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his month marks our first year publishing Gallery Magazine for the Isle of Man. It’s been a very busy year from the word go. I can’t believe how quickly 12 months has passed. The magazine has matured into the Island premier publication and appears to be enjoyed by a spectrum of age groups from 18-80. Everyone everywhere seems to be getting a copy and taking it home. We are constantly being told the magazine is brilliant, and it looks great on the coffee table. The online magazines are also popular with over 600,000 unique page views. When it comes to creativity we’ve found some really talented contributors along the way who we continue to work with. We would like to say a big thanks to all who continually supply us with fantastic content and amazing photos. Each publication has approximately 20,000 words and 500 photos, and we are still growing! Keep sending them in as we look forward to the next 12 months. The theme this month is ‘VINTAGE.’ We begin with three quality feature articles. We hear about the Manx Litfest 2012 and get a look at the Island at War. Paparazzi Pete has been busy out and about around the Island again this month. He’s got some great shots from the Celton Manx Relay For Life event at the NSC, and The Jurby Vintage Festival 2012. Let’s not forget the nights out paparazzi pages you have all come to love. If your not already aware you can also view the pap photos online on our facebook page. The Fashion and Beauty section looks at Vintage hairstyles, Vintage for Men, Alternative Therapies and introduces you to a new beauty room called PURITE at Utopia. We also visited Wilkins the Jewellers in the new location on Strand Street and enjoyed a coffee whilst browsing around the magnificent shop. As always I’m sure you will find plenty to keep you entertained and amused during the month ahead. So time to raise that glass of fizzy or hot mug of tea and let’s celebrate the Gallery’s 1st Birthday. On the Isle of Man, for the Isle of Man, by you - the people of the Isle of Man. Enjoy. SR.

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or some reason the first thing that comes into my head when I think of the word “nostalgia” is Nineties pop legends Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. Weird I know. The line from their hit single ‘Summertime’ : “the smell from a grill sparks off nostalgia” has stuck with me forever. I’m not sure why, but do know that psychoanalysis would probably not work at this late stage. Horrifically, the song was released in 1998, making it sadly fitting to this vintage issue. Since when did Jazzy Jeff become vintage? There will be a helpline for anyone over the age of 30 at the end of the article. So what is nostalgia anyway? The dictionary says it’s a…

“wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time...”

Hmmm…..seems quite serious to me. Anything wistful makes me think of Scarlett ‘O’ Hara, which is best avoided. As is “wisting” in general – it is passive and insipid. I’m all for remembering the past over a cup of real tea, but what is this happiness bit all about? Does it suggest that you can only find true contentment when remembering the smell of your primary school toilets or the time you really did see Father Christmas clambering on your rooftop? I’m only playing devil’s advocate here, but is recalling the moment you were caught snogging by the Head of Maths, really the root to blissful serenity? And what about the here and now? Does nostalgia mean there is no happiness in your present life? I for one know that my TV will say differently. It witnessed my near spontaneous combustion when Mo Farrah won the 5000 metres. What’s with all this yearning and longing anyway? It sounds painful to me. A slow, drawn out type of pain, one that might take hold if you happen to get strung up by one of those Ye Olde Victorian torture devices. I prefer Jazzy Jeff’s idea about sniffing barbeques. Olfaction (the brilliant word for sense of smell) is supposedly the most evocative of our senses. It’s to do with important things in the brain which I am not qualified to talk about.

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THE NOSE TEST…. Here is a fun and easy experiment that Dr Rachel Herz of Brown University, USA suggests. Try at home, but only if you promise to eat your vegetables first, floss afterwards, and are not at risk of a diabetic coma.

The 40s wasn’t a culinary decade for obvious reasons, so Spam, Del Monte Tinned Peaches and Cocoa was about as good as it got back then. Gordon Ramsey would never have survived.

1. Buy a bag of assorted jelly beans of sufficiently high quality.

With meat now on the menu, 50s dishes started to become more interesting. The thrill of a good hot dessert: semolina, tapioca or jam sponge, still prevails to this day. Fish Fridays began.

2. Sample all the flavours in the bag systematically until you are sure you appreciate just how distinctive each one is, because expertise is important and you may never get another excuse this good. 3. Now, pinch your nostrils shut and do the sampling routine again. Notice the differences? That’s right — now there are none. Every bean still tastes sweet, but absent a sense of smell and you might as well be eating sugared pencil erasers. And if in mid-chew you release your nose? At once, you can tell your orange sherbet from your soured cherry.

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Y NAN USED TO SAY THAT BACK IN THE DAY THE ISLE OF MAN WAS THE PLACE TO BE AND BE SEEN. SHE SAID THAT DOUGLAS PROM WAS A HIVE OF ACTIVITY AND THAT YOU COULDN’T GET A DECK CHAIR ON THE BEACH FOR TRYING. MY BEST FRIEND’S FATHER IN LAW WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY IT WAS THE AYIA NAPA OF TODAY. I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS, BUT SINCERELY HOPE HE WAS JUST GETTING HIS POPULAR MEDITERRANEAN BEACH RESORTS MIXED UP AND THAT IN FACT, HE MEANT MONTE CARLO. So what was happening here in the years gone by? What were we wearing? What were we eating and most importantly….what were we doing?

Jazzy Jeff Helpline…. youareoldgetoverit@gmail.com

THE WAY WE LOOKED…

Suffice to say, if you happen to find yourself staring out of the window, caught up in the throes of nostalgia and “wisting” and yearning to be back in the halcyon days, grab a tissue and clear your nose. You never know what you might sniff out. Perhaps the day you became laughing stock for not being able to do long division will be recalled with warmth, humour and generosity of spirit.

July 5th 1946, the bikini was born! 50s glamour saw women clothed in poodle skirts, hats and wrist length gloves. The hair was curled and the lipstick red. Femininity reigned supreme. Men cut dashing figures in pork pie hats, grey flannel suits and penny loafers Hair was flattop or quiff. Pomade (hair oil) kept everything in place. As the 60s came in, the skirts got short and the beehive grew. Men’s collars got pointier and the less conservative embraced bell bottoms with gusto!

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In the 1960s £2 bought a week’s shopping for a family of five. Frozen food took on a life of its own with the help of Bird’s Eye and Findus Ross. The rise of the white loaf began and Angel Delight became a household favourite, next to Fray Bentos pies and Smash. THE WAY WE LIVED… The now defunct Palace Lido was the place to be and be seen in the 50s and 60s. The largest ballroom in Europe at the time, it housed up to 4500 people and played host to The Who, T –Rex, and The Stones. On weekends, crowds would also gather at the Villa Marina for outdoor beauty contests and at Port Erin beach for long summer days, when you really could rely on the weather… In the 1930s, the glorious Majestic Lido Hotel was built – “the only hotel in Douglas with a bathing pool.” Open all year round, it was floodlit with sunbathing lawns and waiters to fetch drinks. Best of all, it had the famous “La Tonelle Ballroom” The only ballroom in the British Isles with a telephone on each table to ask a potential suitor to dance. Perhaps modern day romance really is dead…

WHETHER YOU’RE FASCINATED BY LOCAL HISTORY, WANT TO DISCOVER YOUR MANX CONNECTIONS OR RECOLLECT YOUR MEMORIES FROM THE PAST, YOU CAN FIND IT ALL IN MANX NATIONAL HERITAGE’S iMUSEUM. SITUATED IN CENTRAL DOUGLAS, JUST A SHORT WALK FROM THE MANX MUSEUM, THE iMUSEUM IS A DIGITAL RESOURCE GIVING YOU UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE ISLAND’S PAST, PEOPLE AND PLACES. THE iMUSEUM PLACES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS OVER 20,000 PHOTOGRAPHS, FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS AND ISLE OF MAN NEWSPAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS AS FAR BACK AS THE 1700S ALL SEARCHABLE BY KEYWORD. JOURNEYING INTO THE ISLAND’S PAST HAS NEVER BEEN SO REWARDING OR COMPELLING… Find out more at www.manxnationalheritage.im iMuseum is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Thursday until 7pm.

Photographer | Stuart Bedford Hair & Make up | Utopia Salon Models | Daniella, Diane, Kayleigh, Chloe, Courtney

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he sun was shinning at the Jurby festival this year. The event is now the largest one-day show for motor transport in the Isle of Man. Thousands of

people visited and enjoyed walking around and taking photos of the Vintage and classic machines on display. The Vintage Motor Cycle Club featured a series of parade laps

by classic motorcycles and a number of star TT and Manx GP riders were seen walking around taking in the atmosphere and that unique smell of Castrol R.

ISLAND AT WAR - AGAIN

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he Isle of Man was called to arms once again for the annual Island at War event over the weekend of 18th and 19th August with many choosing to enlist and dress up for this 1940s wartime event. Douglas steam railway station was guarded by a newly formed local Home Guard unit, who erected barbed wire barricades, and checked passengers identity and travel papers before they were allowed to board their trains. These spot checks proved very successful with a couple of spies being arrested and escorted away. In addition to the Isle of Man Home Guard Re-enactment Society on duty, there was an air raid shelter for the loco crews on the platform and a display of period vehicles.

THE FESTIVAL OF JURBY 2012

Panoramas - Privacy - Perfection Meanwhile, members of the Black Knight Historical, who are events specialist based in Norfolk, camped out at Castletown Station. The whole station area was taken back to the 1940s with various period items including an unexploded bomb complete with a disposal team. While a military medical team and nurses had also commandeered the station’s booking hall. Stepping on to the platform was like taking a step back in time with most people at the station dressed in wartime uniforms or civilian clothing. The capture of a German naval officer and his armed escort

The whole station area was taken back to the 1940s with various period items including an unexploded bomb complete with a disposal team.

performed by the Black Knight Historical was so realistic that many travelling passengers at the station thought it was real! The action packed schedule continued at Port Erin station with a 1940s style tea party, while special displays took place at Cregneash on how the land army dug for victory. During the evening there was an Evening at War Hangar Dance, which took place in a secret location.

AN EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH REINTERPRETATION OF A TRADITIONAL MANX FARMHOUSE

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reemskerry Farm is a sumptuously appointed residence set in 22 acres, presented in immaculate order throughout, and offering breathtaking countryside and coastal views. Located deep in the Manx countryside the estate, through which a small river flows, enjoys unique privileged access to a private halt on the vintage Manx Electric Railway. Extending to some 8000 square feet the property has been built to an uncompromising specification featuring bespoke joinery and elegant, generously proportioned accommodation that includes a 60’ reception hall, magnificent triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room, oak beamed galleried family room and study, drawing room, dining room, snug, gymnasium, sumptuous master suite of bedroom, dressing room and lavishly appointed bathroom/wet room and three further bedrooms, all en suite. Wi-fi throughout, garaging for three cars, twin heating systems. Illuminated formal gardens of approximately two acres with extensive terraced areas offering magnificent panoramas of unspoilt countryside and stunning vistas towards Maughold and Ramsey Bay.

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With elevations principally in mellow Manx stone reclaimed from the original buildings under a Welsh slate tiled roof the property blends discreetly into the landscape and is approached along a 250-metre brick-paved drive lit by wrought iron lamp posts and edged in wildflower borders.

The estate, which includes a small river that spills down through the grounds along the western border and the remains of two Manx stone cottages, extends to 22 acres, comprising eight fields and illuminated formal gardens of approximately two acres. Leading from the principal reception rooms are extensive raised and flagged terraced areas with a hot tub and bordered by bespoke wrought iron balustrading. The broad sweep of terrace to the rear of the property offers a breathtaking panorama of uninterrupted views of unspoilt countryside and stunning vistas towards Maughold and Ramsey Bay. The gardens surround the property on all sides and are laid principally to lawn, with a Manx stone raised pond, flower beds, wildflower borders, a children’s play area and oak framed, Welsh slate roofed gazebo for al fresco dining. A courtyard, enclosed by the property on three sides, features flagstone paving, flower beds and a lily pond. The grounds are completed by an oak-framed three-car car port with welsh slate roof and a garden workshop/shed.

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CONTENTS INTRO

Listings Things To Do The Vintage Years The Nose The Way We Were

EVENTS

Evita After Party Carlene & Paul Halsall Christine & Stuart Urquhart

UPFRONT

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Relative Values Relay For Life Community News in Numbers Stephanie & Steffan Hoy Me & My Pet

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CULTURE Arts & Culture Events Upload Manx LitFest 2012 Island At War

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FASHION & BEAUTY All Tressed Up The Great Vintage Debate Purite At Utopia Vintage For Men Wilkins New Shop Alternative Therapies What to Wear

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APPETITE Vintage Food Vintage - Harvest of Grapes

PLACES

Dreemskerry Farm Get Your Property Featured Vintage Furniture ManxMove - Claddagh Farm

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BUSINESS

Sheila Dean Equiom News Vintage Year For Gilts Movers & Shakers

HARDWARE

The Festival Of Jurby Phone Home

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ACTIVE Sunday League Spinning Classes

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PAPARAZZI 68 70 74 78

84 86 88 86

The Creek Inn The Outback Jar Bar The Courthouse Artisan

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DIRECTORY

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// Island - Wide //

// Peel //

Completing the Sleepwell Hotels Manx End 2 End challenge is a feat. Taking place this year on the 9th September with over 1500m of climb, will you make it to the end? The 75km route of the Isle of Man Sleepwell Hotels Manx End to End Challenge incorporates 1500 metres of climbing with a thrilling mixture of fast fire roads, sweeping moorland paths, country lanes and forest single tracks.

Cruise from Peel to Portaferry (approximately 3 hours ashore). Passengers must register by 0930 for 1000 departure. Returning 1900 in Peel. Advance booking recommended. Book at Richmond Travel, Douglas.

End to End

Balmoral Cruise

The course runs from the Point of Ayre at the northern tip of the Island to the Calf Sound at the Southernmost tip, for more details check online.

Tel: 0845 1304647 WWW.WAVERLEYEXCURSIONS.CO.UK

WWW.MANXE2E.ORG/EVENTS

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14.9.12

Julian Lloyd webber

Magic

// gaiety theatre //

// gaiety theatre // An evening of magic, fun, dance and illusions suitable for all the family. Featuring Colin Boardman, Chris Burns, Juan Corrin, Lexi Watterson and members of the Young Magicians of Mann to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the club. Staged in conjunction with the Youth Events Committee. Tickets £14, concessions available.

A unique opportunity to spend an intimate evening with one of the worlds most renowned musicians. Julian will perform favourite classics, accompanied by Pam Chowhan on piano, including Bach, Faure, Saint Saens and Debussy as well as by his father William and brother Andrew. Starts at 7.30pm.

Tel: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

Tel: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

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15.9.12

// Port St Mary //

// Villa Marina //

Nocturne Cycle Racing Last held on the Island in 2003, IOM Cycling Association bring you an entertaining action packed fitness evening with music and special guests. Entry fee: TLI members £10.00, non members £14.00. under 16 £5.00. Tel: 475341 STEVESHIMMIN@MANX.NET

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SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 7PM FUTURE STARS: JUVENILES UNDER 16

See some of the best talent in Britain…. made in the Isle of Man.

