castle road

Crikey, I’ve been a right rubbish blogger lately – one post in over two weeks; sorry about that folks! In my defence, I’ve started a new job, and when I’m not working we’ve been out and about – so I’ve had plenty to share but no time to actually blog about it!

These photos are from a few weeks ago (the Easter holidays actually, and it’s half term next week…. ahem); it was the last day, and the weather was so beautiful that we decided to just spend the whole day out in the sunshine. I love where we live; OK, so where our actual house is isn’t that great, but travel a few miles in any direction and you’ve got beautiful beaches, rolling countryside, market towns, independent shops… I realise I sound like the Tourism board for Portsmouth, but I really do love it!

Castle Road is one of my new favourite places; some great shops have popped up, my lovely hairdresser is there, and it’s a stones throw from the beach and a pretty good park. On the day we went, they had a street festival on; plenty of vintage clothes, crafts, an artisan pizza stall, vegetarian and vegan streetfood (and an entire stall dedicated to cheese toasties – heaven!) and live music; although there were plenty of littluns around, mine weren’t in the slightest bit interested so we didn’t stop, but it’s definitely something I’ll be looking out for in the future.

I did manage a quick wander around the fabulous Revive Interiors though; packed full of vintage and rustic homewares, and with a REALLY good clothes section, it’s the type of shop I could happily spend ages in, just pottering about. Looking at these photos now, I really regret leaving that enamel teapot and saucepan behind!


  1. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    May 16, 2015 / 7:02 am

    Sounds and looks amazing! I HATE where I live with a passion, hopefully we are getting out of here soon though! x

  2. Lia
    May 17, 2015 / 8:26 am

    It looks lovely there & I love that basket in Revive Interiors, i'd have snapped that up!

  3. Laura Side Street
    May 17, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    First of all well done on starting a new job and wow you do sound busy. Castle road seems like an amazing place – love the look of the shopsLaura x

  4. Plak Lastin
    June 3, 2015 / 3:24 am

    This is the place for a beautiful wedding. The ceremony was held in the dining hall, which commands a breath-taking view of the city. I only wish I appreciated banquet halls in Chicago more when I was there. Oh well. You live and learn.

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