I always enjoy looking for a new place to live, I love checking out different ‘lifestyles’, could it be because I am nosy? Nah….
The bank hired a relocation firm to help us, and Susan was brilliant!!!! She was always cheerful and upbeat and pointed out potential problems that we might never had thought off.
One fun time was a trip to the grocery store. As most of the food on Barbados is flown in, it can be very expensive. After a pricey breakfast at the hotel we were staying in, we decided to buy a box of Kellogg Raisin Bran and have breakfast in our room. It was $10 US. Holy moley, our habits well have to change a bit. Susan introduced us to Caribbean brands like Sunshine cereals, and explained what some of the more unusual produce in the vegetable aisle was called and how to cook it, so informative.
So, back to our new home. It is on the west coast of Barbados, just north of Speightstown. Ian is working in Bridgetown, which is quite a drive, and will be even more, as it is on the opposite side of the road to what we are used too. I foresee many, many very early driving trips, the roundabouts will be an experience in themselves.
The complex is located on the beach with a lagoon in the middle, for all the owners boats. (Ian has already been scoping out the sailboats).
There is a wooden boardwalk to the pool, which is on an island in the lagoon, with a small restaurant and bar (I have been scoping out that, lol).
We are on the third floor (top floor) and have a three bed, three bath, apartment. It comes furnished, like our flat in London did, not quite our taste, but very livable.
The living room.
Our huge bed!
Or perhaps you prefer this room, that is no problem, your choice
The best part is the terrace. The only table is on it, so that tells me the weather is always nice enough to eat outside, something I am looking forward to.
When you read my future blog posts, you can picture me sitting here, writing them
Or maybe I will sit here
Unfortunately, I don’t have my own garden, although I can have plants on my terrace. There are a team of gardeners who take care of the place, so I shall have to make friends with them. Perhaps when they are pruning, they will think of me.
There is also a yacht club, on a point of land, that extends out from the complex like a comma.
You can see the entrance to the lagoon in the centre of the complex
You have to be a member to go there, and luckily the owners are, so we will get to use it as well.
There is another pool, restaurant and even a pool table, Ian and I will be able to keep up our skills.
Ian and our real estate agents discussing the finer points of pool.
You can see the beach from here
We move in December 1st, so we will be spending Christmas on the beach, looking forward to it