A lovely surprise this morning, the post brought a big wooden box which was crammed full of things from Trinidad.
It was sent by my cousin Aileen and her husband Philip, a truly wonderful cornucopia of down home Trinidad delights.
They even sent me a bottle of Trinidad rum, Vat 19, really good rum, Trinidad rum is nothing like the dark stuff that is passed off as good rum.
When I was back in Trinidad in 1997, I drunk some good rum at a party, then suddenly it did not taste good anymore.
I asked where the rum was from, at first they told me Trinidad, I said no way and amid much laughter I heard the rum was from Venezuela.
So I was right, it was not Trini rum, funny thing was I only ever had a couple of chances to drink rum from Trinidad.
Yet I had no problems noticing that the rum was suddenly no longer the good stuff, I certainly was not drinking rum when I lived in Trinidad as a child.
Very exciting receiving a box of goodies from Trinidad, this has given me a huge boost today, which is just what I needed today.