The Locals' Blogs

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!

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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: Marianne Su-Yin

If you are following this series then you are about to complete the Couch to 5K program so well done to you and your dog. Over the last three weeks you will be slowl...

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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: The Master Mariner

It’s officially autumn, but with the sun still shining we’re hanging on in here to that summer vibe on the Island and there are loads of events still taking place ac...

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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: Lady Penelope

It’s not often that this lady is lost for words, but I’m weighing up the pros and cons of what I am about to share with you today. You see I overheard a conversation...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

This weekend it’s the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat Race, a personal favourite Island event of mine. I’ve been watching it every year I’ve been home since I was a sm...

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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: The Master Mariner

With the sun shining and summer in full swing there is nothing better for that perfect relaxing lunch or supper alfresco than some freshly caught crab and lobster. W...

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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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