The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race has arrived to take over our island life for a while. Full of excitement and fear; joy and sorrow; closed roads and holidays from school, unless you have exams.

The smell of fast food and Castrol GTX, the noise of practices, race days and watchful helicopters, the rustling of leaves as the bikes pass by at 170 mph, all brings a massive change to our normal sleepier shores as the population increases by thousands.

All good wishes to those taking part.