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World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

Next week, those in the know about climate change and landslides from around the globe, will be converging upon Ventnor for the Landslides and Climate Change International Conference. The purpose of this Conference is to

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

Wow stuff is moving really fast on Freecycle these days. I noticed that a VentnorBlog regular had put up quite a number of different computer-related bits a couple of Sundays ago. 9 minutes later

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 9:45am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

It sounds amazing, but it is true. Guinness World of Records officials will be making a visit to Whitwell this week to adjudicate their entry for the World’s Longest Doormat. For several weeks now, residents

Thursday, 10th May, 2007 6:06pm

By Lord Ghome with one comment

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Very many thanks to David Mears, the National Trust South Wight Warden for breaking this news on the forum last Friday – haven’t had a chance to put it up until today. Here it

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 10:45am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

It seems our Ventnor wall lizards are keeping lots of people busy these days. Not only have they sparked a discussion on the forum by fairly new member Steve L from Surrey, who visits Ventnor

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Island Euro MP Talks on Climate Change

Thanks to one of our readers, Ken for the tip on this …. IOW Euro – MP, Dr Caroline Lucas will be talking on the issue of CLIMATE CHANGE and the benefits of a low

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 6:49pm

By Sally Perry

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

If you are interested in learning how to forage the land for food and take on some ancient hunting skills, Aldermoor Farm is to place to be this Saturday morning. Vav Simon is will be

Thursday, 22nd March, 2007 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

The Ancient Craft Of Hedgelaying In The 21st Century

The Ancient Craft Of Hedgelaying In The 21st Century

You will remember that we got very excited about the recent Hedgelaying competition in Blackwater. It might not be very ‘street’, but without skills like this on the Island, our environment could end up

Tuesday, 13th March, 2007 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Permaculture Group Meeting

Island Permaculture Group Meeting

It’s interesting how a discussion thread on the forum about off roading driving has now evolved into a discussion about global warming and whether climate change is a man-made phenomenon. It’s a fascinating subject and

Monday, 12th March, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Beautiful Gardens of Bonchurch 2006

Beautiful Gardens of Bonchurch 2006

Admission to gardens by programme only. Programmes (which have maps on the back) are available from Bonchurch Post Office or on the gates of each property. £3 per person (accompanied children free). No dogs

Wednesday, 5th July, 2006 8:00am

By Sally Perry

How I Love This Place Ventnor

How I Love This Place Ventnor

When I got back from the school run yesterday, we decided to take a short walk down to Wheelers Bay. It ended up becoming a visual feast, as the sky quickly changed colour during

Tuesday, 15th November, 2005 1:10pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

If you’re not working on Thursday this week and looking for some inspiration in your life, pop yourself down to Steephill Cove and you’ll be in for a treat. Island 2000 have organised an event

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment