Monday, January 27, 2020

    Ellan Vannin

    I am a proud Kiwi with a Kiwi Mother from fine Scottish ancestry and a Manx father. My pseudonym reflects my love of my late father. The Isle of Man, aka Ellan Vannin, is well known for TT Races and its fairies (of the flying, magical variety.) Manx Fairies live under bridges, preferring the countryside to the city, much like me. We dislike trolls, are great friends but can be rather vexatious if crossed.

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