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Seaview Gardens: Dinning on breakfast in the Sunroom

This week was exhausting. No one told me that wielding a paint brush and hauling paint tins, would be such a work out. After painting windows, walls and floors for three days, my body ached. So, it was with pleasure that I supped in the evening cool of said room. As the evening stars peeked … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Dinning on breakfast in the Sunroom

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Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Ice Chips

Its midnight, the heat sits on my skin like a lazy teenager. I had long switched off the screens and rested my head on a lukewarm pillow. Miserable. Sleep evades me like a nerdy teenager, looking for a date to the prom. Ice chips! They circle in my mind's eye, promising to cool, at least my … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Ice Chips

Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Constructing Labour Day Project

As the heat intensifies, the changes on my mom’s house progresses.

I thought it too much, to expect us to bear this persistent summer’s heat under the present conditions. According to official weather records, earth has seen 12 straight months of record temperatures in 137 years, of record keeping. The planet is only getting hotter.

So, I am making major, but cost efficient changes to the house; until I can build us an AC-ed mansion on the hill.

Since Friday, I added on a patio or veranda section to the house, so that we can leave the original front door and windows open in the nights.

The construction is not yet complete, however, today there was a vast difference with the air circulation.

I will share the pictures below.

Denise N. Fyffe

As the heat intensifies, the changes on my mom’s house progresses.

I thought it too much, to expect us to bear this persistent summer’s heat under the present conditions. According to official weather records, earth has seen 12 straight months of record temperatures in 137 years, of record keeping. The planet is only getting hotter.

So, I am making major, but cost efficient changes to the house; until I can build us an AC-ed mansion on the hill.

Since Friday, I added on a patio or veranda section to the house, so that we can leave the original front door and windows open in the nights.

The construction is not yet complete, however, today there was a vast difference with the air circulation.

I will share the pictures below.

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Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, The Holy Grail of bag juice, Cals! by Denise N. Fyffe

Thanks to the likkle shop on Arabian Sea in Seaview Gardens, I have discovered the Holy Grail of bag juice! Cals bag juice! It is definitely way above the rest, in quality. Over the last couple days, I realized that the more water content in the bag juice, the tougher it is. The harder it … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, The Holy Grail of bag juice, Cals! by Denise N. Fyffe

Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Bag Juice pon Base by Denise N. Fyffe

Usually, I prefer fruit juices, however, this heat is causing me to sweat and dehydrate at a rapid pace. I twist and turn at night, feeling like I am sloping through the Florida swamps. It's time to go cheap and efficient! It's bag juice season! Yesterday, I reluctantly dragged on a T-shirt and shorts and … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Bag Juice pon Base by Denise N. Fyffe

Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty by Denise Fyffe

I lie in bed, feeling like a beached dolphin. The heat is caressing my skin in the most intimate ways; it's intolerable. My handyman, jack of all trades and community troublemekker, Manny, came by this weekend, because I had to pull em out, fix em up and plug em in. What you ask? My fans! … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty by Denise Fyffe

Seaview Gardens: April Showers or Trickles? by Denise N. Fyffe

Summer in Jamaica, unofficially, starts mid April. Over the last three years, the heat sits upon the land, like a fat rhino in labour, refusing to budge.   April showers has been downgraded to April trickles. Kingston and St. Andrew sees very little rain compared to previous years. Seaview Gardens sees even less. Last year, … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: April Showers or Trickles? by Denise N. Fyffe

The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens by Denise N. Fyffe

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate or not, to the culture; I recognize little is written about the history of this place. It intrigues me to represent this stereotyped community in print; after all I have been banished here, five years now.

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Poetess Denise Fyffe performing at Speak Lunch in New Kingston Poetess Denise Fyffe performing at Speak Lunch in New Kingston

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate or not, to the culture; I recognize little is written about the history of this place. It intrigues me to represent this stereotyped community in print; after all I have been banished here, five years now.

My experiences are varied. The people are diverse in their personalities but their suffering is shared. I have endured more than my fair share of frustrations in dealing with unrepentant and ‘constantly disturbing me’ neighbours. I have taken note of the people, their struggles and their shortcomings. Child and spousal…

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