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Central America Caribbean » Dominica November 26th 2008

We arrived from St Lucia by ferry at 10 p.m. and our hire car was nowhere to be seen. An hour and a half (and an expensive taxi ride) later we were at the house with no water and no electricity. It was Sunday night and the next 2 days were public holidays - 30th anniversary of independence - so no hope of going anywhere or getting anything done. Despite this, we walked the few miles into Portsmouth, got some shopping and survived on bread and jam. In the first week we got water and electricity, the second week a fridge, cooking gas, a hire car and a mobile phone and the third week broadband. Meanwhile we met the locals, explored our new world and started work renovating “Mango Lodge”. Cecil “Son” Douglas is our next-door ... read more
Toucarie bay from the road
Kate tastes the first coconut from our garden
The Son-made steps down to the house

Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Portsmouth October 20th 2008

New pictures: New email: Hi, Everyone!! I hope this blog finds everyone well. I have uploaded some new pictures - they are from scuba diving, my 25th birthday, as well as some miscellaneous things. The scuba diving has been a lot of fun and some of the pictures are amazing - they were taken by one of the dive masters I dove with. These particular pictures are from a beach called Douglas Bay - the coral is beautiful there and it's brimming with small fish. I also had a great time celebrating my 25th birthday - my parents bought me a whole ice cream cake that I get to look forward to devouring when I get home, and I went out to a very nice dinner with a bunch of friends. Dinner was awesome, ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Portsmouth October 20th 2008

Hey, Everyone I posted a scuba diving video of me on Youtube. The link is: The video is wicked cool. You'll see three people diving, I am the only girl. Enjoy! ~Brooke... read more

Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Portsmouth September 14th 2008

New pictures: Saturday, Sept 6 5:28am Location: Terminal B, Logan Airport Well well well… Break has come and gone and now it’s time to return to the island. DOH. I haven’t written for some time, so let’s take a trip to the past and relive some of what I’ve been up to. Hmmm… studying, studying, and… perhaps more studying?? Yeah, exciting, huh. The last two weeks of school were pretty trying - we had quite a few exams all in a row, not to mention the distracting excitement of returning home. I really didn’t do much of anything but study, eat, and sleep. And let me tell ya, that’s not a good combination for a beach body… I do have a bit of an exciting trip to talk about - the day before I returned ... read more

Hey Everyone Below you will find a link to the Powderpuff video on Youtube, where I debut as the right offensive lineswoman. There is some graphic music on here, so beware, and ENJOY!!! xoxo, Brooke... read more


Hi, Everyone I've just uploaded some new pictures from the Women's "Powderpuff" football game and a couple of the dubious gigantic spider that decided to take residence on the mosquito net over my bed. Here is the link:¬ag=1 Things are well here, just busy as usual. About three weeks left in the semester and we have four more exams to complete before I can head home! Today makes it the same month I'm going to come home, which is extremely exciting!!!! Oh, for those of you who haven't marked your calendars yet, I'll be home on the 20th. Alright, I am off to study. I hope everyone is well and I'll see you later in the month!! WOOO!!! Love, Brooke ... read more

Hii!! I've added some new pictures to share with everyone - you can find them at: Enjoy!! xoxo, Brooke... read more

Hello, Everyone It’s 3:20pm on Monday, July 14th and I have just returned from taking mini 2. I think it went okay, but we’ll see what the grades say. I’ve been extremely busy over these past couple of weeks, ESPECIALLY last week - it was filled with honors meetings, EMS call, Histology Lab exam, class, and then studying for mini 2 - it was a hellish week. But now it’s Monday at 3:20, which means that mini 2 is done, which means that I am FREEEEE until tomorrow morning at 8am when classes resume again… Freedom is bliss. And what shall I do with my freedom? Well, I will share with you the first thing that I did - got FOOD! What kind of food might you ask? Well, one hand I used to eat my ... read more

Going Home To Dominica…Chapter 3 I visited the land several times over the next few following days; bearing in mind the land measures just less than 7 acres. I wanted to really take in the views, allow it to penetrate my spirit and allocate the right position on which to build our home I brought my sister along to get her opinion, as she is very level headed and I trust her judgement completely. She too loved the land as much as I did, so with her stamp of approval confirmed, We got ourselves a Solicitor in the town of Portsmouth and instructed him to purchase the land for us. As a Dominican, I am entitled to purchase as much land as I wish (or that I can afford!) I had to produce a copy of ... read more

June 19, 2008, 10am Hey, Everyone! It's been a while, I know. My anatomy practical exam and mini 1 required my attention. So how did they go?? They went well. The anatomy practical was pretty hard and mini 1 wasn't too bad. What is mini 1? Well, it's basically the first exam of the semester where all of your subjects are tested. So instead of having five separate tests for five separate subjects, we have one BIG test on one day. YEAH... So I've basically been living in books and my notes. I don't think I've ever been so tired in my life. I am still working on my sleep recovery. How did I make it through? Wellll, I basically LIVED off of Monster energy drinks, no lie. Now, I kind of use this as a ... read more

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