Caribbean Christmas 14: Our Pinel Island Paraside Revisited

What took us so long to go back to Paradise? I wanted time to acclimatise as being exposed in the sun all day on a beach can be a red hot experience. The drive is a hot and long one from here and the traffic is often quite bad It seemed easier to do other things closer to home. And then we gave up with the excuses and just went to Pinel Island, scene of our favourite experience last time we were here in St Martin.   We left home at 8.30 and were on the first boat to the island […]

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Caribbean Christmas 11: My Holiday Wardrobe

I don’t know what came over me this time with the packing.   Despite admonishing N not to pack too much and hers weighed in at about 11 kilos, I went completely – and uncharacteristically- over the top and my luggage weighted in at about 28 kilos. In my defence, I looked at my suitcase after I had packed it and thought “if I can live out of that for a month, what the hell else is all this stuff for around the flat?” And also, in my defence again, I am here for a MONTH and I did bring about a dozen […]

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