MOUNTAIN BIKES

Here’s a chance for you fat tyre guys to lay some rubber on tarmac and rub elbows in the bunch.

SENIOR & VETERANS ROAD RACERS All you would expect in this class, FAST and FURIOUS racing action.

One of the brightest young stars of the UK Urban music ‘Connor’ (Manning) plus support acts Hollie Barrie and Bentley Jones. Promenade Suite, doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.

ISLE OF MAN CYCLING LEGENDS DOOLEY’S DASH

You can use any bike other than a normal road or mountain bike. Suggestions include: Chopper, Grocers, Police, Unicycle or Penny Farthing.

Tel: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

Period attire or fancy dress is encouraged with a HELMET.

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Quine & Cubbon

ENTRY FEE: TLI MEMBERS £10. NON MEMBERS £14. UNDER 16’s £5

MORE DETAILS FROM STEVE SHIMMIN 475341 or steveshimmin@manx.net PAPER ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE NOW IN BIKESTYLE AND EUROCYCLES OR DOWNLOAD A STANDARD ENTRY FORM FROM TLI CYCLING.

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COMING SOON

KILLER QUEEN // VILLA MARINA // Patrick Myers presents the real live QUEEN experience - the sound and the look, combined with the showmanship, pomp, style and incredible musicianship that was the hallmark of QUEEN in concert. The show features Patrick backed by his superb four piece band hand picked to emulate Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, along with the most spectacular stage set up, stunning costumes and terrific special effects - just like Queen themselves! Tel: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM WWW.JERSEYINTERNATIONAL.COM TEL: 01534 610000

21-22.9.12

rally isle of man // Island - Wide // The Island’s premier four-wheeled motorsport event. Historic Rally Isle of Man will fall at the heart of the event, but running with the Duke Stages will be a National B status event that will be all-inclusive. There will be classes for all MSA eligible rally cars from 1000cc right through to WRC.

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22-23.9.12

The best of manx variety Food & drink // Gaiety Theatre // festival // Nunnery Gardens //

The Best of Manx Variety. Family entertainment show organised by Rotary Club of Onchan/Stage One, supported by Celton Manx. Guests include: Ellan Vannin Gymnastics: Gena’s Dance Academy: Stage One Drama School. Starts at 7.30pm. Tel: 600555 WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

TICKET HOTLINE 600555

Enjoy the weekend at the Island Food & Drink Festival. With special guest Ainsley Harriott. Farmers Market, Music & Dance, I love Manx Professional Chef Competition. Fun for all the family. Tel: 685856 www.villagaiety.com WWW.GOV.IM/DEFA

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29.9.12

// sea kayaking //

// Island - Wide //

Improver - Intermediate - Advanced Sea Kayaking. Full day training and trips. Tidal races and overfalls. Guest coaches from around the world. All for just £120 per person.

A 31 mile Fell Race that starts in Ramsey and finishes in Port Erin visiting 11 of the Islands highest peaks on the way. Contact: Richie Stevenson.

Isle of Man International Training Weekend

Tel: 843034 WWW.ADVENTUROUSEXPERIENCES.COM

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contributors Writers Jennifer Parkes David Lloyd - Jones Rick Jones Rose Hill Rebecca Lawrence Rachel Green Erin Louise Harrison Loonard Rockstein Chris Bell Mimi Bishop Theo Leworthy Ben Clarke Louise Bralsford

Jodie Sheppard Liz Corlett Anne Moorhouse Leon Flemming Kate Bertram Anne Marie Michael Deering Tom Croft Bonzo Slater Ella Pritchard Phil Taylor Bill Carden

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Emma Cooke Steve Redford Grant Corlett

Courtney Diane

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Peter Kwiecinski Stuart Bedford David Lloyd - Jones Manx National Heritage

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When does an ‘older man’ become simply old? And why do ‘older women’ tend to be younger? The rules can be confusing in...

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ost of us, if we’re honest, have a lust list - a hit parade of gorgeous people who, in the unlikely event that we should meet them, would make us come over all unnecessary. Last time I ran through mine in my head (it made a change from counting sheep), I realised that mine was mostly made up of so-called older men: David Strathairn, Viggo Mortensen, Gary Oldman, David Byrne and Bruce Springsteen were all up there, hardly bath chair material but far from young bucks. It’s not that I don’t appreciate youthful beauty, a firm bicep here and there, but somehow, the younger and more perfect the face, the more unreal and distant the owner seems. At the risk of sounding like Costas from Shirley Valentine, it’s the marks of life - the travel creases, the patches of wear - which give someone’s looks a bit of substance and make them more memorable. Of course it doesn’t hurt that these guys were, each in their own way, pretty damn handsome to start with. But the looks would be nothing without the buckets of talent and charisma; it’s the combination of all these ingredients parcelled up in one person which makes for a truly irresistible proposition.

I’m just one of legion of women who espouse such sentiments. One day, when Al Pacino (72) is being laid to rest - and may it be a long time down the road - there’ll still be a chorus of ladies sighing “he’s still got it!”. Bryan Ferry (66) is another to attract comments along the lines of “I don’t care how old he is, I still would”. Once again, it’s not just about looks or wealth; it’s talent, success, a certain

integrity and panache. We look favourably on men who unquestionably own their place in the world. It’s far less commonplace to hear men talking about older women in this breathless way. There are a few sainted famous ladies who meet with widespread approval, not least from men who mistily remember them in their youth. Helen Mirren, Julie Christie and Susan Sarandon spring to mind. Encouragingly, they are not only beautiful but intelligent, strong-minded women - but, in terms of prominence, they’re few and far between. You don’t have to be an ardent feminist to see that, relative to men, women still have to field a disproportionate emphasis on their looks, and that they are generally ascribed a far briefer window of attractiveness than men. To certain sections of the media, Kate Moss (38) one of the world’s most successful and enduring models - is ‘over the hill’. Men, as they get older, acquire gravitas; women, apparently, just acquire wrinkles. What’s the difference between, say, Bill Nighy and Charlotte Rampling? Only the volume and quality of roles they’re offered these days, I’d hazard. Many Hollywood actresses have spoken about the dearth of mainstream movie parts for women in their 40s and 50s. In their 20s (and, if they’re lucky, their 30s), women are allowed to be love interests and kick-ass-by-numbers heroines. Then come the tricky years, when, despite being still attractive, sexual beings, women no longer fit the narrow definition of dewy box office honey, and so find themselves on the casting shelf.


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Once the menopause is out of the way, they’re invited to climb down and take their pick of safe archetypes: stern and matronly, wise and twinkly (Meryl Streep is the queen of both). While it’s worth noting that nuanced roles for men are hardly ten a penny in Hollywood either, women’s choice of film roles very noticeably fluctuates according to the vintage of their looks. It’s little wonder that women turn to cosmetic procedures to preserve the appearance of youthfulness. Far be it from me to pass judgment (in fact, I think there’s a memo at the end of this year’s diary - ‘2014 onwards - botox, peels etc?’) but it does seem that the longer someone maintains that facade, the more self-defeating it becomes. No amount of treatments can recapture the bloom of youth or mask the expression in a person’s eyes, which faithfully register the passing of time. Who knows, if ageing gracefully became the norm rather than the exception, men and women might both grow to like what they see.

When it comes to agegap relationships, the standard pairing is still an older, successful man with a younger, beautiful woman; it’s a handshake between status and looks, worldiness and nubility. Women who subvert that norm, even if it’s in long-term, loving relationships - Demi Moore, for instance, or Sam Taylor-Wood (married to Aaron Johnson, twenty years her junior), tend to invite the same howls of derision - foolish women! - that greet older men (Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood come to mind) with a very public reputation for serially pursuing much younger conquests. I hope the time will come when women of all ages are more widely admired and considered attractive on an equal footing with men, for their whole mind-and-body gamut. The world will be a more pleasant and, dare I say it, a more graceful place.

In the meantime, men are ‘silver foxes’, raffish and debonair; women, on the other hand, are more crudely yoked to their do-ability - the best we can hope for, ladies, is to be MILFs or cougars - predatory creatures on the hunt for tasty young prey.

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or some reason the first thing that comes into my head when I think of the word “nostalgia” is Nineties pop legends Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. Weird I know. The line from their hit single ‘Summertime’ : “the smell from a grill sparks off nostalgia” has stuck with me forever. I’m not sure why, but do know that psychoanalysis would probably not work at this late stage. Horrifically, the song was released in 1998, making it sadly fitting to this vintage issue. Since when did Jazzy Jeff become vintage? There will be a helpline for anyone over the age of 30 at the end of the article. So what is nostalgia anyway? The dictionary says it’s a…

“wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time...”

Words | Rachel Green

Hmmm…..seems quite serious to me. Anything wistful makes me think of Scarlett ‘O’ Hara, which is best avoided. As is “wisting” in general – it is passive and insipid. I’m all for remembering the past over a cup of real tea, but what is this happiness bit all about? Does it suggest that you can only find true contentment when remembering the smell of your primary school toilets or the time you really did see Father Christmas clambering on your rooftop? I’m only playing devil’s advocate here, but is recalling the moment you were caught snogging by the Head of Maths, really the root to blissful serenity? And what about the here and now? Does nostalgia mean there is no happiness in your present life? I for one know that my TV will say differently. It witnessed my near spontaneous combustion when Mo Farrah won the 5000 metres. What’s with all this yearning and longing anyway? It sounds painful to me. A slow, drawn out type of pain, one that might take hold if you happen to get strung up by one of those Ye Olde Victorian torture devices. I prefer Jazzy Jeff’s idea about sniffing barbecues. Olfaction (the brilliant word for sense of smell) is supposedly the most evocative of our senses. It’s to do with important things in the brain which I am not qualified to talk about.

The Power of the Nose Test…. Here is a fun and easy experiment that Dr Rachel Herz of Brown University, USA suggests. Try at home, but only if you promise to eat your vegetables first, floss afterwards, and are not at risk of a diabetic coma. An amazing game called…. What’s my Bean? 1. Buy a bag of assorted jelly beans of sufficiently high quality. 2. Sample all the flavours in the bag systematically until you are sure you appreciate just how distinctive each one is, because expertise is important and you may never get another excuse this good. 3. Now, pinch your nostrils shut and do the sampling routine again. Notice the differences? That’s right — now there are none. Every bean still tastes sweet, but absent a sense of smell and you might as well be eating sugared pencil erasers. And if in mid-chew you release your nose? At once, you can tell your orange sherbet from your soured cherry.

Jazzy Jeff Helpline…. youareoldgetoverit@gmail.com

Suffice to say, if you happen to find yourself staring out of the window, caught up in the throes of nostalgia and “wisting” and yearning to be back in the halcyon days, grab a tissue and clear your nose. You never know what you might sniff out. Perhaps the day you became laughing stock for not being able to do long division will be recalled with warmth, humour and generosity of spirit.

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y Nan used to say that back in the day the Isle of Man was the place to be and be seen. She said that Douglas Prom was a hive of activity and that you couldn’t get a deck chair on the beach for trying. My best friend’s father in law went as far as to say it was the Ayia Napa of today. I’m not sure what to make of this, but sincerely hope he was just getting his popular Mediterranean beach resorts mixed up and that in fact, he meant Monte Carlo. So what was happening here in the years gone by? What were we wearing? What were we eating and most importantly….what were we doing? The way we looked… July 5th 1946, the bikini was born! 50s glamour saw women clothed in poodle skirts, hats and wrist length gloves. The hair was curled and the lipstick red. Femininity reigned supreme. Men cut dashing figures in pork pie hats, grey flannel suits and penny loafers Hair was flattop or quiff. Pomade (hair oil) kept everything in place. As the 60s came in, the skirts got short and the beehive grew. Men’s collars got pointier and the less conservative embraced bell bottoms with gusto!

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“Dougl as Pro m was activity a hive of and tha t you c a deck o uldn’t chair o get n the b each fo r tryin g.”

The way we ate… The 40s wasn’t a culinary decade for obvious reasons, so Spam, Del Monte Tinned Peaches and Cocoa was about as good as it got back then. Gordon Ramsey would never have survived. With meat now on the menu, 50s dishes started to become more interesting. The thrill of a good hot dessert: semolina, tapioca or jam sponge, still prevails to this day. Fish Fridays began. In the 1960s £2 bought a week’s shopping for a family of five. Frozen food took on a life of its own with the help of Bird’s Eye and Findus Ross. The rise of the white loaf began and Angel Delight became a household favourite, next to Fray Bentos pies and Smash. The way we lived… The now defunct Palace Lido was the place to be and be seen in the 50s and 60s. The largest ballroom in Europe at the time, it housed up to 4500 people and played host to The Who, T –Rex, and The Stones. On weekends, crowds would also gather at the Villa Marina for outdoor beauty contests and at Port Erin beach for long summer days, when you really could rely on the weather… In the 1930s, the glorious Majestic Lido Hotel was built – “the only hotel in Douglas with a bathing pool.” Open all year round, it was floodlit with sunbathing lawns and waiters to fetch drinks. Best of all, it had the famous “La Tonelle Ballroom” The only ballroom in the British Isles with a telephone on each table to ask a potential suitor to dance. Perhaps modern day romance really is dead…

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Whether you’re fascinated by local history, want to discover your Manx connections or recollect your memories from the past, you can find it all in Manx National Heritage’s iMuseum. Situated in central Douglas, just a short walk from the Manx Museum, the iMuseum is a digital resource giving you unprecedented access to historical records of the Island’s past, people and places. The iMuseum places at your fingertips over 20,000 photographs, family history records and Isle of Man newspapers and publications as far back as the 1700s all searchable by keyword. Journeying into the Island’s past has never been so rewarding or compelling… Find out more at www.manxnationalheritage.im iMuseum is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Thursday until 7pm.

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Evita The Villa Marina Douglas

Staff of the official sponsor of Taylorian Production’s Evita, Lloyds TSB, were invited to attend a post-theatre reception

on Wednesday 8th August at 10pm. Key Lloyds TSB figures were joined by a host of corporate guests to attend the VIP after party

at the Villa Marina, where they were given the opportunity to meet the cast and discuss the show over refreshments. Photographer | Peter Kwiecinski

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wedding Celerbrations Carlene and Paul Halsall Special Day Douglas Golf Club

Carlene and Paul were married on the 3rd August at a beautiful ceremony in the Douglas Registry Office. Family and friends

enjoyed a wonderful reception at The Meadows Pavilion, Douglas Golf Club. Their unique wedding and reception photographs

were taken by Peter Kwiecinski, from the Dolls Factory. Photographer | Peter Kwiecinski

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wedding Celerbrations Christine and Stuart Urquhart Special Day Mount Murray Hotel

Seven years of waiting and almost two years of preparation... and finally Christine and Stuart accept each other in matrimony at the Castle Rushen Registry Office. The happily

married couple held the reception at the Mount Murray Golf Club. The lovely couple (a Manx Man and Scottish Lass) kindly sent us some photographs from there wedding

day taken by Peter Kwiecinski, from the Dolls Factory.

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RelativeValues Marco Leonetti is the talented individual behind Utopia, the Islands popular hair salon that ‘won’t let your hair down’. The family business continues to blossom with his daughter Daniella opening their new beauty room PURITE! We managed to grab a moment with them so they could tell us about a few of their favourite things. Same family, different views?

