Sunday, 29 October 2017

Are you following 'Living in Uruguay - Ask Annette' on Facebook?

Are you following Living in Uruguay - Ask Annette on Facebook?  that is the best way to now stay in touch and to find out about what is happening in Uruguay!

And you can now review Ask Annette on Facebook too!  Click on the 'review' button and write your comment along with the star rating that you choose to give :)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Best apps for Expats and Travelers alike...

If you are anything like me then you get a bit overwhelmed by the process of app shopping…as an Expat living abroad these are my must have apps:

No matter what country I am in I always need to know how much things cost.  XE is a great way to easily convert any currency.

A great app for telling you what the weather is or will be in any place you are, or any place you plan to travel to.

Having trouble communicating in a foreign country?  This app is great to translate almost any language, via text or orally.

My favourite booking site for hotel bookings – they offer great deals and if you use them enough you become a ‘Genius’ booker and get even better deals and special offers.

If you are not one of those people with a super fancy airline membership card to access their lounges, then Priority Pass is for you.  For an annual fee you get access to any of the 900 Priority Pass lounges around the world.  Download the lounge info with wifi and then use the app offline when you arrive at any airport.

You can’t beat the Netflix shows on offer for a small monthly fee.  And now you can download shows on the app for offline viewing.

Are you looking for a cheaper accommodation option than a hotel?…the houses and rooms on offer via Airbnb are a great travel option.  I am also a fan of sites like Airbnb that allow you pay by Paypal.

If you can handle the occasional ad then this app is great for free music.  To get the ad-free version you will need to pay for the app.  But in the end the free version still has less ads than a radio station!

And lastly, for a little bit of light entertainment…Words With Friends is an app where you can play scrabble with your friends (as opposed to playing against AI).  Beware…it is slightly addictive.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Any budding actors out there?

The Montevideo Players Society is holding auditions for Shear Madness.  

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 6:30 to 9 PM.  If you intend to drop in after 8:30 PM please let us know beforehand.

About the play: The madness erupts at your not-so-typical Montevideo hair salon, when suddenly the old lady upstairs gets mysteriously murdered and everyone’s dying to know WHODUNIT? The audience combs through the clues, questioning the suspects like a bona fide “SHERLOCK HOLMES.” And the best part? It’s different every time you see it!
The audience interacts with characters throughout the play (including the intermission) AND votes to determine how the play will end and who the guilty party will be. So… different days have different endings, which are already scripted accordingly.
About the roles they need to fill:
Mikey Thomas: Male, should look under 30. A preppy-looking, eager-beaver who’s a capable and earnest undercover cop.
Tony Whitcomb: Male, should look under 40. The flamboyant, irrepressible proprietor of the Shear Madness salon: fun, devilish, interesting, passionate, spontaneous and a real character.

Eddie Lawrence: Male, should look over 40 but under 60. A well-dressed, nice-looking confident man who covers a dangerous interior with a smooth, suave, and 
They are also recruiting for an understudy for the role of Barbara Demarco: Female, should look under 30. A wise-cracking, gum-snapping, nail polishing hairdresser; very attractive, though on the cheap side. An understudy is not expected to perform unless something prevents the regular actress from performing, but it can be fun and there are lots of other things to do backstage for which we would definitely appreciate the help.

Email for more information.

Monday, 6 March 2017

When is Criolla Del Prado this year?

Traditional food, handmade goods, and cowboys riding wild horses at a festival of rural gaucho traditions in Montevideo...  

Criolla Del Prado will be held from 9-16 April 2017.  The Criolla Del Prado is held at Rural del Prado (Montevideo’s agricultural expo venue) in the Prado neighbourhood (this is the same venue as the Expo Prado is held each year, and I am sure many of you have attended that great event too!).

More info on the IMM website and you can see pictures from last years event on The Guardian website.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Birdcage Show is back!...

If you missed this funny show, you now have the chance to see it on two extra nights!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Looking for something new for your kids to try?

My kids Taekwondo school (ATA Punta Gorda) is having a 4 day summer camp workshop open to everyone from Jan 24-27. Hours are 5pm-8pm. Contact them directly for pricing.  Facebook contact

Monday, 16 January 2017

When is the next quiz night in Montevideo?

The first Montevideo Players Society quiz of 2017 is the SUMMER QUIZ!!  

THURSDAY 2nd February at 9pm at the Neil Fairless Centre. 

Tickets - $ 350.-
Members - $ 250.-

Get your team of up to 5 organised and book a table through indicating your team's name and who is in it.

Once they confirm your booking, you go to any Red Pagos branch within the 48 hrs and pay the tickets amount into the "colectivo" N° 44275 

The deposit must be made in the name of the person who booked the table. Otherwise, payment cannot be traced.

PLEASE NOTE! - To allow proper planning/catering we will only accept bookings till Tuesday 31/Jan at midday.
Capacity is limited, so if you drop in on the night, chances are you'll be left out.
If you don't have a team, just let them know and they will fit you into one.
Doors will open at 8:30 PM sharp and not before and tables will be drawn as each team arrives.
If it rains, it will be held indoors.