Bits and Bobs with Bob and Kathy – from Eleuthera

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Getting excited with lots of bits and bobs to do as we are traveling from Eleuthera to vacation in Italy – or as I like to call it EATALY !  I know that I am not the only one to be swamped with all sorts of jobs to do before being able to take a big deep breath and get on that plane …..

Without becoming a total bore I have to make preparations for a team of friends to support my Mum while we are away, also the team for Rudge , and make all the necessary arrangements for shipments that will arrive while we are away. Blah , blah , blah !!!!

Rudge giving me a bit of a stink eye - I know you are taking me to the beach - but I also know you are going away and leaving me ! - or maybe just an over active imagination on my part !!
Rudge giving me a bit of a stink eye – I know you are taking me to the beach – but I also know you are going away and leaving me ! – or maybe just an over active imagination on my part ……

Of course we have renters arriving at different times while we are out of the country , and being the control freak that I am , that constitutes a lot of planning as well……

Anyway – if I tell you that I am writing this at 6am and I have been awake since 4.30 am because of a huge electrical storm that lit up the bedroom and also started my brain buzzing like a maniac – then you get the picture.

This should be a picture of the amazing electric storm we had - but I don't have one so here is another picture of Rudge and Rufus !
This should be a picture of the amazing electric storm we had – but I don’t have one so here is another picture of Rudge and Rufus !

The good news is that the storm has brought some desperately needed rain – we have not have anything more than a very quick shower for months now. Here at the top of the hill we collect the rainwater in cisterns for all our houses as we have no city water, as it is laughingly called ! So no rain means spending lots of money on having water brought in. We buy it from David Morley in Tarpum Bay. He has land that has a lot of fresh water wells on it so he fills his water truck up and brings it up to us….. Of course the swimming pools lose quite a bit of water through evaporation at this time of year so that adds to the water we need as well……

There is a great book I read many years ago when we first came her called “Don’t Stop The Carnival ‘ by Herman Wouk about life on a tropical island. The description of sitting there with empty water tanks and seeing the rain pouring down offshore is so true to life it is painful !!!! We depend on the rain and when it doesn’t arrive we get desperate …..

OK – Take a deep breath Kathy and stop rambling !!

I’m not sure whether I have shared this page on FaceBook with you before – but do check out Eleuthera Bahamas – lots of up to the minute news on what is happening here and also some spectacular footage from Todd’s drone.

So now I finish up with the news of holiday packing nearly complete – including industrial amounts of Tums – all ready for Rome and Sicily – bring it on !

Great picture with me of my great friend Joy Agius from England - more to show at a later date of what she was up to while she was here.....
Great picture with me of my great friend Joy Agius from England – more to show at a later date of what she was up to while she was here…..
OK so can you tell what year this picture was taken from the Tippy's menu behind us - yes you are right - any one of the last ten years !!!!
OK so can you tell what year this picture was taken from the Tippy’s menu behind us – yes you are right – any one of the last ten years !!!!
A great trip from a few weeks ago up at The Cove.
A great trip from a few weeks ago up at The Cove.

 

4 thoughts on “Bits and Bobs with Bob and Kathy – from Eleuthera

  1. Bon Voyage Kathy and Bob! Eat, drink and….
    Little tip I learned at the Hippocrates Health Institute. 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in a bit of water works even better and faster than Tums and is MUCH better for you. I know that it sounds counter-intuitive but acid reflux is actually caused by not enough acid. Ted does this whenever he needs and it works beautifully. xo

    1. He is staying with Mark Gallagher – so you may well see him at the beach. At the moment he is not going as he has injured his shoulder playing too crazy with Rufus – but you should see him about in a few days…..

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