This week is a sort of diary taking in Mother’s Day, new boots and more right here in Eleuthera and further afield.
Mother’s Day was a glorious sunny day – as most of the days here are and we decided to take a drive north and treat my Mum to lunch at The Cove. Oh what a delight – great food – I had sushi – thank you very much ! The deck outside was nicely busy – plenty of visitors enjoying themselves eating lunch as well as a few taking advantage of the beautiful beach to swim, paddle board and kayak – is that right ? is kayak a verb ? – I don’t think so – anyway you get my drift ! The staff are always so friendly and helpful and the standards remain as high as when Sidney was there.
Many of you know of my involvement with the Exceptional Learners and the new boots story is about a former student there. Kevin left the school three years ago and has not had anything to do – as is the case with many of the students who leave. Anyway – when we started work on the apartments we are building for the Governors Estate rental pool down in the settlement – Kevin, who lives opposite the site, used to wander over to see what was going on. He is a big chap – 6’6″ – we measured him ! and as strong as an ox. So Bob – being the sort of chap he is decided to let Kevin help out. From him randomly appearing and wandering off in the early stages he has now become a reliable addition to our team.
The guys we employ on the sites have taken him under their wing and are very caring and compassionate with him. Early on Bob gave him a measuring tape, then a level and a hammer – which he always brings to work with him. We were delighted to discover that he is numerate – reading the tape measure better than some of our other workers !
He has flourished with having a purpose to get up every day – and is certainly fitter and slimmer than he was before. As I said – he is a big chap – and he had only a pair of open sandals or Crocs with holes in the bottom. he started to ask us for some boots and after finding out that he wore a size 14 – extra wide fitting ! – it became apparent that I would have to buy them online for him. They arrived on Monday and we now have a properly shod worker ! He is delighted with them – but now needs socks – which I am picking up for him while I am in Ft Lauderdale for more dental work.
Actually I had an unexpected reprieve from the dental work as my dentist was picked for jury service and had to cancel my appointment. As always I decided to go for a nice meal the night before just in case I couldn’t eat the next day and I tried out a new recommendation from some of our lovely renters. Timpano on Las Olas Blvd is famous for it’s mussels and clams so I treated myself to the Black Skillet Roasted Mussels with olive oil and sea salt – served with melted divine unsalted butter to dip them in ! – so good …. They come from Prince Edward Island and were plump, juicy and full of flavor. Next time I may have the clams and the mussels if Bob is with me to share ! Thank you to Frank and Rhonda Regueyra for their top tip ….. It is always good to share your knowledge – especially for restaurants !