Friday, April 28th, 2017

F L O W E R M A R K E T { New Covent Garden Flower Market }

Have you ever been to a flower market? If not you’ve got to put it on your to do list because it’s just wonderful.  I work in an events florist for most of the week + help my friends too so I get to go regularly yet I still get a flutter in my stomach each time I walk in. I’m like a kid in a candy shop.The one I visit most often is New Covent Garden Flower Market. I’m lucky as it’s a 20 minute bus journey from where I live. Rather confusingly it’s nowhere near Covent Garden + is in fact in Nine Elms, South London. The name Covent Garden Market comes from the fact that back in the day Abbey of Westminster had land: a convent garden. When the Abbey garden produced surplus goods they were sold at the Convent Garden Market. The name slowly morphed into Covent Garden Market but the market eventually declined.  Public sector intervention in 1961 helped reinvigorate the market + it moved to it’s home in Nine Elms, hence the name New Covent Garden Market. Well because of the vast redevelopment in Nine Elms + around Battersea Power Station, New Covent Garden has moved again a bit further up the road. I think the team thought it a bit excessive to call it New, New Covent Garden 😉 so it’s the old name, new location.It opened whilst I was away + last Monday I decided to go + check it out; it is very smart. There are now two floors to the market; the main market hall is ground level + the floral workshops are on the second level. The second level is accessible via stairs or lifts from market hall. The main hall has traders all around the outside as well as traders down the central corridor. All the stalls are clearly labelled + some traders even have uniforms which looks really smart. Of course the fresh flowers are the stars of the show but I was blown away by the sundries by C.Best, what a magnificent display! I don’t think I’ve ever seen empty vases looking so gorgeous. Plus they have an incredible display of silk flowers + artificial plants. Whittington is now split over two levels with another impressive display of sundries including these little tea light holders I was researching for my friend’s wedding.  The café isn’t open yet but I’m already booking in some dates to meet friends there! Members of the public are welcome, the closest station is Battersea Park or Vauxhall + it’s a ten minute walk from both. There are several pedestrian entrances or it costs £5 { for 0-3 hours} to park. Opening hours are early Monday – Saturday 4am – 10am but some traders close early / stay late than these times. I arrive around 07:00am on my visits. If you fancy a visit just send me a message, I’d love to go with you + show you around!

 

 

 



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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

B A R B A D O S { photo haul }

My favourite part of any trip abroad is learning about + experiencing a different way of living life. Barbados seems so idyllic for a tourist but as a waiter said to us when I complimented his home he said ‘we still have headaches here too mam,’ which I completely understand. Nevertheless the friendly, positive nature of Bajan’s left me feeling completely reinvigorated. 

Barbados is such a beautiful place + so welcoming to tourists I hope it doesn’t change. I do think change is unavoidable, we chatted with many taxi drivers + locals who explained there has recently been a spike in crime. The crimes are burglary or muggings + are committed by youths who are frustrated + don’t want to grow up + work in tourism + hospitality. The taxi driver said he is worried that crime is being glamourised in music + exaggerated in the press + wants to stress to the young kids how important tourism is to the islands economy. I do see where the youth are coming from though + it’s an interesting how globalisation is effecting the Caribbean too. 

I love Barbados because I feel safe there going for a run by myself along the beach. I love the fact that drivers are considerable + traffic stops both ways when we crossed with baby A. I love the food. I love the rum. I love the fact that we could pop in + visit Tom’s Granny who is laid to rest in Bridgetown Military Cemetery { she was a WRN / wren } with our friends + their baby. I love the colours. Lastly I love how locals greet tourists with the phrase ‘welcome home.’ Thank you for sharing your beautiful island with us, see you soon. 



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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

B A R B A D O S { Where To Eat + Drink }

”What’s the point of a holiday if you don’t eat + drink everything? ” Tom, April 2017

Firstly before posting a big old blog about what I ate I thought it important to acknowledge that I did feel self-conscious about eating lots + not exercising whilst away. I did go for a few runs early in the morning but I decided that I preferred a lie in more.  I don’t think it’s healthy to pretend  I’m skipping around in a swimsuit on instagram without a care in the world. I mean don’t get me wrong I’m fairly relaxed but to say my weight doesn’t play on my mind would be a lie. I was being completely honest on instagram when I said I took my swimsuit shots at the beginning of the holiday so I could eat + not worry as much for the rest of the holiday. Silly really I know but true. Anyway after a few days I did relax I had the best time trying all the different Caribbean food : sugar buns, breadfruit crisps, cutters, rum cake. You name it I tried it!

