where I ramble on about what's happening in my little world
and hopefully you have some enjoyment reading about it!

A bit of a mini adventure...

I've been away a while... having a mini adventure... well, I've been about a bit and seen a lot of mini-ing things...
Firstly, a huooge thanx to the lovely mini-ing friends that I met up with at Kensington Doll show, for making it more than just a great day out, so much giggling... definitely one of the best days out with friends I've ever had!

(I'm the one in brown trying to breathe in and not make my tummy look quite so humungus, others opted for the 'hide the belly' game in other ways! LOL)
We met up afterwards with some other friends too who had stalls at the show and I returned home feeling quite inspired to get mini-ing again.... and then I helped move my son from one flat to another and was too tired to even think about mini's for a few weeks!!!

I'm really enthused now tho as I've just had a nice holiday on the Isle of Wight, and was lucky enough to go to Godshill Miniature Vilage while I was there. If you love miniatures and you've never been, it's REALLY worth a visit! I thought I loved my dollhouses, but when you see the workmanship that goes into these buildings that live outside permanently, well... its starts ya thinking in a whole new light!

(if you poke the pictures, they will pop up bigger for a better look)

we wondered just how accurate it was... so we walked up the hill afterwards to see the real version of the church and houses and its a suprisingly good likeness!

I snapped this with my mum in the foreground as a reminder that this is the real version LOL

this is my daughter crouching to take pics of the shopfronts

(I'm too decrepid to crouch nowadays LOL)

Most of the village is in 10th scale but theres even a model of the model village in the model village at 1:100 / 1:1000!

the miniature buildings were incredible , but the landscaping was equally as impressive, over 3000 trees and shrubs are manicured regularly to keep this looking as great as it does.

I even spotted a little peep doing some decorating/maintenance!!!

hubbs spotted other things, trust him to ask the question.... can you spot Erica Rowe? :D

(for those who need a clue... she was a topless streaker! LOL)

and of course the village pub... in miniature

and real... its never a proper holiday without a stop off in one or two :D

We did so much last week but still found a bit of time to relax,

have a paddle,
and stop to smell the flowers.... well, the ones without bees in anyway! LOL

oh and the yummys.... can't forget them!

... back on the diet again for me methinks LOL



carlanne said...

so very cool, Wendi-kins! Thanks for sharing....*taps her foot, she wants to go there* xoxo

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a lovely time Wendie. I'll have to try and find the pictures I have of that Miniature Village. Clotted Cream Tea, Mmmmmmm Naughty but Nice.
Thanks for sharing the pictures..xxxx

Plushpussycat said...

Fun hearing about your trip! Lovely pictures too.

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

lovely pictures, I want to go too :)


Michelle said...

I love hide the belly game! lol ;o)) It looks like you ALL had a fabulous day at KDF and trust me to miss out on that!!! (sobbing in my tea!) lol

I went to that miniature village when I was about the size of that little girl in your photo...so a while ago! I love the fact the the landscaping is perfectly to scale too! :o)

Looks like you had great weather in the good ole Isle of Wight too!

Michelle xxx

Wendie-kins said...

I'm glad other peeps are enjoying the pics, it really is a special place.

Michelle , both the girls in the pics are a similar age as the last time I visited too! I think my mum & I enjoyed it more than them tho... we went round a few times, once was enough for them, teenage hormones methinks? LOL and yes, the landscaping makes you start to think about the possibilities of turning just a little corner of the garden over to miniatures too... or not... I'd best not even start to think about it, tis more work than I know I'm capable of!!!

julie campbell said...

lovely photos wendy, I've never been there but would love to now, what a gorgeous place ! All that and cakes too.....sounds like the perfect holiday :0)
julie x

Glenda said...

Ooooo, I want to see that mini village!! Thanks so much for sharing this, brilliant photies!! :D

Wizardess said...

I love your pics! Have you finished your Granny Weatherwax mini? I'd love to see her if so.