One year ago, back in Scotland, Castaway started to blog about her experiences. Fifty posts later, more than 4800 ships have sailed past to read about her exploits. Continue reading “Castaway is One Year Old Today!”
It was another gloriously balmy evening – surprisingly few insects and the temperature just right. Not so cold that we sought out a sweater and warm enough that the breeze reaching our hilltop terrace was still very welcome. Having acquired a gas canister and converted our European inlet for an US one, thanks to some help from Mummy and Daddy Castaway on their recent visit, we were barbecuing for the second time that week. We were thinking of snow-bound Northern hemisphere folks while finishing off a bottle of red wine after dinner. A tough life, but someone has to do it… Continue reading “Like a Bat Out of…”
It has been Christmas in Trinidad since about the middle of September. Since then, decorations are everywhere and the radio only plays Christmas-themed tunes (only not ones you have ever heard of). We are giving it all our effort despite the climate but when it is this hot, something just does not feel right.
Although The Handsome Dutchman and Castaway have an overwhelming number of things in common – so much, in fact, that we can create a sort of reinforcing and sometimes dangerous echo effect with each other – there are still some areas where the Scottish-Dutch cultural divide cannot be breached.
While the Captain’s Dog is enjoying a stay in the riverside dog hotel back home, Mummy and Daddy Castaway have braved the twenty-four hour journey from the North of Scotland to visit us here and enjoy some warm weather – of which there is very little in November in Aberdeenshire but more than enough to go round here. Continue reading “Going Tobago”
It is always a pleasant interjection when, while trying to relax after dinner, your husband decides to share the countries … Continue reading Not the Jimmy Choos!
Slowly, Castaway is beginning to think of more professional matters and her work space starts to function. I have previously … Continue reading A Room With A View