St Kitts x ?

I think this might have been my fourth, more likely the fifth time I have docked in St Kitts. Since I decided the price to ride the train was outrageous, I elected to do nothing. The train dates from those days when almost the entirety of the island’s  680 acres was planted in sugar cane. Up to 68 plantations, of course with the slave trade having provided all those whose manual labor would serve to make the owners, now good English one and all, quite wealthy.

In my case doing nothing entailed another lovely day spent on ship with very few other’s about. I spent time in the lounge. Snagged the rare and hidden mint tea bag for my afternoon refreshment and spent a bit of time knitting on Bonnie’s Shawl. I wasn’t happy with a couple areas the first time – so took the time today to restart.


and checking the schedule for tomorrow –

the benefit of magnetic clips



While I was at it, I packed up my towels and tote bags

the new tote bag design


into the duffle I brought for just in case along with extra shoes and dirty clothes. Ought to take me all of 10 minutes to pack on that last evening.

I did mention chocolate covered strawberries didn’t I?

even if they aren’t exactly ripe


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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10 Responses to St Kitts x ?

  1. Cat says:

    You get to eat chocolate covered strawberries while I get to do exciting things like order a new toner cartridge…I rewarded myself by starting the new shawl for Prudence – but it is a bit warm to be knitting possum/merino. I may revert to the linen/silk instead.

  2. Marie says:

    Holly so please to hear you are totally chilled out .

    We were in St Kits last trip ,if I remember I didn’t get of the ship .
    I so love the ship when you have it practical all to your self,and as far as I can remember we are in St Kits this trip as well . I think the older I am getting I like my own company.

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Yes, Having the lounge to myself for hours, complete with coffee machine and no background music is just about as good as it gets.

  3. Chere says:

    Wow, is that black with wee bits of something white or similar, or just photo vargaries?
    Either way it looks like a strong light in daytime only project.

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Actually midnight blue mostly with a bit of silver sparkle. Metal needles for contrast and good light a must!

  4. Pat says:

    I just stay away from bars in general. I will say I bought a ton of jewelry from street carts in San Francisco, but I already did beading at the time, and knew that the assembled jewelry was cheaper than if I made it myself buying the beads back home. They must have had a really good source of stone beads.

    Chocolate covered strawberries! I even eat the green parts.

    • Holly Doyne says:

      my problem with most is that the only jewelry I wear is earrings, and I really don’t want anything too heavy

  5. Holly says:

    It would have been even better had the berries been ripe!

  6. Bill R says:

    Life is good.. where to now ?

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