Love is in the air

couple with dog

The Isle of Wight made the Telegraph Travel cover story yet again last Saturday with ‘The locations where love is in the air’, marking Valentine’s Day this week.

Queen Victoria, Churchill and even Benedict Cumberbatch all have romantic links to the island which features as one of the twenty British ‘hotspots for romance’.

I had no idea so, after consulting with the dog, we’re off to ‘feel a little love for the wonders on our doorstep’ and breathe some of that lovely air!

Gone Fishing


No, not really but, unfortunately, Pine Point Bed and Breakfast will remain closed through 2019.

The break will allow for some a refurb and refresh at the house, not to mention a bit of rest and relaxation for yours truly.

Ocean View, the self-catering cottage also in Ventnor, will be open from Easter 2019 and, (except during high summer and school hols), short breaks are available throughout the year.

Breakfast hampers can also be supplied to create your own B&B experience.

Telegraph Travel features Isle of Wight

Alum Bay Callux, Chai, Ebony Day, Sarah Close, Ewan Edinger - VIoW

The Saturday Telegraph Travel (12/01/19) cover story ‘Expand your horizons with our isles of dreams’ features the Isle of Wight as ‘Best for British warmth’.

“As you roll off the ferry, you slip back 40 years to a gentler world. The island is like a pocket version of southern England, and within its 23 by 13 miles (37 by 21km) are chalk downs dipping to salt marshes and ancient woodland.’

Very nice, but I think it’s time we gave our ‘time warp’ image a refresh. I’m as guilty as anyone, telling that old chestnut of a joke:

“If it’s 12 o’clock in Portsmouth, what time is it on the IOW? … 1953.”
From now on I’ll be using a new punchline … “1983” – bringing it bang up to date.