Quiet Monday

After a cool, grey start the sun is out and the temperature is edging on 16C.

We walked to the shops after coffee and the town was buzzing with leather clad bikers looking to secure the best viewing spots next to the course for today's racing. There are Dutch, German  French and many other bikes all parked up wherever their owners could squeeze them in. 

The police are on hand to ensure it all goes well and the atmosphere is one of happy anticipation. 

After buying our supplies we strolled back home, where a cup of tea in the garden is the highlight of my day.





I don't need excitement at the moment;   just being able to sit and enjoy the flowers and the birdsong is enough for me right now.

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  1. Agree wholeheartedly - just off to make a cup of tea to prove it.

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  2. Do you hear the races from where you are now then? I imagine there are a lot of people attending the races as spectators so it must all be so very busy.

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    1. Yes, the climb up out of Ramsey onto the mountain section of the course is right behind us so we can hear the roar of the bikes as they throttle up.
      There are lots of visitors around although not as many as in pre-Covid years. Hopefully things will be returning to normal by the next TT.

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  3. A nice cup of tea with JayCee. I'm a poet and I know it. Smashing photos. Keep cracking the whip and make P doff the cap and pull the forelock and mower for Lady JayCee. You chose a really lovely place to reside.

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    1. Thank'ee kindly, Sir northsider.
      I was allowed to mow the lawn this weekend. It was just like vaccuuming.

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  4. Gosh, your yard is so lovely! Perfect spot for relaxing. I love the colorful blooms!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. When we first viewed the property I loved the garden as much as the house.

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  5. Warm sunshine would be gratefully received here.

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    1. Perhaps it is moving in your direction.

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  6. There's no reason why a young woman in her sixties should not buy herself a motorbike and whizz round the island like a dervish in her tight leather riding suit and knee boots. Maybe next year... RayCee JayCee.

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    1. I have an old bicycle. Would that do?

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    2. As long as you make the whining noise of a powerful motorbike.

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a lovely garden. I can see why sitting in it having your tea would be a highlight of the day!

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  8. You certainly have a beautiful garden. Yes, just sit and enjoy.

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    1. Thanks, Cro. Just me, the birds and the bees.

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  9. F's bro used to live in Bathurst Aus. When the 500 was on anyone living on or near Mount Panorama used to pack up and leave town, rent the house out at exorbitant prices to race followers, and have an all expenses paid holiday somewhere else. With a garden like yours to enjoy, I wouldn't be going anywhere else either

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    1. Many people here do the same thing. Renting out a house during TT can be very lucrative.

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  10. We had a mighty thunderstorm last night and lots of rain. Now I'm going to sit and watch the garden grow. With a coffee mug full of ice. Doubt there will be any colour but hopefully it may green a little

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    1. We don't need any ice to keep cool yet. If the sun stays out today we may be lucky to reach 18C.

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  11. Your garden is the perfect place to enjoy many cups of tea, and the odd slice of cake!
    The other afternoon it was 47ยบ in the sun, so far too hot to sit outside, and it wasn't much cooler in the shade under the awnings. Fortunately we seem to have cool evenings, but that also brings the mosquitos, who have really taken a fancy to me. Must remember to start using Wright's Coal Tar soap when I shower!

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    1. 47C!!!! Sheesh. 18C here today. Just comfortable for me.

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