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Wheaton’s Way

In times like these, we all need to make a conscious effort to thank someone for a job well done. Last week, there was an...

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My housemate Lynne, and I, were digging through the nooks and crannies of our house over the long weekend (yes, we’re living the dream),...

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I’m going to confess something here: about a month ago, I had to Google the rules to the simple card game ‘Snap’. I’m not saying...

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Why do I find home renovations so scary? I have committed to far riskier enterprises without thinking twice, but I just have to hear the...

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Now that the spring season of US television shows is done, with the Great Cull cancelling many a fledgling series (I have to say,...

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As I sat in the cinema next to best friend Lynne, both of us with our hands over our eyes through a particularly scary...

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Last week I went along with friends Lynne and Julie to the Prospect Playhouse to watch ‘Noises Off!’ By the end of nearly three hours,...

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My best friend, Lynne, and I booked a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton last weekend. I’d been dithering over the idea for months, but time was...

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After the past week, I have discovered a new appreciation for people who know what they are doing in the kitchen. My journey towards the...

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When you’re young, you sometimes don’t realise the things that will become important later in life. Who would have thought that bedding would be...

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It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, I don’t mind telling ya. As you already know (because I never tire of shouting it from the rooftops),...

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I’ve always thought it a good idea to step outside one’s comfort zone from time to time... right up until I have to do...

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As most of you know, 1 April is also known as April Fool’s Day. There were many posts on social media last Thursday, designed to...

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When the band Chicago sang, “You’re a hard habit to break,” they weren’t just whistling Dixie. Habits can be good or bad, and the latter...

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Why does ‘beauty’ maintenance have to be costly and painful? This is the question that crossed my mind, as I lay back and presented my...

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There are warnings printed on a good number of the items we buy. A few examples: ‘Skin irritant’, ‘Choking hazard’, ‘Do not operate heavy machinery...

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It’s not until you’re watching what you eat that you realise almost all celebrations or major holidays revolve around food. I was walking the hallowed...

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When people ask how my weekend was, I often give the standard reply: “It was lovely, thanks. I got to relax, watch TV, read...

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There is a knack to selling goods. Some people have it, and some people don’t. I was reminded of this when I visited a couple...

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I have been reacquainting myself with items in my closet that I haven’t worn in years, and now I know why. It wasn’t just...

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They say that patience is a virtue. Maybe that’s why no one’s ever called me a virtuous woman. (It might not be the only...

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I was looking at pictures of deep snow in Spain, posted by friends of mine on Facebook, and I thought to myself, “Okay, THAT’S...

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Well, here we are. It’s 2021 and there’s another whole year before Christmas comes around again. Anyone who reads my column on a regular basis...

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I could start this column by saying it’s been a hell of a year, but that might be stating the obvious. When I think back...

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Over the past few weeks, I have been getting the house ready for Christmas. You might think by this I’m talking about hanging mistletoe, trimming...

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I was reminded of a fact this week: No matter how modern the Cayman Islands have become, they have thankfully not lost that small-town...

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Last week, I realised that the some of the most flattering light I’ve seen myself bathed in is that which illuminates the office toilets. I...

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They say, “If you want something done properly, do it yourself.” Here’s my caveat addendum: “… unless you don’t have a clue.” Readers, after my last...

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It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year... unless you’re trying to track down that one rogue bulb that’s throwing a spanner into...

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Anyone who says you should marry for money has clearly never had a roof leak on them. Or the toilet back up. Or an...

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I was so relieved when I saw that Halloween was still happening this year. Home schooling, green strata pools and lockdown are one thing, but...

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It occurred to me, as I attempted to shove a once-used pool inflatable back into its box with limited success, that I spend quite...

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If you were anywhere in the vicinity of Macabuca on Saturday, you would have heard the sweet sounds of live music wafting along on...

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It has certainly been the week. Who needs coffee in the morning when it’s hurricane season? Speaking of coffee and other vital household goods, apparently...

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I think it was the smell of burning hair that triggered the realisation: we, as adults, never seem to take the sound advice we...

