Year: 2009

Fastyr mie! I’m writing today from Santee, South Carolina, where I’m stopping for the night on my way back to Alexandria, Va. Manx Mum should be arriving home shortly, and I’ll be handing control of the blog back to her, …

Blein Noa Feer-Vie Erriu! Happy New Year! Read More »

“Without being really numerous, the Wren is common and well distributed in Man. Its haunts are very varied, a certain amount of shelter alone being essential, and the hardy little bird is at home among the heather and brambles overhanging …

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Nollick Ghennal – That’s a very Happy and Merry Christmas to all! I began my Christmas trek from snowbound Alexandria, Va., to Jensen Beach, Fla., where only the visitors wear shorts in December, on Wednesday, arriving Christmas Eve. It’s a …

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If you’re not already in the Christmas spirit, it’s probably because you weren’t at the Isle of Man Bank Santa Dash in Douglas Tuesday. More than 100 Santas, Elves and reindeer took part in the three-quarters-of-a-mile dash through the streets …

Dashing Manx Santas Read More »

More than the sheep are under the snow (fo naightey) on the Isle of Man these days. Just at the Eastern U.S. digs out from under a blizzard, and the U.S. Midwest is hammered by a pre-Christmas storm, snow and …

Ellan Vannin Fo Naightey Read More »

Free Coke for “Des” (Designated Driver)FREE Coca-Cola Zero will be offered to designated drivers when a round of three or more drinks is bought in a Heron and Brearley pub during the festive season. The designated driver initiative has been …

Well I'm off! See you in a couple of weeks. I'm handing over to Illiam Cassidy with grateful thanks as where I'm staying on the IoM has no internet. Yessss! Read More »

Free Coke for “Des” (Designated Driver)FREE Coca-Cola Zero will be offered to designated drivers when a round of three or more drinks is bought in a Heron and Brearley pub during the festive season. The designated driver initiative has been …

Well I’m off! See you in a couple of weeks. I’m handing over to Illiam Cassidy with grateful thanks as where I’m staying on the IoM has no internet. Yessss! Read More »

THIS was the dramatic moment when an heroic Isle of Man pilot was winched to safety after she was forced to ditch her light aircraft in the Irish Sea. Here. Kate Pirie, 48, is lucky to be alive after her …

Pilot hits sea at 100 mph and survives Read More »

A British MP has branded the UK’s decision to scrap the reciprocal health agreement as ‘arrogant, spiteful and ill-conceived’ — but he believes it can be reversed even at this 11th hour. Thurrock MP Andrew MacKinlay says he is outraged …

MP on IoM's side. Read More »

A British MP has branded the UK’s decision to scrap the reciprocal health agreement as ‘arrogant, spiteful and ill-conceived’ — but he believes it can be reversed even at this 11th hour. Thurrock MP Andrew MacKinlay says he is outraged …

MP on IoM’s side. Read More »