The Isle Of Wight.

Last weekend it was a bank holiday so me and my family decided to take a trip away to the Isle of Wight. Every year there is a bike ride around the island called Randonee (I think!). This year both my dad and brother were participating so the whole family used it as an excuse to have a mini holiday.

Here are some of my favourite photographs from the weekend:

Saturday

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Appley Tower. I remember walking along the beach many times when I was little. It’s about 15 minutes away from my grandparents house, so a quick walk to the beach was a regular occurrence. I love walking along here, the sea is so calming and I always feel little again.DSC_0042A

My brother-in-law being a fabulous model outside of Appley Tower.

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Mark decided to walk along the sea by himself. We all turned around wondering where he had gone and then we saw him waving at us like this.DSC_0060A

My brother in-law, my niece and my dad. They were walking up the hill with her like this and I had to capture it. DSC_0023A

Before leaving my grandparents home I wanted to get a photo of all of us together. It was important to me because it is likely to be the last time that we ever see this house, since my grandparents are moving and selling it. It makes me so sad since I have so many memories in this house but I’m glad we have all left we some extra happy ones with lots of laughs and love.DSC_0011 (2)A

A quick photograph of all of us in our tiny caravan before going out to eat. This photo makes me laugh and my brother in-law looks like he is having the worst time!
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One of the best photographs from the weekend! We took this because my Grandad told us that he always remembers us as a TEAM, because of our names; Tiegan, Ella, Amber and Mark. One of the sweetest things I have ever heard and we had never thought about it like that before! We don’t have many pictures of all of us together like this either.

Sunday

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Dad, Toni and Mark

Sunday was ride day and it was a few hours in and me and mum had to drive 40 minutes across the island because my brother thought he was going to have to change one of his wheels. After an hour of waiting, they appeared and told us that the wheel was alright and they didn’t need the spare! But it was OK because it was lunchtime and they had made it halfway so we decided to sit and have lunch with them.

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A few words of encouragement and they were off again!

I don’t have a photograph of them at the finish line! But they all did really well. I’m so proud of them because it was a 100km ride and my brother’s PB was only about 60km! If you would like to read more about my brother’s experience then I am sure he will have a blog post talking all about it at some point – His Blog.

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After getting back to the camp-site, me and Lisa decided to go for a run on the beach. We were so tired and feeling so lazy that we walked most of it!

Monday

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Monday was our last day and we had to be out of our caravan by 10am. Our ferry wasn’t until half 5 so we had to make the most of the day. Plus the sunshine came out for us so it was extra lovely! We went for breakfast at Driftwood at Sandown Beach.

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Probably one of my favourite photographs from the weekend. Sandown beach is so pretty in the sunshine!
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Some cute pictures of Mark and my niece to end with. I got lots of pictures of my family but I didn’t want to put them all up because you’d be sitting here for hours! I loved this mini holiday, it’s always nice to have time with loved ones and just really appreciate them. I had lots of laughs with my sisters and it was really nice for all of us to be under the same roof. The Isle of Wight is one of my favourite places for a little get away, even when its raining it’s still a lot of fun because its cosy! Where is your favourite place to go for a weekend away?

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Sunday Shortlist.

 In the UK it has been Easter half term, which means the schools have had two weeks off. I love half term because it means I get to see more of my family because they work at or go to school. My Sunday Shortlist is a little round-up of some of my top goings on in the last few weeks during this half term. It’s fun to have these to look back on.

My First Wagamama

I had wanted to go to Wagamama for ages because everyone raves about it and I got to go for the first time. I went with my brother and his girlfriend and I had the Roast Duck Ramen and it was pretty good.

My First Tattoo

I got my first tattoo and I’ve had it for almost two weeks now. It’s the constellation of my Star sign Aquarius, on the back of my right arm, just above my elbow. Lots of people ask me about it and aren’t sure what it is. But I love it.

Family Picnic

Last Sunday we went out for a picnic to one of my favourite parks about a 20 minute walk from my house. It was nice to be with most of the family for the day and the weather was lovely too!

Shopping

One of my favourite things to do is go shopping but since I’m currently not working I’m consciously making an effort not to spend so much money. But I decided to treat myself and a bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone. I bought a beautiful Ivory duster jacket from Primark. I also picked myself up some white roses.

Family Time

Family time in general is one of my favourite things. My house always has family who are in and out and during the half term it can get crazy. It has been pretty calm these few weeks but I did get to spend some time with my nieces and my brothers and sisters which doesn’t happen as often as we’d all like it too.

Fitness

The time finally came to start working out to the Charlotte Crosby DVD again after injuring my ankle. It’s finally all healed and we started working out, it was tough but I’m glad I’m getting back into it. I have been slacking in eating healthy though.

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Bucket List.

It’s that time of year, the sun is starting to shine and I’m reminded of all the things I want to do in life. It’s also the start of festival season with festivals starting all over the world, so I thought I’d share some of the festivals at the top of my Bucket List.

Coachella

It’s that time of year, the festival that everyone wants to be at. In the California sunshine, with art and music to be adored by the masses. It’s definitely up there on my Bucket List to do eventually.

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Glastonbury

Probably one of the best music festivals we have in the UK, one I have wanted to attend since watching Mumford & Sons play a couple of years ago on the TV.

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Holi

A celebration of love and colours. You can celebrate this in London and it looks like so much fun!

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Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead)

This festival is so intriguing to me, it teaches to accept death rather than fear it.

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The Rio de Janeiro Carnival

The biggest carnival in the world with 2 million people who participate. Brazil is at the top of the places I want to go to and if I ever do, then this will be one of the things I see there.

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Sicily Blues.

As August comes to an end, I am reminded that summer doesn’t last forever. This summer has been a roller coaster for me. Whilst I am not completely sad that is is over, (I really am a winter person), there are moments that I will wish I could relive for the rest of my life.

One of these moments being a few weeks I ago when I had probably the greatest holiday of my life (I would say Disneyland and at the time it probably was but I can’t really remember it). Now, I’m back doing normal every day things and its actually quite miserable. I had holiday blues from the moment I stepped off the plane and into England.

As a little reminder to myself of the best time and for you to see how beautiful Sicily was. I have finally decided to post my beautiful holiday snaps.  

 I honestly can’t wait to go back and I don’t plan on waiting too long. 
 
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 In case anyone is wondering we stayed just outside Marina Di Ragusa, in Punta Secca. This place is so beautiful and it is the second time me and my family have gone here. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

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All of the photos taken are by me and were taken using my HTC One M8.