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Favourite possessions? Harley Davidson V-Rod

My phone and keepsakes from my late loved ones

Favourite place in the world? Old Trafford

Vegas, New York, Florida

Favourite colour? Red

Purple

Favourite smell? Jasmine

Ghost perfume

Favourite way to spend a weekend? With my family and huskies

Chilled out watching movies with loved ones

Favourite food? Pasta!! Of course

Sunday roast

Favourite ice cream flavour? Tutti frutti

Mint choc chip

Favourite restaurant? Wow!! Too many friends are restauranteurs

Buca Di Beppo (Florida)

Favourite pastime? Playing with my huskies

Spending time with family and my boyfriend

Favourite film? Godfather / White chicks

The Ugly Truth

Favourite song? If today was your last day, Nickelback

How to love, Lil Wayne

Favourite person? Ole Gunnar Solkejar

I have far too many

Favourite celebrity? Sir Alex Ferguson

Rihanna

Favourite things to splurge on? Golf clubs

Clothes, Shoes, Pandora bracelet

Favourite memory? My babies being born

My nan taking me to Ramsey on the bus as a child

Something you hate? Lack of responsibility and accountability

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Animal cruelty!! (Hate it)

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RUSHEN ROUND TABLE Rushen Round Table is in its 40th anniversary year. As part of their commitment to help charities they got involved and worked on Hospice’s garden for a couple of nights over a few weeks. The group also involved members of the 41 Club which are the over 45s from the Round Table. Jackie Killey, Support Services Manager for Hospice thanked the gentlemen for all their hard work in making the garden look so lovely. Rushen Round Table are also committed to raising funds for Rebecca House the children’s hospice this year. Mike Flowers, Chairman from Rushen Round Table added: “We are a group of men aged between 18 and 45 who meet in a relaxed social setting. Each year the chairman nominates a charity to support and look to raise money or do community service for, this year it is Rebecca house.” “ We were delighted to be able to help in such a meaningful way.” “I would encourage any individual to find out more about the Round Table by looking at the website, www.roundtable.co.uk You can also find us on Facebook under Rushen Round Table.

TWO GO TREKKING…AND RAISE £8,425 FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT Despite off-the-Richter-scale snoring by a team member, temperatures in the 100s, the odd swollen ankle, a suspect iPod playlist, vertiginous climbs, 5am starts, a distinct lack of room service and rudimentary plumbing Greg Ellison and Sarah Sanders have survived a trek into the Grand Canyon to raise £8,425 for Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement directors Boston Group CEO Greg Ellison and Deloitte Isle of Man partner-in-charge Sarah Sanders were part of a 14-strong group who went on a sponsored trek through the Grand Canyon in May arranged by specialist charity challenge event organisers Global Adventure Challenge. With a guide likened by Greg to America’s answer to Bear Grylls and with the blessing and support of their respective families the pair, who met all their own travel costs, went on an eight-day fundraising challenge that included a descent into the Indian reservation of Havasupai, famed for having the last post office in the US still serviced by mule train. Greg explained: ‘It was an amazing week. One of the most challenging events I’ve ever undertaken but like all these things the satisfaction of putting yourself way beyond your comfort zone massively outweighs the short term pain and anxiety.’ Along with memories of waterfalls, breathtaking sunsets and starlit skies the trek was also distinguished by Sarah completing a gruelling 9.6 miles of desert, rock and mountain climbs with, in Greg’s words, ‘a fabulous Jane Fonda-style sprint finish.’

A HELPING HAND Alex Snell and Dorothy Wilson, from the Alliance & Leicester International (ALIL) Customer Relationship Team present a cheque for £443.60 to Ali Martin of Manx Cancer Help. Alex and Dorothy, along with other members of the team raised funds by cooking their colleague’s breakfast in return for a donation as well as a staff raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and staff members. They raised £221.80 which was matched by the Santander Foundation.

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He continued: ‘Our guide Zac was a real all-American guy with a fantastic knowledge of the region. Interestingly, as someone who hopes to use his outdoor expeditions to help young people who have challenges in their life build their self-confidence, communication and team-working skills Zac really “got” Junior Achievement. ‘We met a great bunch of people and thanks to the tremendous support and generosity of colleagues, family and friends Sarah and I have been able to raise £8,425 for Junior Achievement.’

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WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: CABLE AND WIRELESS TO SPONSOR TRAM PUSH People power not horse power will be propelling two tramcars head to head along Douglas promenade on September 22nd when a tram push sponsored by Cable and Wireless is held to raise funds for The Children’s Centre. Organised by Douglas Development Partnership the event will challenge teams to cover a 50-metre section of the track along Strathallan Crescent. The challenge is open to 16 male, female and mixed teams, - each of which must comprise five members including one reserve - and to eight single entries. Registration for groups is £100 per team and £30 for individuals. All entry fees will be donated entirely to The Children’s Centre. Douglas town centre manager Gill Anderson said: ‘The Douglas horse tram service is a much loved sight on the promenade throughout the summer, but the season will have ended on September 16th, so this tram push will offer another – rather different – sight a few days later. ‘We see the tram push as the perfect team-building exercise, so we’re hoping to attract entries from local businesses and, of course, from solo entrants as well who want to release their inner strongman…or woman. ‘We’re delighted that Cable and Wireless is supporting the event which is in aid of a truly deserving cause. The Douglas horse tram service is viewed upon by many with great affection. This tram push offers its fans a rare opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ quite literally with a tram car operating on what is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving tramways in the world.’ Cable and Wireless’s Andy Bridson said: ‘As one of the town’s leading retailers we have been pleased to support Douglas Development Partnership in their inspirational projects to revitalise Douglas town centre, most recently through our sponsorship of the Festival of Youth. We are therefore proud to be sponsoring the tram push which will raise funds for the outstanding work being done by The Children’s Centre.’ Entry forms are available from town centre manager Gill Anderson, ganderson@douglas.org.im, telephone 696304. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Douglas Development Partnership is at 7-13 Victoria Street, Douglas.

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ISLE OF MAN ILLUMINATIONS! NEW LOOK FOR SUMMERHILL GLEN Summerhill Glen has a new ‘after dark’ look. The lower section, leading from the Summerhill Road entrance, has had new lighting installed highlighting the river course with a programmable display that can create a range of differentcoloured effects. Installed by Douglas Borough Council’s electrical services section, the £51,500 scheme is complemented by a looped animation display of Manx scenes inspired by the Island’s past and present and projected onto a wall located mid-way along the glen. Regeneration and community advisory committee lead member Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘The previous lighting scheme was some 30 years old and no longer viable to maintain. Additionally technology has advanced greatly over the past three decades and these new light fittings, as well as using low-energy fittings and creating some dramatic effects, are permanent features, so will require less maintenance and lead to long-term cost savings.’

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VINATGE TEA ANYONE? Crossroads Care will be hosting a Vintage Tea party at Patchwork Café in Port St Mary on 16th September where you will also be able to watch Beauty & The Beast. TEL: 836418 WWW.PATCHWORK.IM TEL: 673193 WWW.CROSSROADSIOM.ORG

A SPECTRE CALLS Street performers and traders wanted for ‘frightfully’ special event

ISLE OF MAN CYCLE CHALLENGE Are you the new Peter Kennaugh or Bradley Wiggins? Why not get in training by cycling the TT course and raising funds for two local charities – Hospice Isle of Man and the Joey Dunlop Foundation. We challenge all cyclists to get on their bikes and join the Isle of Man Cycle Challenge being held on the TT Mountain Course on Saturday 15th September 2012. You can do one, two or three laps of the TT Mountain Course - 37.7 miles (60.7km). Entry Fee: Solo one lap £35, Solo two laps £45, Solo three laps £55, Teams two laps £60, Teams three laps £90. Organisers, Greenrock Limited will be making a donation to the Hospice Isle of Man and the Joey Dunlop Foundation. Alternatively riders can raise funds by getting sponsors. Sponsor forms available from Hospice Isle of Man. Tel: 647432 E-mail: fundraising@hospice.org.im www.hospice.org.im. Entry is through www.isleofmancc.com

A call has gone out to street performers and traders to take part in a Douglas town centre ‘fright fest’ on Saturday October 27 being organised by Douglas Development Partnership. Although details of the Hop tu Naa-themed event that will start in the afternoon and run through to the evening are still being finalised, creating a party atmosphere will be crucial said Douglas town centre manager Gill Anderson. ‘As with previous town centre events we want the whole area, including the North Quay, to come alive with street theatre and a whole host of attractions and merchandising opportunities appealing to all ages. ‘We’re planning for things to start around three in the afternoon and go on through to the evening, with traditional and not so traditional entertainment – from freaky characters to fire shows. We’re also hoping that children and adults will enter into the spirit of things and come in fancy dress - the scarier and more inventive the outfit the better the prize is likely to be. ‘Street performances and outdoor trading bring a real “buzz” to events such as these and help boost the whole town centre retail experience, so we’re asking anyone looking to take part to come forward as soon as possible.’ Interested parties are asked to contact Gill Anderson. ganderson@douglas.org.im Tel: 969304 Douglas Development Partnership, 7-13 Victoria Street, Douglas.

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CELTON MANX relay for life 2012 FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK Relay is a 24 hour, volunteer led, team based walking relay and community fundraising event that supports the vital work of Cancer Research UK to help beat cancer. In the last two years Relay For Life Isle of Man has raised a phenomenal £87,000. This money went directly to funding research at The Clatterbridge and Liverpool Oncology

Centres where Isle of Man cancer patients are treated. The money raised in 2012 is again earmarked to go to the CRUK research and oncology centre in Liverpool. The 2012 total currently stands at £24.5k and rising! Thanks to the continuing generosity of the following people and businesses.

CANCER RESEARCH UK & RELAY FOR LIFE ISLE OF MAN WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS 3FM/Energy FM A3 Island Marquees Alliance & Leicester International B&Q Bridson & Horrox Brian Byers Shirley Callow John Caley George Campbell Celton Manx Coastline Catering Bernice Corcoran Greta Corlett Colin Cowie Helen Fargher Gallery Magazine Green Man Water

Marge Gunn Harrison & Garrett Paul Haxby Heron & Brearley Isle of Man Advertising Isle of Man Creamery Isle of Man Newspapers Isle of Man Steam-Packet Company Margaret & Ray Jones Maureen Kennaugh Paulene Lamb Hilary Leece Sharon Maddrell Henry McManus Molton Brown NSC Douglas Onchan Rotary Club

Laysee Perks Puma Hotels Collection Quarterbridge Pub Quest Landscapers Lynsey & Helen Radcliffe Ramsey Bakery Robinsons Lyndsey Smart Shoprite Sports Institute Tesco Steph Tiesteel Dot Tilbury WDS Wessex Garage Chris & Brona Wilson

Its the final lap now IOM Customs & Excise KPMG Lloyds Lovelies Onchan Rotary One for the Road PokerStaggers Potters Magic Cure Rotary Rebels, Samaritans 24/7 Sole Sisters St Mary’s RC School

Team Bethany Team Jip Team Lucy Team PG That lot over there The Manxies The Willaston Massive Walking back to happiness We can do this til we pass out

THE TEAMS Antons Amblers Axa Ballacloan Banking on a cure Beat it! Celtic Sisters Cronk y Berry Dotsies Dreamers Duke Marketing Hansard Hunks& Hunnies HSBC

All of the staging costs for Relay are covered, meaning that every penny raised goes straight towards beating cancer!  

Gaynor Haxby Chair, Relay For Life Isle of Man

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More than 40 sheep have been stolen from a field. 18 Ewes and 25 large lambs have been taken from a field in Dogmills within the past month.

The Lonan Gentlemen’s Fellowship set their second world record recently on their 500cc machine. They recorded an average speed of 203.37mph.

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Appeal for competitors for a charity tram push is announce by the Douglas Development Partnership. Teams will be required to propel two horse tramcars, head to head, for 50 meters along Strathallan Crescent.

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Greg Kelly a local 14 year old was recently crowned the RS Tera Pro World Champion in Italy. The title follows on from brother James who won the same title two years ago in France.

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A major power failure affected approximately 1,600 MEA customers in August. The fault was located in an 11kv cable in the Governors Hill area.

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Jurby Transport Museum had its 30,000 visitor on the 26th Aug. Ray Bennett a visitor from Silby in Lincolnshire who has been visiting the Island for 54 years.

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A wedding with a true personal touch

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he beautiful couple announced their vows and started their lives as one at St George’s Church, Douglas. Celebrations followed with their reception at the Villa Marina Promenade Suite where over 100 friends and family all wished their very best to the newly married couple.

Saturday 11th August saw the wedding of Stephanie and Steffan Hoy. A wedding with a true personal touch from designing and making their own wedding invites, creative decoration and handmade wedding gifts, the thought and dedication made this such a special occasion to all those to have been lucky enough to witness.

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Stephanie and Steffan were overwhelmed with their happy day and were thankful to all those involved. Too many to mention, but a particular special mention to Leanne Matthews for her creative skills, Kim Berridge for the make-up and beautiful video and of course to Alex Mealin Photography who captured these magical moments.

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me&mypet Names Human: Emily (Reel Vision) Cook. Pet: Meg, but my friends call me Sprog. Species Emily: Manx Human Meg: Pretty sure I am human, although I

hear people telling me I am a collie cross. I am certainly not cross. I love life.

Age Emily: 24 and a half Meg: 14 or 98 in Dog Years! Likes Emily: Film making, anything visually

stimulating and being active for all of my waking hours. Meg: I Love attention and being naughty... Oh, and of course, sleeping.

Dislikes

Emily: Lazy people and cigarettes. Meg: Having low ground clearance, I hate most types of water including puddles, the sea and fords.

If Human/Animal you would be... Emily: A unicorn. Why not! Meg: I am really cheeky and provocative, so would probably be comedian Simon Ampstell.

Wants Emily: To make Reel Vision Film

Solutions a complete success and to continue to have an awesome time in the process. Meg: To have every other dog (and human) worship me.

Interesting Facts Emily: Emily has been both a ballerina

and a boxer and national young achiever of the year.

Meg: Meg and Emily won national junior

dog handler of the year in 1998 when they were both very young. Meg has an odd number of nipples (11 in total).

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SEMI ABSTRACT PAINTING & SCULPTURE EXHIBITION SAYLE GALLERY FREE // 694557// Once again the Gallery’s Artists have risen to the challenge and submitted works which, for some, diverge from their usual styles. ‘Semi-Abstract’ is a term which refers to paintings in which the subject remains recognisable although the forms are highly stylised, and the artists responded to this theme and produced new works accordingly. WWW.SAYLEGALLERY.COM

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VERDIS RIGOLETTO MANANAN OPERA FESTIVAL 2012 ERIN ARTS CENTRE From £22.00// 19.30 // 662525 - 832662 Mananan Festival Opera, performing in English, brings to life great operas with distinguished artists, musicians and directors. Staging its productions away from opera houses and theatres, it offers opera at an affordable price without compromising quality on the stage of the Erin Arts Centre. You can arrive in style by boarding the Steam Train at Douglas and relax with a glass from our on board bar, as you travel in style to an exclusive night of Opera . Train departs Douglas 18.00 arrive Port Erin 19.00 . Then a short bus transfer to Erin Arts Centre. Performance starts at 19.30 ending at 21.30. Followed by bus transfer back to Port Erin station. Train departs 22.00 arrive Douglas 23.00.

