A walk on the lime side

I have been “liming”….didn’t know what it was yesterday…and in my anglo-centric view of the world thought the noun “lime” referred to a green tasting lemon…however in the Caribbean a lime is so much more and is both a noun and a verb. It means to “hang out” and/or party!  So it was “Leh we lime” – having a good time with friends, pots of home-made (as we watched) curry and rotis….and drinking rum punch to celebrate birthdays, Trinidad independence, elections and, remembering (but with laughter) my lovely friend whose antics we anticipated, beyond the grave.The “English” language is so rich and with the Trini lilt and vocabulary, it felt like being woken and tickled by a warm Caribbean kiss…

Who needs a bucket list?


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