rain at the windows
some one remembers winter...
Many Caribbean people will remember those days of our childhood, when we were (yuk!!!) forced into
drinking potions of well meaning cups of (foul tasting) bush tea for all kinds of disorders, most common of aliments, coughs, colds and fevers. Then we grew up and our travels around planet earth tooks us to various climes, traditions and samplings of cultures and we now encounter the stylish term of herbs. Or we start browsing the grocery counters for all kinds of (alternative medicines) in the form of attractively packaged 'herbal teas' - good anitoxidants, great stess relievers, etc etc and on reading the lables we muse, Oh yes my mum used to give us such and such to drink for such and such ailments.
Why am i talking bush tea and herbs this Sunday? Well, still fresh in my mind is yesterday's Book Club Mingle (a meeting of more than one of our Nalis book clubs) in celebration of our reading the series 'The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency' written by Alexander Mc Call Smith
. We skyped the author (he in Edinburgh) and (we here in downtown Port of Spain) and chattered with him about his life his work his passion for writing. The main character in these books, Precious Ramotswe loves and is always drinking or offering to someone cups of red bush tea
. Our day's session included a tour of The Nalis building, a session on African wrapping of clothing for head and body styles, a game which quizzed groups on the books in the series, time to intermingle chat and get to know persons from each book club, and a viewing in part of the HBO production of one of the books. How's your weekend going?
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