We ate out most nights + enjoyed trying local favourites as much, if not more than visiting the popular, old school establishments. Personally I found the food in the smart restaurants a bit rich; mashed potatoes in 30 degrees = too much for me. Saying that I would certainly recommend the smart restaurants for sunset cocktail + it was nice to dress up a bit + not need a coat. The cocktails were always delicious + the atmosphere was electric; the people watching opportunities were incredible, one restaurant was almost entirely filled with Cliff Richard lookalikes.

Smart Restaurants
The Cliff

My expectations for The Cliff were extremely high as it had been recommended to me a lot + after reading reviews on Trip Adviser I was excited to visit. Words like spectacular and first class were used over and over though unfortunately my experience was neither. My biggest issue was with the service which was very disappointing. My cocktail was forgotten which wasn’t a big deal in itself but when no one came to check that our drinks were satisfactory I had to go over to the bar + reorder it myself. The cocktail waiter eventually brought it over + was curt. Service with our meal was sporadic + we were served by several different waiters. As such we didn’t get to know our waiter so it lacked that personal touch that other Bajan restaurants seemed to provide so easily. Our pudding orders were missed + when we enquired about its whereabouts we discovered the order was never placed. I should state that we were refunded the cost of the pudding but still.

I would describe the food as good but not exceptional. The menu options were dare I say it a little boring + outdated but I appreciate that this is subjective. I was surprised when the bread sticks served with cocktails tasted stale, a small detail but important when trying to create fabulous first impressions.  I was disappointed that the Cliff didn’t show it’s culinary flare through offering an amuse bouche instead they plonked down bread which wasn’t even warm.  I did appreciate the fact that starters could be enlarged to main sized portions. For dessert we ordered Rum Baba+ when it did eventually arrive it was underwhelming, I liked the pippet of rum idea but this was by no means unique + in the patisserie world a little outdated. There’s no denying that the setting is stunning, I loved the torches and lights dotted around the cove but I don’t think I’d return in a hurry.

Cin Cin By The SeaCin Cin By The Sea is quickly becoming a competitor to The Cliff. Both restaurants have fabulous vistas + are places to be seen in. If I were to compare the two I’d chose Cin Cin By The Sea; I loved the ultra modern decor which contrasted the traditional luxury decor style of Sandy Lane + the golf resorts. Again as with The Cliff I didn’t find the food wildly impressive + ended up having chilli prawn pasta, not dissimilar to the dish Tom makes at home. What I preferred about Cin Cin was the service; everyone from valet to the hostess to the waiters greeted us with big smiles, were attentive + professional. I’d also argue that the vista is better at Cin Cin as I liked seeing the vast expanse of sea + sunset as opposed to just seeing the cove but of course this is subjective.

Fish PotThis was recommended by a man we met in the sea + it was easy to book. The evening dinner slots are 18:30 or 20:30, we took the earlier slot so we could have a cocktail + watch the sunset.  Fish Pot is Northwest of the island + is part of the Little Good Harbour Hotel. This is a small hotel right on the beach + looked really inviting. The food here was divine + had a strong seafood bias as you’d imagine. We ordered scallops + prawns to start followed by tuna + lobster. We didn’t fancy any of the rich sauces so asked if the kitchen would cook the lobster in garlic butter + they happily obliged. I can honestly say the prawns + lobster were the best I’ve ever had + thankfully for me they were both my choices though I let Tom have some which was nice of me 😉 . Look at the size of those prawns! The restaurant is small + romantic, ask for a table with a sea view. When we visited the weather was close + I think we might have overheated if we didn’t have the sea breeze. I think this was my favourite meal that Tom + I had in the evenings together.

LonestarLonestar is infamous in Barbados, it was built in the 1950’s + used to be a car garage. The staff reflect this + wear white boiler suits which is a fun touch.  It’s popular with Brits as it serves British favourites like Shepherd’s Pie; I find the thought of Shepherd’s Pie in the Caribbean baffling but it’s obvious floating other peoples boats. I had surf + turf here which was pretty special.

