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Special Event at Robin Hill: Spirit of the Orient
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This week we review the latest Electric Woods event at Robin Hill, a special event for February half term on the Isle of Wight.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • What it is all about
  • Why it was really busy when we went
  • What you will see
  • How much it costs
  • What goes on at Robin Hill
  • When you can go back for another special event
  • Why you should not look into the lights!

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony discusses the lucky winners of the post code lottery here on the Island in the PO30 post code area. Also some more good news for the Island with the opening of a new attraction at Havenstreet.

Ali talks about a dinosaur prank in Godshill which made National and International news.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we tell you about Sunday lunch at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes.

Links you may find helpful 

Robin Hill

Post Code Lottery

Haven Falconry

Dinosaur in Godshill

The New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

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The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

Is available to listen online on this website now click here or on iTunes click here.

 


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Direct download: episode_52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

A Great Train Journey on the Isle of Wight: Episode 51

When the journey itself is an attraction.

A trip from Ryde to Shanklin

In this episode we take a journey from Ryde to Shanklin by train! We experience all the highs and lows of this picturesque railway ride. A fun way for all the family to see the beautiful sites of the Isle of Wight.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Where you can get the train from
  • Which towns on the Isle of Wight have a train station
  • Accessibility of the stations
  • What you are likely to see on the journey
  • How much our journey cost
  • Information about the trains themselves

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony discusses another world record attempt by an Island resident, Melissa Leach, who is  part of a 300 strong burlesque troop. Ali talks about the reopening of Ryde Arena Ice Rink in time for the half term crowds.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment its coffee and cake with a difference, Ale's and ice cream sundaes at the Crab Inn Shanklin old village.

Links you may find helpful 

Isle of Wight trains

Ryde Arena 

The Crab Inn

World record Burlesque attempt

The Real Isle of Wight Episode 50 things to do in half term

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

Direct download: Episode_51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Half-Term on the Isle of Wight: Episode 50

What's on during half term on the Isle of Wight
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In our 50th episode we talk through all the great things happening on the Isle of Wight during the first school holiday of the year. We discuss special events along side the best way to enjoy the Isle of Wight at a low cost.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Events on during half term
  • Ways to save money on attraction entry
  • Robin Hill's latest light extravaganza
  • Victorian fun and frolics at Osborne House
  • Snowman building on Shanklin beach
  • Animals a plenty with pony camps and new tigers

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony has the chance to talk first and gives a summary, and some controversy on the results of this years Pickle Wars. Ali gives an update on all things female with news of the up coming inaugural Venus awards, and a Facebook group for influential women, GO GIRLS!!!

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment Ali, a self proclaimed coffee snob talks through her latest visit to Love coffee in Newport

Direct download: Episode_50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Famous People who are associated with the Isle of Wight
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We tell you every week about why we love the Isle of Wight and why you should visit and we are not alone, throughout the years there have been a number of famous people who have been born here, lived here or famously visited.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Famous people born on the Isle of Wight including;
    • Bear Grylls
    • Jeremy Irons
    • Phil Jupitus
    • Anthony Minghella 
  • Famous people who live here now & in the past;
    • Melvyn Hayes
    • Alan Titchmarsh
    • Ellen McArthur
    • Queen Victoria
  • Famous people in history who have visited the Isle of Wight
    • Winston Churchill
    • Oliver Cromwell
    • Lord Nelson 
    • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Infamous people detained on the Isle of Wight
  • Famous Star Spotting including;
    • Robert Pattinson
    • Kirsten Stewart
    • Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Martin Freeman

In the News

Ali's news covers a topic which may or may not have been covered before! A brand new attraction coming to East Cowes, Random Rooms - Escape Rooms. Get padlocked into a room with a handful of your closest friends and try to find your way out.

In a rather slow news week Tony brings Gull Proof recycling bag news.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we were really impressed by the service at Dimbola Lodge in Freshwater Bay. Also a great selection of cakes and very good coffee.

Links you may find helpful 

Islebuy.co.uk

Dimbola Lodge 

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee.

 

Direct download: Episode_49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

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