July found me elated. School had finished for the summer and I knew that I wouldn't not be teaching again in September as I had taken some time out to try something new. It was really hot and we all hoped the weather would be in for the summer, alas it was not to be.
The day was spent down by the beach and then we headed into town for the festival with a fair and fireworks. I did try to take pictures of the fireworks, but I am not very good at taking firework photos.
August 25th we were on holiday for a week in the Isle of Wight. I have never been there, so it was my first visit. On the 25th, we visited a lovely thatched village called Godstone. It was beautiful and very quaint.
There was a lovely shop there called The Christmas Cottage and it was run by an artist. She had painted all the caravans outside and had some beautiful paintings inside too. We also went to the Donkey Sanctuary,where we were surrounded by all the lovely rescued donkeys, happy to be petted and enjoying the attention.
September was not a good month for me and the 25th found me recovering from really bad food poisoning which made me lose half a stone in a couple of days. I was very lethargic and struggled to do anything.
Hubby was preparing to go on a week long fishing trip and I was looking forward to the Big Stamp and Scrapbook show in London. This was also when I read all of the Twilight books in one go. I can definitely say, those books changed my reading habits.
That is the 2nd installment for now, I will bring the third installment next week. Hope to put some other scrapping up tomorrow as this blog has been very book heavy this week.
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