Isle of Wight
Background: Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter is suspended due to bickering over the peace process.
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- October 29th 2012 Introduction
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- July 27th 2012 More detail, it's getting close !
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- June 23rd 2012 Off to Newport and Carisbrooke Castle
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- June 13th 2012 On to Shalfleet, IOW
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- June 4th 2012 Isle of Wight
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- April 7th 2012 Ryde the Catamaran in, and Ryde the Hovercraft out: Our Visit to the Isle of Wight
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- June 17th 2011 Spring and Tour de Isle of Wight
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- April 7th 2011 Have a lovely holiday everyone!
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- March 26th 2011 What wonderful weather! :-)
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- February 25th 2011 A very foggy visit!
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- February 19th 2011 Mrs Blowers is coming to visit! Yay! :-)
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- January 10th 2011 Tennyson Down
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- January 10th 2011 The Needles, Old Battery, and New Battery
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- January 2nd 2011 Happy New Year!
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- December 24th 2010 Merry Christmas Everyone!
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- October 24th 2010 A long walk up a steep hill!
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- October 4th 2010 All Moved in :)
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- August 19th 2010 Getting ready to set off...
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- August 11th 2010 Chillin in the garden :)
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- August 2nd 2010 Cats not helping at all!
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