Yay, I finally have internet again!!
It has been really strange, not being able to contact family and friends through e-mail. I have felt really out of touch. I did not realize how much time I spent on the computer and how much I relied on it. Need a phone number? look it up, read about something in the newspaper? look up more information about it on-line, wondering what the weather is like in Toronto? look it up on my home page. The world could have collapsed, and I would not have known, no internet. And I missed you all as well!
We stayed at a different hotel this time and it was equally as wonderful
This was the view from our room.
The view from the beach. It is a smaller hotel than last time, but in a more ‘touristy’ area, a lot more restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
It had equally as fabulous sunsets. Since it is on the ‘south’ coast, the waves onto the beach are strong, I got to try body surfing, such great fun. The ‘west’ coast, where we will be living is a lot more gentle, and the ‘east’ coast is where all the surfers go, huge, huge rollers.
We moved into our new apartment on December 1st, and Ian had to start work right away, so I was left to try to organize all our ‘stuff’.
This is where he will be working, both building are the bank, the one on the left is retail banking, his is the one straight ahead.
First thing to deal with was the mountain of laundry after living in hotels for two weeks. We had both winter clothes and summer clothes in our suitcases, as well as Ian’s ‘work’ clothes. Suits, dress shirts, ties and leather shoes, enough for a month, did not leave a lot of room in our suitcases for my clothes. I felt like I was wearing the same thing every day, so I was desperate for the laundry. See what an exciting life I am leading in Barbados, lol.
Then a week later I got to travel to the airport, and meet customs and go through our air shipment, more clothes, yay!
Now we are waiting for our sea shipment to arrive, hopefully it will be before Christmas. Luckily, we decided to put a few Christmas ornaments in our air shipment. Although it is hard to get up the enthusiasm to decorate for Christmas, it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Hot and sunny every day, I find myself looking for shade.
One of the joys of our new abode is the west-facing terrace. We seem to have a new tradition of sitting with a cocktail, watching the sun go down. Every sunset seems to be more spectacular than the previous one.
Get used to seeing pictures of them, I can’t resist taking them.