Category Archives: Children

The New Regime

Tweet There are a few regime changes going on around here and I’m not talking about the capitalists. Apart from the fact that my 8 year old keeps spouting his rights to me, and told me the other day that … Continue reading

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Cheerio 2012 …..and why Hello 2013 ;-)

Tweet Another year flies by, the end of an era for the Mayas and approaching my 10 year anniversary of living outside my country.  I will be 44 quite soon, wooh!  I’m not scared of getting old, I just can’t … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous musings … Union Jacks, Traffic, the Havana film festival.

Tweet I know that the Union Jack has a kind of iconic fashion status like the stars and stripes of the US, and the well merchandised Cuban flag along with Che, however the recent appearance of fashion items boasting the … Continue reading

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Losing control, peaceful Tuesday and approaching 8.

Tweet I appear to have lost control of my children.  I don’t know when this happened, but I am trying to remain calm, as after many years I have realised that being a parent means that nothing is a permanent … Continue reading

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New Brits ….. rabbits, quails eggs and aubergine gratin

Tweet Last night we were invited to a party at the beautiful Vedado residence of the new British Ambassador. It was my first official invitation to an embassy actually in my name  …..   The party was essentially an excuse … Continue reading

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A life less ordinary …..

Tweet I have been back just over a week from the UK and feeling as though I am just getting back into my routine, but also at the same time realising that there is no routine.  That is the best … Continue reading

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One year in Cuba …. the best telenovela!

Tweet I missed my one year anniversary here in Cuba.  It was August 14th when we arrived last year so I am summing things up a little late, partly due to not having much time to get on line; and … Continue reading

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I’m back ………

Tweet I know, I know ………. I well and truly fell off my blogging wagon.  But after a long hot summer with 3 children under 8, a certain composure has finally re-entered my house this morning (can a house be … Continue reading

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1950’s wife in Havana

Tweet 1950s woman I don’t know what it is about my life right now but I feel like a 1950’s wife.  Is it Cuba or is it being the wife of the director of the film school or a bit … Continue reading

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The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover …….. in Cuba.

Tweet As I was thinking about writing this post, the Peter Greenaway film title that I stole for this post title kept playing around in my head all jumbled up and back to front.  I think Peter Greenaway has visited the … Continue reading

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