One Locust Makes a Plague

One Locust Makes a Plague

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”

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All-Consuming Castaway?

All-Consuming Castaway?

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?”

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!”