Category Archives: Animals & Insects

The Cow Wore a Yellow Cape

Today, is another national holiday in Mauritius.  It’s Maha Shivaratri and this morning I went to one of the temples in the north to check out the festivities.  This latest outing, however, had me returning home with a wet bum … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

It’s the week of home repairs and projects.  As I write this there are six people now either in the house or out in the garden and not one of them speaks English and, for some reason, the housekeeper seems oddly … Continue reading

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Attack of the Spider

With the exception of a small hair burning incident (there is such a thing as getting too close to smell food cooking on a gas burner stove – hello, lesson a 5-year-old could tell you – duh), the week ended well … Continue reading

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And now, the addition of extension cords

Blazing Apollo, it’s hot.  It’s the kind of day where you just sit and sweat.  Every living creature is seeking out water or shade and I’m one of them.  I’m a native Minnesota lady, after all, and I am just … Continue reading

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Water Tank Fairies

Hotness.  The past few days have been the gorgeous, sticky, tropical summer days that make the tourists flock here when it gets cold and grey up  in the North.  I love to see the happy, sun-dazed and rather sun-burned tourists that … Continue reading

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