Philip Bell

The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

The abundant trees in Parkhurst Forest were once used in the 13th Century by a very wealthy lady called Isabella de Fortibus, the only ever independent owner of the...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

One dark autumn night I took my daughter along to Robin Hill on the opening of their Electric Woods events, this time celebrating Diwali.

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

Being a writer and publisher myself, I am very very fond of fonts. They are just my type. All types of fonts, and type and printing and I get very excited about trad...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I do like walking. I must walk, because if I don’t walk I get cabin fever. If you’ve been sat at a computer all day it’s a must. And when you visit the Isle of Wight...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

It was my daughter’s birthday coming up and I wanted to really treat her. I knew she was a big animal lover and wanted to study zoology and become a zookeeper. She h...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I visited Quay Arts one weekend to find out what courses they had on offer. They directed me down to Jubilee Stores (used as a grain store in the 1920s) where the ar...

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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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