Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Things I learned on vacation in Aruba

Nelly B., WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN???

That's a good question, outside of Facebook and IG, I have been low key on the blogging/vlogging. Partly due to illness (yes, I get sick often), somewhat due to laziness (well, more like extreme fatigue), but majority due to the lack of time since most of my day is spent either in the office or getting to or from it. So with all that in mind, you know that yours truly was over the moon about going on vacation; and for me, vacation equals getting out the country for a few days. Sooooooooooo...

I spent 6 glorious days in the beautiful island of Aruba, opting to stay with my friends Jurina and Candred Lanoy instead of a hotel and I am sure happy that I did. I experienced so much in my short time there and at the end of my trip, I had learnt so much! Not just about Aruba, but also about myself. Here's a list of the random and not so random things that I learned/experienced on my way to, during and on my way back from Aruba. Do note that this list is in no specific order.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Diner en blanc - Port of Spain: The Experience

It all started with my younger sister telling me about this event. My older sister in Pennsylvania mentioned it to her and lo and behold the local leg was being held just in a couple weeks. So she brought it to my attention and we decided to go for it. A week and a half later I'm running around like a headless chicken searching for an all white outfit since they indicated via email that ivory, cream and off white of any kind were a no go. Settling on a dress, preparing our food and organising our cutlery and table decor, my sister and I made our way to the Hasely Crawford Stadium to park as we were being shuttled from there to the venue.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Support Local? A review of the Tabanca Box Subscription Service


Tabanca box packaging
As if my excitement of receiving a Diembox was out there, I came across Tabanca Box, another local subscription service and I was over the moon! I have to admit that I'm loving these local services that are coming out of the wood works and I'm hoping to see more emerging as time goes on. Back to Tabanca Box.
Marcia Seales-Rodney, the creator of TabancaBox describes it as "the Caribbean's first food subscription box service from the Caribbean, catering for the Caribbean Diaspora. We specialise in bringing the Caribbean to your doorstep." Tabanca Box currently has three offerings:
The Tabanca Box - which is the monthly subscription service
The Standard Boxes - which are readily available boxes. This box can be ordered at any time and there is no recurring cost attached.
The Collaboration Boxes - which are one-off boxes that are only available for a specific period of time. These boxes are normally done in collaboration with other subscription service providers.

NOW ON TO THE GOODIES!!!

Friday, 19 February 2016

My natural hair confession.....

I have a problem....

There, I said it. I've had this habit since I've known myself. It would start with me pulling a strand or two, and by the time I catch myself. I have a bald spot. It's a constant urge that I try to fight on a daily basis. Some days I avoid pulling, other days I end up pulling out some hairs, and then some days, like my last incident, I end up with a bald spot... or two... or maybe more.

If you look close enough, you can see the sore areas. This bald spot
happened because of a scab from dry scalp
This is what would happen. I "suffer" from HIHS: Hand In Hair Syndrome. My hands are always in my hair, I do it subconsciously. I would twirl my hair around my fingers or just yank at random strands. I'd pull some hair out until that area of my scalp became sore. Having dry scalp didn't help either, because I would get something like a scab in my hair and when I got rid of it, that area of my scalp would be sore.