Now this is where I’m supposed to unveil the final installment of the “Why Do We Homeschool” series with a flourish of red cape like a Caribbean Matador [insert pic of matador here] Ole!!
Instead, if I’m lucky, you can have pic of a local goat.
Because today, the Internet is being stubborn. Like a goat
Hopefully it returns to running on full steam tomorrow. As soon as it does, I’ll post the last bit.
In the meantime, why not follow me on Instagram, where there are no goat pictures!
See you soon
Life is very different in St Kitts. Now if I was organised, I would have 16 things to be grateful for in 2016, but because I’m not (yet), I’m just going to do 3 (aka 3 Things I Take For Granted in the UK).
1. Running water (which is sometimes hot).
There are a couple of different reasons this one makes the list. Over here, the water sometimes goes off at night and the pressure is variable anyway, which affects whether or not the hot water kicks in! Not every home here has a water supply so standpipes are a regular sight here too.
2. An Internet connection
As someone who uses the Internet every now and then 😊 I’m truly grateful that I can keep up to date with what’s going on in the world and keep in touch with friends. A couple of noticeable differences though. The Internet is SLOW. Currently 2Mbps (but moving up to 6Mbps soon) compared to the 50Mbps I’m used to at home. But hey, give me warm weather and slow internet over cold weather and fast internet any day.
We had our first power cut recently. No electricity means no wifi, or charging devices, or using a microwave, or having lights. It’s another one of those things that are “just there” ready for you to use whenever you want, so when it’s not there, you really do feel it.
So if you have hot and cold running water, an Internet connection and electricity, recognise that you are blessed!
What are you grateful for?
Oh, and here’s one of my favourite tunes. Grateful (Fanatix Remix) by Dennis Ferrer & Kenny Bobien.
One of the things that is noticeably different about living in St Kitts is the abundance of food that either grows nearby, or can be supplied by a neighbour (often they just bring things round for you).
So far we’ve had breadfruit, bananas, coconuts, pumpkin, starfruit, breadnuts, yam, oranges, peas and watermelon all for free!
Some veg still has dirt on it, or is shaped strangely, but organic is much more tasty. Coconut water fresh from the coconut is much nicer than anything I’ve bought from the shops.
To be continued…
aka 4 months in St Kitts!
And it’s not really fully unplugged otherwise I wouldn’t be able to post this. But I digress.
9+ hrs in the sky, no wifi or 4G is very different for someone who’s connected pretty much all day every day. But I was prepared. I had a few news app articles and emails saved for offline viewing, and bit of music, plus there was a family to chat to and films to watch. And I slept most of the way. There was nothing to miss out on. Time, for a while stood still. I now and more convinced that this constantly connected age we live in is not healthy for us.
So even now, I’m writing about day 1 a week late. But what is late anyway…
So we’re here for a while 🌴 😊