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Local open garden day

Yesterday was the start of the national garden day on the West Wight. Local communities have come together to very graciously open up to the public their beautiful and well loved and tended gardens. We visited five yesterday, all within … Continue reading

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The old Gaffers festival

Last weekend was full of music, song and dance to the back drop of the most colourful and dressed up boats on the Isle of Wight. The old Gaffers festival had its 50th celebrations. A Gaff rigged boat has a … Continue reading

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Scarecrows

Yesterday was gloriously sunny so off we went for a drive through the countryside. We passed through the very Picturesque village of Chillerton on the Isle of Wight. The locals had come together to decorate the village with humorous scarecrows … Continue reading

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First class with Cathay Pacific airways

I decided to use all my Asia miles on a one way first class ticket from Hong Kong to London. What a terrific experience I had. First was the newly refurbished first class lounge with soft leather chesterfield sofas and … Continue reading

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St. Agnes thatched church, Freshwater Bay

Our local church is St Agnes, just a short walk from our home. St Agnes is the only thatched roofed church on the aisle of Wight and one of only a handful in the entire UK. The view from the … Continue reading

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Charming Winkle St. Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Yesterday we had an outing to one of the most charming areas on the aisle of Wight. Calbourne has a lovely church and a beautiful rectory. Winkle street has the most charming teeny tiny cottages I have ever seen. What … Continue reading

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The beautiful Isle of Wight.

The beautiful Isle of Wight is so inspiring today as it has been for hundreds of years. Yesterday I went for a walk in the beautiful village of Bonchurch and stumbled upon an ancient church 1070 AD A former residence … Continue reading

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