Category Archives: UK

Sweaty days are here again, and tough times in the new Cuba

Tweet I was cleaning up my old blog site and dusting it down and I found the last unposted blog I wrote before we were publicly attacked and hounded out of the country.  We were stressed and with the feeling … Continue reading

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Hurricane Port

Tweet Quite a lot going on here in our family life, including a little attack of chicken pox and a half term holiday of 2 weeks, meaning that our latest role of full time parents has been pushed to the … Continue reading

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Going back to my roots

Tweet I was supposed to go and see a Cuban band on Saturday night, but in the end did not make it, my heart wasn’t in it.  Rafa flew to New York the next day for the Icaro film festival … 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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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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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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Birthdays, Americans in Havana and no knickers!

Tweet Yesterday was Rafa’s 51st Birthday.  We made a cake and the boys made him a very sweet card to be kept and treasured.  Saskia still doesn’t really know what is going on but she loved the singing and the … Continue reading

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England ……..looking backwards

Tweet It is always tricky dipping back into England every year but this year it was particularly hard.  We were homeless, in limbo and I think we all felt disconnected and confused.  I always go for a month but by … Continue reading

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