Godshill

April 11, 2016

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A couple of weeks back my US relatives visited. They don’t live close, so when the opportunity arises to hang out the chances have to be well and truly leapt for. For me, this meant moving all my midweek appointments, storming it down to Portsmouth in the middle of the night, catching the last ferry of the day to the Isle of Wight, and then heading back to London just 24 hours later. What fools family makes of us all, eh?

You can see the bleak weather  in these photos, which meant our “picturesque walk around a church” in Godshill turned into a desolate, existential wander through a graveyard. Some of these pictures are taken at The Garlic Farm, a wonderful little place that has become a firm family favourite due to their AMAZING food – and despite the non-vegan menu, they were very accommodating and made sure I had an excellent meal.

I have an awkward relationship with a lot of this side of my family. Whilst it’s easy to get over little disagreements (tastes in music, dietary preferences, sense of humour), it seems a lot harder to get past the big disagreements (religion, politics, race), and that means the last few visits have been pretty tense. Luckily this trip passed without incident and actually made me think I ought to journey more. After all, a life without one-day whirlwind adventures is no life at all, right?

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7 responses to “Godshill”

  1. Denise says:

    The picture looks great, dear Laila! I am sure that in 24 hours you lived a great deal of experiences, and I really love it – I am always looking for quick “moving around”-discoveries and I liked this one – wish I can go to Isle of Wight soon! I know what you mean by awkward relations, or at least, I think I do. I recently left a site I was writing to, cause the idea there didn’t match my own views. But that is about a site, with family I think it can be pretty deep, the feeling. Good that all was Ok this time! Hope you have a very nice week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  2. Gemma says:

    Ah families… ; )

    Nevertheless, gorgeous photos!!

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

  3. Rantasalot says:

    Interesting photos, the house in the first photo is lovely.

  4. Pretty pictures Laila! And looks like you had an amazing time x

  5. Jaina says:

    Families, huh? They always make you do the crazy. Great that some of the crazy was put aside for your trip though – even with the miserable weather, the photos look grand! Is that an albino peacock?!

  6. Incredible!
    I started blogging this month, and it is a pleasure that I came across your blog.
    It has inspired me to start my next article.
    Thank you:)

  7. Laura says:

    the place looks so pretty (despite the not ideal weather) and i love the photos! glad that you had a nice (and non-problematic?) time with your family! and wee adventures like this are always great to have! xxx

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