Monday, 31 December 2007

Day 120 - Old Year's Night!!!

I haven't been able to blog as much as I would've liked to. I've usually been too exhausted at night to stay awake and write. Also my dial-up connection is so slow I get impatient with the length of time it takes to do everything.

First let me say my food plan has been shot to pieces and I can tell that I have put on weight, but I am taking it all in my stride knowing that when I get back to London and to my routine, I'll lose the weight again and continue my downward trend.

Since I last wrote I have been spending leisurely days at the beach, Paradise Beach

visiting relatives
Cousin Aña (I love this little girl)

Aunt Ivy (90 years old) and I

and exploring the countryside.
Mahogany Trees on Cherry Tree Hill

Boys cycling down hill in Hillaby

View of the East Coast from Cherry Tree Hill

Scotland District

Anglican Church

Windmill build by the Dutch and used to process sugar cane between 16th - 19th centuries

Delores, James and I visited the village where my mum was born. Life in this village hasn't changed much and we were able to find people who remembered my grandparents, my mother and her siblings.We plan to have a quiet Old Year's Night at home. Actually, I am probably going to be asleep by 10pm. so that we can wake up by about 5:30am to go out and watch the sunrise on the first day of the new year.


  1. I know exactly how you feel - my computer crashed on Christmas Day and hasn't been resurrected yet. I'm at work (on New Year's Day!) and dropping in quickly.

    Your photos are GORGEOUS! Makes me want to go too.

    And routine helps a lot - I can't wait to get back to mine!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful pictures, I particulary like the Mahogany Trees on Cherry Hill. Your Aunt Ivy is a doll, I had a great Aunt Ivy myself, my mother's middle name is Ivy in her honour and I gave my daughter Ivy as a middle name to carry on the tradition.

    I hope you had a good new year and I wish you and your family all the very best 2008 can offer. Take care and forget the diet till you come home.

  3. The pictures are beautiful. So different than where I am from. You look lovely in your picture with your Auntie.

  4. Really beautiful places. I love islands. The coast is so beautiful.


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