The game plan was this: We would pay tribute to every 50th guest who stayed at our Bed & Breakfast in 2012, the year of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence.
And what better way to recognise Susan and Simon than with the gift of a copy of the biography of one of the architects of our independence - the second prime minister of Jamaica, Sir Donald Sangster, which was written by Hartley Neita, his former press secretary, edited by yours truly right here at Neita's Nest, and published by Lena Rose of Minna Press!
Based on our booking schedule, we expected our 150th guest to arrive on Christmas Day. That would have been lovely too. However, a surprise referral from repeat guest, Lena Rose herself, brought Susan and Simon in on the eve of Christmas, and they clinched the gift.
The book should be an enjoyable read for Susan and Simon, especially for Susan who has been coming to Jamaica from her childhood days. She will certainly identify with some the social, cultural, political and economic aspects of Jamaica weaved into this landmark volume which received the "Proudly Celebrating Jamaica 50" insignia from the Government of Jamaica.
Congratulations again Susan and Simon! Enjoy the read, and thank you for being our special guests. We certainly enjoyed your company.