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: 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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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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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: 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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