Last friday was the date set for the Forestry Dept Christmas Party/Retirement Party. So I thought I would go along for the celebration. The venue was Fort Shirley an old British Fort on a head land which now encompasses the Cabrits National Park. Quite the location indeed. The fort was rented out by the Forestry dept so we had the building and grounds all to our self. Although no one went up to the second floor on the account of the ghost of an old British general, obviously he would obviously have no qualms with me so I went up to enjoy the view of the harbour.
It was a great little celebration filled with Peanut Punch (Peanut Butter, Milk and Rum) and a huge portion of Fish Broth and not to mention Beers. Oh and a few games of Dominoes although I must admit the version of Dominoes they play here is a rather brash fast paced version of what I am used to. And having a woman behind be backseat driving every step of the way takes the enjoyment out of it. But other than that good times.
Christmas is quickly approaching apparently but I have yet to realize. You have no concept of seasonal time when you are used to temperate seasons. I keep thinking it is June or July not late December. Still Christmas should be interesting in the Caribbean. I am looking forward to it.