Yosef, loaded with packages, returned from shopping at our recommended Craft Cottage saying, "Let's do a Show and Tell". He delighted in showing his purchases of Jamaican gifts to take home for friends and family. There were scented soaps, hand painted boxes, colourful masks, and one book. When he pulled up the book for his grandson, out came "Bolo the Monkey".
"Jonothan!" I remarked. "What?" asks Yosef. "Jonothan Burke," I replied. "He is the author. He is a friend of mine. I should invite him over to meet you". Yosef was all the more excited about his purchase. He donned his new head gear of Jamaican colours, also acquired from Craft Cottage, and posed for the pic.
A brief email with photo to Jonothan announcing that Bolo is heading to Jersey, was included an invitation to join us for breakfast. It was a "Yes", and the rest is history. Delightful conversation was shared over breakfast, and Yosef got his book signed by the author.
In Jamaica we call this a "Buck-up"