Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
"The owner of Crystals Night Club in Freebottom Gabriel James has been hospitalised and is currently in stable condition after he was shot during a dispute this morning at his club. Two persons have been arrested - but not formally charged - for the shooting.
Unconfirmed reports are that James was parting a fight in the club when he was shot once in the chest.
The incident occurred at about 3 a.m."
Friday, February 22, 2008
If you follow this blog you will have noticed my disdain for roosters that decide to start calling in the early hours of the day. This usually means that they wake you up irrespective of whether or not you want to wake up. Chickens and roosters are to be found wild everywhere on the island but one group of workmen appear to have found a use for these…
..this is hearsay and the basis for this story may be unfounded, but it is credible….
They are building a new hospital in Road Town to replace the existing, somewhat in need, Peebles Hospital. The works are being conducted by mainly migrant construction workers who are put up in accommodation on the island. Well looks like the workers have also found themselves a food supply! There appears to have been a noticeable decrease in the number of chickens and roosters in the immediate vicinity of the new hospital. It is alleged that a number of workers have been asked to pay compensation for having taken the chickens and cooked them!
If only they would live near to my place… now that's a thought!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Just got some photos back from my last dive.... yes that's me in the picture and some of the marine life that I came across. Photos are from Sandy who is in IT and comes from Toledo, Ohio which, surprisingly enough, I have lived at for six weeks when I was a teenager.. what a small world this is!
Eagle ray comming off the bottom
Hawksbill Turtle taking a rest on the bottom
Yeap, this is me!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The weather was absolutely atrocious... the seas were rough, it was pissing down with rain, there was a strong wind... good weather for the ducks as they say.... how we stayed there for as long as we did was a testament to our resolve to get this qualification.. we should have got extra marks on the theory exam just for turning up today.
I went out with a t-shirt and swimming trunks, ended up completely soaked as if I I had been for a swim.. not having any spare clothes with me I walked into the Quicksilver shop at the marina, soaking in my t-shirt and trunks, picked up a pair of shorts and t-shirt from the rack.. went into the changing room.. tried them on, they fit... walked out with the wet clothes in my hand (you should have seen the looks I was getting!) and told the shop keeper that I would take the clothes that I was wearing but that I needed a plastic bag for my wet clothes... she turned to me and said.. "I need the bar codes"...ummm,,, so she pointed to my neck and waist from where I pulled them off so that she could scan them and charge me accordingly (I was surprised that she didnt scan them whist still attached to the clothes-and my body)!
The photo shows me drying off just upon returning to the marina......
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
At work they organised a St Valentine's breakfast in which all the food was cooked by the staff. It was superb with great local food.. got so stuffed that nearly had to give lunch a break!
BTW in relation to a previous post... Johnny Cake is known like that and is not related to the person who cooks it and bush tea can literally be the nearest bush used to brew the infusion. For example today I tried lemon grass bush tea and mint bush tea. As with most natural infusions, some are known to have medicinal uses.