Bank Holiday Weekend, Isle of Wight

Beach Huts St. Helens

It has been bladdy YONKS since I went home to the Isle of Wight. I had forgotten how good it feels to venture back and surround yourself with comfort, nostalgia and loved ones for a few days.

As it was Bank Holiday weekend ‘n’ all, it was time for a visit. The long weekend was spent catching up with pals, family and visiting all my fave childhood spots, I lav a bit of nostalgia. It was SO nice to visit my beach hut and have breakfast in the cafe I worked every day as a nipper. Insert throwback circa 1997:

Beach Hut throw back

LOL. Cute practical sandals, gal had it goin’ ooon.

We used to spend erry day at our beach hut swimming, building sand castles, attempting to bribe our parents for Mr. Whippys, making dens and having endless BBQ’s. SUCH bliss. I wish I appreciated this time a little bit more, summer seemed to last forever back in the day, six week holidays were the one.

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Our beach hut is an old railway carriage, kinda like the ones off Hazza P. My Dad painted it and COVERED it in bananas… I think he thought it looked pretty apPEELing. ;)

New Look Red Floral Print Tie Wrap Front Dress

My brother and I ventured out the back of the beach huts and attempted to find some of our old den spots (there was around 20 of em, we had a lot of time on our hands). Our favourite was a little tree by the road where we learnt to climb, it is pretty dead now and it made me so sad!

The Dover, St Helens

St Helens Beach, Isle of Wight

St Helens Beach, Isle of Wight

Bear LOVES the sea, swimming with dogs is amazing.

I know I say this all the bleedin’  time, but escaping London even for a few days does absolute wonders. Maybe it’s chatting for hours with my pops over tea, or seeing my gal pals or just dat laaavley sea breeze, but there’s just summin’ about a break from the city that we just need every so often.

What did you get up to  over the BH weekend?

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  • Aw I love the Isle of Wight! I used to go to Uni in Portsmouth, and when I graduated my parents came down for a day trip there. We jumped on one of the hop-on-and-off type buses and saw some lovely little places along the way. I definitely need to go back, it’s beautiful there!

    Milly // http://www.mini-adventures.com

    • Ah did you! It is so beaut isn’t it, I’m not gonna lie – when I got to 18 I couldn’t wait to leave, but I absolutely love going back these days! Immy x

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I’ve heard so much of Isle of Wight and am dying to visit it one day! Such a lovely getaway, especially when going back to a place you used to spend when you were little. x

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

    • Oooh you must pop down for a few days! It is such a beautiful place to just chill without leaving England (although some people get confused if Isle of Wight is in England or not LOL) I love feeling nostalgic! If you decide to go, let me know and I can tell ya all the best places to visit! Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Literally had all the happy feels reading this. Living in London means I never really escape it for the weekend/a short while and now I’m craving a getaway. Bloody love the isle of wight too, this is the cutest post girl!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Teeehe! It makes me so happy going back! I know what ya mean, really need to plan some more staycations! Although it looks like you’re having the time of ya life in NYC! Super jel! Thank you for stopping by lovely lady :) Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    I LOVE the Isle of Wight, haven’t been in years but so many childhood memories there! I spent the BH weekend moving, would have much preferred to relax! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Aaaah I bet! Everyone has been there on a school trip / family holiday at some point in their life! Oh did you, congratulations! How are you finding London? :) We will have to meet for coffee sometime! Immy x

  • missgetaway

    Oh wow that looks so lovely. So bright and colourful. Seems like the perfet place for a weekend getaway.

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • It was SO lovely Kerstin! I miss my beach hut especially, I wish I could just transport it up here to London! It really was, I need to do it more often! Hope you are well lovely lady :) Immy x

  • That’s such a beautiful place to call home! I’ve never been there, it looks amazing! Jealous you grew up there whilst I was freezing in Montreal at -35 degrees in January haha

    • Ah you will have to visit one day Caroline! Such a pretty little place :) Shheeeeeeesh that is bladdy cold ain’t it?! Although I has always wanted to visit Montreal! Immy x

  • Ah Immy – your photography is so beautiful! And gal you are weeeerking those sandals – HOT MAMA (is it weird to say that about a child?! I’m sorry!!). Totally know what you mean about a little remote break though, me and the boy are booking a cabin in the middle of faaaaaaacking nowhere for January and I’m so ridiculously excited to do bugger all for a few days!

    Katie xx lacoconoire.com

    • Ooow thank you mi love, that is a massive compliment coming from you! Hahaha oh man, such essential beach wear. That sounds amazing! It is so nice just to chill da f out for a few days, especially in some sort of cosy log cabin! >:) Hope you are all good and the new job is going well! Immy x

  • I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight but it’s 100% on my list of places to visit- it looks gorgeous. Sounds like a good BH and weekend at home.

    K.

    http://www.wonderingthrough.co.uk

    • Aaaah yes you have to visit one day! Such a nice little getaway, definitely head down maybe in the summer time as the beaches are so beaut! Thank you for stopping by lovely lady :) Immy x