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The Night Chuck Berry Died

The Night Chuck Berry Died

“THE NIGHT CHUCK BERRY DIED” Real to reel with karmic ironies. Montserrat’s social media is abuzz with the news that slide blues guitarist Dave Kelly will be on island to take part in the week long St. Patrick’s Festival.  John and I are particularly keen to catch him...
OWZAT!

OWZAT!

OWZAT! Wandering up to the crease, hearing the thwack of willow on leather. Had it not been for our two boys’ passion for the sport, it’s likely that cricket for me would still be one of those impenetrable games during which, as one bemused American once said, ’22 men...
MADE TO MEASURE

MADE TO MEASURE

MADE TO MEASURE How St. Patrick's Day and Saving Money Come Together in the Same Sentence. Purely by chance I recently discovered a painless way of saving money.To celebrate my birthday, John had generously suggested we take a stroll down Bond Street, London’s most...
LET FREEDOM RING

LET FREEDOM RING

LET FREEDOM RING An Interesting Trip Into The History Of Montserrat Montserrat has been associated with Britain for over two hundred years, and is today described as a British Overseas Territory.  But, it wasn’t always so.  During the lucrative years of sugar...
Plant Whisperer

Plant Whisperer

Plant Whisperer Pretty plants make powerful medicine. Mapai, elfin-like head gardener and plant whisperer at the National Trust’s botanical gardens on Montserrat, crushes a leaf and hands it to me.  It smells like coriander, but has a much stronger olfactory kick....