Category Archives: Guatemala

The honour of my family and my love affair with Cuba

Tweet In my last days leaving Cuba, Shakespeare quotes were running through my head, lines from Julius Cesar and Corialanus, now in England I am listening to Danay Suarez and it all makes sense …………. Yo soy individual y me … Continue reading

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The curious story of Chanel the cat, rumba at Palenque and more bad times in Guatemala.

Tweet A few weeks ago a kitten appeared one night on our terrace in front of the sea, Rafa found her and brought her inside.  She was so tiny I thought she was a hamster.  The next day our little … Continue reading

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Don’t cry for me Guatemala …….

Tweet Don’t cry for me Guatemala, the truth is I never left you…….. Well I did.  We did.  And a couple of weeks ago I went back with my family, with my 3 Guatemalan hybrids and without my Guatemalan and … Continue reading

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Family life, my first Havana Birthday and the first US official visit to the Film School

Tweet We have been here just over 6 months now and my family is settling into a new rhythm. I have just celebrated my first Birthday in Cuba, and for the first time in years, I didn’t organise anything, as … 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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Life is surreal ……. but I like it

Tweet I sat in the auditorium of the Museo de Belles Artes last night listening to some great British actors delivering a beautiful collection of Pinter’s plays and poems finishing with his incredibly powerful acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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Our house, the party and the French lover who fled the country

Tweet Our first party in our wonderful house all went very well.  Everyone from the film school helped me to make it a success.  Maeda arrived with flowers to fill the house from San Antonio and then a team of … Continue reading

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Cuban Police and me ……..

Tweet I have just spent 8 years living in a country where the police are ………… quite frankly a joke.  In fact, they are worse than that, they are a corrupt bunch of people who I would not call if … Continue reading

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In Limbo in Habana

Tweet My life has begun here in Havana but I still feel a little bit in limbo, mainly because the school term hasn’t begun for Rafa or the children …….. but after a few amateur mistakes, things are falling into … Continue reading

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Arrived in Cuba and dialing up my internet!

Tweet I bet you have all forgotten what that sounds like.  I have to admit to feeling very nostalgic when I heard that old familiar noise. Sorry for my absence from the blogsphere but the last few weeks have been … Continue reading

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