Monday, March 03, 2014

80, 000 alcoholics, clinging to a rock

                   It's 5 o'clock somewhere


There are a lot of Isle of Man motto's but today I'll introduce you to this one. "80, 000 alcoholics clinging to a rock" give or take one or two. As the population rises the number will change but the alcoholics part of the motto will remain. It's a tongue in cheek reference to the small size of the island, its location (the middle of the Irish Sea) battered by the elements and of course the fact we have a lot of pubs. This shot captured in one of those pubs, On a cold wet winter night, a warm fire, a friendly pint puller are a welcome site to the island dweller. Pubs are the hearts of any small community. Use them, or lose them. Go with the flo, Frankie and try your gin with cucumber. Some people have a real yen for it.   Dedicate to absent friends, who miss the island and why I have reignited the blog.  Chin chin, bottoms up, Santé!  (though it will always be lemon)


6 comments:

William Kendall said...

It's an unusual expression, but I like it!

kay said...

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kay said...

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kay said...

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kay said...

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Tanya Breese said...

ha, love that! we are having a snow day here and right now i'm going by the 5 o clock somewhere motto and having a jack and coke...yeah, i knew you'd like that :D

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