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Spooky Tunnel to the Sea

Spooky Tunnel to the Sea

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I was really pleased to see that Ventnor Botanic Garden has begun guided tours down through the tunnel that leads from the garden to the sea.

Riding the Mince Pie Special

Riding the Mince Pie Special

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If you want to escape the in-laws this Christmas, or the mostly mundane Christmas telly, or the strong attraction of lying horizontally on the sofa with a Malibu in your hand, then I can heartily reco...

Waiting for Christmas!

Waiting for Christmas!

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Now that we live in a time where Christmas is loaded onto supermarket shelves straight off the back of Halloween, the build up can be a little long for children waiting for the magical day itself.

Santa Paws

Santa Paws

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It wouldn't be Christmas on Isle of Wight without the annual family trip to Christmas World at Busy Bee Garden Centre in Ryde.

Cowes Christmas Festival

Cowes Christmas Festival

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This year I was asked to do a kids area at the Cowes Christmas Festival, put on by Red Funnel in a new venue, at the Cowes Yacht Haven.

Middle Earth at Brook Barrows

Middle Earth at Brook Barrows

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The sun came out so it was off for a walk we went, heading west for the wonderful views.