Category Archives: culture

Guadalajara, chilly Cuba, next stop New York

Tweet Well Guadalajara seems a distant memory of sitting in the bar of the Hilton Hotel catching friends as they flew past from one film or party to another.  We did a press conference, we met some of the recent … Continue reading

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Ipad mini, NBC and my first ever script.

Tweet I have just spent a delicious week locked up in the house with my gorgeous little Babygirl (known as Saskia to everyone else) for lazy mornings snuggled up in bed, she with Charlie and Lola, and me with one … Continue reading

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Scripts, Saskia and Selfishness

Tweet Lots of important decisions to make this weekend and I am feeling as though I have two voices in my head …….. One says you deserve time to yourself to do your own thing, and the world is full … Continue reading

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Nearly lost it! and the ridiculous story of internet in Cuba

Tweet I spent a few tense days last week, when it appeared that this blog had disappeared into cyberspace.  I couldn’t find my website and I couldn’t get into the website of any of my host or domain suppliers to … Continue reading

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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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UNESCO, Cuba and me.

Tweet Last week the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova visited Cuba and the Film School.  I was lucky enough to meet her and was not disappointed.  She was actually one of those terribly accomplished important people, who seems totally … 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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Danay, Wichy and the new Cuban generation …

Tweet I have not had as much opportunity as I would have liked to dip into the underground music scene in Havana but sometimes I find, the good people in life, just come your way ….  I am realising that … Continue reading

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