Barbados really is beautiful – here’s a photo of the sea and sand at Browne’s Beach.
Barbados seems to have more health fairs than you can shake a stick at. All through the year there are health events where you can get your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checked, sample healthy goodies and try out the latest products to boost your health. One such event is the Barbados Reiki Association’s… Read More
Here’s an event you won’t want to miss – the Bridgetown Literary Tour. I had the privilege of going on the first one. It was excellent! Here are the details: Event: Bridgetown Literary Tour Tour Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014 Tour Time: 10 a.m. – noon; Meet at 9:30 a.m. Coach leaves at 10 a.m. sharp Tour… Read More
Book review Author: Shakirah Bourne Every now and again you come across a new writer and wish to download as much of their work as you can – and offer them as great suggested reads to friends and family. The author here is the Barbadian/Caribbean writer Shakirah Bourne. Her marvellous collection of short stories is… Read More
Barbados used to be a place where the water almost never went off. As a girl in Trinidad, water outages were a regular part of my experience, but when I moved to Barbados that became a thing of the past. Things have changed. In the last couple of years there have been regular water outages,… Read More
It’s been a while since we checked in with the Jays. Back in January, they visited Barbados to formally take possession of their new home, before heading back to the UK to pack up and make a permanent move. A couple of weeks ago, they came back and started the process of making the house into… Read More
Lookie, lookie – a Barbados version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy – enjoy!
“We now own a fine piece of Bajan real estate! On the down side, we are now paupers and will be living on fish scraps,old fruit and road kill.” This was the update from the Jays in the middle of December, about 5 months after originally viewing the property. As I write this, the Jays… Read More
When buying a home in Barbados, you need to think about costs. Some of these happen before the purchase. For example, the Jays wisely paid a quantity surveyor to check the property out before the purchase and he identified an area of damp. This helped with negotiations. Photo credit: Mark Morgan Then there are… Read More
Buying a home in Barbados is similar to buying a home in other places, in that there are a few steps you need to go through. It usually goes something like this: view the home and make an offer via the agent hire an attorney and make an official offer if accepted, get a… Read More