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A full, frank and funny guide to all things Isle of Wight. We are two young(ish) entrepreneur types who love living on the Isle of Wight, spending time at local events and enjoying all of the great attractions. We take all there is to do on the Island (and there is a lot) and we review it for you. Lots of great information about where to go, where to stay, what to eat and all the insider tips that will help make your visit or day out on the Island great. The Isle of Wight is fast becoming the place to go with two fabulous music festivals, the Isle of Wight festival in June and Bestival in September, as well as Cowes Week, Isle of Arts and much more you. If you want to know the Islanders view, the insider tips and hints, all the best places the locals go, as well as the best spots for free parking, souvenirs and much more this is the Podcast for you. As well as great information you can be entertained with our light hearted humour and passion for the real gem of the UK.

Real Isle of Wight : Information & entertainment about the sunniest place in the UK. Including all the best things to do and Tony & Ali - two thirty something's who love living on the isle of wight, podcasting and sharing tips, hints and secrets with you.

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A full, frank and funny guide to all things Isle of Wight. We are two young(ish) entrepreneur types who love living on the Isle of Wight, spending time at local events and enjoying all of the great attractions. We take all there is to do on the Island (and there is a lot) and we review it for you. Lots of great information about where to go, where to stay, what to eat and all the insider tips that will help make your visit or day out on the Island great. The Isle of Wight is fast becoming the place to go with two fabulous music festivals, the Isle of Wight festival in June and Bestival in September, as well as Cowes Week, Isle of Arts and much more you. If you want to know the Islanders view, the insider tips and hints, all the best places the locals go, as well as the best spots for free parking, souvenirs and much more this is the Podcast for you. As well as great information you can be entertained with our light hearted humour and passion for the real gem of the UK.

    Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

    Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

      Cowes Week 2016
    Cowes week 2016 has started with a BANG! The longest running  (and one of the biggest) regattas in the world has set up in Cowes for this years fun.
    What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on during Cowes Week The different areas in the Town What bands will be headlining the main stages When you can see the Red Arrows What is the best way to view the Fireworks, the culmination of Cowes Week In the News Tony tells us about Hollywood moving to the Island to film a new blockbuster, and Ali discusses the recent comments made by David Hoare.
    Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a sandwich and chips (well sort of chips) at the Astoria resturant in Sandown
    Links you may find helpful  Cowes Week
    Astoria Cafe
    David Hoare
    Film at Osbourne House
     
    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!

    *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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    • 32 min
    August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

    August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

    Events on the Isle of Wight During August
    We are back after our holidays, and super excited!! August (in Tonys opinion) is the the best month of the year for spending time on the Isle of Wight, with tnnes of events scheduled throughout the month. In this weeks episode we look at the very best of what is happening during the summer holidays.
    What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on during the month of August What not to miss Our favourite events on the Island All the dates for the key festivals and events Top tips in where and how to get the best vantage point. In the News Due to it being our returning episode the New is a bit of a cheat and we discuss the wedding of the year which took place on the Island in July.
    Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake with some unusual creatures at West Wight Alpacas
    Links you may find helpful  West Wight Alpacas 
    Cowes Week
    Garlic Festival
    Chale Show
    V-Dub Festival
    Ventnor Fringe
    Jack up the80's
    Classic Isle Festival
    IOW Scooter Rally
    Island Steam Show
    Shanklin Carnival
    Sandown Carnival
    Ryde Carnival
    Ventnor Carnival
    Healing Festival
    Yaverland Sandcastle Competition
     
    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!

    *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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    • 24 min
    The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

    The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

    The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 It's that time again where we give you the low down of the first (and arguably) one of the best festivals of the calender year, the Isle of Wight Festival 2016
    What we will tell you about in this episode: the best band to see at this years festival What are the areas at this years festival Added extras for staying at the festival Food and drink purchases in and around the festival site In the News Tony talks about an Island resident who took the council to court and won in relation to taking his children out of school for a family holiday, and a former resident who has qualified for the Olympics in Rio. Ali discusses the most recent landslip in Yaverland.
    Links you may find helpful  Isle of Wight Festival
    Jon Platt - School holidays verdict
    Jess Andrews - Rio Olympics
    Yaverland land slip
    Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee
    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!

    *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.

    • 37 min
    Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

    Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

      May Bank Holiday 2016 In this weeks episode discuss all the great thinks that are happening on the Isle of Wight during this years May Bank Holiday.
    What we will tell you about in this episode: what events are happening Where is the best place to enjoy your extra day off Our top tips for a fabulous bank holiday In the News Tony talks about a former Island resident who helped Leicester win the premier league, and an article written by the super famous Anneka Rice. Ali discusses the emergence of a sink hole on a Ryde Street.
     
    Food and Drink In this weeks episode we discuss a small but excellent cafe above Skin Trade in Newport
     
    Links you may find helpful  Isle of Wight Lambretta Day
    Mottistone Manor
    Barton Manor
    Needles Half Marathon
    Victoria's Fabulous Fete
    Osbourne House
    Bembridge Street Fair
    Festival of Heros Brading Roman Villa
    Carisbrooke Castle
    Skintrade
     
    Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee
    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!

    • 26 min
    Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

    Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

     
    Robin Hill Country Park In this weeks episode we take you on a journey through Robin Hill country park and all that it has to offer
    What we will tell you about in this episode: What you will find in the park Hidden Gems to keep your eye out for Our Top Tips for a fantastic day Our highlights of the park what's new in the park the best way to get around Robin Hill In the News This week in the news Tony talks "Bin Gate 2" with the revelation that the new bins are not compatible with the rubbish trucks. Ali talks about the potential sad closure of Priory Bay Hotel and the exciting news of the up coming Pod Cast Awards!!
     
    Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in a Cafe with an amazing view! Aptly named the view cafe in St Helens
     
    Links you may find helpful  Robin Hill
    Priory Bay Hotel
    View Cafe St Helens
     
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    Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee
     
     
    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!

    *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.

    • 25 min
    Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

    Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

    Information for DogOwners on the Isle of Wight
    In this weeks episode we answer a listeners question about whereis the best place to enjoy the Isle of Wight whilst walking yourdog .
    What we will tell youabout in this episode:How to bring your dog to the Isle of WightWhat beaches are open to dogs all yearWhere you can stay with your dogWhat attractions allow dogs inInthe NewsThis week in the news Tony talks about the latest IslandRandonee and the clothing choices of two specific participants. Alidiscusses a new crowd funding scheme set up by Bebe'cinno inNewport to raise funds for a new soft play area.
     
    Foodand DrinkIn this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in aVictorian setting, in Ryde's Royal Esplanade hotel
     
    Linksyou may find helpful Randonee
    Bebe'cinno
    Esplanade Hotel
    Accommodation for Dogs
    Open Beeches for Dogs
    Attractions open to Dogs
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here -Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee
     
    Our Sponsorfor this show is The Wight Choice CardThe Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle ofWight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choicecard when using one of the 50 participating businesses on theIsland and receive a discount.
    Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supportinglocal, independent businesses.
    The way it works is that you purchase your card online and youwill receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of theparticipating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to50%.
    No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use ouraffiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10%off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering youcould save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, wethink that’s great value for money.
    What are you waitingfor! It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soonhave your personalised Wight Choice card pop through yourletterbox!

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

    • 25 min

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