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{J f, 2006}   Something’s fishy!

Okay, so today I was sticking with my boycott of the Terrace Chippie because of the outrageous price for fish & chips (£4.50!) and decided to go to the competition.  Off I went to the Islander on Bucks Road. And guess what?!!  They also charge £4.50. Co-incidence?  Perhaps not. 

Could there be a F&C pricing cartel here in the Isle of Man?  Come on folks.  Let us know. Where can we get some fish and chips at a reasonable price?   



{J f, 2006}   Something’s fishy!

Okay, so today I was sticking with my boycott of the Terrace Chippie because of the outrageous price for fish & chips (£4.50!) and decided to go to the competition.  Off I went to the Islander on Bucks Road. And guess what?!!  They also charge £4.50. Co-incidence?  Perhaps not. 

Could there be a F&C pricing cartel here in the Isle of Man?  Come on folks.  Let us know. Where can we get some fish and chips at a reasonable price?   



fish & chipsI was out for a stroll down Bucks Road earlier today and was surprised to see that InsideOut that cool little gift shop near Christian Road has gone out of business!  What a shame.  I used to like dropping in there to poke around the cool stuff.  I wonder what happened? Maybe they’re just moving?  I hope so. 

And, strolling a bit further up the road I stopped in a the Terrace Chippie where I was charged the highway robbery price of £4.50 for fish and chips!   Can you imagine?  How galling!  Hey Terrace Chippie owner…you’ve got fried fish and potatoes on offer, not filet mignon and caviar!   I had a very lovely sit down meal a the The Bay View Hotel in Port St Mary at the weekend that cost me only a pound more.  And it wasn’t served in newspaper either. 

I’m pretty sure that’s the second price increase in a year and I’m boycotting the place till they knock at least 60p off the price of an order of fish & chips.   Join me! It will be sooooooooooooooo cool if we can make this happen.



fish & chipsI was out for a stroll down Bucks Road earlier today and was surprised to see that InsideOut that cool little gift shop near Christian Road has gone out of business!  What a shame.  I used to like dropping in there to poke around the cool stuff.  I wonder what happened? Maybe they’re just moving?  I hope so. 

And, strolling a bit further up the road I stopped in a the Terrace Chippie where I was charged the highway robbery price of £4.50 for fish and chips!   Can you imagine?  How galling!  Hey Terrace Chippie owner…you’ve got fried fish and potatoes on offer, not filet mignon and caviar!   I had a very lovely sit down meal a the The Bay View Hotel in Port St Mary at the weekend that cost me only a pound more.  And it wasn’t served in newspaper either. 

I’m pretty sure that’s the second price increase in a year and I’m boycotting the place till they knock at least 60p off the price of an order of fish & chips.   Join me! It will be sooooooooooooooo cool if we can make this happen.



Hey!  Did you know that Thursday is half-price fajita nght at Fiesta Havana on Wellington Street in Douglas?  Yup!  That means two can dine for £12.99 and the food is soooooooo yummy!  You just have to watch the number of Coronas you pour down your throat, which can run up the bill.  And the service is quick too, so we’re going in tonight before we head to the Traf for the Battle of the Bands. It’s going to be a great night out!



Yummy curry. Nothing goes down much better on a Saturday night! That’s why last night we headed to Chillies at the end of the Queen’s Promenade in Douglas.  We’ve been there once before and thought the food was good, if kinda pricey. But, that time we just turned up with out booking and were glad they put an extra table up in the aisle to accomodate us.

We’ve got guests in from overseas, so last night I was sure to book in advance.  But lo and behold, when we arrived the staff pointed us to small table by the kitchen door. It was too small for our party and they were going to put a chair on the end so one of us would be sitting in the aisle, right at the kitchen door.  I told them I wasn’t happy with the table, and was told to take it or leave it.

So we left it. And I won’t ever go back.  Never. 

I know that restauranteurs must make hay during the high season. But in mid-January, when holiday makers on thin on the ground, Chillies won’t be getting my trade.

Making lemonade when served lemons, we found another excellent curry house, The Taj Mahal on Esplanade Lane in Douglas.  And the people there are nice.  And they don’t charge the Earth.  And the service was polite. And the food is v mmmmmmmmm!  Taj Mahal                                                                                                                                                                                                           



{J f, 2006}   Resplendent Ramsey

Yesteday the bloke and I skived off and took the electric railway up to Ramsey, from Douglas. It was a beautiful day and the scenery along the coast was awesome.  I took loads of pix. We strolled around Ramsey town centre and poked through some of the “antique” shops.  They have junk mostly.  Isabels Curiosity Shop had some very lovely things, however. 

We had our lunch at the Harbour Bistro on the East Quay and the food was soooooooooooo good.  I had a fantastic fish cake and the bloke had a crabmeat sandwich which he enjoyed a lot.  We were prob. 40 years younger than all the other customers.  Maybe Tueday is OAP day at the Harbour Bistro?  I dunno…but we we had a nice time anyway.  Tynwald Day

Today is Tynwald Day…the Isle of Man’s National Day.  Everyone takes the day off and heads down the pub. We’ll likely do the same.



Crikey…walking into the Outback Bar in Barrack Street in Douglas is just like walking into a pub in Alice Springs! We were looking for a fun night out and ended up at this sports bar. There are tons of different beers.  Not just from Oz but from all over. Everyone was watching football on the big screens and the place had a really great atmosphere. I was sooooooooooo happy to see Victoria Bitter, my fave Aussie libation. The DJ was pretty good, but I hear they have live bands on a Thursday night.  I'm gonna go back for sure. Kangaroo



There is a cool place on the North Quay, Crush Juice Bar and Internet Cafe.   They have every kind of juice and shake you can think of. Not to mention a full coffee menu.  And you can get fresh sandwiches and cakes, to boot. They have PCs if you want to surf (free access at the weekends) and wireless internet, if you want to bring your own laptop. But, it was such a beautiful day, we sat out front sipping our smooties (Trixie had Banana Buzz and I was Mango Passion) and watching the sailers slipping down the quay towards open sea.  V v v yummy! (And healthy!)

Crush is at 16 North Quay in Douglas.  You can email them at itsonlynatural@crush.co.im or ring on 01624 610075. Banana Smoothie



There is a cool place on the North Quay, Crush Juice Bar and Internet Cafe.   They have every kind of juice and shake you can think of. Not to mention a full coffee menu.  And you can get fresh sandwiches and cakes, to boot. They have PCs if you want to surf (free access at the weekends) and wireless internet, if you want to bring your own laptop. But, it was such a beautiful day, we sat out front sipping our smooties (Trixie had Banana Buzz and I was Mango Passion) and watching the sailers slipping down the quay towards open sea.  V v v yummy! (And healthy!)

Crush is at 16 North Quay in Douglas.  You can email them at itsonlynatural@crush.co.im or ring on 01624 610075. Banana Smoothie



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