mas (noun) WEST INDIAN – carnival celebrations. 1. “mas bands” más (adjective) SPANISH – more All my skinny days I would have never been caught dead on the streets of Kingston in a bedazzled bikini! Fast forward… More
It’s officially Carnival time in Jamaica & I am so excited!
This week’s post I decided to have some fun & do another tag!
I came upon this short but sweet Travel Tag on As to by Ali‘s blog & decided to give it a go.
- You are leaving tomorrow to start a new life, where would you go?
2. You could take someone for a weekend away to the place you had your best holiday ever,where would that be and who would you go with?
St. Maarten with my Mother & Aunt
3. You can get married wherever you want and your budget is limitless, whats your choice?
4. You could go back in time and relive one family trip, which one?
I haven’t been on a family trip
5. During your travels you can bring home one animal as a pet which one would it be?
A Lion (I have a thing for Lions LOL)
6. What’s the one thing you would pack first for a one year travel around the world?
7. What would your fantasy 100th Birthday destination be and why?
A trip across the continent of Africa
8. During your travel you can learn one sport and become a pro, which one would it be and why?
Skiing…I have always been fascinated by it
Thanks for reading & give the travel tag a go. I would love to see where you have been or want to go.
Rolled Ice cream! *Mind Blown*
I first discovered Rolly Polly Ice Cream Shop when my friend Nicole visited last year & sent me a video clip of the process. From that day I had been hell bent on visiting!
Unfortunately, I had to wait awhile to get there…only because the shop is located in Ocho Rios. When I finally got there I was elated!
Rolly Polly is Jamaica‘s First Fried Ice cream Shop!
Fried ice cream?…yes you read right!
Their ice cream is made in front of your eyes on frozen plates!
As we entered the shop we were greeted by a staff member who walked us through the flavour board and gave us a brief overview of what we were about to taste.
I decided to take a 2 flavour options Oreo & Tiki (A wafer bar sold in the Caribbean) which cost me $6 USD ($600 JMD).
The process was so cool to watch.
The ice cream maker started the process by “breaking up” two Oreo cookies & a Tiki bar on the metal plate before adding what appeared to be milk or cream.
Almost instantly the magic began!
In no time my ice cream took form right in front of my eyes.
Once the ice cream was completely frozen & ‘ready’, he proceeded to roll it.
The purchase included not only the rolled ice cream but also whipped cream, syrup & one topping.
I got a coupon for a free topping so I got whipped cream, chocolate syrup, wafers & an Oreo cookie (the extra topping).
I absolutely loved my Rolly Polly experience!
The service was a sweet as the ice cream and the options were just too exciting! It took me a good 10 minutes to decide the combination I wanted.
I definitely recommend a visit because it is as much about the experience as it is about the taste.
Check the process of making my ice cream at the end of my Dolphin Cove vlog:
Check out Rolly Polly on Social Media : Instagram here
Thanks for Stopping by
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios has been on my Travel list (I need to post it one day) for awhile now so I jumped at the opportunity to visit when my friend Fran suggested it. I was apprehensive about the price because it is a very “touristy” activity & those are usually pretty expensive but when Fran told me that we would be getting the experience for $6300 JMD I was like SIGN ME UP!
I have never talked about my transition on the blog simply because I am not a natural hair blogger & I guess I fear natural hair blogging the same way I fear being a fashion blogger. When I commit, I COMMIT & natural hair blogging is a commitment I cannot afford right now.
None the less, my mane tends to be a conversation starter quite often & the question I get the most is did you big chop or transition?
So…It’s time to stop running & share my transition story.
We left Kingston mid-morning with the intention to frolic at Mystic Mountain, however, the weather in Ocho Rios had other plans. We left Kingston rather cloudy which isn’t much of a warning sign because usually when we have clouds on the South it is rather sunny in the North or West.
We took the North Coast Highway right into what felt like a hurricane! However, we still made our way to Mystic. Unfortunately we were a little late because we got there when they had admitted the last patrons for the day :(. This left us with a major decision…What do we do is this weather?!
Happy 2018 Fam!
Wow I am so glad to see 2017 gone with the wind…but it has left me a bit apprehensive about 2018. However, I looked back at my year and actually found 7 important lessons that I will definitely be taking with me into 2018 & beyond.
There is a beautiful side to Social Media amidst the grime & I don’t mean it’s earning potential. It allows for like minded individuals to connect regardless of their geographic location. One of my favourite Social Media platforms for such a task is What’s App & it is thanks to this messaging service that I discovered the Caribbean Women Honors & Empowerment (CWHE) St. Catherine, Kingston South & Kingston East Chapters EmpowerHER Chat Series. An associate of mine who is a member of CWHE always shared their flyers in a What’s App Group & I never got the opportunity to attend but for some reason this staging was not going to miss me.
I recently gained a lovely mentee who I am absolutely excited to guide through her formative years. Meeting her gave me the desire to want to be a better person & I thought that the speakers would help me to unearth my own potential which hopefully can help me be a better mentor.
It has been awhile since my last post. I have been feeling a bit uninspired lately & it is extremely hard for me to write when I get in that rut. Awhile back though something small occurred which inspired me to write today’s post. So I grabbed my Iphone & started to write.
As I stood at the end of my road waiting for a route taxi (not sure if that is unique to Jamaica) to work a few of my curls fell in my face & blocked my vision for a few minutes; I proceeded to exclaim “Curls you look too good to be a vision blocker.”