Lady Penelope

The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Tallulah the amazing dancing dog does not get a great many invitations to afternoon tea, so it was on with the pearls and off to the Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cow...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I was delighted to hear that Spook, a London-based top end catering company, had taken over the catering at The Priory Bay hotel and that they’re open for lunch and...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I’ve been using the Melville Hall Hotel swimming pools since I moved back the Isle of Wight in 2000 with my family. After it became Utopia Spa, in the mid nough...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I went back to the Grange by the Sea in Shanklin Old Village recently. A few years ago I went there to do a course in ‘Finding the Colours of My Personality’ with Te...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Two of the members of Alabama 3 came to meet Ray Foulk at his stand in the Artist Village backstage and I was lucky to have been there to witness this meeting of min...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

I happened to be standing right next to the silver bullet style Airstream trailer that Fender had in the Artist Village backstage when Brian May dropped by to try ou...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Backstage at the IW Festival this year (2016) the artist’s village was a magnet for the press and quite a few of the performers.

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

The offer of a boat trip from Ventnor Haven last week was too tempting to turn down. For a very reasonable rate* with Ocean Blue you get to tootle down the coastline...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Whale Chine has to be my most favourite beach for a walk. It's also one of the most inaccessible. The steps down the side of the verical chine began to fall away jus...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Luccombe Beach is a lovely walk on a sunny day but you do have to be mindful of the tide, which has to be low when you make your walk or you’ll get cut off. The step...

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