Ecuador: The ‘disappointment’

“It’s great that you loved Ecuador. “Lots of people I know found Ecuador to be the most disappointing country here. “Well, not disappointing. But certainly not their favourite.” Someone said that to me recently and I nearly choked on my coconut. (Probably because coconut is so foul, I actually can’t stand the stuff, I have […]


Teetering on the edge

That surreal feeling resurfaced for the second time at dinner last night. We were huddled around the table, six girls, eating the delicious fried cakes Norma makes by mashing cheese, egg and a vegetable called yuka together. It was the realisation that I didn’t want, or more importantly need, to be anywhere else. Some people […]


Choking the Chicken

We arrived home to find a large chicken sitting in our kitchen sink. The bird was flapping furiously and dislodging various cups and plates. It was mildly confusing because the house was empty and all of the doors and windows were closed. Pippa made a brave attempt to catch the bird but it remained elusive […]