Tag Archives: Havana

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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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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Where is Mariel, and what mysteries does it hold for us?

Tweet After another party in the house to get me back my Cuba groove, yet again the boys were on holiday (do they ever work these French teachers?).  I wanted to get out of Havana with the children on some … 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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Meeting Sandrine Bonnaire and French Cinema month comes round again

Tweet Last week was a very exciting week for me.  Before heading off to New York, the French Film month had begun in Cuba, and the Friday before we had gone to the opening night to see Les Intouchables, the … 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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Easter in Cuba, a savage tree murder and a bonfire

Tweet Easter arrived in Cuba.  After 8 years of dealing with Semana Santa in Antigua I am rather relieved that Easter like Christmas is not such a big deal, although I am sure my children don’t agree.  Luckily my German … Continue reading

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Ipad mini, NBC and my first ever script.

Tweet I have just spent a delicious week locked up in the house with my gorgeous little Babygirl (known as Saskia to everyone else) for lazy mornings snuggled up in bed, she with Charlie and Lola, and me with one … Continue reading

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Scripts, Saskia and Selfishness

Tweet Lots of important decisions to make this weekend and I am feeling as though I have two voices in my head …….. One says you deserve time to yourself to do your own thing, and the world is full … Continue reading

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