We went for both breakfast + dinner but I caught a glimpse of the lunch menu too which looked fantastic too ; lots of big salads which is what I often felt like eating in the heat. The staff are friendly + enjoyed helping out with baby A. If you do visit for cocktails make sure you ask for the orange sun, the lovely bar man made it for me + I was obsessed.

Lobster Alive Hooray a restaurant that is worth the hype {  I know I’m fussy }. I have visited Lobster Alive twice + enjoyed both occasions tremendously. Lobster Alive is a beach restaurant in Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown; you can either eat inside or under big parasols on the beach. The best time to eat is Sunday lunchtime from 13:00 onwards as that’s when the infamous jazz bands begins to play. We arrived at 12:30 so we could place our order with the kitchen before it gets too crazy. You can choose various lobster options small, medium or large lobster as well as lobster pasta or salad. People tend to drink Prosecco or rosé or both ;-).  The atmosphere is laid-back + fun I think that has something to do with being able to have your toes in the soft sand as you eat. There is lots of room for kids to run around + play on the beach in front of the restaurant. Expect to bump into someone you recognise or  come away with new friends. A Lex Chapter five stars. 


Beach Shacks + Relaxed Dining

CuzzCuzz was suggested to us by Barbados Blue diving school which is 100 metres away, I was so hungry after our dive that I wanted a snack before we went home. We were informed that it only served fish cutters + the options were with / without cheese. We laughed but this was absolutely was the case; we ordered two with cheese + a beer. After about two mouthfuls we’d both decided we wanted another cutter so Tom went back for some more. It was only when we were looking something up on Trip Adviser we realised how popular Cuzz is. The current owner is second generation so go + support this family business; you’ll find it in a car park between the Radisson + Hilton hotel in Bridgetown.

Mullins Beach BarThis beach bar was always busy, we visited once for mid week lunch + on a Sunday for a sundowner when the popular band Mootown were playing. We would walk here from Gibbs beach for pina coladas + the rotis were yummy too for lunch. I also liked this place because it had a Welsh rugby ball on the shelf but I appreciate this is a pretty niche compliment but it worked for me. The staff are friendly + didn’t mind us rocking up covered in sand + getting changed in the loos { I can’t stand dam p bathers }Ju Ju’sAnother great location for us, fairly close to Lonestar Ju Ju’s is a good place to base yourself for the day especially if you have got kids. The food is Bajan + they have a good choice of wine. We found the service a bit slow but passed the time by having a look in the boutique next door + drinking rosé. Roti Den
OK so technically this isn’t on the beach but it’s a cheap + cheerful place opposite Daphne’s. The chicken + shrimp is the best { we tried a few options }, ask the owner about Pavarotti.Pepenero Pizza
You’ll find Pepenero Pizza in Limegrove shopping centre. We didn’t eat in here but did order take out twice, both times the pizza was delicious.

Delish
This is also in Limegrove Shopping Centre. We popped in for coffee, Bajan lemonade + banana cake. It’s full of organic fresh veg, meats + even Welsh cheese from the Snowdonia Cheese Company. The brunch options looked amazing too, Lobster Benedict anyone?

Little Bristol Beach Bar This was my favourite spot for a few reasons, the first being Richard who runs the place. He’s friendly, knowledgable about Bajan history + mad about football { he’s an Man Utd supporter if you’re wondering}. Secondly the food is super quick + fresh, we had the maui-maui cutters + shark wraps. Lastly the Bristol Sour is the best cocktail I think I had on the whole holiday, in fact taking all things into consideration the best cocktail I’ve ever had. I am so thrilled we found this spot early on in our trip, we must have visited three or four times introducing friends to it as well.  This place is an absolute gem + I cannot wait to return.


Cocktails

Cobbler’s CoveWe didn’t stay here but if I think if I had a few nights left on earth I might consider this place. Obviously I can’t vouch for the rooms but what I will I say is ‘ this place couldn’t be any more me.’ Think pink stripes, palm trees, pineapple cushions I was in heaven. The four of us went for cocktails at sunset,  I + G went home with baby A + Tom + I stayed for dinner. I thought the food was really nice but like many of the smart restaurants it wasn’t life changing. What made me place so special was the incredible service; the staff are so professional. Team this with the glamorous surroundings + you feel like a movie star. After dinner or cocktails, sit in the lounge + listen to the jazz band. If you’re feeling competitive why not play a game of backgammon? Tom + I played over + over + I beat him every time.The Muse

 Izzy + I popped in here for a cheeky cocktail + left the boys to arrange dinner + bath baby A. Fun atmosphere in the middle of Holetown.

