Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stomach Bug

I have been feeling unwell these last few days since Saturday, very restless, bloatedness, stomach pains and diarrhoea. I went into work today and a colleage said that this bug has been going round the island recently. So I guess it's not something I've eaten. I am feeling a little better today, so the worse is past.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Another visit to the eye clinic revealed that my eye pressure is still high in both eyes at 24. The consultant wants that to come down to 20. 24 would be ok in normal eyes but as I have already received damaged to my optical nerves he wants to get the pressure down to 20. So now I have had my prescibed eye drops changed to Xalacom from my previous drops of Xalatan.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

And it's goodbye to the Tooth

Well that tooth won't be bothering me anymore. My appointment with my local NHS Dentist came and went, along with my tooth. It was definately showing its age and I'm surprised it lasted this long.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

It's goodbye to the Co-Op

After much family discussion Jeep handed in her notice and the Co-Op and she finished today.

There was a short while when she might have stayed but the conditions where not favourable.

Jeep will now stay at home for a while and concentrate on getting her driving license and taking on further studies at the Isle of Man college.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Star of India

I often walked past the plinth on the West Quay of Ramsey harbour commemorating the building of the 'Star of India' formerly 'Euterpe', built and launched in Ramsey in 1863. She now resides in San Diego, California, USA as part of the San Diego Maritime Museum. The 'Star of India' was built not only as an expetimental iron hulled ship, she is also now the "...oldest active ship of any kind in the world..." and sails at least once a year. For more on the 'Star of India' visit the San Diego Maritime Museum . There is a great online documentary as well as additional information and photos.