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"Living Life to the Full"

Walking through molasses

We generally reckon that if we can achieve one major thing a day we have done well. Life here in Nicaragua can be like trying to walk through a vat of molasses. My computer has given up, but I won’t … Continue reading

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Newsletter

Just a quickie to let you know that I have started a newsletter, via email. The first one went out yesterday. The purpose is to highlight special offers on our products. If you live in the UK and have not … Continue reading

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Sticky Black Goo and Bricks

Last week we took a road trip along with our builder, Aurelio, in search of tiles and bricks for our Nicaraguan kitchen and oven.  Although they can be bought locally at the builders merchants we wanted to go directly to … Continue reading

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Fruit Smoothies and Super Skin

Fruit receives very mixed reviews – some highly for and some avidly against eating it, but, at the end of the day I am going to leave you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions – and … Continue reading

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Posh Fish and Chips

When we return to UK for a visit one place I just have to go to, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, is the Fish and Chip Shop. For me there is nothing quite like eating out of the … Continue reading

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How high is your aim?

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Courgette and Pesto Pizza

Outside my kitchen window is a huge hole in the ground – well, to me it’s big, twelve feet deep by six feet square. By Nicaraguan standards a twelve meter deep hole in your garden is much more likely, and even that … Continue reading

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How to stop spam being sent from your email.

I just wanted to share something I recently discover quite by accident.  Some of you, I know, are driven mad by the spam that arrives from me after I send you and email. I have spent some considerable time trying … Continue reading

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Gallo Pinto – Nicaraguan Rice and Beans

Where does the time go? I can hardly believe it is now over two years since we packed up our lives in UK and settled into life in Nicaragua. Settled though is probably the wrong word to use right now … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Next time: Something Nicaraguan – Gallo Pinto and Fried Bananas

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