Hey there folks, and a HNY to you all!
I can’t believe it’s a whole year since I was here, for which I apologise. I became involved with other stuff, came up for air, blinked, and whoosh, it’s 2012 already.
Something in the murky depths of my subconscious ( or should that be the depths of my murky subconscious) has prompted me to pop in, and this is what I have to say:
It’s over four years since I went to Tobago, and I don’t know if I’ll ever return, but I want to say that that little island, this website, and the people here on this forum have made a not inconsiderable impact on my life.
First, in a minor, mundane way, the site helped me to learn how to use the internet, and from there, I’ve expanded my knowledge of computers, though most of it is still gobbledegook to me.
Then, “talking” to the lovely people on this forum before I had even gone to Tobago awakened my long-slumbering love of writing that I'd had in my school days; brought to further life by my urge to relate my experiences there, which in turn led me to waffle on about anything and everything, eventually leading me to write and self-publish two books. Some of you were kind enough to buy them, for which I’ll always be grateful. I joined a writers’ forum, where I met a lovely lady in the US who has become a very dear friend, and this summer, having only met her briefly in London for a few hours and spoken to her on the phone once, I flew across the Atlantic for the second time in my life ( only this time all on my own!) to spend two wonderful weeks with her in her home in Utah. How about that!
I still write away, trying to get pieces into magazines. I was born to write, but don’t know if I’ll ever have any success, but it doesn’t matter; I write for the love of it.
I remember my Tobagonian adventure as vividly as if it were yesterday, and even though I may never return there or come on here as much as I did once upon a time, I’ll never forget that it all began with my husband coming home one dark evening in January 2007 and saying: “Someone at work has offered us the use of his holiday home...”
It all began with Tobago....
My book about Tobago:'Caribbean Capers and Tropical Tantrums' is available on Amazon and my new book 'Who Stole Nan's Knickers?' is on http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=3213879