number of them will be on static display at the Quayside in Newport.

This event relies heavely on volunteers who give their time to Marshall and to give information to those participating. The event has grown to the extent that it now makes a substantial contribution to the island economy at a traditionally quiet time of year.

This year, an amazing 19 routes will be operated, covering the majority of the island.
While travel on the special routes is free, users are encouraged to purchase a programme for just £7, from the Museum, Newport Quay and many other venues. Not only does this contain essential timetables, but also money-saving offers from certain participating venues.

By purchasing the programme you are supporting this fantastic event as Profits from the weekend are used to fund the Bus Museum’s various projects.

In previous years the money has helped toward essential projects which has included restoration and the maintenance of the museums building.

‘Beer and buses’ is a one of a kind autumn event for anyone weather you’re venturing solo, as a couple, or with a groups of friends. A unique and exciting activity to give people the chance to see another side of the island and explore dozens of local pubs that they may not have visited before.

Have you ever taken part in an event like this? And would you like to?

Kaya •