As I write this, the people of New Zealand will be waking, not just to a new day but to a new year as well. As the world turns this will happen also in Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and then Canada and the United States. Imagine the prospect a New Year brought to those Manx people who decided long ago to make their homes in the far corners of the world. From the days of sailing ships through the spread of steam railways, the advent of the motor car and tractor, as life moved on the challenges changed but the spirit and determination of the Manx settlers to succeed never waned.
Your Brother in Manxland,