Not glamping I must add – I’m not sure I see how a chemical loo can be considered glamorous…give me a tent and then access to clean and warm shared facilites anyday!!
The Isle of Wight, as we so often hear from Liz Earle, feels like a sanctuary from the rest of the world – and it truly does! Other than the fact that the island's radio station plays loads of 80s music which meant that I kept weaving in and out of nostalgic feelings (not always positive!), we had a complete blast!
Going to bed with the sunshine and waking up with the sunshine while listening to cows in the next field, as far as I'm concerned, is bliss. Remember I grew up next to a farm so, as much as I love glitz and glam, I also love being right back in the great outdoors with the sound of the rain on canvas and mud under foot (oo-arrr!)
I did, of course, visit the Liz Earle shop in Ryde, and we went to various wildlife centres – the Garlic farm and the Pottery Barn. We also happened to be there during Cowes week which we dropped in on.
The children had their faces painted whilst at Cowes, and Myles quickly started itching. He then told me that his thumb was growing, which I thought meant along with the rest of his body (as naturally he’s getting bigger) but a few minutes later when he showed me three bulbous fingers and a rather larger than usual thumb, I realised the itchy face paints were causing an allergic reaction and snapped into action!
So, it was a fun-filled few days and generally the weather was great. I was most proud of myself in managing the chairlift at The Needles – I am absolutely terrified of heights and so nearly didn't, but I live to tell the tale and have pictures to prove I did it!
As for camping, what is my verdict? Well, seeing as after two days I felt more relaxed than after ten days in Dubai, I’d give it a resounding 12 out of 10. And yes, we’re going back!
P.S. As always, here’s my make-up bag: the amazing Origins Vitazing moisturizer which seriously works miracles for your skin, meaning no foundation necessary (NOOO exaggeration!), Mally brow fix, Jemma Kidd brown eyeliner and New CID mascara.