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I know I have written about this before, but its starting to really piss me off! Everywhere I look along the hedgerows, trees and roadsides there is plastic and rubbish! Does no one give a shit anymore? It really does look scruffy and something needs to be done.

Why don’t we get all the prisoners out in a chain gang instead of them sitting around in their new multi million pound prison with tv’s in the rooms and internet access and get them picking up all the shit if no one cares anymore? Better than a load of school kids or boy scouts doing at the weekend which is normally the case!

There are more and more reports coming our around the world about the problems with plastic waste and some drastic action needs to be taken by governments and industry. Its all to easy to target the consumer and get us to change our ways which I agree we need to do, but it needs big action and big change! Sadly I think greed and laziness will win again!

Shame, the Isle of Man is a beautiful place!


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I am not one for knocking the Isle of Man, its such a great place to live and incredibly beautiful too. Just lately its really grinding on me the amount of litter that I see on the side of roads and generally blowing around in the wind on pavements in the town.

Come on guys, be greatful of where you live and stop droppping the litter!

The Isle of Man is such a great place lets not spoil it!

Moan over.

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If your into your sea food, and I mean serious sea food, you should visit Island Seafare. Island Seafare was established in 1991 and now provides the best Manx sea food you can get your hands on, from fresh king and queen scallops fished from the clear waters surrounding the Isle of Man to fresh Lobster, smoked Salmon, Mackeral and of course Manx Kippers.Island Seafare only provide the best produce and work closely with the local Isle of Man fishermen, to ensure that measures are taken to prevent over fishing and conserve the local richness of the Irish Sea.Island Seafare are based in Port St Mary, where you can purchase the fish daily from Paddys Market, they also supply local retail and Isle of Man restauranters, but they now offer a fantastic mail order service via the Island Seafare website where you can have the finest Isle of Man seafood delivered direct to your door. The vacuum packing service ensures that the produce reaches you in the best possible quality, delivered to you first class.The Island Seafare website is generally very good for undertaking your seafood shopping and once you have placed your order, you can also browse through the many local Isle of Man seafood recipies just to tantilise your tastebuds even further!Recipies include Manx Jugged Kippers, Isle of Man Grilled Herring, Isle of Man Priddas and Herring, Isle of Man Scallops in White Wine Butter, to name but a few.In my opinion if you want the best local Isle of Man seafood, the catch of the day is definatley Island Seafare.Contact:Island SeafareThe QuayPort Saint MaryIsle of ManIM9 5EATel (+44)01624 834494Fax (+44)01624 835550E-mail: enquiries@islandseafare.co.ukFresh Isle of Man seafood at its finest.

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Just wanted to praise Andrew Reid for his great website www.virtualiom.com. The site is very impressive and really demonstrates the natural beauty of the Isle of Man and its great scenery that it has to offer. The site is made up of a generation of panoramas around the Isle of Man and has grown in to a continually expanding resource of high-quality full-screen images.

It not just panoramic views of the island you can see, you can take a tour of the famous TT course, visit many of the beautiful manx glens and other sites of national importance like the great Laxey Wheel as local towns and villages around the Isle of Man.

I cant imagine the time it must have taken Andrew to put it all together, but hats to him and the result is well worth seeing. If I were him I would work with the Isle of Man Tourist board and help develop some of this on the visit iom website! Or is that to forward thinking for local government?

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I went to Tesco this evening to grab a few bits and pieces that I needed. It wasn’t a weekly big shop, just one of those top up shops you need for fresh stuff like milk and vegetables.I don’t like supermarkets at the best of times but hey our choice is limited these days especially on the Isle of Man due to the sheer power and influence they have over farmers and suppliers. I do where possible try and buy from local butchers and suppliers, but without making excuses it isnt always possible!After rushing around the store I filled my trolley (you always do) and headed for the checkout where the very pleasant check out girl asked if I had a club card, scanned my items and totalled up the bill. As this was an uncalled for shop I wasnt organised and so had to use the plastic bags that are always supplied at the end of the checkout.What really wound me up was the fact that when some bananas I purchased (wrapped in plastic I might add) didn’t have a barcode on them, the supervisor headed off to find the price and during this time the checkout girl said, and I quote, ‘ you do realise you can get double your points if you brought in your own plastic bags and didnt use the ones provided.I said, ‘yes I realise that’ fuming inside! Not at the checkout out girl, just at the people who run Tesco!I am sorry Tesco, but do not fuckin patronise me and make out that its me that ruining the planet and not you! Your the twats that wrap everything up in packaging totally unnecessarily and then fly it all over the fucking planet before it lands back in the store two miles from where it originated! How Tesco have the cheek to tell me its double points for recycled plastic bags is beyond words! Dont tell me to try and change my habits when you should be changing yours.So pull your finger out and do something with meaning and not some shitty double points promotion to try and makes us as consumers feel guilty about the environment!And dont give that bullshit about ‘every little helps!’ Do something major!

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