Don’t leave home without it!


Dear lovely readers and commentists, firstly I just want to say a big big thank you for all the supportive comments and emails we have received about our recent very sombre post: “Help, My teacher is an alien”. There is a risk that I have completely lost my mind so your support and comments mean more to us than you could possibly know. A big “muchas gracias” to all.

As it was such a serious post, I decided it was time to balance it with something much more frivolous so here just a quick story that the children have mostly written themselves. [Read more…]

The Other Shoe…


Our fantastic trip to Santo Domingo had two purposes: 1) as a day out to celebrate the boys’ birthdays and 2) to let each of them chose a present from a bigger selection of shops than we have here in Nagua. We had a fifty per cent success rate. The day trip was amazing and everyone had a great time. Sadly, the shops in the area where we concentrated our search (La Zona Colonial) only ranged the same limited items as the shops in Nagua. Apart from new footballs for Ben and Zach from a sports shop we already knew of, our arms were not aching from the weight of our parcels as we climbed aboard the big yellow bus to begin our journey home. [Read more…]