Isle of Man Candy











{J f, 2006}   My fab fab new handbag!

My new handbag just arrived.  Do you like it?  Sorry, it’s not available on the Isle of Man.  By mail order only.  I should have got one in each colour!

Handbag

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Kevin Whately

Actor Kevin Whatley loves the Isle of Man. He spent a few weeks here filming an TIV drama Who gets the dog? I’ve always thought is is sooooooooooooo cute!  He told a local paper “The scenery is stunning and everybody is very friendly.”

I loved him on Morse and The Peak Practice. I hope he comes back!



Last night Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale opened at Peel Castle.  It was a fab evening, a little breezy perhaps, but clear skies and a great night for it. I haven’t seen this play before, but it’s set in Sicily and that’s one of my fave places to visit, so I’m deffo gonna check it out this tomorrow night. The story is full of family scandals, murderous intent and love triangles…so it’ll make a change from watching East Enders right? Ha Ha!!Winters Tale

The show, by Theatre Set-Up is on through Sunday night and tickets cost £14. Doors open at 6 p.m. Book online here.



{J f, 2006}   Piglets in space?

When I started this blog I promised to bring you all what’s new and hot in the Isle of Man.  Well, here is a hot news story that you won’t find just anywhere. The BBC reports that someone has stolen a bunch of newlborn piggies right from under the farmer’s nose!  Piglet litter stolen in farm raid  Talk about a slow news day.

Now, we all know that the Island attracts more than our fair share of celebrities, but has anyone spotted Cruella DaVille in Strand Street?  Who would steal a bunch of piggies? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  I ask you?!Piglets



{J f, 2006}   Chippendale Dancers!

Fantastic news!  The world famous Chippendale dancers are coming to the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas next month!  I’ve never seen them, but I hear that it’s a good night out and not sleazy at all. They are here for two nights, 25 and 26 August so plan a girls’ night out!  Tickets are £20 from the box office. Trixie and I’ll be there for sure!  Shaawinggggg!

Chippendales



One of the best ways to get to the Isle of Man is by ferry. The Steam Packet Company has been running ferries here for at least a hundred years, maybe more. Not only is the price right (a cool £15 as a foot passenger from Liverpool to Douglas) you get to see the beauty of the Island as you approach it from the sea. Yesterday, the sea was placid and a light mist was rising over the hills…it was just sooooooooooo gorgeous.

Steam Packet also runs ferries to Befast, Dublin and Heysham from Douglas.  The Seacat is pretty fast. It usually takes about two, two-and-a-half hours to make the crossing.  I usually just find a seat, plunk myself down and stick my nose in a book. 

Every form of transport does have its problems tho.  One of these for the ferry is that people seem to think they can let their kids run wild.  So there are usually dozens of brats running up and down the aisles.  And the food service is kinda crap.  Hot food is all burger and chips fare and you have to queue forever to get some. Surely the kind the folks at Steam Packet could come up with a better way to serve passengers?  The airlines seem to get everyone fed w/o long queues, so why not the ferry? In the meantime, I’d advise you to pack a lunch.  That way you save money, time and actually get something nice to eat. 

The very best thing about the ferry is that you have your car when you arrive. Just drive off and away you go!  No buses, taxis or long walks.  Heaven!

Freey



{J f, 2006}   Should Candy live?

I’m thinking about finishing Candy off and starting fresh.  I want to use adsense…so I’ll have to move from wordpress hosting.  And I keep getting v creepy emails from people looking for man candy…whatever that is.  So I’m wondering about the appropriateness of this url.

But, dear reader, if you protest, you can save Candy. Do you find her useful, interesting, etc?  I’m away for a few days and will not be posting.  When I get back, if there are enough comments of support, I’ll let Candy live.  If not, she swings. swinging

Let me know.  Mwah! 



Yesterday we took the electric train to the top of Snaefell, the highest peak in the Isle of Man (It means Snow Mountain, but as it’s July, there was no snow 🙂 ).  It was a beautiful, clear day and we could see for miles.  It was sooooooooooooo beautiful.  And a lot easier than walking up.  The lady in the cafe at the top was kinda cranky, but we had a nice cup of tea anyway.  Everyone visiting the Isle of Man should deffo make the trip!   Sorry this pic doesn’t begin to capture the beauty. Snaefell



Yesterday we took the electric train to the top of Snaefell, the highest peak in the Isle of Man (It means Snow Mountain, but as it’s July, there was no snow 🙂 ).  It was a beautiful, clear day and we could see for miles.  It was sooooooooooooo beautiful.  And a lot easier than walking up.  The lady in the cafe at the top was kinda cranky, but we had a nice cup of tea anyway.  Everyone visiting the Isle of Man should deffo make the trip!   Sorry this pic doesn’t begin to capture the beauty. Snaefell



Teens these days are sooooooooooooo lucky.  For the first time on the Isle of Man, 16 &17 year olds will get to vote in the general election. 

I wonder if this will change how politicians talk about important issues so they can engage the kiddies?  Maybe they could talk about the Island’s waste management issues. “Garbage is totally gross!”  Or what about the recent discussion of the national speed limit? “Speed Sucks!”  Or perhaps to debate the ban on smoking in pubs…”Smoking is, like, sooooooooooooooooo stupid!”

Whatever they talk about, it’s best they keep it under 60 seconds, to maximise the teen attention span.

Remember teens, you’ve earned this vote thru a lot of hard work and lobbying.  Don’t forget to vote!ballot



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