Wednesday, 6 October 2021

What I've been up to

I marched in the Key West March for Women's Reproductive Rights.  
There was a crowd of about 150 of us which I thought wasn't bad for a little island of this size

Went back to yoga and did two classes last weekend which was lovely!

Got my hair cut and colored by an awesome Irish stylist who like myself lives in Key West

Am digging The Bobby Shop where I got it done.  Anywhere that has this many Elvis and albums/pictures of albums and little models of Elvis has an immediate fan in me.

My friend Katrina made HOME MADE TORTILLAS.  From scratch.  Completely home made.  
They were amazeballs

 

Buddy

 We've had Buddy for about two or three weeks now and honestly it feels so much longer.  Last night when we went out for dinner to Shanna Key, Patrick (not a cat guy Patrick) commented that it feels like she has been part of the family for a couple of months now.  He also said that he wished he didn't delay in getting a cat (i.e. listening to all my hints) for as long as he did, that he wished we got her at the beginning of pandemic.

She is a right little character, just the right mix of boldness and mischief and also cute and cuddliness.  And so SMART! Lol seriously.  Every evening she drags one of her toys out of her bedroom to the living room and plays with it in front of us (noisily!).  And when finished she drags it back into her room - we sometimes hear her in the middle of the night playing some more.



Round her neck we have an airtag tracker which gives us the reassurance that if she ever got lost we can ring her on her iphone ahahahahahahhaaha :)

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Buddy. And crabtraps

Stone crab season is coming up soon so we did a bit of work today building some new crab traps to replace lost/stolen ones from last year.

Look at the difference between new and the old ones from last year!!!


Patrick: Ok, go easy now on all the photos of the cat on facebook
Also Patrick: Hey, do you know what would make a really cute picture, if we put Buddy in a crabtrap



 

Buddy!!!!

Buddy the kitten lives with us now!




A friendly little thing, adopted from the Florida SPCA.  She is settling in nicely and we are just delighted with her.

Her name:
We decided to call her what is Patrick's default name for all pets (and fish while removing hooks, before throwing back). And a name that we probably would end up calling her anyway, no matter what we named her.  I like to think she is also called after Buddy Holly who I love

Odds and ends, bits and pieces

My friend Katrina called bingo at The Green Parrot in aid of Sister Season and she was awesome

Look at her! She was a little superstar

Posting the next few photos for posterity

Drinks with your neighbour during these times.  Stay safe and well everyone


My brother in law's (Pigsy) art exhibition continues in Kenmare, Co Kerry and continues to be very successful.  Open until the end of September/beginning of October.  Stop by The Buttermarker and check it out if you are around


September Supper Club

September is a quiet month for tourism so many of the (good) restaurants on the island do a locals special as a thank you for your support during the year.  Plus I guess it also means the restaurants stay somewhat busy in what can be a very quiet month (not this year!!! But others).

So I've been getting together with the Squad (as Joe calls us) and we've been making good use of September to eat out.

Here we are in Bel Mare who had a good deal on their pasta dishes and wine. And in such a beautiful setting.  This place gets a recommendation from me.
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And then! Last Thursday.  In what is officially my favourite restaurant "Cafe Sole".  A nice discount off the whole bill for locals (broadly your tip I guess), lovely atmosphere, amaaaaaazing food.  If you are coming to Key West and planning just one good restaurant I say consider this.

 

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Baby Boat day out on water - Happy Labor day weekend

This morning we had an awesome time out on the water and caught NINE fine size, fat 11 inch lane snappers. Patrick fileted them all and we have over a pound of fish in the fridge.  Plan is to have fish curry on Tuesday evening and one lunch during the week for Patrick.

And this evening:

The big smile is because we are having dinner in a tiki hut bar




We had a bit of an adventure when a thunderstorm and rainstorm rolled in out of nowhere and we had to wait it out before setting off back home.  And while going home it was a little "weathery" too, nothing bad but we were glad to get in when we did.  It was a lovely trip to make but we both did agree that it is a tough enough challenge for the baby boat going that distance to Stock Rock Cafe.  But worth it all the same!