Happy Birthday, Antigua!

Before I move onto congratulating my adoptive country on the thirty-fifth anniversary of its independence, I want to apologise to you all as lately I haven’t written my journal as often as I used to. I have had complaints! This, of course, is very flattering; I’m delighted at how many readers I have scattered across the globe that enjoy my jottings. So I’m really sorry if I’ve upset you. And I sincerely apologise. First of all, I don’t know where the time goes. I get up quite early here and yet before I can look round it’s lunchtime and then … Read the rest »

Days Are Flying By

Where have three weeks gone?  Huh?  Who can tell me?  I can’t believe I’ve only got three days left before I leave Antigua.  I have this sort of panicky feeling that I’m running out of time.

I’ve promised myself some beach time tomorrow, after I’ve been to APUA offices, that is.  I am dreading the thought of that.  Usually I deal with this wonderful woman, Ms Goodwin, but she’s not in the office at the moment and I’ve been told I have to go into the offices in person to deal with my problem, which is, I admit, totally of … Read the rest »

The Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em – ACTION!

What an exciting week it’s been!  After two years of planning we are finally shooting the pilot episode of the Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em.  Heather Doram and I went onto ABS Television’s  breakfast programme, good Morning Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday as our characters.  It was a lot of fun as Maisie and Em flirted mercilessly with presenter   William Dorsett, who was a good sport and gave co-presenter the lovely Brucella Marsh a lot to deal with.  We then had a production meeting and ran our lines together Nd then with the producer and director and this morning … Read the rest »

All Good Things…

And so, here I am, on the last day of my working holiday in my beautiful Antigua.  Well, it’s the penultimate day, really, but as tomorrow is departure day and it’s usually a round of madness I have to make the most of today.  The time has flown by; it seems as if I’ve only been here eight or nine days and not twenty. but I’ve had fun.

Particular fun was yesterday filming another Amazing Adventures of Maisie and Em trailer.  I don’t want to spoil anything for when you see it (which I know you will!!) but it involved … Read the rest »