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Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary 2000 1333 The Editor

A plant-based Isle of Wight guide from Steph and Guy at Peach Vegan Kitchen & Zero Waste Store We are nearing the end of the most widely publicised and participated Veganuary ever! With record numbers of consumers taking the opportunity to experiment with their eating habits and most eateries offering a variety of vegan options (many for the first time)…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2000 1333 The Editor

Today (24 January) is Chinese New Year’s Eve and it’s the year of the Rat. What does this mean if you’re born under this sign? Well, you tend to be clever, quick thinking and successful along with being organised, instinctive and adaptable. Are you celebrating the New Year with a takeaway tonight? Here’s a rundown of where to pick up…

The Fortune Cookie Quest

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back 2048 1366 The Editor

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back by popular demand! Between 1st – 14th February Robin Hill has hidden hundreds of prizes inside fortune cookies that are being distributed in Chinese restaurants across the Island. Experience the vibrancy, colour and flavours of Chinese New Year at Robin Hill this February half term with tickets to a dazzling display of award-winning illuminations…

Spirit of the Orient - Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill 2000 838 The Editor

Celebrating a tasty Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient… The Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back! Get set to experience the vibrancy, colour and of course the flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill. Taking place during this February’s half term gates open from 6-10 pm daily between 14th – 22nd February 2020.…

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2000 1333 The Editor

After the decadence of Christmas Day and being couped up for a whole 24 hours, most of us are itching to get out of the house on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do on 26th December. Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Settle back aboard a beautifully restored steam train as you…

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas 2000 1333 The Editor

If you’re thinking more food metres than miles this Christmas and want to support some great local producers, then we have the perfect round-up of where to shop this Christmas. Your Christmas dinner table will be all-Wight… Kicking things off… So, if you have children in your life you’ve probably been up for hours and in need of something to…

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Time for Tea 2000 1098 The Editor

Is there anything better than popping your feet up and having a cup of tea? We didn’t think so either. Sunday 15th December is International Tea Day, we all remember our mum saying it’s the perfect tonic to a bad day, to cheer up someone or when you’re feeling just a bit down. Well, there’s some truth in the ‘healing…

Lager than life

Lager than life

Lager than life 2000 1333 The Editor

After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice cold beer. Over the past few years, lager has taken on a whole new lease of life with microbreweries all around the country making their own version of this favourite brew. With our Island breweries renowned for amazing ale, two have dipped their toe into the lager arena,…

Beaujolais

Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau

Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau 2000 1333 The Editor

Possibly the world’s largest wine bash, Beaujolais Nouveau takes place on the third Thursday of November, this year falling on the 21st November. This is the date the Beaujolais Nouveau hits the shelves worldwide – retailers are not allowed to sell this year’s vintage before this date. Beaujolais is a wine region in Burgundy, France. For centuries, the wine was…

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