That bell don’t ring!

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a bus. Probably the last time was a variety of coach trips during my stay in NZ in 2010.
This post isn’t really about buses though, more about a trip to the Isle of Wight, a place I’ve only visited twice.

The first time was across the Solent in a speedboat owned by the Short Lived Fiance, as we joined Mum-meh and Dad-eh in Yarmouth for lunch. The family lived in Lymington, were terribly well-to-do (read loaded) and they had sailed over in their yacht for a Sunday outing. I was bruised to hell from hanging on so tight being bounced around, and I don’t remember eating anything!

iowThe second was with Hubby and much more comfortable, going over on a BIG FERRY as foot passengers.
I wish we’d taken the car though, as we were reliant on the bus service to get us anywhere.

For anyone who has not been to the IOW, beware of double decker bus rides.
We made the mistake of going ‘up top’ for our journey, and I have never felt so seasick in all my life. The roads undulate and have hidden cambers, so you feel as if you’re on a constant rollercoaster. Even bad weather here on the boat pales in comparison. I literally fell off the bus to kiss the ground, and Hubby said I was a distinctive shade of green.
Coming back, we sat downstairs right at the front so that we couldn’t look out on anything!

Our trip had taken us to Alum Bay for the glass blowing and coloured sand.

alum bay

It was fascinating to see these fabulous figures and vases being blown out of the molten glass, and at the end of the tour, we purchased a small memento of our visit, making up our own coloured sand ornament.

There were plenty of shapes to choose from


but as I had a bell collection at the time, that was what we selected.

It was fun filling it with the different coloured sands.
Nothing too fancy, and we didn’t go for swirls or tried to make a definite pattern inside, just taking it in turns to add a layer of colour.

This is our masterpiece, shot from different angles.

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Digital CameraAnother precious gem on our shelf.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to That bell don’t ring!

  1. Capt Jill says:

    good to know about those double decker busses, I never would have thought of that. đŸ˜‰

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