Flora Exotica

Flora Exotica

By Freda Rumford from the April 2016 Edition Forever, it seems; orchids have been a joy to me, the delicacy of the flowers, the transparency and waxy feel of the petals and the glorious colours. Oh those glorious colours. We...
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April 2016

April 2016

In this issue: Planting Roots in Mexico Silver Fittonia – Tommy Clarkson Florida Thatch Palm – Tommy Clarkson Living in Mexico A Day at the Beach – John Chalmers The Unexpected – Suzanne Marshall For the love of Vanilla –...
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Cooking Around the World

Cooking Around the World

By Freda Rumford from the March 2016 Edition I grew up in England during the Second World War when all foods were severely rationed and housewives cooking skills were challenged to the nth degree. There were no Kentucky Fried Chicken take-outs,...
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Manzanillo Chose Me

Manzanillo Chose Me

By Freda Rumford from the March 2016 Edition We first came to Manzanillo in 1996. After a long and very eventful journey by car, full of surprises and much laughter along the way, we arrived in town at about 3.30 p.m....
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Something to say – Censorship

Something to say – Censorship

By Freda Rumford from the March 2016 Edition I was four when I taught myself to read. By five, I was reading stories and books designated for much older children and thoroughly enjoying them. My uncle’s “Boy’s Own” and “Hotspur” were...
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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

By Freda Rumford from the March 2016 Edition I have had many, many names in my lifetime as have we all. Daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, girlfriend, fiancé, bride, wife, daughter-in-law, sisterin-law, mummy, Mum, mother-in-law, auntie, grandmo...
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Freda Vickery Rumford Memorial Edition 2016

Freda Vickery Rumford Memorial Edition 2016

In this issue: Special Memorial Freda Vickery (Rumford ) – May 24, 1934 – February 27, 2016 Cover image – Freda Vickery (Rumford ) —————— Read the full magazine in flipping magazine style at Issuu Download ...
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So what is cheaper but better in Mexico?

So what is cheaper but better in Mexico?

 By Freda Rumford from the July 2014 Edition Certainly not the imported grocery items from the frozen north as all of the items that we cannot cook without having right at hand are at least double or three times the price in Mexico....
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Speak to Me!

Speak to Me!

By Freda Rumford  from the April 2014 Edition Have you ever considered the intimidation of being in another country with a different language and not understanding what on earth people are saying to you? How their body language seems to change and how...
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November 2013

November 2013

In this issue: General Interest The Art of Becoming a Gypsy -Freda Rumford Suddenly Retired – Suzanne Marshall Viveros of Colima – Tommy Clarkson Nature Starfruit – Tommy Clarkson Triangle Palm – Tommy Clarkson Living in Manzanillo At t...
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