Archive for the Montserrat Category

Reclaiming Montserrat

As long as my Great Aunt Dorothy — my Nenen — is alive, there will always be the call to return to Montserrat. Her voice and commanding presence at her home in Mongo Hill, St Johns will always represent home sweet home. Thus, I’d walk through fire to get to her and can’t wait to get back sooner rather than later. By the way, when I was there last December, a friend took me to see the exclusion zone — much of it devasted by the volcano some 16 years ago! You can see pictures of this area in my […]

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Before Friday, only two people knew Basherter’s true identity. My elder sister and ScandinaviaGuy. And ScandinaviaGuy only knew as after the situation with AirportGuy, I vowed that if I ever again starting communicating with someone from Montserrat who had romantic potential, I was going to ask at least one male friend about the person’s character. I perhaps would have told others, but Basherter is a private person and didn’t really want me talking about “us” with Montserrat people. In that it’s a small island and gossip does spread, I figured I would comply with the condition that if things got […]

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Ulterior Motives

After the drama with Basherter yesterday, it was good to have a day out at the Eastbourne Airshow with friends! But have to say that I’m now once again annoyed with the whole situation. Particularly as his status update now reads: “the giving of my friendship should not and will not be determined by an ulterior motive, it shall be true and without judgment.” I am assuming this was meant for me and as such it makes me furious because he appears to be suggesting that I had some hidden agenda with regards to our friendship. Now I won’t deny […]

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I was going to do a write-up of my birthday yesterday, but really what is there to tell beyond the fact that I went to the movies to see Bridesmaids (not very funny!). This was followed by browsing some of my favourite London bookstores and then having a very yummy dinner at Coq d’Argent. So a good day all around, but years from now I wouldn’t deem it entirely memorable. What is more memorable and pressing to note is that I am no longer speaking with Basherter. Things came to a head today via our conversation on Skype. Much to […]

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Fruit Cravings

It’s 70 degrees Fahrenheit in London today. Hot, but not hot enough for August! I’d like it to at least 80 degrees. Since the probability of that is slim, I’d to be in the Caribbean – in Montserrat to be exact. My time there in June was way too short and I didn’t get to eat enough fresh fruits. I want more cherries, guavas, guineps, sour sop, sweet sop, coconut, mamisiporte and mangoes, mangoes and more mangoes! Heck, the craving was so strong today that I went to the grocery store in search. And while there were some mangoes, they […]

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