Without hesitation, I opted for my camera, a notebook and an e-reader filled to the brim with books.
Wait a minute, where's the e-reader, I can hear you say. Well, as I do not have one, preferring actual books, which I can touch and smell (yes, I know!), I'd have to go out and buy one should the occasion arise.
Cheekily, I also sneaked in my favourite vintage dress (oh, the options!) as well as a hat and a bag big enough to hold a couple of essentials. I'm thinking of sunglasses, reading glasses, a washbag and some underwear, to name the first things that spring to mind. Oh, and maybe at least one change of clothes, too. If I choose wisely, I'm sure I could cram it all in.
Now, I am presuming food and lodging would be provided for ...
As for the island itself, I am hoping it's not a tropical one, as I'm not good with hot weather, which makes me wilt and causes my brain to melt.
No, I'd like the island to have a more moderate climate, but with lots of sunshine, obviously.
And I'd die of boredom if there was nothing else to do but lie on a beach all day.
So, I would love to have a couple of enticing rock pools and caves to explore.
Some ancient woodland, complete with crooked trees, to wander through.
A tranquil, lily pad covered pond, presided over by a weeping willow, a boat moored under its shady canopy.
A verdant valley created by meltwater at the end of the last Ice Age, through which a gentle stream is flowing, only to be crossed by a row of rough hewn stepping stones.
The high summer sun warming up the earth but disappearing now and then behind a host of fluffy clouds.
A magical land, where pixies live in a village of giant toadstools.
A glimpse down the rabbit hole into Alice's wonderland.
And a doorway into a secret world ...
What would your perfect hideaway be?
The beach: Caldey Island, off the coast near Tenby, Pembrokeshire, June 2013
The rockpools: Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire, June 2013
The crooked trees: Lawrenny Woods, Pembrokeshire, June 2013
The garden: Upton Castle Gardens, Pembrokeshire, June 2013
The pond: Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Herefordshire, July 2010
The valley: Solva, June 2014
The toadstools: Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, June 2014
The Wendy house: Parham House, West Sussex, July 2005
The doorway: Croft Castle, Herefordshire, July 2009