Tag: caribbean

ode to travel


From east to west, and from north to southMy travels have taken me seven continents about.To places of interest, distant lands, islands shore to shoreCountries I had often heard spoken of or read about before.The quest to travel started early in my teensAnd up… Continue Reading “ode to travel”

Physical Distancing Challenge


“Change is good,” I like to say.  Why make such a bold statement?  This declaration resonates with those who have adjusted and embraced new ways of doing things since the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) struck.  Arguably, since the pandemic health crisis broke around the world,… Continue Reading “Physical Distancing Challenge”

Proud Moments


Today is National Heroes Day in Barbados.  Normally, this designated public holiday would have been a day of celebration across the island as Barbados’ nation builders, far and wide, are recognized, honored, and saluted.  However, Covid-19 and physical distancing has put paid to any… Continue Reading “Proud Moments”

2020 Trip Down Memory Lane


This lockdown makes me long for a vacation to a foreign land now more than ever.  No, I’m not trying to run away from the pall that hangs over our heads.  Conversely, a change of scenery would act like a shot in the arm… Continue Reading “2020 Trip Down Memory Lane”

How To Spend Time In Lockdown


Life on the island continues to be interesting in light of all that is ongoing at home and around the world.  Last post I mentioned that Barbados had not recorded any cases of COVID-19 (corona virus).  Well, here we are two weeks later, and… Continue Reading “How To Spend Time In Lockdown”

Laughter Is The Best Medicine


COVID-19 is global news for good reason.  In four short months it has spread around the world to become a pandemic.  Daily news updates are circulating on its origins, progress and how best to manage the dreaded outbreak.  Governments, businesses, organizations and individuals are… Continue Reading “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”

Ladies, Pack A Little Black Dress


Anyone over the age of 50 would understand and agree with me that Bajans have a peculiar interest in death notices.  Let me explain what I mean and why I mention the age category.  One of the pastimes in the Barbadian culture, morbid though… Continue Reading “Ladies, Pack A Little Black Dress”

More Time Than Money


A recent 2020 poll ranked Barbados the 12th most expensive country to live in.  Without fact checking, I concur.  Don’t get me wrong.  Life on the island is sweet, but the cost of living is very high.  Albeit, I decided to add an extension… Continue Reading “More Time Than Money”

Vacation And Viruses Make Strange Bedfellows


Vacations are times mostly spent relaxing and enjoying adventures to your liking.  However, a holiday that is carefully planned, anticipated and eagerly embarked on, which turns into hours of precious time lying sick in a hotel room, or far worse, on a hospital bed,… Continue Reading “Vacation And Viruses Make Strange Bedfellows”

Happy New Year, Peace and Joy, Bugs And All


Happy New Year!  Peace and joy to one and all. 2020 is spanking new and beautiful.  I love new things and I eagerly look forward to all that will unfold this year.  It has been a month already that I have been in my… Continue Reading “Happy New Year, Peace and Joy, Bugs And All”

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