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Throwing a party can be a lot of fun. It can also be extremely stressful, if you take on too much and allow preparations...

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It was my birthday last week. I won’t tell you the exact date, as my best friend Lynne is convinced that foreign governments are just...

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According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of the word ‘phobia’ is: An extreme fear or dislike of a particular thing or situation, especially...

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Whoever coined the phrase ‘It’s just like riding a bike’, clearly never went years without their feet on the pedals before getting back on...

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If there was any doubt that hurricane season is upon us, that was firmly wiped away in the past week, when Laura and Marco...

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When you have more time to yourself, you might think of trying new things to alleviate the boredom. For example, you might say to yourself,...

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As I wrestled with an electric hand mixer on the weekend, it occurred to me that reading the instructions of how to assemble and...

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When I recently visited a friend’s house, I was blown away by how minimalistic everything was. The coffee table didn’t have a compartment for hiding...

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It took COVID to do it. I am on another diet. Actually, let’s call it a ‘lifestyle plan’, which sounds much better. After years of...

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A few days ago, I was hauling myself out of a swimming pool, when I thought, “When did this become difficult?” Completely unlike all those...

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from COVID-19, it’s that you need to choose your shelter-in-place partner very carefully. Odds are good that at some...

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True story: I stepped outside my house this week and instantly burst into flames. Temperature is 95 degrees; feels like: the surface of the...

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Social media is a bit of a sticky wicket right now. On the one hand, it is fantastic for keeping up-to-date with friends and...

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They say that situations like the one we’re presently living in, can bring out the best and worst in people. I certainly know that...

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will no doubt be aware of the three young boys who created (and completed) the Kite...

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This Saturday, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, better known as the NCVO, will be holding an online fundraiser for the first time ever. Yours...

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At the beginning of this whole shelter-in-place business, we figured what with the movies and shows we’d missed when we were busy, the board...

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Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and, boy, if ever there were a time to appreciate mothers, it is now. I’m not saying fathers are...

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Who would have thought that Little Cayman would suddenly become the Vegas of the Cayman Islands? Word is out that the curfew there has...

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When Premier Alden McLaughlin said earlier this week that they could be easing some of the COVID-19 regulations by Monday, and in increments after...

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How many weeks has it been now? I believe it’s been about five or six, but it feels like ‘42elewenteen’, as local seer and...

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As I sit here, eating wine gums for breakfast, I wonder where it all went so horribly wrong. I think situations like our present...

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So, here we are again – another week sheltering in place, which is nothing but a good thing when you look at how some...

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I conducted a completely unscientific survey and polled tens of people to find out what was the number one burning query on everyone’s mind.

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Here we are, now officially in lockdown mode. Those of us who are not exactly gourmet chefs are beginning to discover that creating a...

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More years ago than I care to remember, I was actually pretty fit. I was eating well, getting more sleep and going to the gym on a regular basis.

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It seems you can’t turn on the TV or browse the internet without coronavirus popping up somewhere.

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You may remember me mentioning that my best friend Lynne and I moved into a ‘new’ house last year. Yes, roomies-4-ever it seems. One of...

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Valentine’s Day is this Friday. Cupid readies his bow on 14 Feb. and romance is in the air. I must admit, I can’t actually recall...

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I know I have written about this subject before. Maybe it was on Facebook. Maybe it was in my diary when I kept one...

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Before I begin this one, let me just say that I get the fact that not many people are going to share my enthusiasm...

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Yes, we are all aware of the usual resolutions. Get fit, watch your money, give to charity and spend time with loved ones. Here...

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When the breezes suddenly began to blow cooler and I saw workers balancing on ladders in the middle of Cayman’s roundabouts, I knew Christmas...

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You may have read a previous column of mine, talking about the joys of moving house. My best friend, Lynne Firth, and I have...

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After a couple of weeks using my column to rail against the devil that is technology (ahem), I decided to completely change tack this...

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I recently found myself dancing the do-si-do in front of a tap in a public toilet and wondered when washing one’s hands had become...

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Moving house is the seventh level of hell. We moved in May and I am still recovering. It had been so long since the...

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