Barbara and Philippe,
I don't know exactly what transpired yesterday on TTOL and try as I might to put it all together, I know there are pieces of the puzzle that I'm just not getting.
Barbara, as I told you in my private message, we've all been been reigned in at times on TTOL - and I know myself, I didn't like it when it happened to me. But I guess they have to do what they do the way they do it for reasons known only unto themselves. I don't personally think they do it maliciously or with any specific intent directed at any particular member, but I tend to be a bit of a Pollyanna. I hope that down the road, they might review what happened yesterday and reconsider. If they don't, TTOL will miss two wonderful members.
I know for an absolute fact that TTOL will NOT be the same without both of you participating and I know your absence will be sincerely felt by all who have come to know you through both forums and who have come to appreciate your particularly brand of insight and knowledge on most things St. Maarten/St. Martin. I truly hope this can all resolve itself in a manner that everyone can be comfortable with.
As for me, I love the island and I've come to think of so many of you as my dear special friends so I will probably continue to look for you in both places.