Out For A Pint

We were almost out of milk so decided to go into Peel to buy some this morning.

P suggested that as we were going out perhaps we should also stop for a coffee and perhaps a stroll.

The coffee shop at the museum was empty so we had the place to ourselves. 

Coffee and a shared slice of lemon cake, looking out at the museum entrance and the marina...







We then walked along the Promenade where I stopped by the Chocolate Shop and bought a gift for a friend. The charity shop is right next door so we browsed in there amongst the 50p books and chinaware. I bought myself a gently used cardigan for £2.

Walking back up through the lanes I stopped to take a photo of the old police station.  It has always interested me but this was the first time that I had taken a photograph...



Back home and it has now started to rain.... AGAIN!!!



17 comments:

  1. Cake and coffee. My favourite. What dothe statues commemorate JayCee?

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    1. Those figures represent the Viking invaders who landed on the island and whose story is told inside the museum. When you are inside the museum there is a replica of their ship behind that huge glass wall. When you look out through the glass you see the figures outside, pulling the boat up onto the shore.

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    1. Perhaps they were the same Vikings that visited your neck of the woods back in the day 😉

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  3. More than likely. The Isle of Man and Ireland were once all one. They call Vikings "The Danes" in Ireland. They founded Dublin.

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  4. So nice to get get of the house and do normal things. I shall have to pick your brains one day on IOM history. My father was interned on the Isle of Man in 1939 at the Sefton Hotel because he was a German refugee. Once his papers had been cleared he was free to go back to the mainland. I keep meaning to visit the IOM. One day.....

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    1. Gosh, your father would have had some interesting stories to tell about his time here. I would be more than happy to help with information or point you in the right direction.
      If you come over for a visit, bring your brolly and wellies!

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  5. And it rained
    Again.
    Just now I rather think I like your climate. For one thing you can buy chocolate and it wont melt before you get home!

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  6. You got the overflow from the Vikings who stopped off and colonised the Hebrides.

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    1. I think ours came from Norway and were relatively peaceful, settling here amongst the Celtic population.

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  7. Those Vikings sound a better class than the rough and ready convicts and others who came here on the First Fleet!

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    1. Some of those were probably my family!

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  8. How is your scalded hand today? Hope it has survived!

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    1. Thanks Frances, it is much better today. Just a lovely shade of red!

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  9. It was so generous of Lord Peregrine - to allow you to spend £2 on a charity shop cardigan. If you are extra nice to him, he may allow you to purchase some shoes - one of these days.

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    1. He is very generous with his pocket money.

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