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Activities for the Easter Holidays 2016: Episode 56

Something different to do this Easter Holidays

If you are looking for something to do during the Easter Holidays in 2016 then this is the episode for you.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • Really Wild Photography Session at the Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Fun Dog Show at the Donkey Sanctuary 10th April 2016
  • Trail Centre Opening Weekend 2nd & 3rd April 2016
  • Royal Solent Jazz Weekend 2nd & 3rd April 2016
  • Isle of Wight Grand National & Scurry 13th April 2016
  • 80's Extravaganza at Coburgs on the 8th April 2016
  • April Fossil Walks at Yaverland and Brook
  • The Night Runner 16th April 2016
  • St Mildred's Church, Whippingham 
  • Charity Street Launches on the Isle of Wight 4th April 2016

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony brings details of a new festival, One Acre, celebrating Isle of Wight bands in August 2016.

Ali reports on more reasons for the Isle of Wight to celebrate great national publicity as Ventnor is featured in the Metro paper in the top 17 most picturesque seaside towns.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of lunch at the Bandstand in Sandown, fab food and a magnificent setting.

Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 2016: Episode 55

We cannot quite believe that it is Easter Bank Holiday weekend all ready! Once again there are loads of things to do around the Island. and in this weeks' episode we give you a flavour of what is on.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • Eggcellent Easter Events for all the family
  • Duck Racing in Yarmouth Saturday 26th March 2016
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Bembridge Windmill - 25th - 28th March 10:30-4pm
  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Mottistone Gardens - 27th March 10:30 - 4pm
  • Osborne House Easter Fun 25th - 28th March
  • Steam Railway Childrens' entertainment, colouring, crafts & Easter treasure hunt
  • Start of the Car Boot Sales - Chale on Monday 28th at 9:30am & Ryde Seafront on Sunday 27th March at 9am
  • Easter Market Saturday 26th March 10am - 4pm at Ristorante Michelangelo, Union Street, Ryde
  • Duck Racing at Winkle Street
  • Adult fun at Tapnell Farm - Tap 'n' Ale
  • The Annual IOW Steam Up - Easter Monday
  • Open Gardens Clatterford House, Carisbrooke - Sunday 27th March 2pm-4:30pm
  • The March of the Mods in Ryde
  • IOW Donkey Sanctuary Easter Fun
  • Robin Hill Mad Easter Dash - Easter Sunday and Monday starting at 1pm

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony is far too excited about the First Poo Museum which is opening at the Isle of Wight Zoo.

Ali's has more civilised news about the Steam Railway rescuing the passengers stranded on the Island Line when the power failed.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of Frozen (no not the movie) the gelato cafe in Newport.

Links you may find helpful 

The Poo Museum, Isle of Wight Zoo

Mottistone Garden

Bembridge Windmill

Tapnell Farm

Yarmouth Duck Race

Osborne House Easter Events

Steam Railway Easter Fun

Ristorante Michelangelo

The Steam Up Review Episode 13

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

Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

 

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Does the Isle of Wight need a fixed link?01-01

This week we discuss a very emotive subject amongst Isle of Wight residents, it is an issue that has been brought to the forefront again by a local pro-link group.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • The history of the fixed link debate
  • Why the fixed link debate has come up now
  • What the proposals are for the fixed link
  • What the pros are for the fixed link
  • What the cons are for the fixed link
  • Our opinion on the subject

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony is excited about the possibility of walking the Wight with an alpaca. Great news for Island residents, you can get a free car parking permit for the season and experience the attractions for free for the day at the Needles Pleasure Park, available on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of the Prince of Wales in East Cowes.

