Len Trench

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About Len Trench

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  1. Thanks folks.
  2. The Bus-Man app on my iPhone has stopped working but seems to be still available for Android, also as a web page. The App Store says no longer available. Any update out there please? Thanks.
  3. Just a heads-up. Aldi are currently offering free wine delivery to Isle of Man addresses. I've no connection to Aldi.
  4. To me, this sounds like Zac Hall Mk2, didn't he throw his teddy in the harbour under similar circumstances? Perhaps it's an Onchan thingy.
  5. We know it's not in their parish, but it would be nice to see a replacement lighthouse at the end of the breakwater again.
  6. Said before on MF that I was surprised to be able to buy a book of stamps from a cheery assistant in Clintons. In Strand Street PO I queued for 10 mins between an incontinent and a smoker then served by an surly thug who didn't want to be there. Won't be using that PO again.
  7. We usually go to Los Cristianos in Tenerife in January. According to Skyscanner Monarch are doing cheapest one-way flights for £24. The service bus from the airport is about 7 euros. Same time zone. Recommended.
  8. When we check in online, we're given a seat number. Do airlines overbook seats as well? And can you still be bumped off after you've checked in and been given a seat number?
  9. Listening to Farming Today this morning there was a feature where a successful distiller of milk vodka, made from whey, was interviewed. As the Island seems to discharge its whey into Douglas Bay as a waste byproduct from cheese making, does anybody know if IOM Creamery have looked into making IOM vodka? Perhaps I will contact them. As an aside the programme also mentioned that Ghengis Khan used to make beer from mare's milk - coming from his part of the world at that time there was a dearth of vegetation; q.v. necessity is the mother of invention.
  10. In Chepstow, there are other examples, there are plaques in the walkway that give a potted history of the previous tenants/businesses that occupied the site such as eg tripe dressers and hatters. Nowadays they are the usual coffee shops and chains, but what went before is interesting, and such a scheme could work on the Island.
  11. Clintons cards sell books of stamps. No queue and a smile. (I have no connection with the company). Had tried Spar in Strand street but they had none.
  12. Says it all..
  13. At the risk of repeating what many have said - There was (is) no Plan B.
  14. "Peel Holdings is a company with a suspicious history. The Isle of Man is a tax-avoiding den." This quote was posted today on Canal World Forum. It was as a result of Peel Holdings, owners of the Bridgewater Canal, apparently charging visiting fees for Canal and River Trust licensed vessels, despite an extant reciprocal agreement. It has received much criticism. "I know not what the truth may be, I tell the tale as told to me."
  15. Just listened to it, thanks for posting it up, but the other half lost the will to live at 38 minutes. It was excruciating and as somebody said, embarrassing, in particular the two MHKs for Onchan. Nor does it say much for the person with the gavel, who should have got a grip.