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Here are a few of my favourite things (of 2016)

Scene from Bestival 2015

Wendy Varley looks back on 2016 and shares some of her favourite things from the year.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 9:27am

By Wendy Varley with 3 readers' comments

Medina College bans all use of mobile phones: Here’s one parent’s view

teenager mobile phone

Research shows that banning mobile phones from schools can improve GCSE results, so the new head at Medina College has done just that. Here's one parent's view on the decision.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 1:00pm

By Wendy Varley with 7 readers' comments

Edana Minghella becomes patron of Independent Arts

edana minghella

An expert in mental health and social care as well as being a fantastic jazz singer, Edana Minghella, is welcomed as a new patron for the Independent Arts charity.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 10:23am

By Wendy Varley

The case of the equine hairdresser and other Island mysteries

One night in August last year, someone sneaked into a stable and platted a horse's mane without the owner's knowledge. Don't you just love the Isle of Wight countryside?

Saturday, 3rd January, 2015 9:45am

By Wendy Varley

Island roads ARE different: 8 quirks of driving on the Isle of Wight

Tractors on road

Anyone who has driven on roads on the Isle of Wight will recognise Wendy's observations. Read her eight quirks of driving on the Isle of Wight and see if you can add some more to the list.

Saturday, 27th December, 2014 10:04am

By Wendy Varley with 45 readers' comments

Wendy shares some of her favourite Isle of Wight things of 2013

Wendy Varley's dinosaur app picture

Wendy shares some of her favourite things that she's experienced on the Isle of Wight in the last twelve months. What have yours been?

Thursday, 2nd January, 2014 3:55pm

By Wendy Varley with 3 readers' comments

Wendy’s perils of the pre-Christmas frenzy (part two)

Betty Boop Christmas Decoration

Read on for part two of Wendy Varley's Perils of the pre-Christmas frenzy to find out whether she got through her list in time.

Tuesday, 24th December, 2013 6:50pm

By Wendy Varley with 4 readers' comments

Wendy’s perils of the pre-Christmas frenzy (part one)

Christmas star decorations

OnTheWight contributor, Wendy Varley, is looking forward to being able to put her feet up at some point over Christmas, but like many of us, has a very long list of things to complete beforehand.

Monday, 23rd December, 2013 4:28pm

By Wendy Varley with 11 readers' comments

Independent Arts launches ’11 hours’ campaign

If you're going to Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival this weekend (5–8 December), look out for Independent Arts' tree in St Mary's Church, festooned with clock-faces.

Thursday, 5th December, 2013 2:26pm

By Wendy Varley

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Closed permanently sign

How often have you said you must check out an interesting shop or attraction, only to find out when you eventually get around to it that it's closed down?

Monday, 21st October, 2013 8:10am

By Wendy Varley with 23 readers' comments

Opinion: Secondary schools. Where do we go from here?

Question marks:

Wendy says she's looking forward to September, when her son starts at secondary school and explains why.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2013 6:56pm

By Wendy Varley with 8 readers' comments

Volunteers sought for new community arts project

A new arts-based project has received funding and volunteers are needed to help realise the plans

Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 3:32pm

By Wendy Varley with one comment