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MANX LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

GAIETY THEATRE // 600555 //

Presented by Manx Youth Band & Manx Concert Brass and guest soloist, Irish crossover Soprano & BBC Fame Academy Award Winner Margaret Keys - including many favourites such as a Rule Britannia, Land of Hope & Glory and Jerusalem. WWW.VILLAGAIETY.COM

16.9.12

FAMILY DAY OUT AT THE AYRES POINT OF AYRE // 844432 // Family Nature Reserve Visitors Centre. View the latest bird sightings , look at Butterflies, explore the shore with geologist, egg case hunt, watch film maker latest footage . Take in sightings from the new viewing platform. 11.00 - 4pm

20.9.12

GUIDED TOURS OF THE MILNTOWN GARDENS HOuse of manannan , peel - Manx museum, douglas £6.00 // 812321 Each month our award winning Garden Designer Richard Lucas is holding a guided tour of the Milntown Gardens. He will describe the redesign and redevelopment of the grounds and answer any questions. Tours start at 11.am and will take approximately 60 mins. Booking is highly recommended as places are limited to 15 per tour .

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Manx Transport Heritage Open Weekend PEEL

FREE// OPENING TIMES// 674557//

Have you ever thought of having a go at driving a tram on the Manx Electric Railway. Norman Dowd will be here on the Sunday afternoon to talk about the Ultimate Driving Experience. WWW.MANXTRANSPORTHERITAGEMUSEUM.ORG

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Gaiety Theatre

MANX MUSEUM

Eric Knowles – Antique Antics £16.50 // 600555 This show is visually illustrated with Powerpoint images and Eric Knowles presents an immensely enjoyable mixture of fascinating, often irreverent anecdotal reminiscences with a focus on the audience’s treasures. WWW.VILLAGIAETY.COM

27 - 30.9.12 Manx Litfest

OUR SPORTING LIFE 648000 // Our Sporting Life. Celebrating the History and Diversity of Manx People in Sport. Open 10am to 5pm WWW.MANXNATIONALHERITAGE.IM

NOW - 25.9.12

BRASS BAND CONCERTS VILLA MARINA ARCADE

Villa Marina

FREE//694598//

Various £ // 450688 // manxlitfest@gmail.com

Brass band concerts held Tuesday and Thursdays 8pm. Sundays 3pm.

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NOW - 18.9.12

WWW.MANXLITFEST.COM

DERBY ROAD, PEEL

NOW - 29. 9.12

Cathedral Concerts at St Germans Cathedral.

New Olympic Dreams Display MANX MUSEUM FREE // 10- 17:00// See the new Olympic Dreams exhibit at ‘Our Sporting Life’ exhibition exploring the Isle of Man’s Olympic history and profiles the Manx elite athletes aiming for 2012 glory. WWW.MANXNATIONALHERITAGE.IM

28.9.12

GILMORE & ROBERTS

CENTENARY CENTRE - PEEL

Live in concert - support by Paul Cringle and Ann-Marie Murphy. BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award Nominees 2010. Adults £14, children £9. Tickets from Celtic Gold, Peter Norris, Shakti Man and Thompson Travel. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

CATHEDRAL CONCERTS FREE// 19.45 //

NOW - 28.10.12

EDWARD KELLY - ISLAND PAINTINGS & SEASCAPES

HOuse of manannan , peel - Manx museum, douglas An exhibition of Island Paintings & selected works by Edward Kelly and other artist at the House of Manannan, Peel and the National Art Gallery, Manx Museum, Douglas. Also showing at the Art Gallery is a film by Edward Kelly called “Making Paintings” The exhibitions Island Paintings at the House of Manannan, Peel and Seascapes at the Manx Museum, Douglas open to the public on Saturday 30th June and continues until the 28th October 2012. WWW.GOV.IM/MNH

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manx litfest 2012 When Thursday, September 27 till Sunday, September 30

Where Festival hub within the Villa Marina

This month sees the inaugural Manx Litfest, with authors,

gardens; other events taking

poets, performers, publishers and agents from around the

place at venues around the Island,

British Isles descending on the Island for a book-tastic four

including Castle Rushen, Milntown,

days of events. The full festival schedule is on the website

Greeba Castle, Erin Arts Centre,

– www.manxlitfest.com – and official programmes will be on

Manx Museum

sale from Thursday, September 13.

Who’s appearing Martin Bell OBE R.J. Ellory Ann Cleeves Jasper Fforde Elizabeth Buchan Chris Ewan

So what’s in store?

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Here’s a taste:

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Castle Rushen will be transformed into a fantasy world for ‘Narnia meets Middle-Earth’, a family fun event on the Sunday (11.00am-4.00pm)

Hilary Robinson Neil Ansell Ben Haggarty Colin Duriez

Young children can go Gruffalo hunting in Glen Helen on the Saturday (10.00am-2.00pm)

Thommie Gillow Trevor Norton Fiona O’Brien

An Evening with Martin Bell OBE – the former BBC war correspondent and MP is appearing at the Gaiety Theatre on the Friday night (8.00pm-10.00pm)

Roisin Meaney Tom Palmer Michael Curtis

Martin Bell OBE

Elizabeth Buchan

Jasper Fforde

Criminally Talented Authors – a panel of leading British crime writers, featuring Ann Cleeves, R.J. Ellory and Chris Ewan, will be in discussion on the Saturday night (7.30pm-9.00pm) The Book Fanatics’ Quiz Night – quizmaster Jasper Fforde will be keeping order as teams battle it out to be named Litfest champions on the Thursday night (8.15pm-11.00pm) J.R.R. Tolkien scholar and biographer Colin Duriez will take the stage in the Manx Museum lecture theatre on Friday night to celebrate the 75th birthday of The Hobbit (7.30pm-9.00pm)

This is just a fraction of what we have in store,’ said Festival Director John Quirk. ‘We’ve got talks, storytelling, signings and a book fair each day in the festival hub marquees, located in the Villa Marina Gardens. On the Friday, we’re working with the Department of Education and Children to stage a ‘national story day’, with our children’s authors and poets visiting participating schools during the day. If anyone has any questions about any aspect of the weekend, feel free to email us on manxlitfest@gmail.com

Fairytales for Grown-ups – acclaimed UK performance storyteller Ben Haggarty will wow an audience at the Erin Arts Centre on the Saturday night (8.00pm9.30pm) Manx Litfest is a registered charity (number 1100), supported by Manx Heritage Foundation, Manx Lottery Trust and Isle of Man Arts Council.

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in conversation with r.j. ellory R.J. Ellory is the award-winning author of crime novels including A Quiet Belief in Angels, Saints of New York and A Simple Act of Violence, which won the 2010 Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year. A veteran of many literary festivals, Gallery caught up with R.J. to find out what to expect when Manx Litfest rolls into town: What’s so cool about literary festivals to have made them so popular now?

R. J. Ellory

I think it’s the fact that it’s the only opportunity people have to meet the authors that they read. And it’s unique to books. You can go and see a film with a favourite actor, or a favourite band or musician play live, but you don’t really have an opportunity to listen to them speak about their inspiration, about their new projects. And why do I like them? Well, in general, I spend six or eight months of the year working, and the rest on tour, and that also enables me to get out from behind a desk, to go meet people, to engage with readers, and that is something I love to do. I write for readers, and to never meet them would be a great shame. How many on average do you attend each year? There are literary festivals, book club meetings, library events, international tours, and I will probably do something in the region of 150-200 events a year. Where in the world have they taken you? Everywhere! All over the US, to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, to more than fifty cities in France, and then there’s Spain, Holland, Italy, Turkey, Dubai, Switzerland, Norway... the list goes on. Which has dazzled you most?

I write for readers, and to never meet them would be a great shame.

Tough question! Which places have I enjoyed the most? Nashville, New York, Austin, San Francisco, Paris, Lyon, Sydney and Montreal come to mind immediately. I am a huge music fan, and I realised a few weeks ago that the cities I fall in love with immediately all have a strong musical heritage.

Who’s the best speaker you’ve seen? Difficult one... it wasn’t so much a speaker, but rather a conversation. Again, in San Francisco, I had the good fortune to have dinner with Walter Mosley. That was quite an experience. Also, I made a great friend in Daniel Woodrell, and he is a wonderful guy, not only a great writer, but a truly special human being. Which books will you be promoting at Manx Litfest? The latest one, ‘A Dark and Broken Heart’, but recently I have completed a trilogy of linked short stories called ‘Three Days in Chicagoland’, which I would also like to talk about. Lastly, there will be a new book in June 2013 called ‘The Devil and the River’. What are you working on right now? I’m just about to finish a little project I was asked to do, an original play for my son’s school theatre company. Then I shall start work on a documentary I have been asked to write for BBC Radio 4 about John Kennedy Toole and his book, ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’, and once that is done I shall start work on the book for 2014. I’m also about to go back into rehearsals with ‘The Whiskey Poets’ for some live gigging that we have planned for the latter part of this year, and I’m back and forth to Paris where I’m working on an album with some French and Canadian musicians.

What’s the weirdest/most unusual experience you’ve had at a festival? When I was in San Francisco, I took some time out to visit Alcatraz. It was somewhere I had always wanted to go. It completely blew me away. It was an incredibly unsettling, disturbing, surreal experience, and I know that at some point I will have to write a short story or a novel about that place.

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island at war - again

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he Isle of Man was called to arms once again for the annual Island at War event over the weekend of 18th and 19th August with many choosing to enlist and dress up for this 1940s wartime event. Douglas steam railway station was guarded by a newly formed local Home Guard unit, who erected barbed wire barricades, and checked passengers identity and travel papers before they were allowed to board their trains. These spot checks proved very successful with a couple of spies being arrested and escorted away. In addition to the Isle of Man Home Guard Re-enactment Society on duty, there was an air raid shelter for the loco crews on the platform and a display of period vehicles. Â

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Meanwhile, members of the Black Knight Historical, who are events specialist based in Norfolk, camped out at Castletown Station. The whole station area was taken back to the 1940s with various period items including an unexploded bomb complete with a disposal team. While a military medical team and nurses had also commandeered the station’s booking hall. Stepping on to the platform was like taking a step back in time with most people at the station dressed in wartime uniforms or civilian clothing. The capture of a German naval officer and his armed escort

performed by the Black Knight Historical was so realistic that many travelling passengers at the station thought it was real! The action packed schedule continued at Port Erin station with a 1940s style tea party, while special displays took place at Cregneash on how the land army dug for victory. During the evening there was an Evening at War Hangar Dance, which took place in a secret location.

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The whole station area was taken back to the 1940s with various period items including an unexploded bomb complete with a disposal team.

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‘The Great Vintage Debate’ RACHEL GREEN

“Why are you wearing an old woman’s coat Rachel?” I have just flounced into the hotel room after a successful shopping trip in the vintage Mecca that is Dublin. For the entire morning I have been burrowing around, searching out treats. Now, I am wearing my new black fake fur piece with pride. I found it after rooting through countless shops full of, well, vintage stuff. It took me hours to find this! Throwing it on has made me walk like Gatsby’s Daisy. I am ready for an evening of sloe gin cocktails and Charleston. “Eh?” I say, looking down at my new purchase. “This is vintage actually.” My tone is one of despair and mild disdain. “What do you know about vintage anyway?” I mutter defensively. “You shop in Primark.” “Vintage smells like grannies and mothballs.” he replies. “That is all I need to know.”

Ambiguity lies cruelly in wait here and it’s a risky business. Where does vintage start and Oxfam rejects end? How can I be sure that I don’t look like a bag lady? And actually, what is vintage anyway? For the purposes of this article, I did a quick search and found this…

I must admit I haven’t worn the coat since, because whilst I would love to be a true “vintage” chick, able to channel Kate Moss hanging around backstage at Glastonbury, I have the fear. Perhaps, unbeknownst to me, I actually do look like someone who has raided their Great-Aunt Peggy’s wardrobe.

The word vintage, as applied to clothing, can apply to anything between approximately 20 and 100 years old, depending on who you ask. So currently that’s approximately 1910 to the late 80s, ish.

There is a fine line, a very fine line and I’m not sure I want to walk it.

Very helpful. So then, does that mean that my Tammy Girl 80s purple and black

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batwing jumper is vintage then? And more importantly, should I start wearing it? The horror! I’m not sure I can bestow this on the world…it would not be fair and just. So what should I do? Because there is something fabulous about (thinking) you are wearing vintage. It makes you feel original and like you belong to some long forgotten era. Of course there will be people who ooze natural style shouting at this page, saying “We know, we know!” And they will glide around graciously, having thrown on an old threadbare silk nightie and teamed it with a fake fur coat. They won’t smell of mothballs. They will smell of Vintage Chanel. I had better get back to Primark….

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purite at utopia Do you lead a busy life? Do you deserve a little pampering?

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topia one of the Islands most popular and professional Island hair salons this month announces the opening of their new Beauty Room PURITE. Hosted Professionally by Marco & Colette Leonetti’s daughter Daniella. Daniella who trained locally at the beauty college is qualified in all aspects of the beauty industry and has many years experience working in the family business from an early age. Having won several awards whilst at college Daniella also provides party, wedding and photographic make up services as a MAC makeup artist.

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PURITE treatments in soothing surroundings by Daniella AVEDA Skin Care Treatments Beautiful skin starts here The beautiful AVEDA Skin Care treatments provide a wide range of solutions for all Skin types. AVEDA Skin Care combines the power of plants with ancient wisdom and modern science helping to restore balance and skin’s natural beauty. Book a consultation with Daniella and find a customised skin care regimen for you.

Beautiful Nails O.P.I. Nails by Daniella is a must. Nail and pedicure treatments at PURITE provide a fantastic range of colours and treatments for the paws and claws! Go on indulge yourself. You deserve it.

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Back | Head | Shoulder | Massage The PURITE massage room greets you with the aroma of Hopi Candles supplying clarity to the airwaves. Daniella also uses a small THAI range of pre blended oils and balms resulting in you get that soothing, balancing and relaxing feeling when having a full back, shoulder or Indian head massage.

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AFTER High Definition Eyebrow Treatment One of the latest treatments favoured by all the A list celebrities is HD BROWS. Whilst training Daniella spent two days with founder of the technique and company CEO Neelam Patel who at the time had just returned from the USA where she provided a HD treatment for J LO’s brows.

To book a consultation or to receive a full treatment menu please call 616516 or email info@purite.im or if you’re passing the Salon you can always drop in and pick one up.

PURITE • Utopia Salon • Castlemona Collanade • Central Promenade • Douglas Tel 01624 616516 • Email info@purite.im

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vintage for men Vintage style isn’t all about frills and flowers; men, you can channel classic looks too, without looking like your grandad! Classic style isn’t all about finding a good suit, try taking inspiration from the more casual fashions of yesteryear for everyday vintage cool.

