Will you be taking part in Isle of Wight Goatober?

goatober postage stamp

It's been happening around the world for sometime, but this is the first Goatober to take place on the Isle of Wight, raising awareness of goat meat, milk, cheese and fudge produced on the Island.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 6:47pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Nine The Last Bullfighter

For those following David Yates’ The Last Bullfighter, here’s the final chapter. Ed Now that the battle was over, it was time for the celebrations to begin – fiesta time! With Wee Andy and

Monday, 22nd December, 2008 11:17am

By David Yates

News From Local Author David Yates

News From Local Author David Yates

As you will know, over the past few weeks, VentnorBlog has been running the serialisation of David Yates’ The Last Bullfighter. David has received a great response from readers and would like to post

Wednesday, 17th December, 2008 12:50pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Eight Their Finest Hour (Part One)

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Eight Their Finest Hour (Part One)

For those looking for the next instalment of David Yates’ The Last Bullfighter, here’s Part One of Chapter Eight. Part Two follows tomorrow.

Monday, 15th December, 2008 2:51pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Seven Hear The Bugles Call (Part Two)

In Part One of Chapter Seven, Baz and Gaz helped create the largest bird table of grain in the World and Rory impersonated Valera to increase the food orders for the hungry bulls. Ed That

Sunday, 7th December, 2008 3:37pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Seven Hear The Bugles Call (Part One)

David Yates’ serialisation of The Last Bullfighter continues this weekend with chapter seven. Ed In the Atlas Mountains, with six days left to go, great things were starting to take place. Bluey, Eric and

Saturday, 6th December, 2008 2:48pm

By David Yates with 2 readers' comments

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Six The Round Up Begins (Part Two)

In part one of chapter six, the bull herd learned what was in store for them at the bullring, find out what happens next in part two. The birds finished briefing the bulls, and picked

Sunday, 30th November, 2008 11:53am

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Six The Round Up Begins (Part One)

David Yates’ serialisation of The Last Bullfighter continues this weekend with chapter six. Ed The monthly meeting of the SSPCA was no ordinary forum that night, as four women, two men, and a flock of

Saturday, 29th November, 2008 6:53pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Five Fuengirola Lola and Malaga Maria (Part Two)

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Five Fuengirola Lola and Malaga Maria (Part Two)

Following on from part one of chapter five, find out today whether the birds were able to recruit the help of the bulls. Ed The birds flew the short distance along the coast to the

Sunday, 23rd November, 2008 10:15am

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Five Fuengirola Lola and Malaga Maria (Part One)

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Five Fuengirola Lola and Malaga Maria (Part One)

David Yates’ serialisation of The Last Bullfighter continues this weekend with chapter five. Ed The two swallows had gathered all the suitable birds they could find on their long flight from Portsmouth dockyard. Now

Saturday, 22nd November, 2008 12:01pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Four Starlings, Eagles, Woodpeckers and a Mynah Bird (Part Two)

Following Part One of Chapter Four yesterday, read on to find out what happens next to our feathered friends. The following morning, just as the sun was rising, the birds left the roost to look

Sunday, 16th November, 2008 12:31pm

By David Yates

The Last Bullfighter: Chapter Four Starlings, Eagles, Woodpeckers and a Mynah Bird (Part One)

David Yates’ serialisation of The Last Bullfighter continues. Ed The following morning the swallows, seagulls, raven and blue macaw left Falaise and, taking directions from Meme, headed for Paris. “You can’t miss it,” she called

Saturday, 15th November, 2008 11:20pm

By David Yates