La Toussaint en Guadeloupe

All Saints’ Day, known as La Toussaint across the French-speaking world, is celebrated on the first of November.  A Christian festival in which believers join together to pray for their deceased loved ones, the tradition also helps to bring families together to spiritually contemplate life. The religious significance of ‘All Saints Day’ reminds Christians that…

A ‘leg day’ like no other

Friday 27th September marked my first month in Guadeloupe. Having fully adjusted to this incredible island, I was having the time of my life. Happy, healthy and tanned, I made my way to the gym at 7am for a workout. It was “leg day”. Ironic. Friday night brought spontaneous plans to go out with my…

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…