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: Searing Heat

Heatwave :

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and has been feeling the heat as much as the rest of us.

Saturday, 26th July, 2014 7:23am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Honda Flavour Walnut Whip

Giant walnut whip

Another great Sunday column from Jonathan with much that readers will relate to.

Sunday, 20th July, 2014 12:51pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: This summer

Summer scene :

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and take us on another poetic journey through the season of summer.

Saturday, 19th July, 2014 12:32pm

By Cassandra Gardiner with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Volunteering for the Dark Side

Stormtroopers

Another cracking read from Jonathan Dodd. His openness and honesty is to be much admired.

Sunday, 13th July, 2014 9:36am

By Jonathan Dodd with 10 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Coffee

Black coffee

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and reveals how she gets a few moments of private, indulgent, pleasure.

Saturday, 12th July, 2014 10:20am

By Cassandra Gardiner with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: School for Sewing

Cotton reel:

Jonathan doesn't ever seem to suffer from stress, but if he did, we now know that he'd be able to stitch his stress away quite easily.

Sunday, 6th July, 2014 12:09pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Being a mother

Mother and Daughter

Mothers of teenage daughters (and sons) will be able to easily relate to Cassandra's Saturday column. All so true and beautifully put.

Saturday, 5th July, 2014 1:31pm

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: TV – the New Opium

Aorangi terrace :

Religion rears its head for a second time this week. Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and says that "not believing anything is better than believing the wrong thing too much".

Sunday, 29th June, 2014 9:40am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and reflects on a balmy day of tennis.

Saturday, 28th June, 2014 10:02am

By Cassandra Gardiner with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Get busy living

Costumi Napoletani :

Another great read from Jonathan Dodd. His Sunday column ends with a quote from The Shawshank Redemption – ‘Get busy living, or get busy dying’.

Sunday, 22nd June, 2014 11:51am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Midsummer’s Eve

Midsummer forest:

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column, poetically taking us on a midsummer journey.

Saturday, 21st June, 2014 9:25am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Why?

Why globe

Jonathan's column this week is one we can wholeheartedly relate to. He discusses the subject of 'Why'.

Sunday, 15th June, 2014 10:37am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment