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THE WIGHT STUFF

LISA JACKSON SAILS TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A FUN - FILLED RUNNING FESTIVAL T HAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL OF RUNNING

Lisa, hopeful she’ll find fairies at the magical Tennyson Down

“I just adore this place – it’s actually rather magical,” said Jenny, a fellow competitor and neighbouring camper at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running. “Once I was up on Tennyson Down at night and we spotted glow-worms that looked just like fairies.” As a child in South Africa we believed these luminous creatures were fairy messengers and, whenever we spotted one, we’d tuck a tiny letter to the little folk into a crack in our rockery. The next day the fairies would always have written back – and left us a few sweets as a token of friendship. And ever since I’ve believed in fairies and had an incredibly soft spot for the places they like to frolic. The Isle of Wight is most definitely such a spot. A chunk of southern England that seems to have mysteriously drifted off into the Channel, it truly is like stepping back in time to a kinder, gentler age: its country lanes are still fairly free of traffic and people still have time to make tea on camping stoves outside their beach huts.

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