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Tea rooms, Gardens and card games ....
29th September - 4th October 2002
|We were truly fortunate with our trip with my mother, Ann Collins, and my Aunt, Margaret Butcher to the Isle of Wight this autumn. The weather was incredible, the cottage lovely and the company great.
Here we are on our first evening during a stroll along the local beach. Picture taken by Alan.
Clearly there is something about the air on the Isle of Wight judging by this picture of Margaret the following morning!
Here is the famous thatched St Agnes Church, Freshwater bay. A simple, charming building, rather spoilt, in our opinion, by the ugly railings installed along the path and steps.
|Day 3 saw us visiting Osbourne House, where we introduced ourselves to this magnificent stone Lion. Mum clearly thinks his roar is worse than his bite!
None of us were that impressed by the rather over the top internal decor, however it is an interesting place, and the gardens have fine views.
|I did take a fancy to this stone Ram's head which forms part of the balustrade on the terrace behind the house.
The air is still having its effect on Margaret!
During the evenings on this trip we had great fun playing Gin Rummy and Cribbage whilst consuming large quantities of chocolate and alcohol.
|Carisbrooke Castle, the window of the room where Charles I was imprisoned before his move to London and subsequent execution.
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