Tag Archives: Havana

Nearly lost it! and the ridiculous story of internet in Cuba

Tweet I spent a few tense days last week, when it appeared that this blog had disappeared into cyberspace.  I couldn’t find my website and I couldn’t get into the website of any of my host or domain suppliers to … Continue reading

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The New Regime

Tweet There are a few regime changes going on around here and I’m not talking about the capitalists. Apart from the fact that my 8 year old keeps spouting his rights to me, and told me the other day that … 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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Danay, Wichy and the new Cuban generation …

Tweet I have not had as much opportunity as I would have liked to dip into the underground music scene in Havana but sometimes I find, the good people in life, just come your way ….  I am realising that … Continue reading

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Myths and Reality ….. in Cuba

Tweet I had an adventure last week.  I escaped from my domestic life as a mother and wife of the director of the film school and became a student again.  And reading over my last few posts.  I think I … Continue reading

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New Brits ….. rabbits, quails eggs and aubergine gratin

Tweet Last night we were invited to a party at the beautiful Vedado residence of the new British Ambassador. It was my first official invitation to an embassy actually in my name  …..   The party was essentially an excuse … 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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I’m back ………

Tweet I know, I know ………. I well and truly fell off my blogging wagon.  But after a long hot summer with 3 children under 8, a certain composure has finally re-entered my house this morning (can a house be … Continue reading

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The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover …….. in Cuba.

Tweet As I was thinking about writing this post, the Peter Greenaway film title that I stole for this post title kept playing around in my head all jumbled up and back to front.  I think Peter Greenaway has visited the … Continue reading

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Gilles Peterson, the Bienal and the art of dancing

Tweet Rafa was in Venezuela signing some important film agreement and the Bienal was in full swing.  The biggest art show in town, and its not just about art.  There are some crazy performances, lots of good music, a few … Continue reading

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