Archive for December, 2007

Well, just done all my food shopping this year, tried to do more local shopping and use local suppliers and producers as much as possible this year! Got my fish and seafood from Island Seafare, Turkey from Fentons butchers, beef joint was from Tesco – but it is sourced locally from Isle of Man Meat and I bought some of the local Isle of Man Chedder from the Isle of Man Creameries! Next year I will try and make even more of an effort and get all my vegetables locally as well.

Next year I am gonna aim for a Manx Pure Produce Christmas – bring it on!

Merry Christmas everyone!


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I have been having quite intense Physiotherapy from Susie Horsthuis on my knee following a grade 2 tear of my medial collateral ligament, thats what you get for playing rugby! Lots of ultrasound and execises are starting to reap reward – I can now walk normally! Anyway, thanks for your help Susie.

Anyone else need physio help on the Isle of Man then call Susie on 07624 202686.

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Just want to say that I recently stayed at The Bull Pub in Birmingham. Situated in the old gun quarter at 1 Price Street, the Bull is what I would call a proper pub and has a proper landlady. The hospitality from Rose McCann and her staff was second to none and the fresh home cooked food including Oxtail Stew and Steak and Kidney Pudding was to die for, all washed down by a number of good quality well kept real ales. Sadly there just isnt enough of these pubs in the country and what a shame is all can say.

The Bull, 1 Price Street, Birmingham is well worth a visit, its the best pub in Birmingham if not Britain, if not the world!

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I was helping a friend out at the BBC Good Food Show a the Birmingham NEC. We were part of the Isle of Man Pure Produce stand which was situated on area T130. Thing was it was the best stand in the show and I am not being biased! Reason being was two things. (more…)

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