Monthly Archives: October 2015

Back on Canadian soil (or 123 days until I’m Paradise bound again)

I have been back in Canada for a little over 4 days now and while I’m glad to see certain people, I am definitely not in my happy place. I can feel my anxiety rising, and I am worried that … Continue reading

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161 days gone…or See you later, Barbados

It is currently 5:54pm on October 25th. Tomorrow at 12:15pm, I will be picked up to make my way to the airport and get on a plane back to Canada. In the past, I have always left a piece of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pâté chinois, with a Bajan Twist

My family background is French Canadian, so growing up, my mom made Pâté chinois (the Quebecois variation of Shepherd’s Pie), quite often. It is such a comforting meal for me: ground beef, corn, and mashed potatoes all layered together and … Continue reading

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Things I will miss

What I miss about Canada: Hot showers whenever I want Laundry washed in a washing machine, whenever I want My friends: Allison, Helene, Megan, Robin Grandma and Audrey People being close to on time What I will miss about Barbados: … Continue reading

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I am thankful for…

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. And while I am thousands of kilometers away, I still celebrated in a way. I didn’t have turkey, or stuffing, or gravy, or mashed potatoes. Instead, I had tuna, breadfruit, rice and peas, and salad. … Continue reading

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Extremes of Customer Service in Barbados

Over the past 6 years, I have found that customer service in Barbados is at a very different standard than back home. Frankly, it’s almost non-existent. If you need help in the grocery store, good luck. Restaurant service is painfully … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fish Cakes Attempt #2

Tonight I had a craving for fish cakes. And while the first ones I made tasted really good, they weren’t fluffy and soft like the ones you get in restaurants here. So I decided to try another recipe. This time … Continue reading

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