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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Osborne House

Hello there - back in May on a dank bank holiday we had a visit to our favourite English Heritage sight on the Isle of Wight - Osborne House.   Well last weekend it was a beautiful sunny day so I packed up a picnic lunch and myself, hubby and H and O our grandsons headed off to Osborne.

Hubby and O took the bus to the beach whilst H and I walked and snapped these on our way
look at this proud looking chap standing guard in the garden
and so down to the beach and Queen Victoria's bathing machine
We sat and ate our picnic lunch and soon afterwards number two grandson was in the sea
I stood and walked across the path to take this photo
stepping back reveals this strip of grass/sand - and below my feet there is another rope fence and poles like the one by the sea
This sign is on the rope fence on the path
We sat and ate lunch and had an ice cream and the boys swam and paddled and we were there for a couple of hours - five times in that time we were there - a member of Osborne staff had to speak to visitors to Osborne for walking and cutting across this "fragile habitat" rather than walk fifty yards and go down the steps to the beach!!  Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!!
back up this very regal drive
flower pots blooming on the garden wall and the Union flag flying in the breeze
Come for a wander around in the walled garden

pears are growing across the arches
sweet peas growing round a little wooden wigwam - the scent was overwhelming lovely
a bed of parsley
a miniature wooden wigwam
take a closer look at the flower pots - they have a V and A (Victoria and Albert) on them which are intertwined and there is a royal crown on the top of the A and the top points of the V

We are heading home now and leaving this very serene place.  We are going to visit again soon because H and I were chatting and we haven't visited the Swiss Cottage (the royal children's play area) and their own vegetable garden plots or the Ice House lately - so we shall return!!
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
PS - This weeks knitting and crochet have been lots of these
teeny tiny socks from Winwick Mum to make brooches
pattern by Joy adapted from Lucy Attic24 flowers and leaves
pattern from pink milk
pattern from Crafternoon treats
In a couple of weeks there is going to be a "knit and natter" group where ladies who can knit or crochet and some ladies who can't, but want to learn, are going to have a get together and make flowers using the above three patterns and we will then be sending all the flowers to Yarndale for their "Flowers for Memories" project.  Sheila is going to make a display of all the flowers she receives for Yarndale and she has pledged to create a huge collection of brooches, corsages and floral wreaths which will be raffled/sold and all proceeds will go directly to the Alzheimer's Society and some ladies from the Isle of Wight will be contributing towards this!!
ttfn - J x


  1. The gardens as Osborne House look fabulous! I agree, though, that it is amazing how many people just don't look at what's under their noses (or feet!) - they're just too busy with their eyes on the horizon. Hopefully the "fragile habitat" won't suffer too much. Love your crochet flowers, they are so bright and cheerful and will look wonderful at Yarndale! xx

  2. Osborne House is very special Christine, a definite place to visit if ever you are on the island. The flowers will look fab at Yarndale and I'll hope you'll take some photos and share xx

  3. Brilliant as ever! One of my favourite Osbourne House memories is hearing the grasshoppers near the Swiss Cottage. I can't wait for the knit and natter mornings! Am just off to finish my flower from this morning :-)

  4. I'll listen out for the grasshoppers the next time we visit! Not long now Coral to knit and natter and you are doing really well with the flowers - well done! xx