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It was pretty obvious from the time the Chippendales took the stage last night at the Gaiety Theatre that we weren’t in for a night of song and dance excellence. (Actually, even before they took the stage we knew, they were flogging t-shirts up and down the aisles).

But the boys are soooooooooooooooooooooooo fit, it really doesn’t matter.  My g*d what beautiful bodies! Who cares if they can’t dance or sing?  Their costumes were cliche (read firemen, cowboys, Grease); the lip synching amateur. The abs were hard and the pecks….well impeccable. abs

I wish they wouldn’t call me honey; but I’m glad they let me squeeze their biceps.  One had such gorgeous long blond hair, I would have gladly rolled naked in it, if he’d let me.

There was one part of the performance that was conspicuous by its absence.  But who cares…we had fun anyway. 



It was pretty obvious from the time the Chippendales took the stage last night at the Gaiety Theatre that we weren’t in for a night of song and dance excellence. (Actually, even before they took the stage we knew, they were flogging t-shirts up and down the aisles).

But the boys are soooooooooooooooooooooooo fit, it really doesn’t matter.  My g*d what beautiful bodies! Who cares if they can’t dance or sing?  Their costumes were cliche (read firemen, cowboys, Grease); the lip synching amateur. The abs were hard and the pecks….well impeccable. abs

I wish they wouldn’t call me honey; but I’m glad they let me squeeze their biceps.  One had such gorgeous long blond hair, I would have gladly rolled naked in it, if he’d let me.

There was one part of the performance that was conspicuous by its absence.  But who cares…we had fun anyway. 



{J f, 2006}   TK Maxx opens tomorrow

Yes 2moro the Big Day finally arrives.  The Isle of Man’s very own TK Maxx store on Strand Street opens its doors!  I’m soooooooooooooo excited.TK Maxx

They have loads and loads of designer labels, fab brands at way-low prices.  They have tons of boho chic, girly glam and uber cool fashions. Not to mention all those belts, shoes and handbags!

I’m gonna get me some.



Hey everybody.  I just found a new Website that’s trying to establish itself as the on line “go to” resource for all things Isle of Man.

It’s still v new and hasn’t got a lot of content yet, but it could be pretty useful if it catches on. It has news headlines, weather and a business directory covering everything from gigs to pubs to builders. 

Has anyone out there used it?   



{J f, 2006}   Lost weekend

Ohmigawd it’s been days since my last post.  I’ve had a bit of a ‘lost weekend’ you know the ones…party after party…till it all gets a bit blurry?  Pint

Here are some of the places we hit over the weekend.    The Archibald Knox in Onchan…lot’s of old men staring into space. The Cat with No Tail…is it just me or is everyone here related to each other? The Woodbourne Hotel…I sneaked into the men’s bar! The Hawthorne Inn…the food is delish.

Well you get the picture!  



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!



{J f, 2006}   Tragic Trafalgar

Can you believe we walked all the way down to the Trafalgar Hotel last night only to find the doors closed?  WTF?!?

Tuesday is Irish music night, and I thought it might be fun.  I was wearing really, really high heels too and my toes were ouchy. So you can imagine how cross I was to find all  the doors shut. 

We could hear music from the street.  Through the window I could see a guitarist strumming a tune. I guess it was a private party or something?

But what a disappointment.  And what sore  feet. I hope they let us in tomorrow night for the battle of the bands!



{J f, 2006}   Brown Sugar at Jaks

The other night we went down to Jaks because we’d heard Brown Sugar was playing. I thought it might be a Stones tribute band.  They turned out to be a duo covering lots of old stand bys and pop songs from different eras. The crowd really loved them and they got a really hearty party going on.  Without a doubt, the bar did really well that night because from what I could see, no one was feeling any pain.  It was an interesting night out.  Average age of the crowd was about 40.   Cougars galore.  It’s nice to see old people having soooooooooo much fun!   



{J f, 2006}   Battle of the bands

Ooooooooooooooooooh we had such a fun night out on Thursday. It was the first heat of the 4th Okells Battle of the Bands at the Trafalgar Hotel in Douglas. Six acts took the stage to compete for a grand prize of a trip to the UK national battle of the bands.  It was a great group of musicians and the crowd sure was enthusiatic.  Three were put forward to the next round. Laura Moore and David Glyn Jones were both excellent singers and really rocked out.  But for me, head and shoulders above the rest was Ben Dunderdale who’s guitar playing was fantastic.  His funny song about a mouse brought the house down.  I think this guy will go the distance.  I’m hooked now. I’ll be at the next heat on 17 August.  Come on! Ben Dunderdale



{J f, 2006}   Guys and Dolls

Guys and DollsLuck was a lady last night at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas.  Guys and Dolls, the story of a gang of small time gamblers and the ladies in their lives, is a real fun night out.  It features Frank Loesser’s classic songs  Luck Be a Lady, Sit down You’re Rocking the Boat, If I Were a Bell, and of course Guys and DollsThe Manx Operatic Society Dick Ray Productions puts on a great song and dance show and at £10.50 a ticket, it’s well worth it.  The show runs until 2 September. 

I danced all the way home!



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