Taking it Easy!

Today has been a leisurely day, well at least I took things slower. With the Father-in-law taking the dogs for their morning stroll, I was able to go back to bed, eventually getting up at 7.30am. After breakfast, the Father-in-law and myself went down town, I was trying to buy a new bolt for theContinue reading “Taking it Easy!”

Back in The Land of The Living

Monday and Tuesday, I spent the greater part of that 48 hours either on my knees on sitting in the bathroom, no need to say more… I thought I was dying, it must have been some virus I picked up from somewhere, because I hadn\’t eaten anything out of the ordinary. Yesterday I spent buildingContinue reading “Back in The Land of The Living”

Good News For A Change

It looks as if I am staying in Colombia for the time being, we had a message from my Accountant last night with good news, especially as I had been warned that my tax bill could be as much as $12.000.000 COP, suffice it to say, it is not zero like in previous years, butContinue reading “Good News For A Change”

Corruption At It\’s Best!

We are in the last weeks of the Presidency of Juan Manuel Santos, and from an Expat point of view… Good Riddance!, not that the next will probably be any better. I think Santos reputation is better abroad than in this country, when I first came here, I believed he was trying to do aContinue reading “Corruption At It\’s Best!”

Driving in Colombia

I keep returning to this subject, it is one of my pet hates, and that is the standard of driving in Colombia, it is appalling! The Government blame Drivers of all vehicles, but it is the Government that issue the Licenses, they issue them like confetti, with no regard to the drivers they give themContinue reading “Driving in Colombia”

Thank Goodness That\’s Over!

Well yesterday certainly made for an interesting day, as most people will know by now, it was the day… Yep! England played Colombia in the World Cup… and anybody who knows me, knows I don\’t have the slightest interest in football, and haven\’t had for years, International football is all about money, and nothing toContinue reading “Thank Goodness That\’s Over!”

President Elect of Colombia

The new President Elect of Colombia is Ivan Duque with 54% of the vote His critics are already stating that means Avaro Uribe is in effect in charge, this despite claims by Duque himself that he is of a new Generation, and will not be following down Uribe\’s avenue. I was neither a Duque norContinue reading “President Elect of Colombia”

A Totally Different Day!

It\’s only 6.50am and I feel like a different person… with no music keeping me awake, I slept like a baby, and woke at 5.50am feeling so much better, still a little gaspy, but nothing that will stop me getting on with life. The Dogs had their first walk for three days, and thoroughly enjoyedContinue reading “A Totally Different Day!”

What is the Future for Colombia?

With the first round of the Presidential Election tomorrow, there appear to be three main Contenders: 1.Gustavo Petro¬† 2. Ivan Duque 3. Sergio Fajardo The problem isn\’t trying to decide who is the best to take on the mantel of President, it is a case of deciding who is the best of a bad bunch.Continue reading “What is the Future for Colombia?”