Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The Island of Serendipity. I don't think so!

I'm talking about the Isle of Man. The place where my Mother in Law lives.

I've been there a few times and, as small islands go, it's not up in my top 10. Come to think of it, it's not even up in my top 50, and I probably couldn't even name 50.

Tomorrow I am heading there with the kids for 3 days. No wife, which is good. She is staying at home because of work. I'll be there with the Mother in Law, Sister in Law and niece, who all live there, and the kids.

I'm looking forward to spending the time with the kids. If any of you are working Fathers then you'll probably understand how nice this break will be for me, not for the kids of course, they'll hate me by the end of it!

There are many places I would rather go but the Isle of Man is the place where my Mother in Law chose to emigrate to. There was a potential silver lining in this dark looming cloud. I realised the other day that it would be a good chance for me to give my new camera a good run out. New scenery, different conditions and, most importantly, the time to go out and take some pictures.

So I did a quick google to see what kind of photo opportunites can be found in the landscape and scenery.

Try it yourself, it's depressing. Not if you are sitting in Sri Lanka surrounded by beauty and greenery and Rambutans. Nor if you're sitting in London with photo opportunities aplenty on your doorstep.

If you're sitting at your desk swathed in a dull artificial light, surrounded by paperwork and dreaming of sitting at the Galle Face watching the sunset, with your next break being a 3 day event in the Isle of Man, then you'll know how I feel. Oh, and my bro is enjoying himself in NY at the moment.

Spending time with the kids, a bit of fatherly and daughterly bonding will be great.

Even the Mother in Law isn't too bad. As Mother in Laws go.

The Isle of Man.

No drums.


At least I won't have to pay tourist rates! ;)

I'll be back in a few days' time to regale you with details of my adventures maybe even have some photographs to show. I bet you can't wait.

Yes, you. Sitting in the warmth and tropical humidity of Sri Lanka, eating rice and curry, drinking arrack and soaking up the atmosphere in the Barefoot Garden.

Don't you worry about me will you. I even had to buy a cashmere jumper today. I am told that they're all the rage. It's very soft, very warm and will get very used on the Isle of Man.


Bye. Back soon.


~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

"Fathers then you'll probably understand how nice this break will be for me, not for the kids of course, they'll hate me by the end of it!" - are all fathers like this??? jeeez mate, tht explains the mental tormenting, ma dad use to pick on me all the time durin the holiday.. i finally stopped goin actually, missed alot of vacation.. wht do fathers get out of buggin their own kids???!?!?!?!

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

oh forgot, enjoy your holiday mate, uh am i being too sarc'y now?? (chuckles). this is the time sons get back at the dad's.. do post the pics of the isle of man..

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Hey Lo$t - I was only joking, I don't torment them at all, more like they run rings round me! There's me and there's a 10 year old and a 12 year old, both girls. They have me in the palm of their hand!

Anonymous said...

oh thats so true, the power of feminity starts is at every stage of a man's life. mother - gf - wife - daughter - gran daught. marvelous how we can stand against the world and not your daughter. i don have any kids, im sure thts ma place in years ahead of me.. :-)