How was everyone’s April’s Fool Day yesterday? No one got ‘punked’ too badly?
It’s so good to be back! Back to reading my favourite blogs and posting on the regular :).
Hope you guys enjoyed some of the fab guest posts I had while away – many thanks to the guest posters:
I thought I’d just do a post with some photos from my vacay (apologies in advance that there aren’t many people in the pics – I was able to convince my mom and my sister to let me post a couple of them but on the whole, people don’t want their pictures blasted all over the Internet, which I get! So I put some with me in to keep it interesting, but otherwise it’s just pretty scenery!).
Being home was so wonderful, Cayman has always been beautiful but it’s true that when you’re born and raised there you can start to take it for granted. Living in Canada for the past couple of years means that when I do get back I really appreciate it for what it is. The beach and the water are just second to none – our 7 Mile Beach has often been voted best beach in the world – and the diving was fantastic. I didn’t even get to meet up with everyone, things were so busy, but I spent time with most of my close friends and seeing them all again was so special. Can’t wait to go back again haha.
I came back tanned and relaxed but the rain and grey skies here are not making me happy! Haha. I’ll suck it up – in a couple of weeks I’ll be used to it all over again and they won’t bother me one bit.
Hope you enjoy these pictures :).
- AROUND THE ISLAND…
- Rum and cokes (made using Seven Fathoms rum – made in the Cayman Islands!)
- LOTS of smoothies – the best to drink when it’s hot, and they were my breakfast each morning thanks to my Magic Bullet! A great way to keep your protein levels high when away, too 🙂
- Some ice cream, bien sur
- A fantastic ginger carrot chickpea salad on curried quinoa from a local cafe. It is on my to-replicate list!
- Vegetarian patties
- I was so excited about a new market that opened up (see bottom photos) full of healthy items that you couldn’t before get in Cayman. Plus, it has its own make-it-in-front-of-you almond butter machine!
- FUN TIMES…
- TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS…
- WILDLIFE and NATURE…
We paid a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, where we had planted a tree in memory of my dad in early 2009. Three years later, the Lignum Vitae (tree of life) is blossoming flowers and about 6 feet tall – the same height as my dad!
Cayman’s sunsets are beautiful and – despite these green iguanas being an invasive species that are multiplying like crazy (the same could be said about the chickens ;)), they’re still fairly cool to look at!