Our personal views

On The Wight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These articles will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Cassandra Gardiner: Sunny weather

Rapeseed field :

Cassandra returns for her Saturday column and this week explores the changing seasons, extolling the journey out of winter.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 8:48am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Everything and nothing

Romanesco_Broccoli :

Jonathan returns with his weekly column. Want to know what happens if you hide your light under a bushel? Jonathan might just have the answer.

Sunday, 13th April, 2014 12:42pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Reflection


Escape with Cassandra as she travels on a reflective journey in this week's column.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 12:15pm

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Leisure time? What leisure time?

Sleeping man

It's been a hectic week for Jonathan, but he still manages to pull together yet another great column with a killer piece of advice at the end.

Sunday, 6th April, 2014 12:48pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Pearlie II

Pearlie 2

Cassandra returns with her weekly column and shares the experience of her first Poultry Show with the loveable Pearlie in tow.

Saturday, 5th April, 2014 9:49am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 5 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Wolf Hall Heaven

Wolf Hall:

Jonathan returns with his weekly column. This week he's been off the Island and taking in some culture in Stratford. It got him thinking about leaders ....

Sunday, 30th March, 2014 11:23am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Cassandra Gardiner: Cinema

Cinema sign

Cassandra returns with her poetic weekly column and this week eulogises the wonder of cinema.

Saturday, 29th March, 2014 9:16am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Memory Mine

Cicero :

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week has been thinking about memory and amongst other things, how we become more selective with our memory as we age. A lovely read!

Sunday, 23rd March, 2014 11:42am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Walking

View from Culver :

Cassandra shares why she loves walking so much and reminds us that you get a lot more than just exercise from it.

Saturday, 22nd March, 2014 9:20am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Making a Mozart face

Astonished expressions :

Want to find out what a 'Mozart face' is? Read Jonathan's weekly column to find out.

Sunday, 16th March, 2014 12:01pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Cassandra Gardiner: Fog

Ventnor Fog in colour:

We imagine that after the last two days of fog shrouding the Island, you'll all find something in Cassandra's piece this week to relate to.

Saturday, 15th March, 2014 9:34am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Mousehole visitors

Mousehole from west

Jonathan's been to Cornwall and discovered many similarities with the Isle of Wight.

Sunday, 9th March, 2014 11:53am

By Jonathan Dodd