April reading round up

This month I have decided to publish a ‘reading round up’.  Being a book lover, I’ve always supported and bought from independent stores, but due to the current restrictions, I’ve made the late transition to the digital era!  I purchased a Kindle and I can’t put it down. April reads have been varied – ranging…

Island hopping the archipelago

Amélie Nothomb –  tout ce que l’on aime devient une fiction…. I left Guadeloupe six weeks ago, the same day the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Northern Ireland.  The world has become unrecognisable in a short space of time.  The inevitable boredom of confinement often results in re-reading the pages of my leather journal,…

Tropical Noël

Christmas: only a short time ago but now a distant memory. The holidays have ended, the spirit of Christmas has been distinguished along with the tree lights, decorations are hidden for another year.  The gruelling return to work means a lost motivation to stick to New Year Resolutions. Having always spent Christmas the ‘traditional’ way…

A day at Malendure

The black sands of Plage de Malendure offer a gateway to dive in La Reserve Cousteau. Another day spent in paradise.

First Impressions of Island Life

Summarising the first two weeks and capturing the array of emotions is difficult to put into words.  This is a short article detailing my first impressions of the French Caribbean island where I am living. Why am I in Guadeloupe? Some crazy travelling expedition to ‘find myself’ on the ‘gap yah’ I never had? Running…