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Life in Barbados…

Fitts Village Beach, Barbados

See what my life has been like? Beaches and sun, relaxation and all-around good times. Like a dream. Well, that’s exactly it – a dream. A vague idea, that this would be the life that it would be nice to have at some point. But I am not actually living it now. Not just yet :-)

I have been offline for weeks, months, so very long (ok, maybe just about 3 or 4 weeks) while I work in Barbados. It’s been tough, this separation from communications with family and friends. Plus the work is hard. And long hours. But it’s not all bad. I got to have lunch on the beach one lazy Sunday. Note the emphasis on ONE. The supermarkets and shops offer great variety (albeit at high prices) and it would make for great shopping…if I ever made it out of the office before they closed. I have a great flat and it will probably remain pristine and new, unless people COME VISIT me and use it.

It really isn’t all that bad. And it’s not going to be that hectic for too long, so these are the things I enjoy and look forward to enjoying more in the next few months.

    * The sea is almost everywhere you look – blue, clear and bright. I am so an island girl – I could be stuck in traffic and if I can see the sea, I am good. It’s why I always took the Lady Young into town after the morning commute.

* Barbados is not quite as flat as I have painted it before. The roads do go up and down hills, but it’s sort of a gentle roll rather than Northern Range mountain ruggedness. And the beauty of the kind of height the land in Barbados gets, is that you get the views of the island and the SEA fairly regularly.

    * Roundabouts. They can be annoying and confusing and not as easy to predict traffic movement as good old traffic lights, but I like them.

    * Working every day with the same group of people. And even when I DO hop on a plane, they go with me. That’s new and very cool. Solitary travel is ok in doses and I love it, but traveling in groups is also fun. Even if you’re going into 18-hour meetings.

    * Restaurants!!! All around. Different foods and cool places. Granted, it’s like this probably for the tourists, but the restaurants are THERE. Yay!!

    * Reminiscing – I am living fairly close to where I last lived in Barbados as a student and it’s just cool to be there again, although with none of those friends around. Luckily I am in contact with enough of them so that while it’s poignant, it’s certainly not depressing. And hopefully some of them can make the trip back in time when they visit me.

    * So, these are the pictures from my day at the beach. Well, lunch at the beach in between sleeping late and doing nothing. Oh, for another day like that!

Beachside lunching in Barbados 1 Beachside lunching in Barbados 3
Boats out on the West Coast, Barbados Boat on the Caribbean Sea

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12 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Hey I been offline too.
    Depressed…sister far away and not wanting me to text her.
    *sob* *sob*

    So tired too!

    1. Lilandra on February 4th, 2007 at 1:14 am
  2. you’ve been running after the little wobbly niece

    2. chennette on February 4th, 2007 at 1:16 am
  3. We’d kill to visit right now – so lovely! Makes me miss Hawaii so much just looking at the pics.

    Especially since all is not happy happy joy joy here at the moment. Sigh.

    3. ewe_are_here on February 4th, 2007 at 6:32 am
  4. lol…showing off eh.

    5. Jamaican Blogger on February 5th, 2007 at 1:20 pm
  5. well…there’s so little I have to show off, I have to make the best of it 😀

    6. chennette on February 5th, 2007 at 3:01 pm
  6. i miss lilandra :( ‘m sick tho :(

    7. The TriniGourmet on February 5th, 2007 at 11:23 pm
  7. i’m sorry you’re sick
    i just been so tired
    niece-running after is very draining
    also…driving around with people while they shop and socialize takes a toll on the anti-social

    i miss posting
    and getting comments

    8. Lilandra on February 5th, 2007 at 11:39 pm
  8. anti-socials rule 😀

    9. The TriniGourmet on February 6th, 2007 at 7:06 am
  9. hehehe

    10. Lilandra on February 6th, 2007 at 10:32 pm
  10. :((( i’m SO SO jealous. right now it’s the arctic here. -30 F at night!!

    enjoy the beach and the ocean. the food. the air. the sun. sighhhhh……

    11. burekaboy on February 7th, 2007 at 12:29 am
  11. see, the generous person I am? I share all this sunshine and warmth with the freezing 😀

    12. chennette on February 7th, 2007 at 10:27 am
  12. I AM COMING!

    13. Lilandra on February 12th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

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    […] -30 degrees, and that’s Celsius. Just a part of living in Canada, we haffi live with it. Its no  life in Barbados thats for sure–Beaches, sun, relaxation and all-around good times–haha, show off. And […]

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