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My Nanny State

Tweet Here in Guatemala all my friends have nannies, niñeras, muchachas or whatever terminology you care to use.  It is par for the course, and a well known advantage of the third world lifestyle – a hangover from a colonial … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is.

Tweet Home is where the heart is, that´s what they say.  But what exactly does that mean?     A few days before my present home will be torn apart and broken up I have this weird nesting feeling.  I … Continue reading

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Antigua Life. Small Town, Easy Town

Tweet       I would like to begin this post by telling anybody who stumbles on to my site by accident that you should visit La Antigua Guatemala.  It is a unique, incredibly beautiful and special place.  When I … Continue reading

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Hard times in Cuba? or Guatemala?

Tweet Everyone is telling me that I will be arriving in Cuba for a time of great change and not all of those changes for the good, depending on who you are talking to.  The Cubans apparently are going to … Continue reading

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Living on a Beach not on Facebook

Tweet The Beach in Cuba   When asked about our move to Cuba my sons always respond with ………… our house will be right on the beach!  People even react to me in a similar way especially when they see … Continue reading

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The impending MOVE and MOTHERS day

Tweet Another week has flown by and I am trying not to get my proverbial knickers in a twist about this move and approach it in the manner of a great British colonial wife!  Brave and stoic and full of … Continue reading

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Reluctant Blogger who reads The Week and learnt about April Ashley

Tweet I have to admit to being a slightly reluctant blogger.   Just as I was a slightly reluctant facebooker but now I have been sucked into that time-consuming world …….. and worry that I am stepping into another yet … Continue reading

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La Bodegona

Tweet The Bodegona (literally meaning large warehouse) is, I suppose, the nearest thing Antigua has to a supermarket, but that is stretching the term somewhat! It is more a ramshackle collection of things organised in a way that still defeats … Continue reading

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Vacation courses ……… chess in the village

Tweet My boys were not too excited about doing sports camp again this vacation. They said that it got boring and the teacher made them walk a lot, and they didn´t do much sport. This amused me as I think … Continue reading

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My typical Central American village

Tweet Living in a country which already has its own set of apartheid rules to get used to, means it is not always easy to know how to integrate as much as that will ever be possible for a 5ft … Continue reading

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