Change your home scene for 2017

Give your home a new look for the new year without breaking the bank. Ever thought of using your creativity to revamp your home? Upcycling, the process of converting old materials into something useful again, is a great way to freshen up your home and as you’re reusing and recycling, it prevents excessive waste too! Catching onto Read more

4 things to do on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

Guest blog by Isle of Wight Guru On a chilly day earlier this year we headed over for a stroll along Sandown beach. As I recall, I was wearing the kind of outfit you might go skiing in, whilst my daughter had so many layers on she was almost spherical. We gawped in wonder at Read more

Is a Quickie Wedding right for you?

In these straitened times we’re all looking for a bargain. Which is why, if you’re planning on getting married you should do it now. I mean right now, don’t hang around! A quickie wedding is the perfect way to get married without all the hassle and expense of a big wedding. It makes for a Read more

4 days out with toddlers in the depths of winter

Guest blog by Isle of Wight Guru If you stand on the high point of St Boniface Down in early November you can just about hear the collective sigh of relief as the majority of the Island’s tourism attractions close for the winter. Ice cream sellers pack up their sprinkles, ride operators give their final Read more

Beat those January blues with these amazing upcycling ideas!

Beat those January blues with these amazing and practical upcycling ideas!   Most of us tend to throw things away when we don’t need them – furniture, burned out candles, bottles, cutlery, and so forth. But would you still do that if you could convert them into something of use? Of course you wouldn’t! This is called Read more

Fun fitness at The Fitness Factory in Newport!

The Fitness Factory, which opened in 1984, is located in Newport, Isle of Wight.  It has a dance studio for classes and three gym areas with traditional equipment and a definite retro feel – no flashing lights or computer/TV screens! The first gym is a fitness area with concept rowing machines, step climbers, bikes, treadmills Read more

Wightbay’s Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight

  Treasured for its breath-taking scenery, old-world charm and mild climate, the Isle of Wight has long been a hot-spot for family holidays and romantic weekend getaways. Full of surprises, this compact British county can offer visitors so much – from the spectacular Needles rocks and coloured sands of Alum Bay; to gourmet food, award Read more