A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

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”

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Please, Mr Postman!

Please, Mr Postman!

Some readers may know of the Handsome Dutchman’s passion, some might say obsession, for cycling. This obsession was not made clear to Castaway in the early days. Although some glimpses of it existed, my Official Dutch Friend who acts as adviser on all matters Netherlands-related for many years now assured Castaway it was normal and not indicative of anything unusual. Continue reading “Please, Mr Postman!”

Every Day, Holiday…

Every Day, Holiday…

We are back in Trinidad and ready for all that 2018 brings. In particular, 2018 is a bumper year for public holidays with many holidays falling on Fridays or Mondays giving rise to a lot of long weekends. Certainly, no complaints in the Castaway household with it only being around a month until our first planned trip of the year. First, though, school and work resumes including the 0530 wake up calls. Continue reading “Every Day, Holiday…”