The Best Singer You’ve Never Heard Of

This is Johnny.  Don’t ask me his last name, because I don’t know it.  But he is awesome.  Johnny performs at the Dune Preserve beach bar in Anguilla, as well as some neighboring hotels.  His specialty is 80’s/90’s/current pop and rock hits, performed in his own laid-back Caribbean feel.  My husband and I could have stayed and listened forever.  At the risk of facing eternal internet embarrassment, I’m posting a video of him performing “With or Without You” by U2, with me singing along with my happy beach self. (And yes, that’s the famous Bankie Banks, reggae singer, walking through in the white.) (And yes, the video is on its side, but hey I can’t figure out how to flip it; sorry.)    Enjoy, and sing along with him; you may as well join me!  Close your eyes, sit back, and imagine the warmth of the Caribbean breezes blowing through your hair.  Ahhhh….don’t you feel better?  😉  Lisa

Warm Days Are Coming….Really!


It’s that time of year when I shift into a pure escapist form of daydreaming.  Looking at pictures of warm places.  Imagining myself lying on a beach chair with my toes in warm water.  Feeling the warmth creep over me until I’m warm all the way through.  So, in order to let you travel with me, here is beautiful Anguilla.  Now if that private jet would just land in my backyard……haha.

Hang on…..the warm days will come back!  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

Wishful Thinking

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

I’m sitting here wrapped up in my warmest sweater, sipping hot coffee, heat cranked, while outside it’s super cold, with snow and wind chills.  So I’m indulging in a little wishful thinking this morning.  Join me, won’t you?  😉   Have a wonderful weekend!  Slainte, Lisa

Dune Preserve, the best place to hang out all day in Anguilla  :)

Dune Preserve, the best place to hang out all day in Anguilla 🙂

The Murmur of the Water


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – J. Lubbock

Resting is hard when you’re an adult.  Working at your job, cleaning, cooking, child-rearing….you get the idea.  But oh, the blessedness of rest when it comes.  You see the clouds and the sky, as if for the first time in weeks.  You take deep breaths, loving the way the air feels in your lungs.  You feel your feet sinking down into the sand, or the green green grass.  You sense that God is right there with you, saying, “Peace, my sweet child; just rest now.”  And you are thankful and recharged.  Take a few moments (or longer if you can manage) to just rest and enjoy breathing and living for a little while today.  Blessings, Lisa

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’ ”  – Jeremiah 6:16