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  1. When we headed across during summer holidays I took out cover with the RAC on a monthly direct debit and then cancelled it when I got back to the island. So cover only cost me about twenty quid or thereabouts.
  2. That's a great help. Thanks for the replies.
  3. I meant this thing: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20210725-french-parliament-approves-law-requiring-restaurant-covid-pass-vaccine-rules Can you access this if you're from the IOM - anyone done it?
  4. Thanks for the information. Can I also ask if anyone has successfully managed to use the French app to access restaurants et cetera? Much obliged.
  5. We’re heading abroad in the new year to France and Switzerland. Has anyone been to Europe lately. Do they use tap and go on phones etc like we do here? Has anybody used one of a pre-load credit cards? In previous years I’ve just taken a wad of cash. I’m keen to avoid any unnecessary charges. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks. Ed.
  6. Very good. They have a great channel!
  7. I’ve also just finished reading Jeremy Clarke’s ‘Low Life’ book - a compendium of his columns in the Spectator (I love the Spectator). He’s a fantastic writer with some great observations of daily life. Low Life: The Spectator Columns https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0704373912/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2KPF4VBYXAMQ7SC82N86
  8. Command and Control by Eric Schlosser: Command and Control https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141037911/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZVRN5QVVN77PD9F7MXH6 After reading this I wonder how on earth the human race has managed to survive since the creation of the atom bomb. So many weapons and so many accidents. It’s a fascinating read for the most part although I did skim read the last few pages. All those weapons in theirs silos, waiting for their big day. Hardly ever talked about. Do people still worry about them?
  9. Studio One have some good coverage. Live TV - sort of. Covering exit poll results at the moment. https://www.facebook.com/StudioOneIOM/videos/397409961787233/
  10. Please can you delete this post/thread. No longer needed. Thanks.
  11. I’ve heard that track n’ trace will be abandoned tomorrow.
  12. I love watching the starlings and their boisterous ways. They can’t get enough of the mealworms I’ve been fattening them up with since the winter. They now have a load of chicks in tow when they arrive on the feeder. The chicks are bigger than the parents and still demand to be fed - even when they are standing right next to the food. Plenty of poor parenting going on. The jackdaws also make an appearance with us, but I just try to chase the buggers off.
  13. Happy days: A5 ROAD – RICHMOND HILL, BRADDAN DRAINAGE WORKS The Department of Infrastructure is to undertake work to improve surface water drainage on the A5 road at the bottom of Richmond Hill, Braddan. It is intended that this work will deal with issues of water lying on the carriageway especially in winter months. The Department has appointed a contractor to undertake this work. The project includes the installation of new drainage pipes both down the hill and across the carriageway, with additional gullies and manholes being installed. Preparative work will start on site, tomorrow (Wednesday 5 May) with exploratory trenches being dug and site set up work being undertaken. The road will be subject to two way temporary traffic lights, which will be in place for 24 hours a day until the end of the working day on Tuesday 11 May). The traffic lights will then be temporarily stood down. The main part of the scheme will get underway on Thursday 20 May, with an anticipated completion date of Saturday 24 July 2021. The road will remain open to two way traffic throughout, but with one carriageway at a time being closed, and traffic will be controlled by temporary two way traffic lights, which will be in situ 24 hours a day. The speed limit on Richmond Hill will be reduced to 30mph during the main period of the works. Highway Services
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