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The place for all Bees exiled on the Isle of Wight to say hello, possibly meet up at a pub, garden centre or whatever and maybe even arrange travel to Bees games (if the Island Saints let us have enough ferry tickets). :sorted:
 

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I was at New Milton last week and could see the Needles, I thought of you. Then I bought an ice cream.
 

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Thought of you three weeks ago when I visited IoW for the first time for 40 years. Had a good couple of days there, but then felt the need to return to 21st century.;)
 
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Thought of you three weeks ago when I visited IoW for the first time for 40 years. Had a good couple of days there, but then felt the need to return to 21st century.;)
I call The Solent "Duckett's Passage". I don't miss the 21st century one little bit. It smells :shrug:.
 

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I watched Newport IOW vs Totton and Eling earlier this month. Good game. Wish I could have watched a meeting at the smallbrook as well :(
 

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I'm here on hols and met a fellow Bee staying in the same place. Paul Durrell his name is, a fellow STH who sits in block D Braemar. Great to bump into a Bee at any time, especially on hols for a good old chinwag. We enjoyed the league tables with both of our lovely footballing neighbours propping up their respective divisions.

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While on holiday in Bournemuff last week my wife asked me if I would like to live by the sea (I believe she meant with her!), and I said yes and I would probably opt for IOW if I had the choice.




Then I remembered vcmazz lives there now:wave:
 

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My Son plays for Binstead and is always in his home or away kit around Ryde! I think there might be a few fellow Bees fans on the Island and we'd be interested in a Bees bus for some games.
 

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While on holiday in Bournemuff last week my wife asked me if I would like to live by the sea (I believe she meant with her!), and I said yes and I would probably opt for IOW if I had the choice.

Then I remembered vcmazz lives there now:wave:
Trust me mate, it's an awesome place to live and I would never move back to the mainland.
 
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My Son plays for Binstead and is always in his home or away kit around Ryde! I think there might be a few fellow Bees fans on the Island and we'd be interested in a Bees bus for some games.
Is he just a young'un? Sounds like the lad I've seen around a few times. Ask him if a mad taxi driver keeps shaking his fist at him and shouting "up the Bees" out of the car window. If so, tell him it's yours truly lol. There's also a bloke down at Oakfield who's a Bee. Had a brief chat with him once - unless that's you?
 
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While on holiday in Bournemuff last week my wife asked me if I would like to live by the sea (I believe she meant with her!), and I said yes and I would probably opt for IOW if I had the choice.




Then I remembered vcmazz lives there now:wave:
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Trust me mate, it's an awesome place to live and I would never move back to the mainland.
No chance. I'd jump off Culver before I moved back. I'm looking out of my window now. On the path is next doors kids' bike and two skateboards. Nothing will be missing when they come back out to play in the morning. Beyond them is the Medina. Mainlanders don't know what they're missing. Thank God :sorted:
 
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No chance. I'd jump off Culver before I moved back. Mainlanders don't know what they're missing. Thank God :sorted:
One thing I wouldn't miss is the "road closed" signs and a sh*t sat nav telling me to drive along a public footpath as an alternative route.
 

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But it's still a lovely place to live or visit. :)
 
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One thing I wouldn't miss is the "road closed" signs and a sh*t sat nav telling me to drive along a public footpath as an alternative route.
They do tend to take the roads in at night during bad weather. :yes:
 
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So far, committee nominations are:



VCMazz: Head of taxiing to and from the ferry (and DJ'ing at the Xmas party - 4 would be a good crowd for me).
Hayward's Way: I see him in a "Tony Ewers" roll, organizing Bees beanos.
Hayward's Way Jnr: Head of overseas publicity and promotion.
Wightbee: Trying to lure him over from another thread in the hope of making him Chairman.
IslandBee: Sadly had to leave the island but a legend, so automatic choice fior Life-President.

Anyone else out there? :fishing:
 
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sh*t sat nav telling me to drive along a public footpath as an alternative route.
Sat Nav here is a bit special isn't it? lol Thankfully after a year of driving around the place 50 hours a week, I don't depend on it now. But during my first month as a Taxi Driver, I could have, well not so much lost my licence as gone to prison for some of the turnings I took. I think it's deliberate - to make people stay longer. ;)
 

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Is he just a young'un? Sounds like the lad I've seen around a few times. Ask him if a mad taxi driver keeps shaking his fist at him and shouting "up the Bees" out of the car window. If so, tell him it's yours truly lol. There's also a bloke down at Oakfield who's a Bee. Had a brief chat with him once - unless that's you?
He is indeed mate, he mentioned a few times about a Bees fan giving the thumbs up and shouting you Bees!

We do live in Oakfield but there is another Bees fan who lives down in Oakvale.... Small world eh!

I've spoken to your Orient supporting fellow taxi driver a couple of times but not since we've been promoted!
 
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He is indeed mate, he mentioned a few times about a Bees fan giving the thumbs up and shouting you Bees!

