Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Chain gang

Oh, how we miss the chain mistress. She's gone to see Fidel and then will be back to the Table Mountain. Cheers to you, resident artist.

Raffi learning the ropes

It was a great pleasure to have the company of Alexandra and Raffi who escaped the Parisian winter for a short break with the crew of Double O. Though the visit was short, by our standards as well as theirs, we had a ball. There are many highlights from this visit: Raffi swimming against the current to check the anchor, snorkelling in the Farmers Cay Cut and searching for conch salad. And now we know something about Alex that we did not: she is a serious fisherwoman. Those poor jack fish had no chance against her desire to catch them for dinner.

au revoir nos amis!

Thursday, 03 January 2008

In Memory of Steven Robin Olejas

We lost our dear friend and colleague, Steven, during the Algiers bombing of the UN building. Steven, with whom we had worked in DCA, was a sincere and kind person who talked so fast he left people reeling and asking each other "can someone tell me what he was talking about". We will miss him terribly and we send our sincerest condolences to Susanne, his wife and the 3 children.
The meaningless terror which the bombers unleashed leaves all of us empty trying to understand the reasons why people like Steven, who try to make the world a better place, have to be killed.
We will miss him.