Ever since The Handsome Dutchman and Castaway booked their latest weekend getaway, there has been confusion and even consternation over how to pronounce the next island on the list. So far, we’ve had Trinidad, Barbados, Curaçao, Manhattan, Tobago, St Lucia and Alcatraz without problem. Grenada was a different matter. Continue reading “Grenada, Grenada, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off”
Castaway and The Handsome Dutchman have been, give or take, in their house for a year. That might lead you to think that we have now some kind of routine. Well, to some extent we do, but this is Trinidad and there is always something going on to keep a Castaway on her toes. Continue reading “One Locust Makes a Plague”
One thing Castaway and the Handsome Dutchman did not quite realise when moving to the Caribbean was just how difficult it would be to get hold of things. We are not talking about the essentials in life but more about those things we consume almost without thinking. Certainly, if you have been brought up in North-West Europe and are used to making sure your cupboards are always full of things you might just need. Continue reading “All-Consuming Castaway?”
After something of a hiatus – sidenote: do not have a cold when living in the tropics as it is worse than anything you have every experienced and recovery is unprecedentedly long – Castaway is back with Part Two of Castaway in California.
With life moving on in the Caribbean as eventful as ever, another getaway was in order and so, it is time for: Castaway in the Caribbean – The California Edition.
Some bits and pieces were shared by Instagram but most was saved for the main show – here’s part one. Part Two to follow when time for editing allows!
Castaway arrived one year ago in Trinidad. It was supposed to be a sabbatical – a year of contemplation and recharging of batteries. Somehow, it has not quite worked to plan… but maybe it is the better for it. Continue reading “A Year in the Life”