Living off the Land

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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).

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So far we’ve had breadfruit, bananas, coconuts, pumpkin, starfruit, breadnuts, yam, oranges, peas and watermelon all for free!

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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…

Unplugged

 

  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 🌴 😊
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I was tidying up my blog a little bit and realised that I haven’t posted about our 7th little blessing! I do still blog, just not here very much so follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for breaking news 😁

So our 4th daughter Baby A was born in June 2014. Her name means “made by God” and she’s still the happiest, babbliest baby and flourishing as she is surrounded by love 😍

2013 – The end of the year

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This year has been amazing! So many highlights. But the overriding theme has been amazing people.

I live with 7 amazing people, and have an amazing family beyond that.

I work with amazing people.

I go to church and fellowship with amazing people.

I get to interact with amazing people on social networks.

I make music with and for amazing people.

Amazing, really!

[this is a re-titled repost of a previous post but it’s more relevant now then it was then!]

There’s a new baby in the Mayers house!

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Our 6th child, was born last week. A beautiful little girl whose name means “God has answered” and “ray of light”.

Now, while only some know that my wife and I are totally open to family size (it’s in God’s hands!) Baby E was a direct answer to her sister’s prayers.

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Our only other daughter (the other 4 are boys) was a little sad and upset with the male to female ratio in the home until one night something happened.

We have prayers and devotion time after our evening meal before everyone goes to bed, but on this occasion, S came back downstairs and prayed with my wife, specifically that she would have a baby, and it would be a girl so she could have a sister.

It wasn’t long after this that the solid blue stripe on the Clearvue test confirmed things and a few months down the line here we are. Another little blessing, an answer to prayer and an awesome birthday gift for me!

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I encourage you to let the little ones pray and watch it build their faith and yours. Our 2 year old prays, and even though I can only understand “Aaaaaaaaamen”, God knows what he’s saying.

Coming soon…”Why do we home-educate”

A Whole New Me Pt. 2

It’s all happening! A couple of weeks ago I caught Olympic Fever and tweeted about getting fit. Today I cycled 6 miles!

I’m not looking to compete in the next Olympics, but it would be great to run for the bus or train without missing it woefully and collapsing in a heap at the stop.

So I’ve signed up to Endomomdo to track my progress and update my Twitter and Facebook when I’m active, so if you don’t see anything for a while, give me a gentle nudge, please!

A Whole New Me Pt. 1

The locks have gone.

It’s the end of my 4 yr Locks Journey [Click for Photo Blog]

It has been fun, but all good things must come to an end.

To be honest, there’s no particular major reason for cutting them off, boredom, budget, can’t be bothered to sit still for 3-4 hours a time for a wash & re-twist all come into play.

So I need to change my avatar to this!

Now in the past, I’ve been completely bald, had various sizes of afro, cane rows, twists and locks.

What next? Any suggestions?