Year: 2018

Life on the Calf

If you thought living on the Isle of Man was remote… I recently spent two weeks on the Calf of Man as a volunteer, taking part in the Manx Wildlife Trust’s annual seal population survey.This involved living in the old farmhouse there (which also serves as a hostel for visitors […]

Gef’s Good News – October

GUYS! It’s November! We’ve dived headfirst into the 11th month of the year, seriously tho – wasn’t it just June?!October was filled with some gloriously autumnal days, and QUITE A FEW POSITIVES. Here’s your Good News round up for the Isle… George Blackwell Last month, George completed his (second!) 12-day […]

Milntown Most Haunted!

Last year, regular Mongoose contributors Ben Sowrey and Dario Leonetti assembled a team of paranormal wizards to spend a night at Milntown in Ramsey – reputedly the most haunted building on the Isle of Man.Using night vision cameras and recording equipment, they held vigils in some of the most ‘active’ rooms in the building, with […]

Six months of Sound

Back in April, on International Record Store Day of all days, the Isle of Man permanently got a little bit funkier.Local lad Jack Doyle opened the official residence of Sound Records, after months of popping up at various locations and events around the Island.He’d built quite the cult following his […]

Meat is Heat

One week ago, the World stopped to look at the mountain of paper the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) had put together to explain to us one thing… things are getting extremely Hot!Not only that, the IPCC were dragging our collective attention to some inconvenient truths, in […]

5 unusual half term trips

If you fancy getting away from the rock this half-term, why not take inspiration from our round-up of unusual places to visit?The “Adjacent Isle” is well known for its castles, pubs, museums and popular historic attractions, but if you want to experience something different, where you’re less likely to bump […]

What is the most Manx surname?

I’m sure people of the Isle of Man will agree, that a surname is not just a surname you simply possess. It’s an indication of your heritage, as a 100%, barn bred Manxy.Carrying a Manx surname is something many wear with pride…or try to hide with shame…depending entirely on what your […]

30 Under 30 – Isle of Man – 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]30 under 30 Isle of Man, sponsored by Newfield, is an opportunity to celebrate 30 members of the Manx community under the age of 30 who are surpassing the norms in all fields, disciplines and industries. So, what does that mean? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_video link=”″%5D%5Bvc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text] Why young people, Gef? The traditional […]

6 reasons you should go to a retreat…

Do you read a ton of self-help books?Find yourself listening to positivity podcasts?Stalking life coaches on Instagram?Have you watched all the spiritual gangsta Deepak Chopra’s Facebook live vids over and over?!All the things they talk about regarding being ‘present’ does make some sense, but there is so much out there […]

IOM TT coverage up for tender

It was announced last week, in the final week of the Manx Grand Prix, that there’s a possibility Manx Radio TT may not return next year.The Manx Radio TT posted an emotional farewell announcement, complete with a picture of the team on their Facebook page.Naturally, the motorbike fans on the […]

When Gef Met…Adam Drummond

Hi Adam! Fantastic achievement and a huge well done to you! Tell us, how did you hear about the competition? I heard about the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) exams through my school: we originally had an assembly where our teacher, Mr Hunter told us that we could do this exam […]