Appley Tower reflecting on the history

Appley House was on an eminence with views of the sea, protected by a sea wall. It was Tudor Revival and Gothic Revival in style. There was a clock tower at the east end. After Sir William Hutt bought it in about 1870, he had the house, gardens and estate extensively...

The Artistic Bench

Out and about with family yesterday and took a stroll along Quarr Road to the old abbey ruins and then back to the Abbey cafe for a coffee, whoops with a hundred odd people walking around the place the cafe is closed until 2015. Perhaps there is little need for the...

The Discovery of the Rock

It’s that time of year when people start moving around again to visit family and friends or start to organise for the commute. Traditionally of course the consumer market starts to book the summer holidays to various destinations, why not try the Isle of Wight....

It’s a big job – Two for one Fence Friday

It’s a big job holding those railings up whilst the wife strolls along the esplanade at Ventnor in the winter sun. Hope he can hold out for a few minutes longer. The alternative title Two for one Fence Friday is in celebration of the Boxing Day sales that start today...