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.

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…