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Wheaton’s Way

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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