Philip Bell

The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I took my daughter to a fabulous event organised by Wild About Wight and Arc the other day called Rockpool Magic. The location was the fabulous Bembridge Ledge, loca...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

One summer evening I found myself at a loose end and no children to entertain so I took a walk in a place I had always enjoyed visiting, but hadn’t been in ages: New...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It’s that time of year again when the Island is filled with the sound of buzzing two-stroke scooters as the Mods descend once again for their annual scooter rally&nb...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

My daughter loves animals. So much so, I think she’s going to work with them when she is all grown up. She takes a lot of inspiration from the Island, and in particu...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It’s that time of year again when one can encounters a great variety of butterflies flitting about on the edges of fields, footpaths, woodlands, meadows, downs and e...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I’m sure every seaside town or area claims to have the best ice cream in the country. Well, I’m sorry to sound so pompous, but the Isle of Wight definitely does have...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I love boot fairs. On the Isle of Wight we are blessed with loads of them that go through from early spring to late summer. 

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It has been gorgeous weather but many of us are at work during most of it and when you get home, sometimes you just feel too tired and feel like the day has been spe...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

If you go down to the woods today you will be in for a big surprise. The wood in question being Borthwood Copse, near Apse Heath. I went for one of my perennial blue...

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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...

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