Month: October 2008

Fire in the kitchen – what not to do.

What with Hop tu Naa and all, I have been writing a lot recently about flames so I thought you might all appreciate a little reminder of how dangerous an oil fire in your kitchen can be. This is a

vs In the land of a thousands TV channels this might not seem such a big deal but there is a debate raging in the IOM: Border or Granada.? The UK’s independent (i.e. advertising funded) stations have consolidated and the

New international representative for culture and heritage

Following my post about his leaving Manx National Heritage, I got an email from Stephen Harrison telling me what he’s going to be up to next. The Chief Minister has invited him to become the Government’s international representative for culture

Politicians pick up paintbrushes as school classrooms get a new look

I saw this headline somewhere and followed the link. “Staff of a primary school will be picking up their paintbrushes over the half-term holidays this week to give a bright new look to the rooms used by reception class pupils.

The snow's on the mountains, the snow's in the gill

A picture of Snaefell in an unseasonable fall of snow today. The words in my title are from a very miserable Manx folk song “Ny kirree fo Niaghtey” -“The sheep under the snow”. The whole flock is lost on the

The snow’s on the mountains, the snow’s in the gill

A picture of Snaefell in an unseasonable fall of snow today. The words in my title are from a very miserable Manx folk song “Ny kirree fo Niaghtey” -“The sheep under the snow”. The whole flock is lost on the

Head of MNH to retire.

Some of you may know Stephen Harrison, he’s been the head of Manx National Heritage for a while and greatly instrumental in its development into the worldclass organisation it is today. Well, he’s retiring. During his directorship, MNH won a

And this is only part of the photo…

Go here to find out more about this shot from the top of Snaefell looking towards Wales.

Halloween vs Hop tu Naa

Having been raised on turnip lanterns I have a preference for them and the sweet smell they exude as the candle cooks them from inside. And it’s way harder than the girlie pumpkin version to carve. So, in advance of

Appropriate for Breeders’ Cup weekend

THE MANX “DERBY.” The original Derby was Manx. Oh yes, it was.(From Mona Miscellany – the Manx Society) “The hardy race of Manx small horses has been mentioned by various writers on the Isle of Man from an early date.

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