Set Sail For Plymouth.

Got a phone call from Melody from the green monkey to say they were running the boat trip today & would we still like to go?” yippee” We have to be there at 2.15pm so we rang Danny to come pick us up as we had to go to the bank again & we needed to do a bit of shopping to bring souvenirs home.So we got ready & Danny collected us brought us to the bank then we went to Arrow’s shop to buy Cd’s & T shirts, Danny told me that 2000 copies of Arrow’s Cd’s have been sold since he died last Wednesday,R.I.P. Arrow.The shop sold every thing shoes, t shirts,socks, bags,travel cases,Cd’s, perfume,cereal,bread, etc etc.it was like a mini market & a clothes shop all rolled in to one. Continue reading

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Jumping Jack Flash.

Its a hot hot day today, must be from all the rain from last night the sea looks so calm today, Michael has just gone in for his daily morning swim while i make breakfast its my turn to day,cant believe were here 1 week tonight the time is flying by.were going to hit the road again today going to see if we can get a boat tour before we leave this lovely Island.OK up cardiac hill eventually got to the top main road no sign of a taxi but it Sunday maybe they don’t run on a Sunday we started to walk to V’s bar,Aoife rang to say she left her spare phone there for me she must have got the no of Susan from tradewinds any way were walking along & a car stops to give us a lift its the couple we met in Olveston house the other night they are from Masseutteuts in the USA they came to Montserrat back in 1986 loved it & came back & bought a house here,they dropped us off in woodlands area so we started walking again a while later a bus stopped & low & behold its Winston he brought us to Cudjoe head he dropped us off but V’s was closed so we started walking down the hill towards little bay & the Green Monkey as we were walking down the road people were coming out of church,This church is just down passed Angelo’s super market in Brades & as we went along the road this lady stops & asked us where we  were headed we told her the Green monkey so she said get in & she brought us all the way real nice lady her name is Nurse Cooper. Continue reading

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Dinner by candlelight.

Having a chill out day to day lazing by the pool doing absolutely nothing  but reading & having a swim when it get to hot to bare,a few drops of rain but it feels good,had a little lunch by the pool today as we are going to Ziggies to night & then on to Soca Cubana for a night of song & dance tonight is karaoke night relay looking forward to it.That plasma on the veranda i was telling you about was showing some crazy Sky’s changing from one colour to another all day & thunder rolling but still very hot,anyway we got ready & Winston came & brought us way up the mountains to this place called Ziggs Continue reading

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The Divine intervention.

Another hot day had breakfast by the pool.George Reilly came by he is the guy that cleans the pool very chatty man,he asked us why it took us so long to find Montserrat, he also said he worked for many years for Mr Diggs who has since passed on,don’t know if i said this his wife’s family own the house now.any way I was asking him about the area he said it was a ring road & we would not be able to get very lost for very long. Then Lynn the house keeper came so we went for a walk to stay out of her way,we ended up in the Attic Restaurant in Olveston not two far from our villa but up some hills,We both had Roti which is pastry filled with chicken potatoes & veg in a curry base it was served with chips yummy you could also have it with beef, or just veg.The Attic also make there own fruit juices I had Guava, Michael had blackberry, with a dash of rum in both well we are on holiday,The Attic closes at 4pm what a pity  it could have been our local a well.It also closes on Sat/Sun.we were out on the veranda having lunch & boy did the heaven’s open A tropical storm the lady of the house said, but when it stopped you think it never happened.In the mean time we met with Fr.George who is from Cork in Ireland,We had brought him over some Irish news papers.

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Chill out day.

Was woken up at 3am to a very heavy rain storm, thunder  lighting read my book for a bit then went back to sleep up at 8am made some breakfast & sat on the veranda writing my notes its very hot again to day no breeze boooooooooooooo.We had a day at the pool today had to have a rest after all that walking the last 2 days.So just lazed around the pool reading & swimming & basically doing nothing.Maybe I will tell you about the villa NICE DIGGS  was built by Mr Diggs himself in the late 80’s.It is a lovely big Villa, when you walk in the front door there is a big living room with a whole side of glass leading out to the veranda seating for 10 people at a big table, a sofa also in this room is a bar,there is a room off the sitting room which is the master suite,with a big king bed,a his & hers bathroom, also a his/her walk in wardrobe lots of towels & bed linen,off one of the bathrooms there is a door that leads to the pool & also a privet front door on the other side of the sitting room is a kitchen long & narrow with doors that lead to the pool & an out side suit that has 2 beds & bathroom looking out on to the gardens with lovely trees & flowers,there is also a basement with washing machine,iron/iron board,washing sinks,lines,& a bathroom, spear beds out on the veranda you have the pool,with lounge beds table & chairs for breakfast,lovely gardens all round the house.There is a phone & you can ring the USA,/Canada, Internet, & a house keeper,pool keeper. Continue reading

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Hitch hicker’s guide to Montserrat.

Last night we went in to Salem,as we left the villa we turned right all down hill at last,as we were walking along it got very dark very quickly,Luckily we brought a torch with us a little tip i got from a past blogger,Anyway our down hill walk was cut very short because we had to walk up a very steep hill it was a bit scary because we did not really know where we were going & the sounds of the Lizards & crickets running round the tree’s and along the road.we asked a woman out walking & she put us on the right road.We found Desert storm & went in & had a drink,A guy called Maiga who runs the bar got talking to us  he told me my phone  has to be on a certain duel band to work in Montserrat he also said the phones on the street don’t work.a well you can’t have it all in Paradise.He told me he had a spare phone & i could borrow it for the rest of my holiday.

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Has to be seen to be believed.

Well here i am up again at 7-30am Rosters & birds singing at the top of the voices,Its a lovely sunny day to day very hot for this time in the morning whooooooo 27  degrees          We have decided to call our Veranda a plasma screen because every time you look out you see something new Kitts & Nevis are so clear to day.We have decided that since its such a clear day we will ring Winston & go & see the Volcano,We also rang & booked to go have dinner  in Ziggy’s on Saturday Night,seems this is the best place to go for dinner for a special occasion & it has to be booked,so this is what we did.we had breakfast & got ready

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First Day Steppin Out.

This is our first morning on the Island of Montserrat Very sunny with a lovely cool breeze,it is now 4.50am lovely falling star’s & the sound of Cock-a-doddle-do,sat on the veranda looking a the lovely sight that was on front of me,Mick had a swim in the pool while i did the unpacking & had a bit of breakfast,took lots of photos of the villa its such a lovely place. Continue reading

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Up Up and Away.

Well our long awaited holiday has arrived,We are like two kids Christmas morning,up at 3.30am,taxi arrives off to Dublin airport,check in no problems bags checked all the way through to Montserrat.First flight of the day Dublin-London (gatwick) all on time arrive in London 8 bells. Had a look around the duty free to pass the time till our flight to Antigua at 10.40am.Up up and away….watched a few films,had a little nap,8hrs later arrived in Antigua leaving London 9 degrees  arrive Antigua 33 degrees,wahooooooooooo. Continue reading

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