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  1. The grandchildren collected 8 tents festooned on our fencing in Foxdale. The poor pony jumped out of the field in fright.
  2. I think it was in the 1990s Wolverhampton University did a survey of the Deads and probably the surrounding mine workings and said that they should be covered over as a matter of urgency. I bet you couldn't find a copy of that report now!
  3. King Williams College is totally non selective. Many children with learning difficulties have gone through and done well. Children who have problems in the state schools are frequently sent to the Buchan School if their parents can afford it where the smaller classes and higher expectations help them to catch up.
  4. I spent the day at Rushen Abbey today as a grand parent / helper and thoroughly enjoyed it as did the children. There is obviously a christian bias, not overdone and a lot of historical input about the Abbey and the monks. The staff have an excellent relationship with the children and the emphasis was on fun and respect for others. There is no bible bashing or praying and the Christian content is put over very subtly. I have also experienced their input in a school and they inspire some fascinating discussions opening up the children's minds and preparing them for secondary school. Religion is hardly mentioned although the leader makes them aware of his faith but not pushing it.
  5. It's nothing to do with the equestrian centre.
  6. It will be a miracle if there are any lizards left on the Deads!
  7. I drove over the Round Table last night and it is an amazing sight. It did strike me on the way back that there wasn't a sheep in sight. Maybe a coincidence!
  8. I was told once that there was one at the big mast that used to be up by Arrasey plantation. The mast has gone but the bunker could still be there i suppose.
  9. Those green fields with nothing growing in them are obviously growing grass or they wouldn't be green. The grass is probably to be cut for a crop of hay or silage. Set aside land in the UK can always be recognised by the weeds and unkempt state of the fields. You don't see that in the isle of Man.
  10. I taught the dentist in Ballasalla at Ballaquayle school when he was six. Not sure if he's Manx bred but he must be as near as you'd get.
  11. Sorted. Husband went up a ladder and wiped something on the dish! Spot on now.
  12. There's something wrong with our tele! Some channels are fine but on others the picture breaks up spasmodically. Has anyone had trouble with their signal or am I looking at the expensive option with a broken tv.
  13. Well worth a read. Can't wait for the next instalment!
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