I celebrated my birthday this past weekend. When the shit hit the fan in March and everything recreational went into lockdown, I wondered if it would carry through until August. Common sense said most likely it would, and though my birthdays are usually spent pretty low-key and simply unwinding by going to dinner or a [...]
Many of us dream of things going back to the way they were before, but do we understand that whatever is there waiting for us on the other side of SARS-CoV-2 is not like it was before? A time when "The Great Pause" of a world perpetually on the move will be thing present only [...]
I published blog post this morning about flying solo with my daughter, and my husband wanted to share his side.
The other day, the need arose for Sio and I to travel alone. Up until that time, we traveled as a family. My husband was a tad concerned, asking numerous times if I was sure I'd be okay mostly because our child is frisskkyy!
One beautiful Sunday morning, I felt the need to get out of the house. After a few minutes, we settled for going to Cane River, St. Andrew, a hidden gem with a waterfall. We drove through St. Andrew rather than St. Thomas, and may have gotten a little bit lost before getting there. After a [...]
A few weeks ago hubby and I took a trip to Chicago recently to attend the 2018 staging of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The conference lasted a week, during which time we stayed at the Hyatt Place River North hotel. It was a business trip and for all intents and purposes, [...]
Heroes Weekend 2018 was a special weekend of celebration for my family. My husband turned the big 30, my daughter turned 2, I celebrated the completion of two books (business and fiction), our accompanying friends celebrated graduating from the UWI and getting engaged. We decided to celebrate at the Grand Bahia in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. [...]
My Birthday (August 9) weekend was a really full and busy time. My novel came out that day, and the stress of the months leading up was really wearing me thin. So when my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday and we happened to be driving by the Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach at [...]
This little gem is a secluded hideaway in Robin's Bay, St. Mary and I decided to make a trip of it with when my friend, Shawna (Colette) came to visit. We headed out on the Saturday before Mother's Day. It's about an hour and a half drive from Ocho Rios. I wouldn't say it was [...]
One of the downsides of being married to a doctor is that sometimes, usually for months at a time, there are periods where you don't spend nearly enough time together. Hello March! If my husband does manage to be at home, he is more or less sleeping or in a zombie-like state. So I decided we [...]
St. Ann is the largest parish in Jamaica and lies on the Northern coast of the island. Its main economic activity is tourism, much of which happens in the parish's popular town, Ocho Rios. The town reflects this with a wealth of adventures to take on and things to do. There are many more adventure [...]
Several months ago, on a whim, a friend of mine and another friend of his decided to bust out into the mountains. The Blue Mountains, Jamaica to be exact. We made a few stops chittering, chattering and taking the view in. Fresh air for days! On the way, we stopped at a lovely cafe for [...]