Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A Note From The Creator?

My status as an ackee-loving Jamaican has long been solidified, since the day that I ventured to speak on behalf of our much-maligned National Fruit.

Disclaimer: My love for ackees does not extend to the canned variety, since I have never consumed it... and I have no desire to do so.

It should come as no surprise, therefore, that ackees come under serious scrutiny in our house.

Of course.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Red Alert! Pedestrians Crossing

Source: Wikimedia Commons
I have heard it said that "marriage is a two-way street".... that all you needed was a little give and take to make it work...

But that statement never appeared to be anything more than a thinly-veiled wildcard because, if you have ever been behind a steering wheel on any two-way street that lacks a functioning traffic light, you already know that the inherent human tendency is all about the 'take' and very little (if any) of the 'give'.

God forbid that you should happen to be a pedestrian on said road during rush hour.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Island Buzz

Life at our Moringa tree before 6 a.m.....

*Click the photos to enlarge*

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Sanitised Gospel (2 of 2)

** Please read Part 1 before moving forward **

Every good gardener will tell you that pruning is an essential skill to master if you plan to experience any success with growing fruit-bearing shrubs or trees.

From the removal of diseased branches, in order to prevent the contamination of the entire stock....

.... to the pruning that is done in a bid to maintain a certain height, or to encourage the growth of multiple side-shoots [bearing tips?]....

Pruning can often present a shocking visual for the uninitiated.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Sanitised Gospel (Part 1 of 2)

I heard a gasp, and my gaze shifted to seek out its source, but I did not need to look very far...

Front and centre of the group of children who had gathered that Sabbath to hear the Bible story was a chubby-cheeked nine-year-old girl whose eyes were now as wide as saucers. She was shocked beyond measure at the sudden demise of Sapphira (Acts 5: 1-11), and I worried that I may have scarred the poor child for life.