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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Bloomfield

I stood in rapt attention as I listened to Ethel Gosling one summers night in 1966 at Bloomfield in Paget. The story of Nancy Nelmes was a sad one which was recited in great detail and with much empathy and affection. The young woman “took a chill” and, as her wedding day approached, died. Nancy was repeatedly heard, sometimes weeping in the room that had been hers, and was frequently seen by a variety of people. Since Ethel ran Bloomfield…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Verdmont Cottage

What is it you want to know,” he asked as he strode into my social parlor which serves as an office as well. “Well, since I am sketching your house for the book, it suddenly occurred to me that there…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Chan Mar

Chan Mar was built in the late ‘30s or early ’40s by a man named Holmes. Originally, it was built as the guest cottage for a larger house there in Tucker’s Town, and it was all one property.  "It's interesting.…


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Cool Pools

Looking for a little inspiration to beat the summer heat? Even if one can only dream, these real pools belonging to locals are a treat to the eyes on a hot summers day!     Island Oasis Photograph by Ian…


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The Value of Verandas

It protects you from the rain, yet allows you to enjoy the cool summer breeze. It’s the perfect place to sit and observe the world or simply close your eyes for an afternoon nap. It’s a sanctuary that encourages solitude…

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Seasonal Ingredient: Nasturtiums

These easy-to-grow, vibrant blooms make a wonderful addition to any mixed salad and may also be used as a colourful garnish on a variety of meals. Their slightly sweet and mildly spicy flavour is the perfect complement to many cooked…