Tag 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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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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More school holidays and a new puppy!

Tweet This is the worst time of year for a mother at the French school.  They seem to go holiday crazy.  I have only just recovered from a 2 week break; remember our jaunt to Viñales?  And then I had … 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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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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Quinta Avenida, Embassies and Air Con

Tweet A month has flown by and my life is still not sorted but we have done so much in such a short space of time.  We need to remind ourselves, on those days when we both feel exhausted and … 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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On the run, safe house and processions …….

Tweet Our possessions have all disappeared and are due to mysteriously arrive in another country where I am sure we will spend an eternity fighting with the customs  …… but we are ready for it. What if the ship sinks? … Continue reading

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The Toaster

Tweet We have moved out of our house and our things have left in a big truck headed for Cuba but not without some interesting issues along the way.  One of which, I would like to share here as maybe … Continue reading

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