Private chef Lionel makes it easy (like Wednesday evening…)

Private chef Lionel makes it easy (like Wednesday evening…)

There are some wonderful restaurants on the west coast of Barbados but we’ve discovered that dining in can be even more of an occasion – particularly if you hire your own chef for the evening! Lionel is now our firmest friend and we can now make arrangements for him to prepare meals for all our guests. 

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Animal Flower Cave

Animal Flower Cave

We have been having a short pre-Christmas break at Ocean View and decided to drag ourselves away from the beach yesterday and take a short excursion to see the Animal Flower Cave at the northern tip of the island (just 9 miles from Ocean View). It was well worth the trip and we thought merited a few words here.

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Crop Over

Crop Over

Originally a celebration to mark the end of the sugar cane harvest, Crop Over is an eagerly awaited feature on the Barbados calendar with many ex-pat Bajans returning to the island in time for the finale on the first Monday of August – Grand Kadooment. Kadooment Day is a public holiday in Barbados and on Monday 5th August we were lucky enough to be in town to join (or at least witness) the festivities. 

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(un)Wired for Sound

(un)Wired for Sound

I’m very grateful to the smiling Virgin Atlantic check-in guy who turned a blind eye to my 26 kg suitcase ahead of my flight to Barbados this morning. As a male-of-the-species, I obviously pride myself on travelling light and usually blame any excess weight on Lisa’s shoes, hairdryer and make-up. This morning I travelled alone so only had one thing to blame: a Sony NS410 Wireless Speaker, weighing in at over 5 kg. 

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Our Long Weekend in Barbados

Our Long Weekend in Barbados

As we sit on this Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 on the tarmac at Grantley Adams airport ready to head home, it seems amazing that we only arrived 4 days ago. We have done so much. We have met with a lawyer, accountant and estate agent. We have opened a bank account, visited the Barbados Water Authority, the Power and Light Company and more...

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