The Locals' View

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by: Jo Macaulay

The Isle of Wight is never more magical than during the Christmas festivities, so taking a family break is more enchanting than ever. We give you the heads up on som...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

Be sure of making your Christmas really special this year by coming on a Skillcation to the Isle of Wight and learning how to mix master cocktails, cook the best Chr...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

This morning I looked out my window and saw a nye of pheasants meandering through my garden. Beautiful, bright feathered and manly male strutting their way across th...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

Make up the perfect Christmas hamper with all Isle of Wight produced goodies for the perfect gift. We have so many wonderful island-produced drinks, foods and crafts...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

There’s something magical about sitting around an open fire or wood-burner after a bracing walk in the countryside, or along a windswept wintery beach. We’ve pulled...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

Ever thought of making your own jewellery? Or perhaps you have an idea in mind for a piece of jewellery that you’d like to make and give to somebody special?  ...

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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: The Master Mariner

As Autumn flies by and merges into winter, the Island takes on a whole new persona focused more around bracing walks, crackling fires and cosy indoor activities. Eve...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

Avoid the damp squib of having your own fireworks at home by heading off to one of these organised firework displays on the Isle of Wight – one of them even has a bo...

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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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