Sunday, December 25, 2022



Bay Street - the bleachers are up and everyone is ready for Junkanoo!

Christmas lights along the Western Esplanade, Nassau

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah! 

After two years absence from Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, due to the pandemic, the Bahamas’ world famous Junkanoo is back on Bay Street, downtown Nassau!

Fifty-seven years' ago, I rode side saddle on the back of Erskine's scooter "Over The Hill" after a New Year’s party that he and his band "The Invaders" had played at on West Bay Street. Discarded Junkanoo floats and costumes were strewn all over the streets. We went from night club to night club until the wee hours. I wore a long white evening gown, but by the time the sun rose my dress was no longer white!

In my mystery romance novel "Dangerous Devotion" (described by Juanita Coulson, "The Lady" Books Editor, as "A moving tale of family dynamics and relationships in later life"), Gordon and Violet experience the Christmas season in Nassau. Then as Gordon is Scottish, they fly back to Scotland for Hogmanay.

Excerpt from "Dangerous Devotion":

"Bell ringers stood at strategic points on downtown Bay Street, collecting money for charity in Salvation Army kettles. The street was decked out with festive decorations. A heavily laden Christmas tree towered next to the colonial buildings in historic Rawson Square. Bleachers for the upcoming Boxing Day and New Year’s Junkanoo parades were already in place."

"Dangerous Devotion" is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. Click the links below to buy on Amazon:-



Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2023!


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