Paperback Writer!

Good morning! I am trying to stay upbeat and positive today in spite of the weather.  Now, oddly for someone who’s lived so much of her life in hot climates, I don’t like very hot weather.  But I’m getting a bit tired of putting the heating on in the second week of June!  But the house has felt so damp and cool the last few nights that I’ve had no option.  I’ve been doing the hokey cokey with the washing.  It’s been in – out – in – out because of the sudden downpours and so shaken all about with … Read the rest »

A Little Bit of Deja Vu

I am so sorry for the delay in posting again. I’m really just treading water waiting for the sale of Avocado Cottage to go through. And I haven’t been too well lately.

So, to give you something to be getting on with here is an article I did for one of my favourite authors and a very special woman, Barbara Copperthwaite.

https://www.barbaracopperthwaite.com/elaine-spires

Enjoy!… Read the rest »

In Pain!

Ouch!   Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!

I’ve had toothache for several days; one of the big ones right at the back 🙁 and it’s sending a throbbing pain all up my jaw.  Oh, woe is me!!   I have a pain-threshold that is about minus fifteen on a scale of one to ten, so I’ve been taking loads of pain-killers resulting in me floating through the week and seeing the world through a haze.  Finally, this morning I went along to see the dentist only for her to tell me she couldn’t extract it as it’s infected. 😭😭😭 So it’s a week … Read the rest »

Finally – A Post!

So, I’m starting off 2017 with a HUGE apology for being so absent at the end of last year and the beginning of this one. A very belated

To you all!

To you all!

The couple of weeks before I left Antigua to spend Christmas and New Year in England just flew by and with the best will in the world I couldn’t find much time to update you all on my activities. Enough to say, I finally published SINGLES AT SEA – Hooray! Hooray! And it’s available on Kindle only at the moment – sorry but it will be out in paperback … Read the rest »

Singles at Sea Sets Sail

Excited much! Singles at Sea, the fourth book in my Singles’ Series is now available on Kindle. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Singles-At-Sea-Book-ebook/dp/B01N9MZSH4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1483174256&sr=8-4&keywords=singles+at+sea

Eve takes her group of singles on a cruise to Amsterdam and the Norwegian Fjords.

The cover of Singles at Sea

The cover of Singles at Sea

I look forward to your feedback. Enjoy!… Read the rest »

Hello, Australia! Hello, World!

What a brilliant surprise earlier today…… A lovely lady – SB – contacted me after seeing my I Feel GOOD post – all the way from…….Australia!! Isn’t it amazing? I’m sitting in Avocado Cottage, Antigua, West Indies, posting a blog about my wonderful Little Yellow Pills and how much good they’re doing me and she’s reading all about it more than eleven thousand miles away! The wonders of technology never fail to amaze me. And I’m delighted she wants to deal with her oxidative stress and get really well again. Oxidative stress is the cause of more than two hundred … Read the rest »

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 »

Butterflies, Christmas Baubles and Feminists

I’m taking advantage of dropping anchor on Singles At Sea (see what I did there?) as the laptop is charging to catch up on my journal. Just to explain that my extension lead had ceased to work and the socket is too far from the table for me to write while the laptop’s plugged in. So here I am in the iPad, giving you a quick look at the last week or so.

It’s butterfly season at the moment. Every day dozens of pretty pale yellow butterflies are all over the garden, until I grab the camera and they disappear! … Read the rest »

Reading and Riding

I’ve got wheels! Whoopee! After being fairly cut-off due to lack of transport – Five Islands isn’t exactly a back-water but it’s nice to have the convenience of a vehicle at your disposal – I’ve now got the use of a car. My friend R is in UK for a while and has kindly given me use of her car while she’s away.
It is like FREEDOM!!
I went for a little drive yesterday evening. Just because I could!
There’s a problem today, though, in that it won’t start 🙁 It needed a jump yesterday but that’s normal when the … Read the rest »

Encounters of the Bovine Kind

Last Thursday afternoon I needed to go into St John’s to get a few odds and ends. I walked down the lane and sat on the little wall under the huge tamarind tree to wait for the bus. It was a glorious afternoon, hot and sunny, the sky the brightest of blues with billows of white cloud here and there but the breeze was minimal. So I sat under the tree, fanning myself with my hand to try and cool down, while clutching my new shopping, free bags.

My new, FREE shopping bags.

My new, FREE shopping bags.

Aren’t they nice? Antigua went plastic-bag-free on … Read the rest »