Welcome to Part 2 of my Dry Land Tourist expedition to the beautiful Paradise Island in The Bahamas. Thursday, May 5th We decided to skip training & head to the Aquaventures Water Park at Atlantis but before our little adventure we had an informal lyme at Starbucks. This was my second trip to Starbucks (I went … Continue reading Paradise Found…My Week In The Bahamas (Part 2)
I can't believe it is March already! February seemed shorter than usual to me but that can be attributed to my constant prayers for our General Election to be OVER! Nonetheless, February came & went & these were the things I was loving all month. Music – Song Teddyson John - Allez Allez . … Continue reading February Favourites
It's Bacchanal in January! Usually I wait until the launch of Bacchanal Friday but since I declared this year my "Carnival Year," I decided that I wanted to be there from the start. I also, wanted to scope out the costumes seeing that I am interested in playing Pretty Mas this year. I wasted no … Continue reading Now the Bacchanal Start!
About a month ago, my friend in SXM posted a flyer for an event in Anguilla which was going to be headlined by Mr. Soca himself Machel Montano! Immediately my heart sank, because I knew I wouldn't have the time or money to sort out making the trip to Anguilla. You see I have never … Continue reading Shanny-Val Diaries: DREAMing of Jouvert
Carnival in Jamaica has come & gone. Unfortunately, I didn't get to play pretty mas with Bacchanal Jamaica but luckily I did get to experience UWI Carnival. In December, I made a list of things I wanted to do in celebration of turning 30 & jumping UWI Carnival with Island Mas Jamaica was on … Continue reading #Shanny-VAL Diaries: Iz A Vagabond (My UWI CARNIVAL Experience)
"Carnival is defined as an event where many people gather to celebrate something." Jamaica's Carnival season runs from January to April. My love affair with Carnival started when I was younger. I last played mas in Kiddies Carnival when I was in first form in 1997. At that time, there were two bands "Jamaica Carnival" … Continue reading Shanny-Val Diaries: I’m In Love With The Cocoa Jouvert
My weekends are usually filled with alot of adventures so I decided to blog about my musings. Here is a recap of my weekend trods: Friday: Bacchanal Opening night at Mas Camp. I am a socaphile...I ADMIT IT. I love the gyrating and wukking up my body, so it was a no brainer that last … Continue reading Shanny’s Weekend Musings: March 7-9, 2014