Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mayfield Lavender Farm

If its July, its sunny and youre in Surrey, this place is a must see! There are simply fields and fields of lavender plantations that will dazzle you with delicious smells and vibrant colours. Its great for taking special photos too. There is a quaint little lavender shop on site which serves coffees and some interesting lavender themed food!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Witch Party

We were honoured to have my beautiful little niece Stella visit from South Africa just after her birthday this year and her party mad Auntie didnt miss the opportunity to throw her a little celebration! She wanted a witch bash so here it is, the "English half" of the family were very happy to be share to celebrate this very special day :)


Friday, 19 July 2013

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a perfect day trip or weekend getaway from London and the surrounds. The passenger ferry from Southampton to Rhyde is less than 15 minutes, and the car one takes around 45 minutes.

The beautiful sandy Rhyde beach 
Rhyde alone makes for a great day trip with the kids in good weather. The beach has its own "Rapunzel tower", amusement park, water fountain park, pool, waltzing water lake & swan boat rides, and a few beach side eateries. 

Venturing further into the Island there are beautiful stone villages and grassy landscapes to discover 


On the far side of the Island are The Needles and Yarmouth.... the views are breath-taking!!

Yarmouth Harbour

The kids loved the ferry ride :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

West Wittering Beach

This is my favourite nearby beach, its an hours drive from Oxshott, and about an hour and a half from London. I definitely recommend it on a hot day, and its quite pleasant for swimming too as the water is shallow. Although the beach is huge, with acres and acres of parking, it does get busy and can be a bottle-neck towards the late afternoon .. so get there early and dont leave too late!

Perfect tobogganing conditions!