Lockdown Library

Never have the time to read?

Lockdown is the perfect time. Remember that book you were saving for when you were on holiday? Read it now! What better way to escape being indoors than by journeying with your imagination.

Family and Other Animals

While you are in lockdown you have a chance to observe your family more closely than ever. However you may wish to find access to other species. Curraghs Wildlife Park is closed to the public but the animals and wildlife still need looking after. The staff are there and if you go to their Facebook […]

Sally Black Two Islands

Some words from Sally Black, our local artist who is currently in lockdown in Bali. She sent me this message on the 21st April 2020. Thank you Sally, for sharing your lockdown experience and these line drawings which can be downloaded and printed so that they can be coloured in. Tale of Two Islands Today […]

Museum Visits

The thing about museums is that the objects are under lockdown for ever more. Some of the things were hidden in the ground and had to be dug up, some were stored in people’s houses or castles or temples. Some things like Egyptian mummies were entombed. They have all been preserved by being kept safe […]

Garden Stargazing

We can’t travel the world but we can still discover new places. Now is the time to explore the night sky from the safety and comfort of your own back yard. The Isle of Man Astronomical Society gives a series of talks each year usually from the top of Snaefell. They are closed due to […]

Trapped in Isolation

Usually the Cannes Festival is held around this time of year the 12th to the 23rd May.Not this year.  For anyone missing their usual Cinema we have found these two sites with cinema information and live streamings. We also invite you to play this game at home. So, this is just a bit of fun. […]

Jetmalew Has Things to Do

Hi Kids, it is “Jetmalew” here. Why not follow Jetmalew’s challenge for this week? Print out the attached dot to dot picture. Join up the dots. Perhaps make it even more fun, by timing yourself, to see who can do it in the fastest time? After you can colour me in. Good luck (for kids […]

Vegetable Garden

During lockdown you may have decided to become more self sufficient and considered growing your own so we have put together our top tips. One of the most common errors, is planting too much, too soon. To feed a family of four, the ideal dimensions are 11 rows wide and 10 feet long however, it […]

Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Fast Food Chicken Nuggets 2 Chicken Breasts Dry Mix 1 cup of Flour ½ cup of Corn Starch 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon Onion powder Salt Pepper Wet Mix 2 Eggs ½ cup of Water ¼ cup of Corn Starch Salt Pepper Cooking oil Firstly, dice your chicken and then blend the chicken […]

Christopher Vine Trainspotting

Peters Railways

Every year Chris Vine comes to the Island to teach Manx schoolchildren about engineering and to share his love of trains. This year he couldn’t come because of the lockdown but he promises to be here next year. Thank you Chris. The photo above is one of the many puzzles Chris has created. To be […]

Immersive Art

The Art galleries and Museums of the world have opened their doors to us, without us having to leave home. If you have every wondered what it is like to live like an artist, you can now take virtual tours of some artists’ houses and see where they lived and worked. In addition to our […]