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.
We recently passed the six-month mark since our arrival in Trinidad. By now, many of the settling in tasks are … Continue reading Stocking up on Strooigoed
As the rainy season continues unabated, Castaway has been lucky enough to avoid the hurricanes and tropical storms which have … Continue reading Tales From the School Run
For those heading towards a deep and dark winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it may sound somewhat odd to hear … Continue reading A Wee Dram-a
Since moving into our house here in the Caribbean, we have encountered a number of tropical creatures which, frankly, I … Continue reading Jakkes Bakkes*
Of the many challenges involved in upping sticks and moving to a new country, one of the more fraught is finding the right people to take care of hair and beauty. Continue reading Find the Way from Shimmering Shores to Desert Poppy