St Helena Coffee – A Story, A Journey, A Passion.

St Helena Coffee – A Story, A Journey, A Passion.

“Shopping ethically can empower others, change lives, and impact the world on a greater scale”. Molly Stillman Two black wrought iron gates are suspended between two white pillars. On the face of one pillar is a sign, Rosemary Gate. At the end of the driveway sits a Parisian-styled house. The splatter of red berries could…

Does the Music Entertain us? Or do we Entertain it?

Does the Music Entertain us? Or do we Entertain it?

“Music can change the world”. Beethoven Music, like a fine wine, a good book, an interesting documentary….any form of communication is best enjoyed when we open our souls completely to it. To sit quietly and allow the various instruments and voices to quench our thirst is surely to appreciate collaborations which have arisen from spirit…

The Festival of Lights – St Helena Island

The Festival of Lights – St Helena Island

“Be the light that others so desperately need”. Addie Thomas As the world continues to navigate restrictions, St Helena Island celebrated their annual Festival of Lights in the lead up to Christmas 2021. Children, adults, Father Christmas and his Elves gathered to light up the streets of Jamestown. I was pleased to see that Micky…

Blood is ‘Icky’ – But our Health is not Piffle

Blood is ‘Icky’ – But our Health is not Piffle

“It is health that is really wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. Mahatma Ghandi I admire those people who deal with blood and other body composites every day. I’m not afraid of death but it still doesn’t mean I can ‘stomach’ my own blood and wounds easily, let alone someone else’s. At work…

Sandy Bay Barn – Unpredictable Weather Patterns
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Sandy Bay Barn – Unpredictable Weather Patterns

I remember doing this walk a few years ago, yet, this time, with my renewed focus, I enjoyed it much more. Ok ok, so the company was pretty awesome too. Once again these walks remind me of the togetherness of various cultures, learning from one another. We met at Green Hill. Ed’s vehicle having broken…

Prosperous Bay Beach – Warm Temperatures in Spring
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Prosperous Bay Beach – Warm Temperatures in Spring

I have learnt never to trust the weather patterns on one side of the island verses the next. Whilst light drizzle accompanied us to the outskirts of Bradley’s Covid-Isolation Camp (the start of our walk), long before we arrived at the beach, the skies had turned a ‘Bart Simpson’ blue. I swear that every hike…