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Words | Jennifer Parkes

if you don’t fancy a total wardrobe overhaul, think about adding a touch of vintage to your accessories. Be brave and ditch the tie, try wearing a bow-tie with your suit instead like Bond or Bruno Mars.

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ake like the Mods of the ‘60s with skinny trousers, drainpipe jeans and pointed winklepicker shoes. Team with a knitted jumper and artistically dishevelled hair to really finish off a look that is easy to wear and won’t make you feel too selfconsciously antiquated!

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The ‘50s were a great era for men’s fashion, with classic cuts and more rebellious styles sharing centre stage. If a smarter style is up your street, seek out clothes that reflect the neat, preppy style of the era. Smart trousers and chinos can be paired with plain or Western-style checked shirts to give a smart-casual look, or layered with a snugly cut jumper or tank top to really heighten the vintage feel. Of course, if conservative just isn’t your bag, express your rebellious side with ‘50s rebel style. Think James Dean, or even the Fonz, and pair a classic white t shirt with slim cut jeans and a brown or black leather biker jacket to exude a wild, rockstar-confident attitude. Top off your vintage look with a ‘50s inspired haircut; quiffs and shaved sides are the styles of the moment, and can work with almost any hair type. Have your Brylcreem at the ready and you’re good to go – Happy Days!

brogue style shoes or a pair of Chelsea boots, can bring your outfit bang on-trend without looking like you’ve stepped off the set of Hollywood’s Rebel. If none of these appeals, then maybe a classic watch is the way for you to find your vintage style. If you can’t be tempted to give a gentlemanly pocket-watch a try, then perhaps consider a more modern, local source of fine wristwear. Island-based designer Roger W Smith carries on the legacy of esteemed watchmaker Dr George Daniels CBE, creating timeless timepieces with a luxurious vintage feel.

Going all-out retro can be a bit much for some so, if you don’t fancy a total wardrobe overhaul, think about adding a touch of vintage to your accessories. Be brave and ditch the tie, try wearing a bow-tie with your suit instead like Bond or Bruno Mars. Even simple details on footwear, such as

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NEW SHOP | 76 Strand Street | Douglas Wilkins has been trading successfully on Duke Street for around 25 years. It was decided about a year ago they needed a much larger ground floor show room presence.

They successfully found the perfect location at 76 Strand Street, the former location of Axle Clothing.

Following an investment of over half a million pounds the Wilkins team have been meticulous in detail, getting the shop looking just right for modern day retailing. The new location welcomes you with a huge window arcade and fantastic overhead lighting. Inside display areas provide a portfolio of major international brands including Breitling, Tag Heuer, Links of London, Bremont, Mont Blanc and Omega. At one end of the showroom and immediately visible on entering is a display of Rolex Watches, you could say a Rolex shop with-in a shop. The new location and showroom really is impressive and most definitely pleasing to the eye. Neil Dunwell, the Manager at Wilkins is delighted with the result and pleased that all the hard work and patience during the last four months renovation has been so worthwhile.

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The new shop lends itself so well to browsing. you can be assured no one will find themselves harassed in any way by a member of the professional team. They strive to ensure customers get the absolute highest level of service. You may however be asked if you would like a cup of tea or coffee?

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AGE VINTTIJJ ] [VIN

Vintage (vintijj)

R ecognise these?

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Chelsee Catwalk Sensation:

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of or relating to a vintage, characterised by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal, classic old or outmoded

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h, I see. Vintage like cars or wine - or ‘vintage’ - a euphemism for a charity shop find.

Every style magazine has paparazzi shots – or glossy styled fashion photos - of the latest model/actress/ stick insect dressed head to toe in the designer de jour with ‘vintage’ bag, shoes,

necklace to make her stand

“this classic white shirt? Vintage”– the school uniform one mummy bought for my first day at my expensive yet minor public school when I was 11, and look! It still fits! Aren’t I skinny!.

Olivia Oscar Nominee: “dress Chanel, bag vintage” – stylist found it in the back of her reject cupboard in a bin bag, the clasp is broken and some of the diamante has dropped off but it’s suitably sparkly and looks good in photos.

Seamonay Student: “top, Top Shop obviously. Everything else, vintage” - Shorts, cut up ex-boyfriend’s jeans. Tights, nicked from mum and holes cut with her nail scissors. Synthetic fur hat, found in dead granny’s wardrobe, smells of mothballs and cheap perm solution.

out as an individual. Or a

Feeyona Fashion blogger:

slightly off-message clone.

“I’m fashion-forward, so everything I’m wearing is totally vintage, put together in my own totally unique style and so much more than just the clothes.” – dress charity shop, dyed to match the patchy bad hair job and ripped to show artistic credentials, and then carelessly repaired to show just a glimpse of – definitely NOT secondhand – Agent Provocateur knickers.

Marsella Management Consultant: “well of course my clients expect me to be well turned out, but I like to think outside the box so, although my suit is designer, my shoes Louboutin, and I don’t want to boast about my bag as the waiting list for it is so long, my jewellery is vintage.” – bag picked up in a sweatshop on last trip to Hong Kong, and cheap bead necklace shoplifted from woollies in 1983.

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Wivvanay Wannabe Journalist: “I don’t have much money so I tend to wear much loved items which don’t date. Vintage fits the bill every time” – interning for Cosmopolitan and need to keep up with the rest of the team, so borrows clothes from the fashion department cupboard, and returns them after the weekend smelling of Impulse and faint traces of BO.

I could go on .... Every grown up woman – 25+ - has stuff in their wardrobe which might be classed as ‘vintage’ – little black dresses in various sizes where depending on how successful that diet’s been, handbags that were too expensive to throw away (or give to charity shops to become ‘vintage’), shoes that are beautiful but only worn once for the very good reason that they HURT and bits of jewellery – often bought to go with those little black dresses – that lie in a tangled heap. None of these are vintage, just plain old (and probably outmoded). And for everyone out there who has found a ‘vintage’ 50s prom dress that fits their size 6 figure perfectly, it might be worth remembering that the average woman in the 1950s was more of a size 16 than a size 6 and had a real cleavage not fried eggs on their chests (or chicken fillets in their bra). That size 6 prom dress is probably a 21st century copy – nothing wrong with that, but definitely neither vintage or ‘vintage’. So if you’re sipping champagne of a certain vintage, travelling in your vintage car, wearing your ‘vintage’ wedding dress then great, bet you look fabulous, but why not admit that while the champagne and car might really be vintage your dress is a brand new, beautifully made work of art based on a design from your chosen era – and definitely not vintage.

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to balance mind and body Top Floor - Tower House Strand Street - Douglas

> Colon Hydrotherapy Victoria O’Dea Victoria has been a Colon hydrotherapist for four years and has recently moved from Onchan Village Walk. She has also been teaching Yoga for 9 years and recently passed a diploma in Mindful meditation whilst studying Nutrition with the Nutritional Healing Foundation. Victoria finds having other skills help and work alongside the colonics, as it’s not just about coming for a treatment then forgetting about it she says. You will find that you will become more mindful and hopefully change your diet somehow, even if it’s just drinking more water as small things can make a big difference. Treatments: Clearing the colon of hardened waste material and harmful toxins Weight loss as part of a healthy diet Stimulation of the body’s immune system Allow the free passage of nutrients into the blood steam Provision of a favorable environment for friendly bacteria and micro-flora, aiding Digestion Strengthening muscular contraction of the colon (peristalsis) Promotion of normal and regular bowel movement Improved mental clarity Clearer skin complexion Increased energy levels Relief from bloating and abdominal distension Relief from constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Reduced frequency of toxic headaches Promotes natural sleep Interesting Fact: Did you know that the UK has the highest rate of colon cancer in the whole world?

> Craniosacral Therapy Caroline ETHERINGTON Caroline offers CranioSacral Therapy, which supports health in the person as a whole (holistically) and is a gentle, hands on, non-evasive therapy that can create dramatic improvements in your life. CST releases tensions and restrictions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, improves whole body health, performance and raises vitality. CST enhances and assists the body’s natural healing processes. CST will help with the following conditions and many more: Migraines & headaches Back, Hip & Neck Pain Sciatica Frozen shoulder Tinnitus & ear problems Insomnia Sinusitus Muscle & Joint Pain PMS & Menopausal symptoms Sepression, Street & Tension > To book an appointment or to learn more: Tel: 416621 or e-mail Caroline1@manx.net www.craniosacraliom.co.uk

And 80% of your immune system is in your colon. > Be proactive and book a colonic today. Tel 429382 or e-mail healthandharmony@manx.net

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Alternative therapies in health and medicine are becoming increasingly popular as people are becoming more aware what they put into their bodies and minds have a major effect on their physical, mental and spiritual being. Alternative therapies in health and medicine should start with what we take into our physical bodies. Then after that we should be concerned about what we put in our minds. And lastly, nurturing and developing our spiritual side is essential for balanced Health. Lasting improvements in health will only occur when the whole of the person participates in the healing process. At their clinic for health and wellbeing, four therapists can prescribe and provide a combination of therapies that will work for you, balancing your Mind, Body and Soul.

> HRV – GDV – KINERGETICS

> Rosemary Holistic Therapy

Georgina Ogden

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Georgina specialises in various methods of HRV, GDV and Kinergetics. By using kirlionics (GDV) we can determine whether the root cause of the problem is due to mental, emotional or purely physical. Georgina works with nutrition, Kinesiology and change of lifestyle. However, if Georgina believes you will benefit from other modalities or other practitioners she will guide you in the right direction.

Rosemary has been in health and wellness since 1985. She is qualified in many healing and exercise modalities. She has a thriving practice in the Tower House building using a mix of treatments depending on client needs.

Georgina can help with: Focus Psycho training in sport, helping athletes reach their peak performance Self-sabotage systems Health issues Musculoskeletal problems

With all treatments Rosemary gives you lifestyle, nutrition and exercise advice. All of which will continue the healing process following treatments. Rosemary has now added a new system to her tool bag, which was brought from the USA and is the first in Europe. It’s the Jade and Derma Ray technology. Derma Ray based on tesler gererator is the ultimate piece of equipment for helping with cellulite, poor skin tone, lymph drainage, and circulation. In fact you can easily loose 8 inches off the body in one session in combination with the Jade sound, gem, color and light frequency generator, which will detoxify, rejuvenate and revitalize the skin and lympathic system, particularly amazing for facial wrinkles and muscular pain.

Stress Emotional trauma’s Help you find yourself > To book an appointment: Tel: 407267 / 07595 353772 or e-mail georginaogden@gmail.com / www.georginaogden.co.uk

Treatments include: Aromatherapy Reflexology Theraputic with connective tissue massage Reiki Derma ray / Jade Hopi candle treatment

If you want to DETOX, DE-STRESS and make LIFESTYLE changes, Rosemary and her team can help you help yourself, Physically, mentally and emotionally. All you need to do is book a consultation and we will advise you on a suitable programme of treatments that’s right for you.

Holistic treatments in the work place Holistic therapies can help with complaints such as: Relieving tension / stress Back pain Migraine Symptoms of chronic conditions Menopausal / menstrual issues Pain Relief / scaitica Digestive disorders Skin problems Sinusitis > To book an appointment: Tel: 01624 677287 07624 458862 or e-mail: info@workwell.im www.rosemaryholistictherapies.co.uk

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Jan Hewitt - Beyond Brooke

Lace continues to be huge for this season. Go full out old Hollywood glamour with our scalloped lace dress (£120) from Kiyonna or opt for the more subtle look with one of our beautiful vintage lace scarves (£16).

We love this cute red ‘Alice’ bag (£38) from Fair-trade brand Earth Squared. Perfect to add a splash of colour to your autumn wardrobe.

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Beyond Brooke 3 Whitehouse Buildings, New Road, Laxey, IM4 7QP Tel: 866644 Email: info@beyondbrooke.co.uk /beyondbrooke

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Taupe is one of the must have colours for Autumn 2012 and this gorgeous ‘Roxie’ dress (£94) from our Californian brand Kiyonna is brimming with retro flair.

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Vintage Jewellery Add a little glamour to your day with beautiful handmade jewellery. This exclusive collection is made with gemstones from the 1930’s and 40’s. Available at Beyond Brooke.

Vintage Gemstone Earrings Large Vintage Gemstone Ring Vintage Heliotrope Earrings

Vintage Diamond Glass Earrings Large Vintage Saphire Ring

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ave you ever considered making a birthday cake out of mayonnaise? How about serving prunes at a birthday party or giving your kids stuffed hearts to keep them healthy and happy? No. Of course you haven’t. Because these ideas are stupid and, quite frankly, disgusting. Despite this incredibly obvious fact, various food manufacturers over the years have attempted to market a number of terrible food ideas to the public. While, quite surprisingly, most of these vintage wonder foods are not available anymore, their posterity has been preserved by the miraculous powers of the Internet.

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Here are some more reasons why you should be glad you didn’t grow up in the dark ages that are the pre-1980s. Sack O’ Sauce Sauce in a can o’ meat Hot dogs in a can is a pretty bad idea in and of itself. Add in a “sack o’ sauce,” and you’ve instantly triggered my gag reflex. Also, note that the sack o’ sauce is packaged directly next to the wieners, meaning it’ll be covered in pork slime when you pull it out. Sorry, Oscar Mayer, but all the o’s in the world can’t trick me into thinking this is a cute dinner idea.

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Mayonnaise Cake I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bitten into a birthday cake and thought to myself, “Hmm, needs more mayonnaise.” If this is Mrs. Filbert’s idea of a product innovation, then clearly there aren’t many brain cells hiding behind that beautiful, sexy smile of hers. Tuna Soufflé “Flavour only yeast can give?” Really, that’s your main selling point? The delicate flavour of YEAST? I’m sorry, but tuna barely has any business being in my sandwiches. Baking it into a soufflé and trying to mask the flavour with a bunch of yeast is hardly going to get me excited about this new autumn innovation. Prune Party Nice try, prune conglomerates, but your product will NEVER be welcome at a kid’s birthday party. I’ve seen some pretty stale marketing attempts to increase the cool factor of a product, but this ad takes the mayonnaiseflavoured cake. Prunes, you’ve already got the constipation market cornered – can’t that be enough?

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Fish Loaf The “loaf” is perhaps the most unappetising food form that a meat can be in. Of course, meatloaf can serve as a passable and edible meal if done correctly. However, something about baking fish into a form that resembles a giant congealed brick just doesn’t sit right with me. Lard I don’t know these people personally, but I can pretty much guarantee lard isn’t the reason they’re smiling. Somehow, I just don’t see anyone shovelling a spoonful of lard into his or her mouth and describing the ensuing emotion as “happy.” Lard Information Council, I am suspicious of your ability to tell the truth.

Tapeworms Yes, there was a time in history when people intentionally ingested parasites for dietary purposes. Don’t worry, though, because the tapeworms in this stand-up product were sanitized and jar-packed for freshness – so, you know, bottoms up! Side note: Wow – that lady sure likes to eat. If you’re packing away that much food, I think you need more help than a simple tapeworm can supply.

