Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014

While some were watching the talent show on television last night (and pretty awful it sounded, too!) or washing their cars  and watering their lawns (both illegal activities) our Fire Brigade were working overtime… I have written many times about air quality. Today, it could not be worse. Fire and water: As I started writing … More Bush Fires, Water Parties and the Shot Put: Monday, July 28, 2014

Street Lights, Water and Summer Breaks: Friday, July 11, 2014

The last few days have been…well, interesting. High drama on the football front, with the spectacular collapse of the Brazilian team at the hands of Germany and the subsequent struggle resulting in a penalty win for Argentina. At the beginning of the tournament I bought three flags: one for Brazil (husband is a Brazil lover, … More Street Lights, Water and Summer Breaks: Friday, July 11, 2014

My Wednesday Post: December 4, 2013

Time is galloping along, the uptown (and downtown) Christmas party season is gathering speed, and (in case you were wondering) I have not written one Christmas card yet. I am living dangerously. The CARICOM tiff: After much blustering on the part of our Minister of Foreign Affairs and hysterical ranting on talk shows and elsewhere, Trinidad’s … More My Wednesday Post: December 4, 2013

It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013

It’s been a busy week for me, and there is a lot more to come! After welcome rains, the air is softer and our garden awaits the return of our “winter visitors” – the tiny, beautiful migratory birds that arrive in September. Are you on your way, Mr. & Mrs. American Redstart? Chinese “development”: I have … More It’s “Build, build, build”: August 25, 2013