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.

Jonathan Dodd: Happiness? Where’s that?

Smiley flower boy:

Jonathan's positive approach to life is contagious and always puts a smile on our faces. Read on to find out what puts a smile on his.

Sunday, 31st August, 2014 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Croquet

Croquet:

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and has been partaking in a spot of croquet.

Saturday, 30th August, 2014 9:31am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Doing the writing thing

Dickens dream:

Have you got a story to tell, but have been wondering how to get started on it? Jonathan's got a series of tips to help out.

Sunday, 24th August, 2014 11:57am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Chicken fever

Cassandra's chickens

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column and introduces us to some new members of the 'family'.

Saturday, 23rd August, 2014 9:45am

By Cassandra Gardiner with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

Robin Williams album cover :

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column, which this week he dedicates to the late Robin Williams. A touching reflection.

Sunday, 17th August, 2014 1:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Cassandra Gardiner: Seasonal Drift

Summers end:

Cassandra returns with her Saturday column, putting into delicate form what many of us see but find hard to express.

Saturday, 16th August, 2014 9:43am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Dangerous Children

Chinese Child Soldiers

Another fantastically thought provoking piece from Jonathan Dodd.

Sunday, 10th August, 2014 8:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Before and after

Cassandra returns and this week introduces us to her adorable shaggy dog, Stanley. Who's a lovely boy then ....

Saturday, 9th August, 2014 10:51am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Jonathan Dodd: Stealable cars

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week is talking cars, but don't be mistaken into thinking he's car proud. Quite the opposite.

Sunday, 3rd August, 2014 10:29am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Internal health monitor voice

Empty wallet:

Jonathan returns with the second instalment of his story about his - hopefully once and only - medical emergency. It's edge of the seat stuff.

Sunday, 27th July, 2014 9:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

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 with one comment

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