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The “Gum Incident” – Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Near East Cowes is Osborne House, the summer home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. It was magnificent, more a palace than a house. They bought the property, tore down the existing house, and designed and built … Continue reading

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The two Cowes – Isle of Wight

Once the sun came out,* the Isle of Wight turned out to be lovely. Tiny gardens in front of picturesque row houses, narrow streets with cars parked in both directions on the same side, and High Street cordoned off for … Continue reading

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