John Moore BarThis place is pretty special, it’s next to a ship yard + only sells rum by the bottle; yes by the bottle. You can buy your mixer + sit with locals who are playing heated games of cards or dominos. At one point a gentleman raised his voice + apologised to us women, it was that kind of old school establishment. Colony Club My friend Izzy she’d wanted to try this hotel for cocktails the whole holiday. It was at the bottom of our road + the plan was to lull baby A to sleep in the pushchair on the way down. We sat at the tables right on the beach + watched the sunset whilst sipping watermelon martinis + nibbling complimentary breadfruit crisps, a lovely time was had by all. This experience was made even better when we received the bill { the first time I’ve even written this sentence } our drinks were half price! Half price in Barbados is unheard of so the next day we arrived at our table at 16:55 ready for happy hour at 17:00. This is a really great place to enjoy a sundowner.Phew if you’re reading this congratulations, that was a mega post! Let me know if you think I’ve missed out some gems or had a difference experience. A few friends recommended The Tides, Tom insists we went last time but I have no recollection. I might have to go back next time to jog my memory, if I still can’t remember then it’s safe to say Tom went with a previous girlfriend haha!



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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

B A R B A D O S { beaches, caves + shopping }

As I mentioned before, my last trip to Barbados was only for three days; an extremely glamorous lay over if you will. This time I had two weeks on the island so I wanted to really explore but still be sociable + find time to relax too. Luckily my friends are the active + inquisitive type too + each evening over fresh food + lots of rum sours we made a plan for the next day. Most of our favourite places we either stumbled upon or were recommendations from locals we struck up conversations with. In this post I’ve listed my favourite activities + beaches + the next post will contain my favourite beach bars + restaurants.

Mullins Beach
Easily the most lively beach we came across on the West coast. It’s full of comfy sun beds + is perfect place if you want to pick up a jet ski or play on the inflatable trampoline / rock climbing wall. You’re meant to buy a wrist band from a man on the beach but Izzy + I hopped on before being told off by a very confident 7 yr old, oops. Mullins Beach Bar is great for lunch + pina colada’s.Colony Club BeachThis beach was at the end of our road + was lovely. If you have a hire car you can usually park on the lane leading to the beach. It’s where many of the catamaran trips set off from in the morning if you fancied doing a day trip.

Cobblers CoveSome of these beaches are tricky to find but if look out for the white public highway signs you’ll find a pathway to the beach. Often these look like the back of a hotel or private residence but keep going + you’ll find the beach. For Cobblers Cove beach head to the side of the hotel + park in the public car park that looks like random land. If you can try + speak to the father / son jet ski owners + they’ll help you park so as not to disturb their work. Once you’ve done this you can walk along the front of the Cobblers Cove hotel + you’ll find a soft sand beach perfect for sunbathing + building sand castles or in our case supercars.Sandy Lane Beach { this photo is not Sandy Lane beach }If like me you loathe the Daily Mail yet can’t help but click on the sidebar of shame from time to time you’ll recognise the sun loungers on this beach. You think I’m kidding but it’s literally where all the celebs + wannabe celebs strut around to get the paps attention. Sandy Lane hotel is gorgeous but is very exclusive. For example they have security guards stopping non guests getting into the hotel but the good news in Barbados { and one reason I love this island } is that all the beaches are public so you can rock up with your plastic deck chair + your sandwiches in foil + enjoy Sandy Lane beach too.

Gibbs BeachWithout doubt this was our favourite; recommended by a man we met whilst in the sea at Colony Club beach. He was Jamaican, worked most of his life in the UK + has retired to Barbados so knew some good local spots. He said Gibbs Beach was his favourite + quickly become ours too.  For most of the week it was just us + local fishermen but it did get busier on the weekends.  Soft sand, lots of shade for babies + calm water. If you can only visit one beach in Barbados { say if you’re on a cruise } make it Gibbs.


