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  1. Not sure who to direct this at DOI or Onchan Village planners? There are just two ways to get out of the Turnberry/Fairway areas in Onchan. Through Lakeside or via Harbour Road. This morning, they (?) are 'surface dressing', many of the roads, which DOES NOT INCLUDE CORRECTING THE DREADFUL POTHOLES AND GENERAL BUMPINESS, AND....YOU'LL NEVER GUESS.....both exits have barriers up saying 'no entry'...BOTH!! You really couldn't make this up, plus having to explain to pleasant but embarrassed workmen how this was not the best of ideas. Sorry 'bout your hospital appointment! Sunningdale Drive is a prime example of third world country off road driving. But there's loads of money available for those vanity plans that OUR elected can put their name on a brass plate for! Sadly we never find out the name of the clown who signs this sort of project off. No cure for stupidity!...still.
  2. Remember, this is actually going back to what we once had with the Villa being run by IOMG. Some awful decisions were made as to the choice of Manager/entertainment they (the GOV) decided we should be offered, and lots of it not covering itself financially. Sad we no longer have entertainment specialists like Gordon Connolly or Mervin Stokes. What does anyone in Government know about how to book attractive acts to the Island, or once again is it 'ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE'....oh hey anyone can do this, it's not exactly rocket science is it!
  3. IOMG seem to have a major misunderstanding with the poles apart difference between overspending (which is how they refer to it) and their total inability to fund it properly in the first place. Aside from nearly 3 years under threat from Covid, although they acknowledge we are an ageing population, they don't realistically budget for it....hence the cry of Overspending, it's not, it's a common sense response to the needs of those who fall ill...simple.
  4. I sincerely hope this really is a choice of her own making. I had the pleasure of knowing this Lady during her tenure at MNH, she was a genuinely hard working, extremely well educated honest person.
  5. Sorry to side-step these financial discussions, but just heard on MR that MG are to start installing some kind of electronic gas managing/monitoring device to all their customers, AND there will be a charge/subscription to use it....WHAT! Please don't tell me this installation is mandatory??!! Talk about salt in the wound, absolutely taking the proverbial! Come on iomg, wake up to what is happening around us and actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  6. And that, with all due respect to those with a different opinion, is the situation where this gent is concerned....in a nutshell.
  7. Apparently not. Called 624624 yesterday and the gent I spoke to quoted the first couple of headers and said "Is that the e-mail you've received? If it is then it's ours and legit"
  8. Gotta say both Ray and Terry were superstar musicians in their own rights. They not only offered a place to get your kit from, ( bought, what were at the time a couple of Sure SM58's, considered great anti-feedback vocalist mic's, still are) but also offered honest, with no unnecessary upsell advice on REALLY what you needed . Both were simply genuine people. Got to know Ray really well, especially when he had the Hotel on upper Finch Road with a lovely little bar that had, shall we call it a 'liberal' opening policy with no overcharging on Sunday afternoons, when all us so called 'weekend entertainers' had time out to relax. Miss those times of being part of 'the gang'
  9. Suggestions based on experience...absolutely. But being 'TOLD' is not a suggestion! AND, not listening AT ALL to a client and her friends opinions is frankly insulting, worsened by her dreadful attitude. I'm sorry, not a nice, confidence building individual at all.
  10. Have some VERY fond memories of secret visits there πŸ˜‰
  11. oxymoron alert a friendly and outspoken lady, oxymoron alert a clever retired teacher. (ALL teachers are clever, most especially retired ones, they get worse after retirement and everyone in their world is talked down to as their school children substitutes) Ha ha, liked that. Can be very true though in lots of cases.....but not this lady,
  12. Well HD, It is a 'LOCAL' business. Where would you suggest this honest appraisal should go, to warn others who could make the same mistake of going there.
  13. I have a very excited future wife who today had an appointment with 'Aurora Brides' in Onchan for help with the purchase of her Wedding dress after seeing one very close to her liking in Aurora's storefront window. Sadly, what an incredible disaster the visit turned out to be. As I obviously wasn't there at this exciting time, to accuse someone of being supercilious and frankly absolutely obnoxious you have to be sure of the facts. Accompanying my future wife was her best friend, a friendly and outspoken lady, along with my sister who is a sophisticated and intelligent woman and another very good friend who is a clever retired teacher. All relayed the same story. This initially exciting visit, which was simply looking for good advice on what my future wife would desire for her wedding dress was met with quite an unbelievable attitude, and I mean real attitude of, well, frankly, arrogance an overbearing disdainfulness and dismissal of my fiance's wishes. With a very big emphasis on arrogance. This episode left me angry that it spoilt what should have been a happy, lovely occasion and, WONDERING JUST HOW MANY CUSTOMERS ACTUALLY PURCHASED ONE OF HER DRESSES after this sort of dreadful experience?? Anyone else suffered the indignity of having to deal with this woman?
  14. You all should read this....bone chilling! Once you introduce Religion into this desperate situation, it really does add an immediate increase in the fear that this could escalate into a world wide third world war. Very frightening prospect, courtesy of Religion.
  15. UPDATE: Been to retrieve said items. Although relieved to have recovered them, only 9 out of roughly 15. (selective honesty)? Missing are a couple of Buddhas, a quite tall standing Goose, a couple of Meerkats (in character!), and a small sheep!! Again thanks to all for your support and understanding about the emotional aspect.
  16. Thank you to everyone for your kind concern over these missing sentimental garden animals. The good news is they have been returned to the garden overnight πŸ‘πŸ™‚
  17. No, we went from discovering these 15 or so missing items directly to Braddan commissioners, who while sympathetic to the situation confirmed none of their own teams or independant clearance company had been authorised to enter the premises. Attached please find a photo of some of the items.
  18. Will put up a photo of a few of them in the morning...good idea thanks.
  19. Always one. You have my sympathy.
  20. Sentience


    Spent the last few weeks slowly moving the future Mrs from 7 Close-Y-Lhergy to her new home. Got everything except around 15 stone figures from the rear garden, a lot of these belonged to her late Mum, so obviously of great sentimental value. We obtained permission from Braddan Commissioners to pick them in a couple of days, that was the day before yesterday. Went to pick them up this morning and, you guessed it they're gone. Please if it's you who has removed them thinking they were not needed, get in contact with the commissioners to return them. We don't need to know who you are, so no embarrassment necessary. Please help folks, it's important. Like Comment Share
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