It rained all night and into today. I love, love when it rains at night. It is one of my fondest memories of growing up in Trinidad and having a tin roof on our house rather than shingles.
There is no better feeling than hearing the rain falling on the roof , at night, getting goose bumps. Of course with all good things there is always a downside, as if that rain continued to fall throughout the night and into the next morning when it was time for me to take my 2 mile trek to catch a taxi then I was always gaurenteed to get soaked! LOL
And back then there was no phones in my village and the taxis did not come all the way into it either. I kept in shape thats for sure. I know you are saying well why did I not break out my umbrella? Well I just did not have one and back then folks did not give people rides in their cars, especially when I was soaked. Now when I say give people rides, you have to understand when you live on a small island and in a small village everyone knows everyone! No way you can keep a secret from your parents.
If you sneezed too loudly in your home the people 6 houses away knew about it. It is just the way life is on a small island. I must admit I do miss that neighbourly feel I had while growing up. Where I live now, the neighbor across the street passed away and we did not even hear about it until a month later. In Trinidad when someone dies, a mike that is hooked up to the roof of a car goes around the area and announces the death so everyone knows, here, only your family and close friends knows.
Today while it rained outside, I stayed inside and cooked up some good spicy curry goat. It was delicious. Do not let the term goat scare you. It is actually a good meat. When prepared the right way it will not be gamey. Try it out for yourself.