As we arrive we got to taste some fruit from the garden of the former Prime Minister.
Meeting Tillman Thomas. Did I ever think that this happening? No way. The both of us talking about the many different fruits he grown in his garden. If I remember correctly he has 5 to 6 different kinds of fruits he grows on his property. So yummy….and sweet believe me I tasted some..Nothing like at home.
I don’t think I have come across anyone here on this island that is not smiling. There is this easy going vibe all around the Island. I tell you it is contagious.
So here we now are tasting cocoa that is grown right here on the Island. And guess what Switzerland my home country is one of their main purchaser. I knew I had a connection… smiles. LOL
Ok back to the cocoa and chocolate. Oh how I loves the chocolate with salt.. yummy. but that cocoa butter oh heavens that was soooo needed on my back… Thanks Cutty for that treat. You know what a woman likes… smiles. Back rub after a long Drive (no not at all long, since I had so much fun in the falls, and with the Mona Monkeys.) in the bus… smiles.
This small ground herb has many common names One would be Sleeping Grass, Humble Plant, Mimosa or Sensitive Plant. It closes up and droops down when touched, which indicates one of it properties. If I remember correctly it was planted around prisons. If someone escaped and they walked in this area it would show where the escaped once walks and give a path to where they
Let me tell you the people just sooooo happy all the time…but how could you not living in the sunshine all the time and having the sound of the evening crickets chirp you to sleep. Once the crickets stop you know it is time to get up!!!….and the birds start to sing….as you hear the surf of the ocean hit the shore and the palm leaves swing in the wind…So Peaceful and relaxing.
We where able to go onto two snorkeling trips. One with a catamaran along the Caribbean side of the Ocean that we booked and one right from our resort. Guess what, that trip we won at Monday nights mangers party …luck us the ocean was calm on the second last day of our holidays.
Conch shells where lots to be found…smiles without the conch in it and to get the pink colour one had to find the one that was still housing the conch in it…and hubby dove down to the ocean floor several times to find some for us….We had seen a stingray and several schools of beautiful fishes even two big barracuda where close to us too…..
I think the pictures will tell you a story all on its own.
I sure can tell you I really miss that part of our world…and I am happy to say all that rain has finally stopped that we have been getting since we came back …..so I can be outside again enjoying my gardening now all is green… (cry not ocean blue….)
Memories are beautiful to have too….one day we will be back.
My go-to knit usually is a cardigan as they can be layered over a lighter top long or short-sleeved. But I was in need of a sweater this time. A light weight one I thought would be great for right now this in between winter – spring weather.
My knitting girls where knitting this one called “Flax” by tincanknits on Ravelry…works well for me too. But I chose a much lighter weight in yarn and therefore had to knit several different sizes as I went along with the pattern. Always enjoy a top down knit. Used up some yarn from my stash 7 skeins off “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in gray-blue and knitting needle 3.75mm.
At the bottom edge I used a pattern from Nicky Epstein in her book “Knitting On The Edge” the Berry Cluster pattern but without knitting the bubbles.
Like to finished look and the edge is just perfect.
Mein Go-To-Strick Muster ist in der Regel eine Strickjacke, da so eine Jacke perfect ist über eine leichteres Oberseite lang oder kurz-arm. Doch dises mal könnte ich einen Pullover brauchen. Etwas leichter für den Winter zu Frühlin übergang.
Meine Strickfrauen die zu mir kommen, stricken fleissig an dem “Flachs” Pullover von tincanknits auf Ravelry … toll auch für mich. Doch ich wählte ein viel leichteres Garn und musste also mehrere verschiedene Größen stricken, als ich das Muster so strickte.
Von meinem Stash brauchte ich 7 Stränge aus “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in grau-blau und Stricknadel 3,75mm.
Am unteren Rand strickte ich ein Muster von Nicky Epstein in ihrem Buch “Knitting On The Edge” das Berry Cluster-Muster, aber ohne die Ballen zu stricken. Fertig und passt sehr gut.
Love the colours and I have to tell you the Homespun is one of my favourite fabrics by far.
Well next to the batik. But with batik you can’t make a rag quilt…So this Homespun is a perfect weight for a spring or summer evening cuddle quilt sitting by the fire camping or in your backyard.
You too can sew this up in no time.
I was kind of thinking of making a longer rag wrap quilt for me to put over my shoulders in the evenings…but really need to get some headway with some of my knitting too.
All you need is half a meter of 6 colours each.
Cut them into 6″ squares (my front and back are the same fabric) then deco stitch a “X” with any fancy stitch you like onto the 6″square. Sew them all in a pleasing way together with a 1/2″ sem . I had 6 squares by 9 squares as you can see in the picture or at the store.
For the edging you need about 1.20 meters of one colour cut them into 5″ stripes and fold in half. This amount was based on the length 9 squares that now are only 5″ due to the 1/2″ seam. I sewed the edge onto the 9 square length first then the 5 square edge.
Cut the fringes and off to the wash…Please make sure once you put this into the drier you empty the filter about every 3-5 minutes believe me it will be full of lint.
For the past view days we had everything covered in Ice.
Trees, branches, bushes and yes cars too. Whatever was outside was covered in a layer of 1-2 inches of Ice.
It sure looks pretty, but lots of damage it can bring too. Do I shake the ice off the cedars or not was the question at one time? Well one of my tree was not able to carry the weight and did fall over…
Today is a big melt and the sun is shining so bright. With the backyard door open a tad bit is really neat to hear all the sounds outside. Sound of rain though it is the ice melting, birds tweeting, Ice crashing from the trees and branches shifting back to the normal place. With a lot less weight on them.
The sun makes it all sparkle and glistening like in a fairytale world
In den letzten Tagen hatten wir alles mit Eis bedeckt. Bäume, Äste, Sträucher und ja auch die Autos. Was draußen war, wurde in eine Schicht von 5-10cm Eis bedeckt.
Schön sieht es schon aus, aber viel Schaden bringt es auch. Soll” ich das Eis von den Zweigen schütteln oder nicht war die Frage auf einmal. Auch einer meiner Baum war nicht in der Lage, das Gewicht zu tragen und fiel auf den Boden…
Heute kommt die große Schmelzung, die Sonne scheint so hell und bring die Wärme das Eis zu schmelzen. Mit der Tür ein bisschen offen höre ich alle Arten von Gereusche. Mann Könnte meinen er Regnet, schmelzen Ice , Vögel zwitschern, Eis kracht von den Bäumen und Ästen wieder auf eine Eis schichte die noch am Boden ist.
Die Sonne verzaubert alles im Funkeln und Glitzern wie in einer Märchenwelt