Links you may find helpful 

Walk the Wight

Needles Pleasure Park

Episode 43: Needles Pleasure Park

Isle of Wight Fixed Link Group

Anti-Fixed Link Group

Episode 10: Travel to the Island

Fixed Link Feasibility Study 1998

The Prince of Wales Public House, East Cowes

 

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


 

The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

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

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

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Direct download: Episode_54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

The Isle of Wight Tourism Conference 2016
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This week Ali discusses the recent conference she attended in Gurnard Pines and what the future for tourism is looking like.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • What are the current plans for increasing tourism on the Island
  • What speakers attended
  • Themes of the day
  • what its important to get behind the Visit Island Bid

In the News

In this weeks' news Tony discusses an "A lister" spotted in Ryde and Ali gives us an update of a famous Island residents attempt to be named champion of champions of come dine with mw.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of the Lifeboat Inn in East Cowes.

Links you may find helpful 

Robin Hill

Jude Law

Derek Sandy

Real Isle of Wight episode 39

IOW Tourism conference

Gurnard Pines

Garlic Farm

Tweeting policeman

Isle of sheppey

Shipwreck Isle

IOW walking festival 2016

The Lifeboat 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

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

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

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*Please note we will receive a commission for any cards that are purchased using the link in our website. It will not cost you any extra, in fact it actually costs you less if you use our links.

Direct download: Episode_53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST

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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.

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

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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

Bonus & Wages & Money

Lots of ways to save money as a resident or visitor to the Isle of Wight.
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In this weeks' episode we tell you about how planning ahead can save you money when you visit or live on the Isle of Wight.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • How you can save money by purchasing attraction tickets when booking your Ferry travel with Red Funnel or Wightlink
  • Wight Choice Card (buy yours below)
  • Southern Vectis Key Card
  • Isle of Wight Tourist Card
  • Annual Pass for English Heritage
  • Annual Pass for National Trust
  • Annual Pass for the Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Amazon World Annual Pass
  • Blackgang Chine Annual Pass
  • Robin Hill Annual Pass
  • Wightbay for discounts and offers
  • Price is Wight for short time discounts
  • Groupon
  • Wowcher
  • My Voucher Codes .co.uk
  • Top tip - Tesco Clubcard Voucher exchange

In the News

Ali's news covers the sad news of a major fire in the industrial area in Cowes.

Tony has four news items this week;

  1. The Military Road gets national recognition
  2. The Butter-Vikings move to the Isle of Wight to make butter
  3. World record attempt at The Griffin, 7th February 2016 at 7:30pm
  4. Walk the Wight Registration is open

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Waterfront Inn, Shanklin a lovely restaurant/bar with a fabulous view whatever the season.

Links you may find helpful 

Episode 2.6 dedicated to the Military Road

English Heritage

National Trust

Wight Choice Card

The Price is Wight

The Isle of Wight Tourist Card

Key Card

Isle of Wight Zoo

Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill

Wightbay

Wowcher

Groupon

The Waterfront Inn, Shanklin

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.

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

The-Wight-Choice-Card-Real1-600x600

*Please note we will receive a commission for any cards that are purchased using the link in our website. It will not cost you any extra, in fact it actually costs you less if you use our links.


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Direct download: Episode_48_real_isle_of_wight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

A Taste of the Isle of Wight: Episode 47

Great Produce made on the Isle of Wight.
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In this weeks' episode we follow on from our way to start the year fit and health (episode 46) by talking through some of the great produce grown and made on the Isle of Wight.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Different produce sourced on and around the Island
  • Companies based on the Island who make award winning food and drink products
  • Why it is important to buy from the Island
  • Where you can purchase Island grown and made produce
  • Our favourite Island based produce

In the News

Ali's news is about an event held at Cowes Yacht Haven promoting health and well being, "Inspired for Life"

Tony wishes Gladys Hooper a very happy 113th Birthday, making her the oldest person in the UK.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Harbour Kitchen in Cowes, a great place to grab a Burger and a glass of fine bourbon after!!!

Links you may find helpful 

Inspired for life event  23rd and 24th January 2016

Gladys Hooper

Garlic Farm

The Tomato Stall

Isle of Wight espresso company

Seafood Corner Newport - High St, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SR

Briddlesford Farm

Island Foods Ryde

Isle of wight cheese

Minghella ice cream

Brownrigg Poultry

Sharon Orchard

Calbourne Mill

 

Direct download: Episode_47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST