First week of shooting in studio on the Isle of Man is finishing. The sets are lovely and it’s nice to be indoors. We arrived Tuesday from London on a chartered flight that was somewhat delayed due to engine trouble. We ended up moving planes and getting in 4 hours late. The previous day was a rest day that I spent out and about searching for wet weather gear and warm boots. The spring collections are in and it turned out to be a mission to find anything in my size. I’m so glad I took the plunge and decided to invest in an outward-bound wardrobe. The Isle of Man has torrential downpours with winds that almost blew my porridge right out of its polystyrene bowl on the way to back to the trailer. The rain comes down in sideways gusts, rattling down the rows of trailers. On leaving the hotel this morning the ocean opposite was splashing down on to the footpath and parked cars. All you could see was a sea of white horses and waves the size of me. Bracing after 3 days of sunshine and calm waters. This is the side of the Isle of Man everyone warns you about.