Chef Roy’s Kitchen – A Culinary Artist’s Lifestyle

Tomato and herbs smoulder in the pan as I arrive to experience an hour in Chef Roy’s kitchen at the Consulate Hotel, Main Street on 3rd August 2021. Crispy, soft cheese rolls are just being removed from the big ovens and set aside to cool for elevenses. They are perfect. You could mistake him for […]

The Wanda of you

Wanda Issac

Roads keep leading me back to crafts on Saint Helena, whether it is a painting, a song, a piece of furniture, an item of clothing. On Tuesday 27th July 2021 I popped in to see Wanda who runs a small textile business at Forester’s Hall in Market Street, Jamestown. Wanda’s expertise spans many years and […]

The Tale of the Paramount Cinema main street

The tiny forecourt is now occupied with parked vehicles and pallets of milk. In the distance; the mascot of an Aram Lily on a small faded wooden plague denotes the property ownership as W.A Thorpe & Sons Ltd. The many coloured bulbs which lit the old wooden signage saying “The Paramount Cinema” have long since […]

Traipsing to Manati Bay on a warm winter’s day

Mainiti bay walk start point

The views from the ridges in Blue Hill were bathed in beautiful morning sunshine, our world, a ball, reinforced by the perfect meeting of sky and sea on the horizon. The yellow gorse bushes suggested a ‘mirage’ of proximity to the shore, distracting the party of walkers from the terrain that we would have to […]

Cushions and T’ings in exchange for your Farthings

Education was the least of the family’s priorities. An 8 year old girl arrives home from school, has a piece of bread with jam or sometimes with just sugar on it and then settles down for the evening. She’s not doing home-work; instead she will work through the night to assist her Mum in putting […]