Postcard from Hispaniola


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Hello Darling, Well they were right when they said the recipe for a great marriage is to live in different countries! Missing you and ‘the babe’ though. Looking forward to our ‘meeting’ in the Autumn! As the pic shows, I’m in Port-au-Prince. Splashed out on a Caribbean Cruise, don’t be cross! Someone said, ‘You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred!’ At this rate, I’ll be dead at sixty! Still, my heart is true to you, never fear! Trust it’s still the same with you? Haiti’s crazy, a place where a black cat at a crossroads stops everyone, but a red light doesn’t! How are the shows going, you don’t phone or message me. All that practice that used to drive me nuts finally paid off. You show ‘em, girl! Tarquin xxx

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8 thoughts on “Postcard from Hispaniola

    1. Yes, I’m fairly sure that was a quote I remembered from Stuart Wilde, with whom I was doing a fire-walking course (!) about 25 years ago!

      I agree it sounds like a recipe for a successful long-term relationship!

    1. Yes, it’s a wonderful picture! I imagine they are pretty rudimentary inside, but it’s great that even the poor people of Haiti would decide to paint their houses in such marvelous, vibrant colours!

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