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: Hot Totties

The weather is sweet so the Hot Totties are down visiting the Isle of Wight and their ‘Home away from Home’ – it’s just so easy and hassle free to get here and then...

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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: David Thornton

A new poem in a series about the Isle of Wight written by one of our local experts David Thornton.

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

As the days get longer and are filled with warm sun we can all start picnicking and celebrating outside, and what better way to indulge than with sweet treats and ca...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

Looking for a summer fair to while away a sunny day in the grounds of a historic and beautiful manor? Then you need to head to Shorwell, nestled on the Island’s sout...

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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: The Master Mariner

Having recently moved to a new house a little closer to Newport, my attention was drawn to a new barbershop opened in Carisbrooke (No.51 High St).

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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: Lady Penelope

Feeling in need of some inspiration to get myself started on that book I’ve been thinking about writing for most of my life, I took myself off to the Grange in Shank...

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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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