It’s mid winter and that means Carnival is near. Although I’m not going back to Trinidad for Carnival this year, I’m always reminded of my first j’ourvet experience. I’ve only seen J’ourvet in Brooklyn and end results (and news) were never positive. Someone always got killed one way or another; at least that’s what the news portrayed it to be. In honor of Machel Montano’s song ‘The Fog’, the band’s theme was “We Foggin It!!”.
August means summer vacation is winding down and parents are getting their kids prepared to go back to school. On August 1, the British West Indies celebrated Emancipation Day based on the The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ending slavery in the British Empire. August is also independence month for many islands including Trinidad and Tobago. MyMommyVents is hosting the Trini Trifecta, celebrating the culture of TnT and I’ll be there!
My family and I visited Central Florida for a family vacation and some MUCH NEEDED rest. We made the decision to do a villa rental in Indian Creek through Home Away. It was about 15 minutes from the Disney Theme parks and literally 3-5 minutes from the villa we rented last fall. I honestly didn’t even notice when booking, but it was a plus that we were familiar with the area. In addition to the accommodation availability, what sold me when picking the villa rental was the decor in each of the rooms.
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Selecting a term
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