Animal Flower CaveOne of the things I love about the Caribbean islands is the difference in landscape + seascape between West + East coast + Barbados is no different.  When we were here in 2014 we did a quick tour of ‘de island,’ but we didn’t get out of the car + explore.This time we drove up to the Animal Flower Caves + booked a tour which is very easy; simply pay + wait for a guide to take you down. To reach the cave you must walk down steep + slippery steps { which were dug out in 1912 } so it was not suitable to carry baby A. As such we took turns going down + staying up watching him.  Once you’re down it’s amazing how cool + calm the caves feel in comparison to vibrant Bajan life above. Does anyone else think this looks like a big picture framing the sea?The Atlantic Ocean as you can imagine gets extremely rough + the waves come crashing into the caves. The day we visited it was fairly calm + considered safe but it was shut the day before; it might be worth giving the caves a call before you visit to check they are open. Our guide informed us that both Rihanna + Billy Ocean have used this cave for photo shoots + music videos. At the end of the short tour { it’s ten minutes max } you get the option to take a dip in the cave pool which was out of this world. The cave keeps the sea water warm but you still get the Atlantic breeze which was refreshing. P.S the animal flowers are sea anemones.Folkstone Marine Park Snorkelling
We didn’t actually do this BUT it was suggested by locals over + over again. If we come back we’ll hire snorkels + fins + explore the ship that was purposely sunk to create a reef. The sea park is cordoned off + is watched over by a life guard which is a big plus for a safety freak like me.

Diving with Barbados Blue

Where do I begin with this? Firstly I’m sorry there are no photos which is rare for a blogger, Tom has his PADI so legally he could have rented a camera { or taken our Go Pro } but as I was so nervous before hand I decided I didn’t want to. I’ve wanted to try diving for a while, Tom’s family are big divers; his Granny actually lived in Caribbean + went diving once or twice a day. Me on the other hand, well I had one lesson at Putney Leisure Centre but it’s not the same is it?  I did a lot of research before going + settled on Barbados Blue as they seemed particularly safety conscious. We started by testing basic skills in the pool including clearing respirator, goggles + basic dive hand signals. After a practising for a while we got our wetsuits + got on the dive boat. As I was nervous our kind instructor said she’d stay with me, so I’d had her one side + Tom nearby. If you’ve dived before you probably find this silly but for me it was SUCH a mind over matter thing. When I was younger I didn’t like the sea or fish so to be purposely dropping to the bottom of the sea was a big deal for me. I actually stepped off the boat with no fuss + was calm breathing underwater; it was just when I had to descend the rope I that I started to freak out. The instructor quite rightly said if I continued to panic underwater we’ll have to cancel my dive. At which point I thought about how much I’d paid to do this + thought to myself let’s not waste this opportunity yeh? Anyway as soon as I started seeing tropical fish I forgot all about consciously breathing through my mouth + relaxed into it. Seconds later a massive sting ray swished around us, I thought I’d panic but being the same height as these amazing creatures made me feel a lot more calm. I can’t believe there’s this big world down there. My favourite part after seeing the sting ray + puffer fish was swimming through a ship wreck. Our dive was meant to last 50 mins but around the 45 mins I was getting really cold + a bit tired so we came up five minutes early. I didn’t care though I was so proud of myself for overriding my brain telling me I absolutely couldn’t do it! We rewarded ourselves with the best fish cutters on the island which was a Barbados Blue recommendation.Oistins

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this place. Yes it’s busy, yes it’s quite far away if you’re  North West of Barbados but in my mind it’s totally worth the drive. There are lots of tourists but all the locals go here too. Our friends used a lovely babysitter Julia for a few nights + she goes to Oistins every Friday. Julia recommended her favourite food stall as did a taxi driver – Georges Chicken. We were starving + the queue for Georges was about an hour so we decided to go somewhere else unfortunately. I don’t think it matters which stall you chose as the food is similar. Originally a fish market, Oistins is sometimes known as Fish Fry so obviously fish is the star of the show. I had dolphin which is actually Maui maui with peas + rice + macaroni pie washed down with Banks beer. . Without doubt my favourite thing about Oistins was the dancers, oh my gosh I haven’t stopped talking about them. There is a bandstand area where street dancers perform to a live dj with a mix of R n B, pop and SOCA. If you haven’t heard of SOCA you should youtube it. It’s an abbreviation of Soul of Calypso + comes from Trinidad + Tobago. The way the DJ marries it with old school pop was incredible – think ‘Kisstory’ with Caribbean flare, I was in heaven. Did you catch my videos on insta-stories?


