My last full day on the Isle of Wight, and on the spur of the moment I decided to pay a visit to Osborne House, the holiday home of Queen Victoria.
For some reason I had a very strong urge to go.
After all, I'm not overstruck on Stately Piles and not a fan of Victoriana in the slightest.
But I ended up having a fantastic day. I felt very happy and comfortable there... not at all as I imagined I'd find it. Very strange.
I loved the gardens.
Down by the Swiss Cottage were the gardens where the young royalty were taught real life skills.
Such a pretty yet productive garden made me miss a garden of my own.
The curators throughout were all very helpful and knowledgeable.
I was one of the last to leave.
A wonderful day. I would definitely go again.