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Reflections on Barbados — Part 3

  The final part of our trip to Barbados is a list of the places we went to on days 11 to 16, the last portion of our holiday.  If you want to catch up on the other days you can find there here:  Barbados Part 1 and Barbados Part 2 Day Eleven We had promised ourselves a day in Bridgetown.  So us girls could shop, and so the boys

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Reflections on Barbados — Part 2

When I wrote part one of our trip to Barbados (Reflections on Barbados — part 1)  I had no intention of splitting it into three posts.  I thought I would just list all 16 days on one post but having reached 1000 words and 10 photos after just five days I thought it best to split it.   So here is the second part of our Barbados trip, days 6

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Reflections on Barbados — Part 1

It won’t have escaped the attention of the eagle eyed amongst you that we have just spent a couple of weeks in Barbados.   It seemed like a good idea therefore put all the info in one place on where we went, where we ate and some useful tips and information in case you might be considering heading over there any time soon.   Except that would make for a

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Doing beaches the right way in Barbados

There are lots of beaches on Barbados.   Ergo there are lots of ways to “do the beach”.   Over on the Atlantic coast my advice would be to do the beach with caution as the waves are quite ferocious and it is not for weak swimmers but it is great if you are surfer.    They also aren’t the most beautiful to look at though the scenery is spectacular

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Margate: 4 — Barbados: 1

Yes you did read that correctly. When I got an email from Visit England asking me if I would like to take part in some St George’s day activity celebrating all thing patriotic I was chuffed.    That sounded like it might be fun, I thought.   This time last year we were gearing up for a garden party at Buckingham Palace where we didn’t get to meet the Queen

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Barbados Chicken Salad

.   This is one of our favourite meals in Barbados.   In fact it is the first thing we eat when we get there and signifies the start of our holiday.   I have been trying to re-create the recipe for a couple of years and think I might have just got there with this version.   I can’t though re-create the heat, humidity, or view.   But then

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The St James Church Holetown Barbados

. This little church close to the Folkestone Marine Park in Holetown is quiet and unassuming yet steeped in history, well it would be, it stands on ground that was consecrated in the 1600s.   It is on an area known as “God’s Acre” and is where the first settlers arrive at around the same time.   And as they passed away man of them are buried in the graveyard

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What to do on a rainy day in Barbados

It’s a fact that it rains in Barbados.   You don’t get an island as green as Barbados without some rain.  And if you come in the summer you have to appreciate it will rain, possibly everyday.  HOWEVER, it generally rains over night, or first thing in the morning.   Sometimes you get the odd shower during the day though, although it is rare that it rains all day.  But on rainy

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Barbados is so laid back it IS horizontal

I always find it takes a while to get into a holiday.  To wind down and to feel that “ahhhh I am on holiday finally” feeling. And I know that all islands are sort of horizontal because if they were vertical we would all fall off them, but Barbados feels more horizontal than most. For the past few years we have been coming to Barbados to a villa that is

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The perfect way to spend a day in Barbados

      Well it’s all about the sea out here isn’t it?  The cool water of the Caribbean.  You can either sit on the beach and watch it or you can get in it.   And swim / jet ski / lie on a Catamaran.  Or do what we do. Go on a glass bottomed boat and spent the day sitting in the sun drinking rum whilst you peer

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Earthworks Pottery Barbados

This fabulous pottery works sits up on a hill over looking the west coast of Barbados and has, in my opinion, one of the most spectacular views on the island. As it rained at the villa yesterday we headed to the hills to see if the weather would be any better, as it often is if you go inland and get higher, or go to the other side. As we

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