Archive for August, 2005

Sailing around

Am off to the Galapagos Islands until the 10th August…so no computers until I’m back….

Breezy Morning

Well no fox news here, kinda relieved, but also, the sign of a true addiction, am suffering withdrawal symtoms…. Haven´t made it out of the hotel yet, Ann got in really late after her flight was delayed – so she´s sleeping off the jet lag.

It´s a warm sunny day here in Quito (warmer than Bogota).

Playing catch up: We had a few days at the beach in Cartagena, on the caribbean coast. We stayed in one of those big hotels by the sea, sort of in the jungle effect, but not – Tania think St. Lucia. But what it lacked in atmosphere it made up for in having a big pool and a lovely beach – both of which were appreciated in 37 degree heat… The old city is stunning – beautiful colonial buildings, small streets and lovely squares. Walls painted orange, blue, yellow, and flowers everywhere.

London

Have been keeping upto date with things in London via Fox News…it´s rather addictive…they are obsessed by it all….I think we might have a slightly warped idea of what has been going on.

Wedding Days

Well I´m finally sitting down to update the site, having just arrived in Quito. I had a mad two weeks of rushing around getting everything ready for my trip and missed saying goodbye to loads of people. The weddings went really well. There was a slight misunderstanding in London involving a box of confetti, a couple of taxis and a few blisters – but all was alright in the end. Hey Z and B hope you had a good time, really glad you both made it.

The wedding in Bogota was magical. Silvia´s family were so welcoming Bogota felt like a home away from home. The wedding took place in a tiny chapel beautifully decorated with gorgeous flowers and rose petals scattered on the ground. The service – Catholic – was long…and a little odd under the circumstances – but hey! And as a godmother (along with T) I had to sign as a witness….Silva had failed to inform me about this and I did feel a bit conflicted – but as I´m a Godmother to Sarah I guess it´s a similar thing. Modernity meets tradition…and doesn´t quite fit together.

The reception afterwards was great fun… wonderful food and lot´s of salsa dancing…Alicia I should have asked for a lesson!