Osborne House as we approached it
When we had finished in the house we had the gardens to explore and the Swiss Chalet, which was built for the Queen's children to learn how to keep house in. We enjoyed the gardens enormously - the flowers were such a beautiful show.
Penny enjoying the flowers
We had taken a picnic with us and found a sheltered spot around the back of the small museum and the sun was so warm it was a very enjoyable lunchtime.
We took the long walk back to the House and then went into the walled garden, which was a little disappointing at this time of the year as it was mainly fruit and vegetables and everything was only just shooting!
I love this photo of Penny and Hugh - they were standing right in front of some manure!
Another shot of the garden
The house as we took the long walk back
Me and Hugh in the walled garden
Hugh and Penny looking at butterflies
Penny hand feeding the carp
Hugh hand feeding the carp - they both said it was like putting your hand on the end of a vacuum cleaner hose!
Our holiday ended with a lovely meal at a local restaurant followed by an early night before catching the ferry back to the mainland on the Saturday morning.
So, do I recommend the Isle of Wight for a holiday? Yes, wholeheartedly!