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he original meaning of vintage derives from a combination of the Latin vinum (wine) with demere (to take off), therefore meaning the harvest of grapes from one year. Most wines are ‘vintage’ wines, i.e. they state a year on the label and this is the year in which all the grapes for that wine were harvested. The vintage or harvest in the southern hemisphere countries of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, takes place in February or March and the white wines from this new vintage will begin to appear in Britain as early as August, while the grapes in Europe are still in the height of their ripening period. At The Wine Cellar, we will be showing new vintages of wines such as Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (£19.25) at our Autumn wine tastings in October. Vintage in European countries begins in late August or early September depending on the weather and, with the exception of Beaujolais Nouveau, which appears on our shelves on the third Thursday of November, the white wines and light unoaked reds of the new vintage generally start to appear on the shelves in the following spring. Rose wines from Spain and southern France are at their best while young and are among the first to be released. Gayda Rose 2011 (£8.75), which comes from a fabulous estate in the Languedoc, is deliciously fresh and lively, made from a blend of Grenache and Cinsault. It is best drunk

The ruins of the Chateau in Chateauneuf du Pape!

within eighteen months of the vintage while it retains its freshness. The quality of a vintage is determined by the weather conditions in the vineyards throughout the previous 12 months and the wine does not always taste the same from one vintage to the next e.g. 2002 was a dreadful vintage in Chateauneuf du Pape but 2007 and 2010 have been exceptional. 2002 wines are still vintage wines, but the 2007 and 2010 wines will keep better, taste better and cost more as a result of the better growing conditions. Jean Paul Versino is one of the rising stars of Chateauneuf du Pape in the southern Rhone. His 2007 vintage (£24.95) is produced from mainly old Grenache vines and is a wonderfully mellow wine, with still another 4 – 5 years left to be enjoyed. All the big Champagne houses make a nonvintage Champagne as their ‘house’ style. As this is the wine that gains customer loyalty, it is essential that it tastes the same year in year out. To keep the consistency, the non vintage Champagne will be a blend of several harvests made from grapes grown throughout the Champagne region. A master blender is employed in the winery to ensure that the flavour is maintained so that the customers loyal to the brand know what they are getting when they buy their bottle of non vintage Champagne. The Billecart Salmon non vintage style is soft and harmonious, with low acidity making it very easy to drink and this is why it has earned the reputation of being the wine

trade’s favourite Champagne. A vintage Champagne is produced from grapes from a single harvest, sometimes from a single vineyard area and will vary from year to year. Many houses only produce their top vintage Champagne in a particularly good year. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1999 (£145.00) is an example of the best of the best. Produced from Chardonnay grapes grown in exceptional years in the top vineyard sites in the region, this is fine, complex and toasty with a delicate mousse and very long lasting on the palate. And finally, to confuse things further, there is vintage Port. A Port house will declare whether or not its wine from a particular year is showing characteristics of a ‘vintage Port’. If so, it will declare the vintage in April or May the second year after harvest. Not every Port house will declare the vintage. Others will opt to bottle their Quinta vintage, which is a Port from their best vineyards, such as Fonseca’s Guimaraens (£26.75). This would form the base of their vintage Port and shows the characteristics of it, but lacking a little of the structure and depth of character that makes vintage Ports last the way they do.

To find out more about our annual tastings, Tasting Club and Wine Appreciation Courses, please contact Anne at anne@thewinecellar.im

The Wine Cellar • Tennis Road • Douglas • IM2 3QW Telephone: 01624 611793 • Email: anne@thewinecellar.im

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Dreemskerry Farm | Dreemskerry | Maughold

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AN EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH REINTERPRETATION OF A TRADITIONAL MANX FARMHOUSE

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reemskerry Farm is a sumptuously appointed residence set in 22 acres, presented in immaculate order throughout, and offering breathtaking countryside and coastal views. Located deep in the Manx countryside the estate, through which a small river flows, enjoys unique privileged access to a private halt on the vintage Manx Electric Railway. Extending to some 8000 square feet the property has been built to an uncompromising specification featuring bespoke joinery and elegant, generously proportioned accommodation that includes a 60’ reception hall, magnificent triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room, oak beamed galleried family room and study, drawing room, dining room, snug, gymnasium, sumptuous master suite of bedroom, dressing room and lavishly appointed bathroom/wet room and three further bedrooms, all en suite. Wi-fi throughout, garaging for three cars, twin heating systems. Illuminated formal gardens of approximately two acres with extensive terraced areas offering magnificent panoramas of unspoilt countryside and stunning vistas towards Maughold and Ramsey Bay. With elevations principally in mellow Manx stone reclaimed from the original buildings under a Welsh slate tiled roof the property blends discreetly into the landscape and is approached along a 250-metre brick-paved drive lit by wrought iron lamp posts and edged in wildflower borders.

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The estate, which includes a small river that spills down through the grounds along the western border and the remains of two Manx stone cottages, extends to 22 acres, comprising eight fields and illuminated formal gardens of approximately two acres. Leading from the principal reception rooms are extensive raised and flagged terraced areas with a hot tub and bordered by bespoke wrought iron balustrading. The broad sweep of terrace to the rear of the property offers a breathtaking panorama of uninterrupted views of unspoilt countryside and stunning vistas towards Maughold and Ramsey Bay. The gardens surround the property on all sides and are laid principally to lawn, with a Manx stone raised pond, flower beds, wildflower borders, a children’s play area and oak framed, Welsh slate roofed gazebo for al fresco dining. A courtyard, enclosed by the property on three sides, features flagstone paving, flower beds and a lily pond. The grounds are completed by an oak-framed three-car car port with welsh slate roof and a garden workshop/shed.

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This unique semi detached house of character is in a highly desirable residential area and is superbly presented throughout with beautiful private gardens and a raised patio seating area. The property features 3 reception rooms plus a study, fully fitted kitchen, separate utility room, 3 double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a balcony with stunning views. There is also a detached garage plus workshop and off road parking.

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Grove Mount, Ramsey

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This detached house is located in a quiet and sought after location on the outskirts of Ramsey. The property offers excellent potential for extension or alteration, subject to the necessary planning approval. There are panoramic views of Mooragh Park and Ramsey Bay. The property features 3 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, utility room, shower room, bathroom, sun lounge with spectacular sea view, study, mature gardens and grounds and an integral garage.

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The Home Collection is an extensive range of blinds designed to bring the unique style and quality you expect from Luxaflex速 into your home. There is an eye-catching assortment of metal venetian colourways, beautiful high gloss and traditional wood finishes to choose from. Add warmth and privacy to your room with the new Multishade collection or enjoy full control of the light with the fresh natural elegance of our vertical blinds. To view the full range and for expert advice, visit Talbot and Son.

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Vintage Furniture

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intage furniture and vintage home accessories has become the home fashion item to possess. Everyone craves those aged items that are reloved and refurbished to bring a style and charm to your home. Vintage furniture is now very popular, and not the least because: It gives you the chance to decorate in your own unique style. It is less expensive than buying new furniture of the same quality. It is one of the greenest ways of furnishing your home, as you are saving furniture from the landfills, and even toxic finishes are not off-gassing any longer. Whether you love vintage or retro style furniture and home accessories or quirky things, Florence & Rose will have it. Florence & Rose has been open now for just over two years. Buying and selling pre-loved furniture, vintage items and the odd antique. All furniture is hand painted in a fab Annie Sloan Chalk Paint known to be ‘the best paint in the world’. These paints are unique as there is no preparation needed. It will adhere to almost any surface indoors or outdoors and dries within twenty minutes. It also goes an incredible long way, being very thick. Another great feature is it’s very low in VOCS so there is no smell at all and it’s a very environmentally safe paint, ideal for painting furniture. That’s why it’s known as ‘the best paint in the world!’ Owner Jayne trained in the restoration of vintage furniture with Annie Sloan in Oxford. Their passion is to re-use old furniture, bringing it a new lease of life. Florence and Rose also run monthly paint workshops where you can learn different paint techniques and learn how to age your own furniture. Workshops are very popular and space is limited, book on the next workshop by giving Jayne a call on 317389.

Table / desk £190 Cushions made by Pam £20 each My bits & bobs crate £20, White chair £10 Mahogany Tray £50 Kitchen scales £15 Large chest of drawers £350

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Side Board £300 Vintage French mirror £120 Decorative bowls £30 each Bookcase £450 Annie Sloan Chalk paint £16.95 Annie Sloan Wax £8

Vintage Furniture Sales & Restoration Services Monthly Vintage Paint & Restoration Workshops

Grey farmhouse dresser £400

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Ballabrooie Avenue, Douglas

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This spacious semi detached house is superbly presented throughout and offers excellent family accommodation in a desirable, quiet residential area. It has two reception rooms plus a sun room, a fully fitted kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a large, modern family bathroom. The property benefits from a detached, double length single garage and a driveway for up to four cars. There are lawned gardens to the front and rear.

01624 616200

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Maple Avenue, Birch Hill, Onchan

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This modern detached house is situated in a popular residential area with lovely views and is in excellent condition throughout. It has a large lounge, dining room, sun room, breakfast kitchen, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. The property benefits from an integral garage and driveway for two cars. There is a front garden and large three tiered garden to the rear with decked area and paved patio.

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Claddagh Farm - Sulby £1,750,000

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laddagh Farm located in the beautiful Sulby countryside offers you a 4 bedroom new detached family house set in 13 acres of flat grazing land with fantastic views. The property also has stables and a large agricultural barn and outbuildings with planning permission for dwellings.

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“Their personal touch really sets them aside from the rest…” “The service that Ian and Graham give is second to none. Our property was sold in 2 weeks…” “Results of viewings were passed onto us within the hour.”

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Minorca Hill, Laxey

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This attractive detached house with self contained annexe flat is situated in an attractive and desirable residential area. The property is immaculately presented throughout with a lounge, living room, spacious dining kitchen, utility area, cloakroom and study. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and a study. The annexe flat comprises of a lounge, bedroom, kitchen and shower room. The property benefits from a double garage and beautiful garden surrounded by mature trees and

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Ballabrooie Avenue, Douglas

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This spacious semi detached house is superbly presented throughout and offers excellent family accommodation in a desirable, quiet residential area. It has two reception rooms plus a sun room, a fully fitted kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a large, modern family bathroom. The property benefits from a detached, double length single garage and a driveway for up to four cars. There are lawned gardens to the front and rear. Viewings highly recommended.

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caroline fletcher interior design

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t Caroline Fletcher Interior Design we are about creating innovative interiors that our clients will fall in love with over and over again. Our collaborative approach reflects the client’s interest, tastes and lifestyle rather than a prescribed look. We combine this with our creative talent, design skills and enthusiasm to create a unique interior that is inspirational yet practical. The projects that we undertake combine a mix of both old and new, whether it be a renovation project requiring a sympathetic blending of a buildings original features with modern day comforts and technology, or a completely new dwelling specifically planned to the clients specification. The Interior Design service we offer has developed to incorporate individually designed boutique bathrooms and

bespoke furniture, including kitchens and freestanding pieces, allowing us full control of the design process for each project. More and more clients realise the value of professional assistance and an Interior Designer is ideally brought on board from the planning stages, guiding you through all aspects of the interior architecture & design on a new build or renovation. As our business grows our catchment area has also extended and we now find ourselves working further from our Northern Ireland base. Caroline Fletcher Interior Design The Barn, 29a Deerpark, Doagh, Co Antrim, BT39 0RH Tel: 028 93 352835 www.fletcherdesign.co.uk

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Make moving easy

The Box Shop has a complete range of boxes and packing materials that will make moving home so much easier. Simply order online or pull into our Self Storage facility and load up with all the boxes and materials you need. If you require a large quantity we will deliver to your home. Self Storage Flint St Tel. 01624 636363 www.makemoveeasy.im Open 8-6 Weekdays and 9-1 Sat

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Furniture Direct

Our collections are sourced from all corners of the globe with an eye for exceptional design and individuality. The results can be discovered in our new showroom. Stylish designs for your home living and dining for inside and out, lamps, rugs, art, candles, cushions and accessories to give and keep.

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John Hick Interiors

John Hick Interiors Tynwald Mill Tel: 01624 636363 Open Tues to Sat 9:30am to 5:00pm

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David Macgregor Ltd offer a team of qualified award winning landscape designers with over 60 years combined experience in the landscape industry. From initial concepts, making better use of your space to detailed designs - we can take the pressure off your project. We can also tender and supervise contracts for landscape work, enabling you to relax and enjoy the end result. David Macgregor Ltd T: 01624 636363 E: admin@dv.im

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Island Oak specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture. We pride ourselves in offering you the opportunity to own a unique, tailor made, affordable piece for your home or garden. We offer a wide range of solid oak products, including furniture, flooring, stairs, oak beams and homewares. Gifts and accessories are also available from our studio at ....... Solid Oak Tel: 01624 636363 info@jsolidoak.im

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Leading the way with interiors and home design, the new showrooms are full of inspiration. Products for every room in your home, including bespoke and affordable kitchens by Edwin of Loxley, tiles by Fired Earth, AGA and AGA cookshop. Rolf Benz, Hulsta, Curtains, Natural Flooring, accessories… and so much more!

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Kitchens Ltd

We have an extensive range of quality products from leading suppliers to create your dream kitchen or bathroom. From initial consultation and design to supply only or supply and installation, we take away the stress and project manage your dream kitchen through to completion, enabling you to relax and enjoy the result. Kitchens Ltd Port Erin Tel: 01624 636363 Email: kitchens@kit.im www.kit.im

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quiom was established in 1978 as the Ernst & Young fiduciary business in the Isle of Man. The company was purchased by Anglo Irish Bank in 2002 – however, on the 21st December 2006, in partnership with Isis Equity Partners a management buy-out of the company, led by Sheila took place. Since then, from our headquarters in the Isle of Man, and driven by the requirements of our clients, Equiom has developed into an International Trust & Corporate Services business with offices in Jersey & Cyprus and a presence in Malta. Our International approach to business and multi-jurisdictional capability, coupled with our specialist Yachting, Aviation, e-Gaming and Property services, ensures that our clients receive a flexible and dynamic market leading service. Our philosophy: ‘A partnership built on trust’ – has developed as our business mantra as we believe in building long term sustainable partnerships with clients and intermediaries. Much of our success has grown from our clients wishing to use more of our services, and our specialist business lines have developed out of these opportunities. Since inception, we have also been at the forefront of new market initiatives – forging strong working relations with the

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Isle of Man Government to support the highly successful and globally recognised Ship and Aircraft registers, and growth sectors such as e-Gaming. Our people: We are passionate about our business and possess the drive and determination to put our clients at the core of everything we do. Our highly skilled people possess extensive knowledge, skills and expertise within legal, accountancy, trust & company and corporate backgrounds. A high proportion are professionally qualified individuals including accountants, lawyers, chartered secretaries and trust & estate practitioners, all working together for the benefit of our clients. Our services: Equiom provide a range of innovative and effective solutions that have widespread appeal to both corporations as well as high net worth individuals. We provide trust, company and foundation establishment and administration, property holding solutions, yacht and aircraft solutions, crew management services and e-Gaming licensing and administration services. For more information about Equiom please go to www.equiom.im

Sheila Dean Equiom Managing Director

So tell us about Equiom – where are you based and how many employees? Sheila: Our largest office is here in the Island with over 80 staff, but we also have a presence in other jurisdictions, most notably, Jersey, Cyprus and our most recent expansion into Malta. Equiom is a financial services market place business and provides a range of trust and corporate solutions that benefit our clients in preserving and enhancing differing asset classes and ensuring tax efficiency. We are continually researching new market initiatives and have gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic and responsive service providers. I think it makes a difference that we are independently owned as this demands strategic thinking and longterm planning but enables us to react quickly and efficiently to our clients’ requests.

