My Island Return: The Readjustment Diaries

Written by: Maura   I recently returned to my adopted rock of Tortola after living and working in Ireland for the last five months. I’ve only been back on island for two weeks and the readjustment process has ranged from wonderful … Continue reading

My Two Rocks

BVI beach

Written by: Maura   For the last three months, I’ve been on hiatus from my life in the British Virgin Islands and have swapped my tropical rock of Tortola for my home rock of Ireland. I had been away from … Continue reading

A Change in Taste

Written by: Maura   Even though Christmas was merely 2 months ago, I have to admit that I find myself already missing the gaudy holiday décor that blanketed Tortola for a few weeks – weeks that I now think of … Continue reading

Island Airwaves… Countrified.

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Written by: Maura When I moved to the Caribbean almost two years ago, the last thing I expected to hear on the radio was country western music. I expected Bob Marley, reggae, the sounds of steel drum bands – and … Continue reading

Island Lazy

Written by: Maura   I used to take pride in my appearance and go to great lengths to always look “presentable”. My nails were manicured, my hair was well-trimmed and blow-dried, and my footwear consisted of more than just Havaianas. … Continue reading

When in Rome

Written by: Maura   I recently had my first encounter with a white expat who has adopted a fake local accent. At first, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Perhaps she has a speech impediment? But no, … Continue reading

Where the Chickenosaurus Rules the Earth

Written by: Maura   My adopted home of Tortola is a mere 12 miles long and 3 miles wide and has a population of 23,000 – it very much looks and feels like the land that time forgot. With its … Continue reading

She Only Sleeps When It’s Raining

Written by: Maura   When most people think of life on a Caribbean island, they usually conjure up images of beautiful beaches, warm weather, and crystal clear waters. They think of a calm and slower pace of life and that … Continue reading