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Vicky’s Pad – Osborne House

Vicky’s Pad – Osborne House

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No visit to the Isle of Wight is complete without a visit to Osborne House.

Good Friends and Ventnor Fringe

Good Friends and Ventnor Fringe

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I had a good friend from my BBC days to stay this August and had to decide what to show her on the Island that she might enjoy.

Cowes to Torquay and back

Cowes to Torquay and back

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The Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race is the toughest powerboat race in the world.

What the kids did this summer

What the kids did this summer

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This summer has been a strange one – with unsettled weather making lazy days down the beach hut in Colwell Bay a rare occurrence.

A stroll past the mallows

A stroll past the mallows

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The family parked the car in St Helen's carpark (the one on the Green) and then walked down and across the causeway, over the Millpond of Bembridge Harbour, towards the Duver.

The Big Wight Butterfly Count!

The Big Wight Butterfly Count!

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There is a spot on the Island where it can be difficult to believe that bees are struggling to survive and butterflies are becoming so rare, because they are in such abundance.