16 November 2021

Both literally and figuratively.

By literally, I mean monkeys are becoming an increasing menace to farmers and householders. I was sitting at my desk when I heard a chattering outside. I looked up and saw a monkey hop onto the verandah balustrade, look at me, then pluck…

7 October 2021

We have completed nine months here and the weather has changed. September was a hot month with no breeze and then October arrived. As if switching on a light, the winds returned, the rain came and it’s a couple of degrees cooler. …

14 September 2021

The locals tell us September is the hottest month. They are not wrong. The mercury is hovering around 32 degrees C and it can be hotter inside where rooms face the sun. …

August 2021

After seven months in Barbados, I have had to return to the UK for a family matter. I was looking forward to seeing how things had changed. On arrival, many things seem familiar. …

View from the clubhouse

19 July 2021

Yesterday was Antonina’s birthday and she chose to spend it at Sandy Lane golf club with a round of golf on their Country Club course followed by lunch on the clubhouse terrace overlooking the course and the sea.

What a place and what an estate. Everything is…

11 July 2021

In the early hours of Friday, the 2nd of July, the tail end of tropical storm Elsa passed over Barbados developing into a Category 1 hurricane (the lowest and least severe) as it cleared the island.

We awoke to winds of around 50mph (80 kph) occasionally gusting…

18 June 2021

We are now in hurricane season and while Barbados is thankfully on the edge of the area that feels the full force of hurricanes, we still feel the effects. Two nights ago, we endured our first savage tropical storm. The winds rose to a howling intensity accompanied…

5 June 2021

Visitors and those interested in Barbados will know the history and interesting facts about the country; its imported wildlife, plantations, sugar, rum, the origin of its name, that George Washington stayed here and more. …

Simon Dolph

Simon has relocated to Barbados. As Simon de Wulf, his recent novels Siegfried & the Vikings, Death at Ragged Point, Death at Drax Hall are available on Amazon

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