Manson, the larger than life living legend whose roars at his sheep (Daphne! Mildred!) are heard from Eagle Hill to Staigue Fort House was honoured with a surprise 65th birthday party on his actual birthday, 15 June. Sharon’s idea, she organised everything beautifully – the band, the invites, his best mate over from the UK, photographs from over the years of the handsome fellow on bunting, sheep on the birthday cake…and he really had no idea at all that there was going to be a party. The hard man who names each of his sheep had a great night. Everyone did. It was perfect.