Beth + TracieI just found out that Beth + Tracie { or Gavin + Stacey as Tom kept calling it} apparently has a shop in Cobham + I’m not going to lie that did take the shine off what I thought was an exclusive Bajan store. It is however worth popping into because the stock is always fabulous especially the bags. It’s where I got my pompom bag from + they had some equally gorgeous ones this trip. The US dollar to pound ratio didn’t make it cheap so I left empty-handed.Lime Grove Shopping Centre

This has changed a lot since I first came to Barbados in 2014, independent shops like Salt + City have opened which are extremely well curated with small brands I normally only see in Los Angeles like Loeffler Randel + Marais.
Un Dimanche A Paris is a lovely shop, look out for its adjacent space which has a little coffee shop in if you need you a caffeine fix. Make sure you pop in to the antiques shop on the ground floor ; it’s stunning with lots of colonial pieces like vintage china tea sets. I also spotted these pineapple chairs + am currently working out how I will acquire them + ship to the UK without Tom noticing. Any ideas? Holders Hill Farmers Market Our friends Izzy + Guy discovered this on their babymoon so it’s fitting that we returned with baby A. It takes a bit of effort to find this but it’s worth it. What I loved about this market is that it felt really authentic, the people running the stalls grew or made the products. I bought the most gorgeous basket bag whom I called Christabel { you might have seen it on instastories } + my friend Izzy bought this pineapple clutch whom she named Barbados. Does anyone else name their bags?😂 I had some local coconut water which was heavenly + enjoyed chatting to the food producers. This is a great place to get home-grown or organic products; one thing that does concern me with Barbados is animal welfare. On a few occasions we passed what looked like intensive chicken barns which was terribly sad but this market was difference the egg lady even showed us her happy chickens roaming her garden + eating coconut on her iPad.

Chattel VillageChattel’s are the wooden huts that Bajan’s traditionally lived in. They have slatted windows to encourage a breeze + keep the room cool before AC was invented. Chattel Village is brightly coloured huts with gift, clothes + cigar shops. My favourite shops are Lola Beach + Studio 1.Lastly visit Speightstown! I love this place + I have a feeling it will only get more popular. It’s colourful streets need a bit of love but that’s part of charm. I explained a bit of its history on my instagram post.  Thank you for reading I’d love to hear your favourites things to do in Barbados; please do let me know if I’ve missed your favourite spots out. On Friday I will post about the food + drinking spots we tried so come back then!



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Friday, April 7th, 2017

S W I M S U I T { Cobalt Blue }

I’m a swimsuit kinda gal: always have + always will be.  There’s been a few swimsuit stages including one with a panther on it à la Rihanna 2010 but now my Rihanna moment has faded I’ve gone back to block colours. Colbalt blue is not a colour I normally wear as it was the colour of my school uniform but for some reason I love wearing it on holiday. I’m not sure how I ended up on the Next website but I did + I fell in love with a couple of swimsuits. The green suit (2) was gorgeous but didn’t sit right across my chest + the tangerine (5) one had sadly sold out online BUT this blue one fitted perfectly. I think the laddered sides are flattering for those with wide hips + short legs like me. The material is thick + weighty + it feels a lot more expensive that £30. I found some more colourful ‘cossies,’ but they are all pretty expensive which makes the Next Swim range look even more exciting.

1) cobalt blue 2) emerald green 2) yellow 3) red 5) tangerine 6) hot pink 7) sky blue 8) jade



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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

B A R B A D O S

Hi friends, I’m writing this beside the pool in Barbados so feel free to block me on social media if you want. I sometimes do that with friends who are travelling when I’m waiting in the cold at the bus stop + I find it really helps 😉We are in Barbados because our friends rented a villa here over Easter +  kindly asked if we wanted to join them, they didn’t need to ask twice so here we are. Anyway we are here safely + it feels GREAT to have some sunshine on my face + to be amount the palm trees. I first visited Barbados two years ago + arrived drunk because I got upgraded on the flight over +  made the most of the unlimited alcohol situation.  I’d never visited the Caribbean + the coloured houses, palm trees + friendly people just got to me.I managed to hold back the tears this time but I’m still blown away by its beauty + the friendly Bajans. We are staying in a villa in Westmoreland + will mostly be hanging out on the West Coach beaches but today we are going to head to Animal Flower Cave. If you fancy seeing lots of pics of palm trees + colourful houses follow along here + on The Lex Chapter instagam. If not I’ll see you back in London. See you soon!



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