Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Yoga Time!

This amazing girl, Tara Leigh, in Nevis went to Miami for 6 weeks or so to become a yoga instructor. Back on the rock she is showing off her new skills and 2 days in a row now, I have got up in the morning to join her for a morning session (on my days off I would like to note!)!

I quickly realized how unfit I am, how much I need stretching (I can't touch my toes standing up!) and how I need to shop for more work out clothes! Yay! More to shop on my vacation!

My body is in chock at the moment and muscles I didn't know I had are hurting! She told me to make sure I drink a lot of water, so yesterday I had to double check online how much you are actually supposed to drink a day. Now, remember, I live in a hot and humid country... The result was 3 liter a day! 3 liter?! I bought a 1.5 liter bottle, and I have to say that I struggled to get through that one yesterday. If I would drink 3 liters a day, I would have to constantly sip the whole day. I'm not a water drinker! But with some efforts, I will at least try!

Next class is on Friday, and I'm looking forward to it!

Today  I'm on day 2 out of 3 days off, and this afternoon we will get on the boat for some sailing! Haven't been out in a while so it's going to be nice and relaxing!

Daisy is an experienced sailer these days!

I hope y'all are enjoying your day!

Cheers my friends!


Monday, August 20, 2012


As I was hanging my laundry yesterday on the side of the house I heard a lot of rattling in the bushes around the driveway. Looking closer it was a huge monkey pack hanging around on the neighbors pool deck, in the trees and walking on my wall on the back of the house.
Daisy was just as fascinated as I was and I think the monkeys were too! We were kind of just staring at each other! It's interesting to see how close they actually come.

Monkey sitting in the tree

These Green Vervet Monkeys lives in St. Kitts and Nevis and were brought to the island by plantation owners in the 17th century as pets for the wives and family. As they escaped and were set free, they took on the island life and can be seen all over.

Monkey on the wall

These cheeky monkeys will steal the mangos, well let me re-frase, will steal any fruit you have in your garden, and as much as from a tourist perspective they are cute and fun to photograph, they are a pain to anyone who wish to grow anything!

Monkey on the pool deck
I will still enjoy watching them (I don't grow anything at my place, and if I decided to I have a small little green house that will keep the monkey out!) and Daisy will continue chasing them!

Cheers my friends!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blog CPR

It's time to do some serious CPR on this blog!

Since last blog post back in March, lots of things has happen.

Work wise, it's the same. It's supposed to be low season, but I can't feel it! However, I managed to get 5 days off in a row, and I'm on day 2 now! Well deserved!

I have moved from my little town cottage to ocean view house, and loving it. I now have a beautiful view of ocean and St. Kitts, the sister island of Nevis. We also have a little pool which is nice to dip in on hot days, like every other day! We have a spare bedroom, so if anyone is in need of a vacation, let me know! Walking distance to the beach!

View from the pool
We also ended up being "foster parents" to a cute little puppy, Daisy! Friends had picked her up and a month later they headed for England for 3 months. So I offered to take care of her in the meantime! We have both gotten a lot of exercise from all the walking. But I have also seen lots of turtle track on the beach, baby leather back turtles make their way down to the water, and worked on my tan! 
1 pair of flipflops, 2 cushions, carpets, doggy bed etc. later, she's about to go back to her owners. Sad to give her up, but it's not like she's going back to a bad place. And for us during high season, we can't give her enough attention. She will be missed but I know we will be dogsit again! 

Daisy sailing
We sailed to St. Martin for a quick get away. The night before sailing, we had a massive powerout, which made cooking and packing very hard, although we have a gas stove. I had a mental breakdown, but at 6am the next morning, I was on the boat and we were on our way! It was 10h of rock n' roll. I think all of us were sick and we all tried to just sleep and hold on. 
In St. Martin we ate good, did some shopping and then it was time to sail back. 10h again, but this time the sea was much better. I actually could enjoy the trip. But next time I might just take the plane over there! LOL!
Strapped in!
The crew
I'm sailing 

Going through the Simpson Bay bridge
Now it's time to pack my beach towel, sunscreen and food & drinks, and head for the afternoon beach BBQ down at Paradise beach! I love having 5 days off!

Cheers my friends!