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 […]
I bought a beautiful Bougainvillea for our house in London. Then I bought two more, and inexplicably, for a couple of years, they thrived.
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 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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]