We do live in Oakfield but there is another Bees fan who lives down in Oakvale.... Small world eh!

I've spoken to your Orient supporting fellow taxi driver a couple of times but not since we've been promoted!
Yeah it was Oak Vale where I saw this bloke one rainy day in a Bees coat. I shouted out something about The Bees to him and he started to walk off. I think he had me down as a nutter. Then his curiosity got the better of him and he came back for a brief chat.

Orient Frank is a good bloke. We watched and supported the Speedway team together before its sad demise. We have our respective football mugs at the office where there are two shelves. The deal is - higher team gets the top shelf. His mug was top for a large chunk of last season but it will be on the bottom shelf for a long time now. lol
 

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Been living here 15 years now - just along from where the road has collapsed in St Lawrence. Nice and peaceful now with NO traffic at all passing the door - suits us fine. Get to see the Bees once a month only due to work commitments and travel, but that will have to do.
 

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Lovely place the IOW, i am well jel of you lot.
 

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20 or so years ago, once a fortnight, I used to get up at 5am, drive to Andover, pick up a van, drive to Portsmouth, get on the ferry to Ryde
Deliver to 41 customers on the Isle of Wight, in a strnage kind of ever decreasing circle.
Back on the Ferry and back home (West london) for around 7pm

was one of my favourite working days, despite the simple nature of everything Isle of Wight-ish.
 
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Been living here 15 years now - just along from where the road has collapsed in St Lawrence. Nice and peaceful now with NO traffic at all passing the door - suits us fine. Get to see the Bees once a month only due to work commitments and travel, but that will have to do.
Lovely part of the island Pity those poor evacuated souls though. :sad:
 

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after last weeks scooter rally, my sons take on IOW.
"Dad, this is what the rest of the UK should look like really"

He ain't far wrong.
 

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... and did look like in 1963!
 

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The drive along the coast road on the south of the Isle from Freshwater is very good.

A bit scarey when you see a fecking great buzzard standing by the side of the road.
 

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So far, committee nominations are:



VCMazz: Head of taxiing to and from the ferry (and DJ'ing at the Xmas party - 4 would be a good crowd for me).
Hayward's Way: I see him in a "Tony Ewers" roll, organizing Bees beanos.
Hayward's Way Jnr: Head of overseas publicity and promotion.
Wightbee: Trying to lure him over from another thread in the hope of making him Chairman.
IslandBee: Sadly had to leave the island but a legend, so automatic choice fior Life-President.

Anyone else out there? :fishing:
I am very pleased to accept the nomination. I see the island pretty much everyday so still feel equipped to fulfill all of the duties required, if elected!!!
 

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Lovely views of Ventnor, St Catherine's Point lighthouse, Shanklin, Bembridge and Seaview coming in on the Normandy Express to Portsmouth last night!!! :)
 

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The drive along the coast road on the south of the Isle from Freshwater is very good.

A bit scarey when you see a fecking great buzzard standing by the side of the road.
It's the motorcyclists doing a ton plus that you have to watch!! :eek:
 

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20 or so years ago, once a fortnight, I used to get up at 5am, drive to Andover, pick up a van, drive to Portsmouth, get on the ferry to Ryde
Deliver to 41 customers on the Isle of Wight, in a strnage kind of ever decreasing circle.
Back on the Ferry and back home (West london) for around 7pm

was one of my favourite working days, despite the simple nature of everything Isle of Wight-ish.
onions?
 

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Not for everyone but the IOW is a lovely place to live.
 
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Not for everyone but the IOW is a lovely place to live.
This is true. It baffles me sometimes, but is true. My sister in law comes to visit. Her favourite comment is, "nice place to visit but I couldn't live here". She lives on the third floor at White City :confused:. Each to their own I guess? :shrug:
 

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Cannot get a decent pint in the resorts. You have to chance a half first, in case the beer is off.

Restaurants seem empty in resorts even in Summer. Lots of guests on full board in hotels.

I would prefer Southsea and all the advantages of the mainland. Catch the ferry over for the occasional visit.
 

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Would quite happily have a holiday home on IOW.
Some dream locations.
 

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Cannot get a decent pint in the resorts. You have to chance a half first, in case the beer is off.

Restaurants seem empty in resorts even in Summer. Lots of guests on full board in hotels.

I would prefer Southsea and all the advantages of the mainland. Catch the ferry over for the occasional visit.
Went over to Shanklin a few years ago. Couldn't believe how run down it was compared to when we had our holidays there as kids. Hopefully has improved since.
 
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Went over to Shanklin a few years ago. Couldn't believe how run down it was compared to when we had our holidays there as kids. Hopefully has improved since.
On the contrary - if it was a few years ago that you went you'd probably find it even more run down now. Sign of the times I'm afraid, just like every seaside resort in England :shrug:. Package holidays to Timbuktu for £74 including flights and drinks have seen to that. But if you can put aside the inevitable closed pub here and there and settle for a few less Kiss Me Quick hat shops, the island is still a far better bet than Bognor Regis :sorted:.
 

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