Monthly Archives: February 2014

T ‘n T teaser

Well, the good news is Scott showed me how to “do what I have to do” in Photoshop elements so that I can upload photos to the blog.  The bad news is, I took 446 photographs!!  I have my work cut out for me, and I think I’ll be spreading the Trinidad and Tobago love over a few posts.  In the meantime, I’ll mention a few faves, and give you this teaser to savor:

The palm trees on Manzanilla bay beach, Trinidad.  Doesn't this look like the stereotypical tropical paradise?
The palm trees on Manzanilla bay beach, Trinidad. Doesn’t this look like the stereotypical tropical paradise?

The whole trip was fantastic.  I’m absolutely in love with T ‘n T.  Really, most everything was a highlight, but here are a select few:

  • Our guide: Roger Neckles – more on him in the next post, in the meantime suffice to say, he is the real deal
  • Carib beer – I’ve drank beer elsewhere in the Caribbean, this is the best
  • doubles – what, why can’t I buy these for breakfast in Fonthill???
  • Thanna’s Place B & B – perfect for us, simple accommodation with a good home cooked breakfast.  They went above and beyond on the morning we left at 5 am with a boxed breakfast for us.
  • Castara Bliss – great price, great location, great owner – we loved it.  I do have to be honest though, if you aren’t prepared for walking up stairs don’t go (on the other hand you’ll be in shape!), and the free ranging roosters of Castara can be annoying.
  • Castara – what an unspoiled and charming village with a great beach.
  • Flagstaff hill – I will post photos, but they will not do this spot justice – it’s more about the atmosphere.  I told Scott this is where I would like my ashes scattered.
  • the people of T ‘n T

I hope you know I’m restraining myself since I wanted this post to be short so I could consider my next move with those photos!!

Valerie

 

Some good advice

This was a very interesting video to come across today, since I am having technical difficulties with my new camera.  In other words, I haven’t a clue what I am doing so can’t share my Trinidad and Tobago photos yet.  Maybe this will make me grow…   Milton Glaser – on the fear of failure.… Continue Reading

What’s inspiring you this February?

I find February to be the most difficult winter month.  Now is the time we really need a hit of color! It’s always fun to look at my seed beads for inspiration.  They come in such a glorious array of colors!  Here are a few, for February inspiration: What’s inspiring you this February?  Maybe these… Continue Reading

Small bowls!

In January, I joined a group on facebook for people who like to use the technique called foldforming (which I will describe next week).  The group moderator threw out the idea of a monthly challenge (and you know how much I like those); and for our first one we were supposed to make something that… Continue Reading