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What is your background? Sheila: I was born and raised in the Island, but completed a BA Joint Hons degree in Geography & Management at Leeds University. Returning to the Island I joined Ernst & Young (E&Y) where I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant before becoming a fellow of the Association (FCCA). My career progressed through various levels at E&Y and Anglo Irish Bank where I held a number of senior roles prior to my appointment as Managing Director in September 2006. The management buy-out followed later that year. What is the biggest/most successful project you have worked on? Sheila: Most definitely this would be leading the successful management buy-out in 2006 to form Equiom. This was the largest MBO of a corporate service provider ever to take place in the Island and one which provided the existing client base with stability and a highly skilled team who were already known to them, to drive the business forward. Our industry is highly competitive and complex so hard work, absolute integrity and endless enthusiasm is what I asked of my team then - and now to ensure the continued success of Equiom. What’s the most important lesson you have learned since starting in the business? Sheila: Aside from hard work and determination, I firmly believe that building partnerships with both clients and intermediaries is fundamental to the success of Equiom. I am very much a people person and have developed an extensive network of contacts over the years, many of which I am pleased to say have turned into longlasting friendships, and are essential for developing and maintaining the profile of the business and creating new opportunities. It also goes without saying you must be vigilant in terms of monitoring the “bottom line” – particularly in these challenging economic times. Where do you see the business going in the future? Sheila: Further investment in both organic and acquisitive growth is a keystone in Equiom’s strategy, and this follows on from our successful acquisition in 2011 of the Intertrust Isle of Man Group’s business. Secondly, we plan to expand our jurisdictional presence in order to offer a wider range of solutions to our clients by establishing offices in new regions and to provide a fully integrated international service. What advice would you give to someone starting a business / a would be entrepreneur? Sheila: Be passionate about your work and take great pride in what you do – enthusiasm is contagious and can help create a culture of like-minded individuals who share your passion, goals and drive to succeed. Seek out a mentor to guide and support you through your career – someone you respect and aspire to become, but who can be objective with you about your career choices and business decisions. Maintain a good work/life balance, and value and respect your family life, which will always help you to keep your feet firmly on the ground.

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PRESENTATION MADE TO OWNERS OF 500TH ‘M’ REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOLLOWING on from the registration of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry’s 500th aircraft, a Bombardier Global 5000, the Island’s Director of Civil Aviation, Hartley Elder, has made a presentation to a representative of the aircraft’s owners, Jana Aviation Limited, during a recent visit to Beirut at the facility of Executive Aircraft Services. The specially commissioned crystal rectangle, which contains a laser-etched, 3D high-definition image of a Bombardier Global 5000, was presented to Mohammed Safadi of Jana Aviation by Hartley Elder. The detail in the etching also includes the aircraft’s registration – M-SEAS - on the side of the engines. Isle of Man Director of Civil Aviation, Hartley Elder, commented: “The global nature of our client base means that this presentation was a rare, but invaluable, opportunity to meet the owners of one of our fleet in order to recognise this significant achievement. The Aircraft Registry has existed for a little over 5 years and in that time the whole team, both present and past, have exceeded every expectation by working extremely hard to register the first 500 aircraft.” M-SEAS has now become the 96th Bombardier model to join the Isle of Man’s register. The Isle of Man’s political Member with responsibility for the Aircraft Registry, Alex Downie OBE MLC added: “M-SEAS is an excellent example of the high quality private and corporate jets that are on our register and it is therefore highly appropriate that it was a brand new Bombardier Global 5000, direct from the factory at Dorval, Montreal, Canada, that was our 500th aircraft. This milestone has provided us with excellent opportunities to highlight the many benefits of using the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.” The Isle of Man has established itself as an important centre for global aviation business and as well as registration of private and corporate jets, the Isle of Man is also home to many firms dealing with aircraft mortgages for foreign banks and the management of new structures to own and manage ‘M’-registered aircraft. The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has helped drive this success with an approach based on a customer focus and its ‘safety with service’ ethos.

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Community Farm-based training project receives help from Manx Telecom Manx Telecom has donated equipment to Corporate Personal Development (CPD) based at The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm. CPD is a professional learning and development consutancy run by The Children’s Centre which offers leadership and management programmes to corporate, public and charitable organisations across the Island. CPD uses physical and mental challenges and scenarios to simulate business environments and bring learning to life and utilises various types of outdoor projects to put teams to the test. One of these challenges involves one team member building a tower out of beer crates while on a rope supported by their colleagues. Mark Payne, CPD Trainer and Learning Consultant, said the challenge is used as a practical example to promote discussion on the role of trust in teams, leadership, and how delegates deal with anxiety in the workplace. He thanked Manx Telecom for its support and added that the company’s contribution had helped to create a valuable addition to the facilities offered by CPD. Since CPD was established eight years ago it has developed a reputation for offering a unique on-Island opportunity for organisations from all sectors to access high-quality, bespoke, experiential learning and development for a wide range of clients. John McChesney, Human Resources Director at Manx Telecom, said: “CPD offers tremendous benefits to the Island and we’re delighted to support the project by enhancing the facilities it has at the Community Farm.” The Community Farm, where CPD is based, is a project run by The Children’s Centre at Wallberry Farm on the Carnane Estate just off the Old Castletown Road in Douglas. The farm was opened in January 2011 with the aim of creating a community facility offering children, young people and other community groups from across the Island a chance to learn, from practical experience, the skills needed to care for animals and to grow crops.

AVIVA Returning to IOM for New Corporate Pensions Business MAC Financial is part of the MAC Group and is the Island’s largest Corporate IFA. In this role, it is the dominant provider of independent advice to thousands of employees with regard to making pension provision. MAC is therefore delighted to announce that Aviva, one of the world’s largest insurers, has decided to re-enter the Isle of Man corporate pensions market for new business for the first time since 2007. Due to a combination of factors, Aviva, along with many other large insurers, undertook a review of its product range in 2007 and concluded that it was best served focusing on certain key areas. Part of this review led to Aviva’s decision to close to new pension business across the Isle of Man. MAC has continued to serve its large corporate client base as the decision only affected new business and not existing schemes. However, from day-one of the decision, MAC has campaigned tirelessly for such a major provider to reconsider its decision and to allow IOM residents to at least have a choice to utilise Aviva should they wish. Finally, after many protracted conversations, MAC is delighted to announce that Aviva has re-opened to new corporate pensions business. This means that a superb, low cost and technology driven pension arrangement is again available, subject to certain terms and conditions. Alongside the corporate pension scheme developed by IOMA Group recently, it does mean that at least 2 attractively packaged providers can offer their products on the Island. Managing Director of MAC Group, Jon McGowan, commented: “We have continually argued the case that although a small Island, we punch well above our weight in terms of potential pensions business. We should have access to a ’major‘ name and one that has a long and distinguished track record in meeting the needs of its customers.”

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Network Team Brings Even Greater Expertise to Cable & Wireless Communications The appointment of three network consultants at Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has led to the creation of a new Network Consultancy Team that will play a key role within the communication company’s Business Sales Team. Robert Taylor, Chris Langlois and Simon Watkins have all joined the firm, bringing with them decades of experience in voice and data networking. As highly qualified network consultants, their expertise covers all elements of communications networks. The team will play a vital role at CWC, working closely with business clients to ensure they understand all of their requirements and advising on the most appropriate solutions. On top of the advisory role, the team will design business networks and will liaise with account managers and other areas of CWC’s Channel Islands business to ensure that all clients’ needs are met and wherever possible, exceeded. Importantly, all three members of the Network Team hold a variety of Cisco professional qualifications and are ITIL v3 accredited, meaning that they work to the highest standards for the delivery of professional IT services. Each of them also holds numerous professional level Cisco certifications. Robert, Chris and Simon have chosen to join CWC, certain that their appointment to the Network Team will prove to be of enormous benefit to customers. In today’s world, where managed services play an increasingly important role, the team will be extremely valuable in ensuring that CWC continually meet and exceed client expectations. Andy Bridson, Chief Commercial Officer at Cable and Wireless Communications said: “As businesses on the Isle of Man takes on an increasingly global role, the team’s ability to work with networks of any size and across any number of jurisdictions will prove to be invaluable. I’m sure that our clients won’t take long to realise the value that these three professionals add to our overall service offering.

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EMPLOYERS: Time is running out to apply for a stand at Employment and Skills 2012, the Isle of Man’s largest event highlighting work and training opportunities. It will take place at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on Thursday 22nd November and is jointly hosted by the Departments of Economic Development and Education and Children. Around 1,000 secondary school students are expected to attend. This year the event will be welcoming a special guest, John Loughton. John is a high-profile and experienced youth leader, social entrepreneur, campaigner and public affairs professional with vast experience in his field. He grew up in Scotland in an area of poverty and high social exclusion and his mission has always been to strive for a fairer world, giving young people a voice in society, social justice and equal opportunities. Tony Wild MLC, Political Member for the Department of Economic Development with responsibility for Employment and Skills, said: ‘I met John during a recent Parliamentary visit to Westminster and was very impressed with his engagement with youth and motivational skills. I am looking forward to meeting with him again and am very pleased that he has agreed to attend Employment and Skills 2012 to talk to the many students and NEETS attending. ‘The closing date for stand applications has been extended to the 14th September and there is still a fortnight for businesses considering applying to submit their applications.’ The exhibition will be open from 9am to 7pm on 22nd November and exhibitors will be required to set up stands between 12 noon and 6pm on Wednesday 21st November. Lunch will be prepared and served by Hospitality and Catering students of the Isle of Man College for £5 per person for those companies exhibiting.

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Space Data Association: NASA to participate in the SDA The Space Data Association (SDA), established by commercial satellite operators to improve the safety and efficiency of space operations, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, www. nasa.gov) has signed an agreement with the SDA to use the SDA’s services. NASA is a United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space and was created in 1958 to oversee U.S. space exploration and aeronautics research. NASA’s robotic space probes have visited every planet in the solar system and several other celestial bodies. Its telescopes have allowed scientists to look at the far reaches of space. Finally, NASA’s satellites have revealed a wealth of data about Earth, resulting in valuable information such as a better understanding of weather patterns. The SDA seeks the participation of all satellite operators globally and NASA’s participation represents a critical milestone for SDA and recognition by a preeminent space agency that NASA can improve their safety of flight by participating in Space Data Center operations. SDA Chairman Stewart Sanders said, ‘This agreement with NASA demonstrates that even the most advanced government space operators recognize SDA now provides important and valuable services to manage operational risk. SDA will continue to invite participation by other governmental, commercial, and intergovernmental operators as we promote safe and responsible operations and preservation of the space environment.’ SDA Company Secretary Ian Jarritt added, ‘this is a major step forward for the SDA and brings the involvement of the Isle of Man in this highly beneficial global venture to the attention of an even wider audience.’

For more information contact MeShell Berry, Events Organiser, Department of Education and Children, on 01624 693830 or email meshell.berry@gov.im. Application forms must be submitted by Friday 14th September 2012 and are available through the Department of Economic Development’s website www.gov.im/lib/docs/education// employmentandskills2012applicat.pdf

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WINNER OF APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2012

THE RECIPIENT OF THE INAUGURAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD HAS BEEN NAMED AS EDWARD CREASEY.

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ponsored by Isle of Man Bank, the Apprentice of the Year award recognises the best Apprentice on the final year of the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors Apprenticeship Scheme. The Scheme is a joint programme between the Isle of Man College and local engineering companies running over a four year period to mentor students to develop the required engineering skills through activities at both the College and work-based learning.

The judging panel was formed of Andy Baxendale, Relationship Director, Corporate Banking from Isle of Man Bank; Chris Allen, General Manager from GE Aviation; Dave Waters, General Manager from RLC Ronaldsway; Dave Parkes, Engineering Manager from Swagelok; Malcolm Macdonald, Chair of the Manufacturing and Technical Industries Committee from the Chamber of Commerce.

and Isle of Man College, Edward continues to study for his Higher National Diploma whilst undertaking his apprenticeship at GE Aviation.

The judges’ scores ranged from 70 to 73% confirming the high standard and closeness of entries and presentation.

Andy Baxendale, Isle of Man Bank, commented:

Judging took place on 16th July 2012 where each of the participating companies selected the best Craft and Technician projects which were then put forward at the judging event. Each apprentice gave a fifteen minute presentation on their project to the judges detailing the need, concept, development, merits and implementation where applicable.

Edward Creasey was awarded Apprentice of the Year for his project to improve the supply and return of components for the Airbus A320 landing gear system to outside suppliers. This involved improved transport containers and control to eliminate transit damage and the subsequent cost/waste. A trial has demonstrated the considerable benefits of this project and full implementation is underway. Educated at QEII High School

Other projects presented included Mike Bonser’s ejection seat rocket assembly stand to improve assembly time, Matthew Rothwell’s site tour guide to assist with company tours and Fiona Wardleworth’s engineering app for mobile phones.

‘The Isle of Man Bank was delighted to offer its support to the College and to the engineering industry in particular. We are also pleased to be part of a scheme that recognises young people who are gaining vital skills in engineering which in turn supports a diversified Manx economy.’

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otal returns from UK Government bonds, otherwise known as gilts, have continued to impress this year building on strong gains since the onset of the global financial crisis in the Autumn of 2008.

While investor sentiment has constantly been undermined by events in the Eurozone and disappointing economic growth, those with an appetite for UK gilts have prospered outperforming most other asset classes during recent years. In fact, bonds in general have delivered remarkably good returns for a decade or more, outperforming equities in the UK by 2% per annum over the past 15 years, and with much lower volatility. This trend tracked a significant decline in the rate of inflation but slightly counter-intuitively also occurred at a time of huge increase in the supply of bonds as governments racked up ever greater long term liabilities. More recently, a flight to safety coupled with a desire by Central Banks to keep long term interest rates below inflation have driven government bond yields to all time lows with 10-year gilts falling to

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just 1.41% in July. This return now appears unattractive when considering the strong reflation policies of western governments including strategies such as Quantitative Easing (QE) and ‘Operation Twist’ and this ultra accommodative monetary policy may encourage greater risk tolerance in the search for yield. There has been extensive buying of corporate bonds which have much the same investment characteristics as government bonds although being issued by companies would suggest a greater risk of default. Corporate bonds will continue to look attractive in this low yield world although a lack of new issuance from higher quality issuers remains a drawback as does the prevalence of financial companies among short dated bonds. At times, active managers are better placed to spread risk across the bond markets (including high yield) and there are several reputable firms with strong performance records to choose from.

