Category Archives: Fashion

The real blog starts here …… out of Cuba!

Tweet   well not yet …… but just wanted to write a few things here before I get back on my blogging horse.  I didn’t realise how many people have been reading this and how some of them were not … Continue reading

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So near yet so far …. travelling from Havana to New York

Tweet I finally did it!  I got on that plane to New York, after so many years of plotting.  Our great friend Diana organises the Havana Film Festival in New York HFFNY and for years she has invited us, Rafa has … Continue reading

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Beyonce hysteria, date night with my son and the real Diva finally gets her party!

Tweet Well last week, the whole of Havana was wetting their pants about Beyonce and Jay-Z gracing Cuba with their presence and causing a bit of a rumpus down Havana Cafe Thursday night, including a lot of grown ups who really … 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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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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Mexicans, Scorpions and decapitations

Tweet I flew off to Guadalajara film festival for the third time last week.  Leaving my Saskia for the first time with her brothers and her adopted Cuban family.  Two nannies and Rafa’s driver, Mario.  In fact they all had … Continue reading

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New Latin American Cinema ……… and me.

Tweet The dust is settling on yet another Latin American Film Festival.  I am becoming a veteran of these events, which is rather strange for a person who has never made a film in her life, Latin or otherwise.  I … Continue reading

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Semana Santa, skirts and single mothers.

Tweet Another Semana Santa, Holy Week or Easter has just passed me by in Antigua.  For those who don´t know, the Semana Santa processions here are one of the highlights of the Catholic Church calendar  in this part of the … Continue reading

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Unexpected post about the Royal Wedding – Feeling homesick in Guatemala

Tweet I did not expect to be writing a post about my own country quite so soon especially not one about the Royal Family but when I got up this morning and put on the TV to catch up on … Continue reading

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