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  1. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/petition-calls-for-changes-for-tt-2023/?fbclid=IwAR2KZXog8G5EM8NCfZRCWOYAIsds44JL8M9XZUa-PESSVQlnY2SsTMWrNrc This doesn't surprise me in the least. Were I a TT fan, I wouldn't welcome this. Between 2005 and 2009, I made a point of visiting Ellan Vannin to attend the Rally Isle of Man. In 2008, I went to the Scollaig Road/ Abbeylands stage and a NIMBY turned up and moaned in the face of of one of the marshals, "We're shut in for the TT. We're shut in for the rally. My son can't get his gym. Is the anyone I can write to, to have this stage moved away from Abbeylands?" Of course, I and other rally fans assembled there, were laughing at her. The following year, the stage was moved away from the crossroads. In addition to that, Health & Safety had decreed that the rally was cut from three to two days and popped, flying champagne corks were directed well away from spectators at the winner's paddock at the TT grandstand. I always looked forward to the last day of the rally at the grandstand. Yep, a great occasion was wrecked by Health & Safety.
  2. I've been looking at the views from the IOM webcams and to be honest, nothing I saw would be called "beautiful" or "inspirational". https://www.gov.im/webcams/douglas-marina/ What a lovely view of Ramsey's sludge-filled harbour at low tide. If your Government really wants to attract tourists, do you think they'd have the sense to show more attractive views of Ellan Vannin? Fair enough, the IOM webcams may be redundant now that we've Google maps and street view. The views I saw were so disappointing.
  3. I heard on the Stephen Nolan show on Radio Ulster that the underpaid and inexperienced replacement P&O crew members have been ringing the unfairly-sacked original crew, asking then how to operate item's of ship's equipment.
  4. From the BBC News website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-60445491?at_custom1=[post+type]&at_custom4=757E73DE-918F-11EC-B993-39B6923C408C&at_campaign=64&at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_custom3=BBC+News&fbclid=IwAR1H4Tg0q4ZE8knEbtiHDNPo7fCVWERyeVOPXz3ixP3MaFOXt3S9W8yquws
  5. The number of drivers who drove straight across the err...roundabout. You do find such drivers at mini-roundabouts. But other than that, I heard the words, "Five-year plan". It's like something you'd find in the history of the Soviet Union.
  6. Did you check the contents of all your wheelie bins or if your parcel was chucked over a garden wall? It happened to a parcel "delivered" to a neighbour of mine.
  7. Oh, you mean THAT "roundabout"? I've a theory that it's a racing circuit for Peel P50 cars.
  8. A very interesting plan for "Royal" Ramsey, especially this in relation to the Queen's Pier - "Transition area to allow direct access to the Victorian Pier". I take it that means the pier will be "refurbished" for future use at some stage?
  9. It seems to be a Victorian thing. Where you have a beach, you need a promenade. All the same, I love looking at old Manx photos of how Douglas has changed over time. It's interesting to note that there were road-widening and land reclamation schemes going on. For example in and around Broadway and also Port Jack to accommodate the Manx Electric Railway.
  10. I saw a report about FC Isle of Man on the BBC lunchtime news. I think it's a good idea to create this team and I wish them all the very best of luck.
  11. I haven't been to the Isle of Man since 2009. But I'd go back, not expecting to see things as I last saw them. It would help the island's tourist industry if certain people in authority wouldn't demolish historic buildings. I recently read that HMP Douglas had been demolished. I think that there was a lot of tourist potential locked up in it (pun intended) and it wouldn't have competed with the other Manx prison in Castle Rushen. Douglas prison could've alternatively been used as a conference centre or a gallery, for example.
  12. OOPS! https://fb.watch/7EJ8tbZUuN/
  13. Not a problem. Anytime I visited the Isle of Man, I always enjoyed outdoor eating in places such as the Min-Y-Don cafe and the veranda cafe in the Villa marina theatre in addition to The Cosy Nook.
  14. Incorporating the Laxey mine tunnels, do you think?
  15. Please accept my most sincere, humble and grovelling apologies that this report of a proposed roundabout under Ellan Vannin is sourced from the Daily Mail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283331/Boris-Johnson-wants-giant-ROUNDABOUT-Isle-Man-connect-Britain-Northern-Ireland.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR0He7dZg3tNALGd_jCUy1tEAWQZqkj4xO_vui8-4sRe1a24j5qFIYF4LQI
  16. I would've thought that was obvious. Pick up practically any Manx tourist guide book and it tells you "It has its own parliament, laws and postage stamps". It wouldn't surprise me if people still think the Isle of Man still has hanging and birching for certain offences.
  17. A pearl of wisdom from the Wail. Roofer, 28, who crossed the Irish Sea on a JET SKI to visit his girlfriend is jailed | Daily Mail Online
  18. Thanks very much. I enjoyed that. I remember staying in Port Erin way back in 1965. Happy days.
  19. Robot Overlords. Starred Sir Ben Kingsley and Roy Hudd. Was that really the Marine Hotel in Peel which featured in the final scene of the film?
  20. I Googled the worldwide coronavirus cases this morning. If the figures for the Isle of Man are correct, you have 29 confirmed cases and so far, no deaths. I hope nobody on the island dies from this awful virus.
  21. Langweilig

    Manx Tunnel

    There's been a lot of talk, particularly before the General Election of the possibility of constructing a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland. It's met with a lot of criticism not just because of the expense involved but the difficulties in building on top of the Beaufort Dyke and with it all the munitions packed shipwrecks that lie there. Over the past couple of weeks, attitudes have changed from a bridge to the construction of a tunnel. But the Isle of Man isn't expected to be a part of that, if it ever got underground.
  22. Here am I refusing plastic bags and cutting back on groceries packaged in plastic containers. Then this happens.
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