We all make assumptions about the people we meet. It may be human nature. It’s easy to suppose that like every other animal, humans need to make some kind of decision about what kind of person someone might be when they meet someone new. Are they kind? Do they have the same politics? Have they […]
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
St Lucia is a small island, but despite it’s size, there’s plenty to do. The best way to see the island is by car. If you’re used to mountain roads, then hire a car from a local firm – four wheel drive is best. A few holiday lets come with a car, or the host […]
What’s not to like?
I bought a beautiful Bougainvillea for our house in London. Then I bought two more, and inexplicably, for a couple of years, they thrived.
Be careful what you wish for
It’s a long time since I’ve been to Wales and I’ve only been to Northern Ireland once, but as a reasonably regular visitor to Scotland and a resident of England, I feel it’s safe to say that none of these countries are tropical or even warm in the summer. But, just occasionally we have a […]
Shipping to the Caribbean
Shipping goods to the Caribbean is one of the most stressful things you will have to deal with if you have a long-term relationship with any of the islands. Whichever island you’re dealing with, there can only be one key piece of advice. Use a reputable agent. Finding a reputable agent however, doesn’t guarantee a […]
Yesterday afternoon in a well-known high street supermarket, a brief conversation with the cashier led to her telling me that she had visited St Lucia in 2017 and had loved it. It was a beautiful island and she would love to return. I asked where she’d stayed, but she didn’t know, it was an all-inclusive […]
One day spent in the UK during the winter quickly explains the British obsession with the weather. Returning a few days ago to London from the UK, narrowly missing a few “good days”, the temperature at the start of Spring has dropped to winter levels. Despite the drizzle, memories of warm evenings, lying lazily on […]
The Journey Begins
Welcome to the Reduit Bleu website. It is only a house, but it represents ‘a return home’ for my parents, for our family and we hope, for you. Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves. Sir Derek Walcott, Poet, Nobel […]