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”
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!”
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…”
After eleven months of administration procedures which started with fingerprints in a police station in Aberdeen, and required us to … Continue reading I’m an Alien, I’m a Legal Alien…
It has always been a bit of a conundrum to me that the practices and mindsets we strive to implement … Continue reading Just Chill Out, Man!
We were probably feeling just a little bit too comfortable after managing the arrival of the KLM flight and the … Continue reading It Never Goes Quite Smoothly…
We have very nearly completed the legalities related to our move to Trinidad, albeit we have not actually gone through … Continue reading Phase II