The Locals' View

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

Articles | Blogs | Meet the Locals

The locals' blogs
by: Mrs B

They couldn't be more correct. What an adventure! What an afternoon spent messing around, in and on the water (sometimes more in than on) with the marvellous team at...

View

The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I was offered an interview with the Isle of Wight Festival’s John Giddings, so I demurely agreed – who wouldn’t? It’s the 50thanniversary of the Isle of Wight Festi...

View

The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

Second poem in a series about the Isle of Wight written by one of our local experts David Thornton.

View

The locals' blogs
by: Hot Totties

The Hot Totties warm their cockles visiting the new Isle of Wight Distillery pub and visitor centre, to tour the distillery and taste their Island inspired, award wi...

View

The locals' blogs
by: Mrs B

It’s like Marmite – you either love it or loathe it. Me & Mr.B? We love it. It starts with the that singular smell, wafted around the countryside on the cool bre...

View

The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

The first of a series of poems about the Isle of Wight written by our local expert David Thornton.

View

The locals' blogs
by: Hot Totties

The Hot Totties have fun trying their hand at a spot of golf at Westridge Golf Centre on the Isle of Wight.  Westridge Golf Centre is the No1 place on the Isle...

View

The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

Simple, sustainable and modern. Furniture designer and maker Kate Sanger talks about her approach to creating unique affordable commissioned pieces from her workshop...

View

The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I have been privileged to have been chosen to work on a year-long project called Hidden Heroes, along side colleagues from OnTheWight and Ventnor Exchange.&nbsp...

View

The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

There’s something rather peculiar about the effect the Isle of Wight can have on you. Once experienced, it’s very difficult not to want a whole lot more.

View