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: More Pavlova than Pavlov?

Dogs in forest:

What happens with a cat lover is asked to dog sit. Jonathan's Sunday column might have the answer.

Sunday, 14th September, 2014 11:47am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Cassandra Gardiner: Crossing mind’s ocean

Minds eye

Sadly, this is the penultimate regular piece from Cassandra as she has been accepted on course with the University of Groningen and all her spare time will be taken up with studying. Her first module is looking at 'Complexity Theory in an uncertain world'.

Saturday, 13th September, 2014 11:52am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The Pursuit of Happiness

smiley fingers

Jonathan continues in the same vain as last week. Find out why he believes you can’t chase happiness, but sometimes it will unexpectedly come to you.

Sunday, 7th September, 2014 4:40pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Cassandra Gardiner: Bestival

Bestival audience

If you've ever lost yourself at Bestival, you'll probably find lots of agree with in Cassandra's latest column. If nothing else, it'll remind you of the good times had by thousands each year.

Saturday, 6th September, 2014 7:47am

By Cassandra Gardiner with 2 readers' comments

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