Friday, 12 January 2018

Happy Birthday to You Daughter Dear!!



Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday!  Happy Birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Wishing you a Happy Birthday daughter dear!!!
I love you more with each passing day.
We didn't get to celebrate today as we normally do, as our schedules were a bit hectic and we were only able to grab a quick lunch, but we will surely have a proper celebration later....we have to do it right.
Love you!!!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018!!!


 Image from Pixabay.com
"The Waves
Like the years
Keep rolling in
And on.
The Wind
On the water
Like time on life
Pushes to the shore
To the point
From which 
I dive
Into another one

Happy here I come "
Penned by Andrew Bynoe, a local supermarket owner

Wow, I can't believe it's a brand new year already....can you?   Where did 2017 go?
It went quickly by in a  blur for me.
So much stuff I had on my plate to accomplish....some was done and some was not.
I am looking forward to this new year with loaded anticipation, a renewed spirit and an optimistic outlook for the future.
Another year to make things right with the world.....our world....our home.
Let us be kind to one another and look for the best in others.
Continue to bring happiness into the lives of others and do the right thing.
Always be thankful for there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.....ALWAYS.....no matter how small.
Another year of life....be thankful for the blessings.

And so I dive into another year accompanied by my sidekick BrownBerts...I expect great things.
Happy New Year!!!
 

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas 2017!!!


Merry Christmas to all of my friends out there in Blogland!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness throughout this blessed season.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas is in the air

As you can imagine I am knee deep in Christmas preparations and trying to keep my head above water while getting it all done.
Thank goodness most of the shopping has been completed and all gifts wrapped, the tree is up and I should complete my supermarket shopping today along with baking my Christmas Rum cakes.
I happened to be in the city a few days ago enjoying the beauty of the well adorned stores, the bustling shoppers, the gaiety of my fellow Bajans and indeed the whole "Christmasey" atmosphere, when...........
I stumbled across a most beautiful sight as I approached Jubilee Gardens.

The Royal Commonwealth Society Barbados Branch was hosting its 4th Annual  "Christmas In The Square" series.
Eighty eight beautifully decorated trees representing the Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries had been placed throughout the city in Jubilee Gardens, Independence Square, Heroes Square and the Post Office amphitheatre.
Little did I know that I was in for a special treat.
Shoppers hustled on by, but with so much beauty around me I couldn't help but stop to admire.







 As I continued onward through the city to Independence Square, I admired all the store front displays and enjoyed the Christmas music that floated through the open doors.
At Independence Square I was in for more beauty.
Trees decorated by schools, youth groups and organisations.

 
Christmas Trees of The Commonwealth.
I learned a lot that day.....some countries I had no idea were members of The Commonwealth.

 





 Decorations made with recycled and re-purposed materials.
I spy Popsicle sticks and bottle caps.
 Aluminum can flowers and pinwheels.




From the Facebook website.
" Founded in 1868, the RCS conducts a range of events and activities aimed at promoting international understanding.
Its educational, youth and cultural programmes include the world’s oldest and largest schools essay competition and an innovative international youth leadership programme.

Headquartered at the Commonwealth Club in London, the RCS has over 4000 members in the UK and a presence in 40 Commonwealth countries through a network of branches."


https://www.thercs.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RCSBarbados/about/?ref=page_internal

I didn't make it to Heroes Square or the General Post Office amphitheatre where more trees were displayed, but hopefully I can pop by before the holidays are over.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Happy Independence Day 2017



Well another Independence Day is almost over as I sit here trying to reacquaint myself with writing a blog post on my mostly neglected blog.

One of my New Year resolutions was to nurture my blog with some serious love this year, but I have fallen short of my true intentions.
 Life sure does get in the way sometimes.

Independence is not a real Independence without our local Conkie delicacy.
The neighbourhood supermarket had a display table with Conkie ingredients that got me in the mood.

I made my Conkies early this year, actually last month to be exact because Nat's cousin was visiting and I wanted to make sure that she enjoyed a homemade treat.
This year the banana leaves were in short supply after some very gusty winds that we had knocking around from the weather conditions in our hurricane season.
I decided to go ahead and use plantain leaves instead.  They worked okay but I think I prefer banana leaves.
After a three hour steaming in my large conkie pot, they were cooling on the table.
The man of the house was waiting patiently.

"Are they cooled yet?????"


Finally ready to eat...deliciousness on a plate....yum yum.
So very very GOOD!!!
Happy Independence Y'All!!!


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