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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #041, January 15th 2009

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! My holiday was certainly different. Why?

Because at long last... winter coats, hats, boots and gloves are NOT mandatory!

Yep, the big move finally happened. My lonely fall days, finishing up studies in Montreal with my family sunseeking in Anguilla, came and went. Thank goodness!

The months flying solo were tumultuous and tough. From gruelling school work, to all the house work, to packing up my apartment, to saying bye to life long friends. All I can say is...

It's good to be home in Anguilla!

My plane landed in Sint Maarten just before Christmas, beating the up-and-coming snowstorms destined for Quebec. I never thought I'd miss snow, but for a moment on my first green Christmas, I did. Don't worry, it was only for a moment, and it was a fleeting one!

Right now we're still living out of suitcases, everything else in plastic bags, waiting to move into our new home. All of our earthly possessions are in a container at Customs in Road Bay, just waiting for the "OK c'mon home" message. Hopefully it will only be a couple of weeks now until we are sleeping in our own beds, in our own home that started forever ago.

In the meantime, I'm nice and warm and I finally have the time to focus on the site that I started when I was just 14 years old. I've been reviewing it, planning a major update. While I do that, though, it is so much fun to reminisce and see how small I was when I started it.

I'll be living in Anguilla for the next nine months. I plan to really focus on I'd like to redesign and reorganize it. There's so much material here, it's getting hard to find things!

While I've been planning and thinking, I couldn't resist adding my first page since arriving. My mom and dad had been telling me about Cheddie's new restaurant. And no wonder, it's fantastic. So...

Next time you're bouncing around the West end (near the Cove), try Cheddie's Klassik Café! It's the best spot on the island to get a tasty, low-cost (less than $50 for 2 including drinks), bite to eat. It's run by our favorite Anguilla artist, Cheddie Richardson, located right next to his sculpting gallery.

Click here to read the full story about Klassik.

And if you have eaten at Cheddie's, please share your own review by clicking here.

Since I last wrote you, visitors to Anguilla-Beaches have shared many of their own Anguilla experiences. You can do that by going to this page and picking a topic, anything from favorite resturants to magic moments. Here are just a few of the recent ones...

In the past couple of months, many people posted wonderful pictures of Anguilla's charming churches! Clayton from New Jersey shared an update on St. Gerard's, Steve from South Lyon even has a painting of the church(!), and Carol from paradise itself sent in a cute photo of the Church of God Day Care.

Michael from Melbourne Beach wrote about delightful Little Bay and Junk's Hole, while Kim from Australia shared her favorite beach world-wide found in Tasmania!

Tyrone from California shared the sweetest story, about the Anguillian community of Island Harbor working together. To read this interesting slice of history, click here.

Thank you to everyone who has shared your Anguilla memories. Thank you in the name of everyone who visits And thank you, personally, because I love reading them and looking at your beautiful photos.

Anguilla photos are especially fun. If you'd like to share your vacation photos without telling a story, I'm sure everyone would love to see them right here. You can do the same by going to Anguilla Beaches Limin'. It's a fun spot to socialize with other Anguillaphiles, just to hang out, share photos, and swap stories and adventures with fellow Anguilla travellers! All you have to do is create an account and start uploading those photos. Or participate in the forums.

That's all for now... Stay tuned for a new site design and lots more updates now that I'm in Anguilla!

Warm regards,


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