I call a little island on the south coast of the UK my home. Its where i was brought up and is where my family still live, its always nice to come back and visit.
For those that have never heard of the Isle of Wight, its not where the TT is held......as I'm so often asked, and you don't need a passport to get here. You do need a ton of cash to pay for the extortianate cost of the ferries though, this is a greatly discussed debate for us 'islanders'.
It was a great place to grow up and i feel very privileged. Theres a relaxed atmosphere and a slow pace of life with the emphasis on getting out into the great outdoors.
Summers here are beautiful and warm due to the micro climate we have, and the beaches are some of the best in europe. The fresh food here is some of the best, not to mention the breweries making some fine ale!
You always wonder how much has changed in your home town when you've been away for a while, luckily this isn't something i have to worry about on the shire as the biggest news we've had in years is a new Waitrose and TK Maxx being built.