Tom Croft Chartered MCSI Investment Director Ramsey Crookall & Co Ltd 38-42 Athol Street Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 1QH Tel: 01624 673171 www.ramseycrookall.com Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission

market conditions global equities appear to be attractively valued. Many defensive sectors of the markets generate higher dividend yields than those currently available from the bond markets and it is perhaps informative that those stocks offering a store of value with a dividend stream are also providing market leadership suggesting investors are buying equities for the right reasons.

The very low returns now available from fixed interest stocks, including gilts, may lead to equity markets ultimately benefiting from a reallocation of assets seeking yield and long term real returns and in current

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THORNTON ASSOCIATES’ SHARON SUTTON APPOINTED AS ADVISER TO PERSONAL FINANCE SOCIETY BOARD Managing Director of Thornton Associates and FPFS Chartered Financial Planner, Sharon Sutton, has been appointed as an advisor to the board of the Personal Finance Society, or PFS, the leading professional body for the global financial services profession. Sharon was the Isle of Man’s first Chartered financial planner, a title the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) awards to individuals who meet the highest standards of professionalism. Her specialism is in the provision of multi-jurisdictional personal financial planning, plus financial planning for businesses and trusts. Sharon has been Chairman of the PFS Isle of Man region since its formation in 2010 and she was also President of the Isle of Man Insurance & Financial Services Institute for the year 2011/12. Sharon has also served as a member of Isle of Man Sport (formerly the Isle of Man Sports Council) for 12 years, stepping down this September. Commenting on her appointment, Sharon Sutton said: “I am honoured to be co-opted as an adviser to the PFS Board and look forward to working with board members to help drive professionalism and ethics within the financial planning community, both locally and further afield.” Fay Goddard, CEO of the PFS, also commented: “Sharon brings a wealth of experience to the board, most notably in off-shore investment. She has been a strong supporter of the PFS in the Isle of Man for a number of years – most recently through her involvement in Discover Fortunes, a programme to raise awareness of financial planning as a career of choice through secondary schools. Sharon’s dedication and commitment to driving up professional standards is highly commendable and I’m pleased to welcome her to the Board.”

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CHRIS BLAKE APPOINTED SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER AT LLOYDS TSB Lloyds TSB has welcomed Chris Blake to the position of Senior Relationship Manager, Intermediaries on the Isle of Man. With over 20 years’ experience within the financial service industry, Chris has a proven track record of success working at various levels within highly competitive business environments and has developed an impressive portfolio of skills and qualifications. Having entered into the banking sector as a banking official in 1991, Chris quickly demonstrated a talent for client services and began his career in customer liaison and risk assessment as a Lending Officer in 1996. Chris went on to become a Senior Banking Official from which platform he rose to the position of Assistant Manager in charge of a team of personal bankers dealing with the expatriate market. Chris then took on a Senior Relationship Manager role in 2006, overseeing a portfolio of fiduciary clients, before moving into the fiduciary industry in 2009 as Finance and Banking Manager for a prominent Corporate Service Provider. Chris is also an active member of the local business community. In the past, Chris has been a business advisor with the Young Enterprise schools scheme, is currently on the Manx Executive Challenge Committee (a unique leadership experience backed by the Chartered Management Institute) and is a serving board member of the Association of Corporate Service Providers, or ACSP, the Island’s representative body for fiduciary, corporate management and administration services providers. His portfolio of qualifications includes high-level certifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Financial Services. Chris has most recently been awarded a diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

ROYAL LONDON 360° EXPANDS ITS TEAM IN THE FAR EAST Royal London 360° has expanded its team in the Far East with the appointment of Graeme Ison as Regional Sales Consultant. A highly experienced financial services professional who has worked across five continents, Graeme joins the offshore life company from his role as Service Account Manager (Asia) at Momentum Wealth International in Hong Kong. Here, he was responsible for setting up and running the company’s first representative office in the Far East, including managing intermediary relationships. He also spent nearly 18 months with the company in South Africa and Guernsey before relocating to Hong Kong. Prior to his move to the Far East, Graeme gained an in-depth knowledge of the pensions industry, having held a variety of roles including with Hogg Robinson, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Financial Services Authority in the UK. In his new role, he will be responsible for selling Royal London 360°’s regular premium savings products, Quantum and Paragon, its regular premium protection product, LifePlan, and its single premium bonds, PIMS and Oracle throughout the Far East. In his spare time, Graeme, who is originally from the UK, enjoys travelling, golf and playing squash. David Gervais, General Manager of Royal London 360° in Hong Kong and Asia, commented: “With Graeme’s 15 years of experience in financial services, including the last seven offshore, he will be a valuable addition to my team in terms of his market knowledge and strong relationships with IFAs in the Far East.”

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and a number of star TT and Manx GP riders were seen walking around taking in the atmosphere and that unique smell of Castrol R.

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ALL GOOD THINGS ARE WORTH WAITING FOR! That well-worn phrase certainly sums up the attitude at Apple Corp. Not only did the company scotch hopes that we’d see the iPhone 5 last year, choosing instead to upgrade the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S but they’ve carried on with the tease throughout 2012. In traditional Apple style, secrecy has been high but some carefully controlled leaks have been used to drip-feed the 5’s images and specs across the global media and there’s even talk of a release date in mid-September! So, with the days slowly counting down till the iPhone’s next release, Sure has brought together the rumours to give you a clearer idea of how the fifth generation (sixth if you count the 4S) will shake up the smartphone market in the way its predecessors did. Remember, these are rumours, we’ll only know what the real iPhone 5 looks like once it has been released. The first reports that came out, suggested that the 5 has been completely redesigned. Illicit photos show a longer body, creating space for a larger screen and that the power adapter slot has shrunk (so it’s probably time to upgrade those speakers you bought to dock with the iPhone 3G). That said, the redesign hasn’t affected the overall look of the iPhone. Its clean lines, solid shape and one-button control are still fundamental to the phone’s look. As far as features are concerned, there has been less talk around town but a number of commentators have said that the iPhone 5 will feature fingerprint-enabled security and is likely to give 4G / LTE superfast broadband access. Near-Field Communication (NFC) is another feature that has had Apple followers buzzing with excitement, particularly if it’s incorporated with Apple’s iWallet. Users will be able to make payments quickly and easily with a ‘swish’ of their iPhone instead of scrabbling around for the battered leather wallet they threw in their bag this morning. Whatever the iPhone 5 brings with it to the market, people are already excited and preparing their camps outside Apple stores across the world! Before you go searching in the loft for your tent, rest assured that Sure are on the case, and you can place your pre-orders as soon as a release date is announced at Surecw.com.

Nextbeat is a NEW fully integrated professional DJ system, incorporating intuitive touch sensor controls and innovative live performance functions. Its wireless portable control unit enables performers to move free from the main device, resulting in more dynamic and energetic live performances, contrasting to the traditional style of DJs performing inside booths. Nextbeat features 2 turntables, a 2-channel mixer, a sampler and an effector. In one machine, you have all the functionality a DJ needs for playing music. The lightweight, compact design makes it easy to move around. You can set it up anywhere you like. You can lift out the portable unit and use it for extended periods via wireless communication. This provides a portable play function that lets you use the console in front of your audience as if you were playing an instrument. TOUCH SENSORS The circular touch sensor allows the user the flexibility to quickly switch between an analogue style turntable, an effects panel and a sampler. It also provides separate, independent touch sensors for controlling the pitch fader, volume fader and cross fader. For the volume fader and cross fader, you can also choose between Normal mode, which is a touch slide mode that emphasises fail-safes, and Absolute mode, which uses direct touch operation to provide dynamic control. >>>

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SAMSUNG GALAXY BEAM The new ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy Beam enables you to watch photos and videos as big as the display on your TV using its amazing nHD projector. You can project the image on a wall or ceiling up to two metres away - great for showing fun videos to friends and family. An ‘Ambience Mode’ can beam fantastic lighting effects such as a disco glitterball to add atmosphere at a party, and the ‘Overhead Projector Mode’ turns the Galaxy Beam into a useful tool to display business presentations or school projects. FULLY DIGITAL Supports the WAV, AIFF, MP3 and AAC-LC music file formats. USB port that allows you to copy music files on a computer without removing the CF card. The Sampler function can be used to directly sample digital sound sources with no loss of audio quality. AVAILABLE NOW AT GADGET MANN

But as well as being great fun the Galaxy Beam is packed with technology with a fast 1GHz Dual-core processor and 8GB of internal memory. Add to that a long-lasting 2,000 mAh battery, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, plus HSPA internet access to make the most of Manx Telecom’s fastest on-Island mobile network - and you have a smartphone that really stands out from the crowd. The Samsung Galaxy Beam merges fun usability with powerful smartphone performance and is available in a stylish black and yellow design. To see for yourself what it has to offer, visit Manx Telecom’s store in Strand Street, Douglas, or go to manxtelecom.com/shop Key Features: • 5 megapixel camera • 8 GB internal memory • HSPA internet access • Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) • 1GHz Dual-core processor • Built in nHD projector Available from Manx Telecom for FREE on Pay Monthly or £460 on Pay As You Go with a free SIM pack. Best prices guaranteed by Manx Telecom’s Price Match Promise. WWW.MANXTELECOM.COM

Many more new Gadgets on display at the Gadget Mann shop on Strand Street. Gadget Mann, 92 Strand Street, Douglas IM1 2EP WWW.GADGETMANN.CO.UK because quality matters

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spinning classes AT carrefour Burning calories and getting a good cardiovascular workout does not have to be boring. Cycling is an excellent way to do both, but it is not always convenient for people. The weather, daylight or lack of equipment may restrict some from biking outdoors. Stationary cycling classes, otherwise called Spinning classes, are designed as an indoor alternative and can provide many fitness benefits.

Equipment Most indoor cycling classes are equipped with modern stationary bikes that are fully customizable. The seat and handlebars can be adjusted to fit your legs and arms. You can also control the tension or resistance on the bike, depending on your level of fitness and how challenging you want the workout.

Instructors Indoor cycling classes are led by trained instructors. You do not have to think about what type of workout to do because they will have the workout pre-planned. Instructors are specially trained on how to use the bikes and how to help you get an effective workout. Most instructors will also choreograph the class to music, so you get the added bonus of motivational songs.

Fitness Indoor cycling classes can increase energy, cardiovascular fitness and lower body strength. Depending on how fast you pedal and the amount of resistance you have on the bike, your heart and lungs will benefit, as well as your gluteus maximus, hamstrings and quadriceps. Stationary cycling classes will also help you burn fat and calories. In a class, you have the potential to burn 500 calories. So check out the timetable and get yourself down to Carrefour and reap the benefits of Spinning!

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BINGO! The History of Bingo

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Although the exact origins of bingo in the UK are shrouded in mystery, Bingo (or ‘Housey Housey’ as it is sometimes known), is a game that has been played in some form for generations and has always been a favourite for those wishing to get out of the house and socialise, without having to spend a fortune. Rumour has it, though, that Bingo is of Italian origin, it’s grandfather possibly being the Italian Lottery, ‘Lo Guioco del Lotto D’Italia’. The game was adapted and altered as it travelled from country to country - in France is was known as ‘Le Lotto’ and was a favourite of the French aristocracy. We probably wouldn’t recognise these games of bingo, but the closest forms of the game we played in 19th century Germany and was used as an educational tool to make learning fun - teaching children to spell, numbers, multiplication tables and even history! In the US, bingo was played in carnivals, with players in the early games shouting “Beano!” instead of the “Bingo!” we expect today. In 1929, Edwin Lowe visited a carnival in Atlanta and saw a game being played, mesmerised by the draw of the game and the level of involvement and engagement that players had - many of whom would not stop playing until being told to leave at 3am when the carnival closed! Lowe then took the game to New York, where he refined Bingo to use beans, playing boards and numbering

stamps. The name of Beano was promptly discarded as soon as one of Lowes excited friends accidental called out ‘Bingo!’ instead of Beano when he won a game - which remains with us today. Lowe travelled America to spread the game further and by the 1940s all of the US was rumoured to be enjoying the game. Bingo was known to be easy-going and fun and became a popular small stakes gambling game which was mostly used for fun at home, at charity auctions and other similar events. The bingo we know in the UK is played with a slightly different structure, with the UK version growing alongside its American counterpart to help it become a more world-wide phenomenon. As technology has advanced, so has bingo, with more and more sophisticated draw machines making way for computerised random number generators - which has helped to keep the game fair. Bingo has grown and grown to become one of the most popular games world-wide and its simple and easy to pick up nature has meant it is well loved by people of all ages. It is widely played for fun among children and adults alike, but the betting aspect is also very popular and jackpots and prizes often reach hundreds, if not thousands of pounds both on-line and in bingo halls.

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Buffet & Free Cocktail in Colours from 8.30pm 10 Games of Bingo from 9.30pm Free Dabber Free Game to Win a Free Session of Bingo for 2 Free Admission to Colours

£15 per person or 4 tickets for £50 Tickets on sale from the Kursaal Reception. For further details call 682793.

Palace Casino, Central Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4NA Tel: +44 (0)1624 662662 Patrons must be over 18 and provide suitable ID such as valid passport or driving licence. Regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

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Fridays - October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.

Vanity Fur is the place for pampered pets in the Isle of Man, specialising in the very best of dog and cat grooming. We also sell amazing organic and holistic pet foods from Lily’s Kitchen, canine bakery products from Klassy Canine Bakery, doggie confectionary treats from Wilson’s Pet Bakery, wonderful products from Pet Head and many other unique products for cats and dogs

Victoria is a qualified Bulgarian fashion designer who has developed into a self-taught painter. She has a unique style in portrait painting and is currently exhibiting in the Sayle Gallery and the Art Gallery. You can also find a display of her works in Portofino’s function room.

An opportunity to taste around 60 wines, champagne, fortified wines and liqueurs from around the world. A different selection each week. Call into the shop at Tennis Road on or after 1st September to collect an invitation and to book your places or contact us for more details at sales@ thewinecellar.im

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Owned by two sports mad friends, Lee & James. The Islands only gadget and memorabilia shop stocks a wide range of big boys toy’s, original autographed items and gifts for every occasion. Since opening in 2004, they have supported local charities and sponsored many of the Islands sports stars. There’s something for all ages. Extreme Art & Gadgets 22a Duke Street Douglas Isle of Man Tel: 01624 675520 contact@extreme-ag.com www.extreme-ag.com

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DOWN TOWN Go Down Town to the Islands truly unique American style café, offering homemade food to order and service with a smile. Satisfy that sweet tooth with their homemade waffles, topped with all that your taste buds desire. Upstairs now open and available for business functions and groups or private parties.

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show an individual corporate presentation or to present individual brands stocked by your business. We’ll be trying to gather places that sell the nicest bits, bobs, stuff and desirable items for the home and office. So we thought we’d give select businesses the ability to tell our readers all about their services in our monthly Gallery directory. We’ve even categorised and arranged them for easy perusal.

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Gallery | September | 2012 | VINTAGE  

The Vintage Years, The Way We Were, Relay For Life, Manx Litfest 2012, Island at War, All Tressed Up, The Great Vintage Debate, Vintage For...

Gallery | September | 2012 | VINTAGE  

The Vintage Years, The Way We Were, Relay For Life, Manx Litfest 2012, Island at War, All Tressed Up, The Great Vintage Debate, Vintage For...