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March 30, 2015

Cyber Bullying, trolls & online security in Barbados


A few weeks ago, a Barbadian woman went missing on an average Friday afternoon. The community effort that followed over the weekend was intense and admirable, and the first time something of that magnitude took place in this island. The community came together through physical searching, flyering, traditional media and social media. Her flyer was 'shared' like wildfire and I'm pretty sure every single person on the rock knew about it within 12 hours. Luckily, she was discovered safe and sound 24 hours later. This post isn't about the search, but rather the social media flurry surrounding this incident.

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March 24, 2015

Hey there.



This is the first time there's been any hint of a pulse on this blog in awhile and it's taken me a few attempts at writing this post because it's pretty personal. In the past, I wouldn't have written something like this, but I can't continue to blog if I can't be more real with the few people who read this space.

I've come to realise that taking a 'digital detox' has become somewhat of a pattern for me over the course of (almost) 5 years of blogging; I get really into it, then I stop posting altogether. My hiatus is then followed by a post explaining why I've been 'such a bad blogger'. This time, it was a bit different, and life got in the way of things.

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March 23, 2015

#Lovetheworld

What about a photo inspires you to love the world? I am so excited to see my photo of an unforgettable meal in Vietnam pop up on the BBC Travel 50 reasons to ‪#‎Lovetheworld‬ page! This is a really interesting project that the BBC recently launched: they asked a range of people, from writers and chefs to musicians and photographers, to share one experience that truly inspired them – something that, in no uncertain terms, reminded them why they love the world. Madly. Check out these amazing experiences & mind blowing travel photos and share the love!

My caption reads: Because they giggled at my blonde hair as I walked by, but then offered to share their lunch of boiled, seasoned snails with me once I stopped to inquire what it was that they were eating. This was one of the best meals I've ever had; their kindness was genuine and they were just as curious as I was. 
#Lovetheworld ‪#‎BBCTravel‬
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March 13, 2015

Island diaries: Louisiana Cajun Night at Holder's Season


We enjoyed an open air evening celebrating the performing arts at Holders Season last night and I had my first taste of Cajun music. The Holders Season is an annual International Arts Festival that has been running for 22 years and is hosted in the gardens of Holder's Plantation House. I've been fortunate enough to attend this event before and I absolutely love the opportunity to enjoy something different on this island, whilst still appreciating the fact that we can sit outside under a blanket of beautifully lit trees. 

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March 5, 2015

Island Diaries: Winner, winner, chicken dinner.


Chicken Rita's is family run, rum shop style restaurant located in Silver Sands with the best fried chicken in the island, hands down. They also have gizzards, chicken necks and livers, if you're into that sort of thing!



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February 18, 2015

Island Diaries: Night cap at Scarlet


Scarlet Restaurant is one of the cutest local restaurants with great cocktails and delicious food! Not only are the staff really friendly and attentive, but Scarlet supports a local animal charity (the Barbados RSPCA) by donating a percentage of the proceeds from the 'Cane Dog' cocktail on their menu. 
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February 16, 2015

Under construction...


I've been feeling the love [& the pressure] from so many of you recently, asking me when I'm going to 'get back into the blog.' As luck would have it, I was charged up and ready to get the ball rolling at the beginning of this new year, but I then stumbled across several techie glitches throughout my site [cue geeky meltdown] It's being sorted, slowly but surely, and I can't wait to get back into it by next month! Until then, my site won't be accessible to the public, so don't take it personally when you see that only 'selected readers' can access the blog.

Thanks for giving me the kick in the butt that I needed peeps. Happy Tuesday!

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February 4, 2015

February 2, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Naudi tie the knot


My Mum has been dating Alfie for over 10 years, so this post has been a long time coming.



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