Month: December 2008

Happy Birthday Robin

Today is Robin Gibb’s 59th birthday. I’m sure it’s a bittersweet day for him as he is, of course, a twin and his brother. Maurice, passed away in 2003. But we all wish him many happy returns of the day.

Local artist

This is a nice picture of Castletown Harbour from Des Clague, a local artist. Learn more about him at his website.

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has released a track in aid of the Manx Hospice. This is a very popular local charity and does great service to the community. This image is from the video for his gospel-inspired Homecoming

New racing stamps coming out

I know we don’t bother much with F1 in the US, preferring Nascar to the sleek lines of the high octane international racing event, but in deference to the rest of the world, the Isle of Man Post Office is

Ancestry Centre gets go ahead

The new “roots tourism” lure, the Manx Ancestry Centre, just rode through Tynwald on a 30:2 vote. (Quentin Gill and Juan Watterson of Rushen voted against.) I received this in a letter from Stephen Harrison who is still head of


Standard and Poors and Moody’s the external ratings agencies, have both today confirmed that the Isle of Man has retained its ‘AAA’ rating, the highest rating that either agency awards.Despite recent events in world financial markets Standard and Poors note


A letter from Dot at the IoM Post OfficeHi KellyGood range of gifts on from Isle of Man Post OfficeHope you are wellRegards, Dot Tilbury Short but sweet and she’s right, there are lots of nice gifts on the

Made to measure kilts from £295.00

How do you fancy a kilt for Christmas? Celtic Gold sell them through their shop in Peel. It’s at this website, although for the life of me I don’t know why Manx companies don’t use the .im domain. The blue

Great news

You know – that potato did look rather red – and yes it’s a YAM! So the IoM is still the World Heavyweight defender with Kenny Sloane’s whopper knocking the Lebanese contender back against the ropes. Let’s hear it for

Three Legs of Man – Brian Kneale

Only 100 of these miniature “Three Legs” sculptures were made. Visitors to the IOM airport will recognize it immediately, it’s the large bronze triskellion made for the queen’s Silver Jubilee. Well, there are still some available. They cost £1,000 (no