Otherwise, there are lovely walks. The area round Mount Snaefell is beautiful, with electric trams going through the countryside. I walk nearly every day, and jog now and again.
Something I like to do is go to Newcastle to visit an old pal of mine and play golf. He was in the army with me and we've remained chums ever since - I visit him three or four times a year. We'll always go and see Newcastle play if there's a match. We'll drive just outside Newcastle to Fenham to a restaurant called The Oven Door (091-272 0913). It's real down-to-earth ex- army food, stew, dumplings, steak and kidney pie. I don't like pate de foie gras and all that cobblers. We might even go to The People's Theatre (091-265 5020), which has some excellent stuff on. I don't mind a late-night curry now and then.
The island has everything you need. The Gaiety Theatre in Douglas (0624 625001) is very good and there are cinemas and dance halls. I'm not averse to a dance, but discos are not my scene.
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