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About Teesh

Out and about, living life to its fullest.

La Aussie Gringa in Colombia – the hills are alive

Just when I thought the kids had finished partying I was awoken at 3:30am by their boom box blasting out over the valley. It seemed they’d all gotten up for the sunrise albeit a little earlier than necessary. I suspected … Continue reading

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La Aussie Gringa in Colombia – deep breaths

I woke on Monday morning to Tato (Paula’s cousin), Alsides and Cruz Elena draining out the fishpond. The fish were all being sorted and put into big buckets. I was told later that the big ones were going over to … Continue reading

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La Aussie Gringa in Colombia – solo en Palermo

Luis Carlos had given Paula the news over the weekend that he’s accepted a job further away. I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t prefer to stay here and continue digging trenches by hand!! I’d developed a cold with a pretty … Continue reading

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La Aussie Gringa in Colombia – solid as a rock!

It was clear that more people were needed to get the place finished within a reasonable time so Luis Carlos joined the team on the Monday of week two. He was an older worker, sixty-five from memory, and wiry but … Continue reading

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La Aussie Gringa in Colombia – it’s in the bag!

Back in Palermo after my little trip away. The visit to the Acaime hummingbird sanctuary had cemented my desire to commission a painting from Tato. Birds are his specialty so we negotiated a deal over a few drinks on Friday … Continue reading

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La Gringa in Colombia – the only way is up!

The trip to Salento got off on a funny start. I had misunderstood the bus departure time so I arrived at the bus stop an hour early – some would say that’s not a bad thing for me given my … Continue reading

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La Aussie gringa in Colombia – accelerated Spanish

I was very happy I’d gone home for the short trip. A sad farewell but comforting to discover some facts that point to Uncle Ron’s death more likely being  unintentional.  Mental illness comes in many guises and sadly most of … Continue reading

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