Embracing the great Manx outdoors
Derbiled and I are both really outdoorsy people and we’ve already discovered that the Island has so many outdoor activities and clubs worth joining. I’m a big hockey fan and have already joined Valkyrs. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the standard of Manx hockey and before the move only thought there was a handful of clubs here – how wrong I was!
I’m a keen rider and have already signed up to a local riding school and also joined a running club. It’s been great to meet new friends and I am on target to run a half marathon which I would never have thought possible. I didn’t even run before I came here! I now spend my weekends going for long walks and hiking and love the relaxed lifestyle. It is a nice pace of life and provides many opportunities to explore.
Laid-back Island-living is certainly a thing here; Derbiled and I have a great work-life balance and it’s wonderful to be near the sea – a favourite trip of ours is to head to the seaside town of Peel for an ice-cream!