Caribbean, Family, Motherhood, Work Life

Back in the BVI

After a wonderful summer sailing around the Southern Caribbean islands we arrived safely back in the BVI. It has been a busy couple of months, from renewing work permits, taking care of Léna who has now found her feet and is running all over the place, working back to back charters, catching up with friends… Continue reading Back in the BVI

Family, Travel and Adventure, Work Life

Mr Fix It

Since I've known Gavin he has always been a general Mr Fix It. Whether it be home maintenance, working on the car or mending boats, he can throw his hand to anything. When we worked together on charter boats, every week guests were amazed by his expertise and how he could always 'make a plan'… Continue reading Mr Fix It

Travel, Travel and Adventure

Beautiful Sunsets of the BVI

Wherever you are in the world, whatever you are doing at that moment, when the sun is setting over the horizon, everybody stops to gaze in awe as mother nature delights. For those few minutes as the glorious skies amaze with a spectacle of colour, it seems to make you forget all the stresses of… Continue reading Beautiful Sunsets of the BVI

Motherhood, Travel and Adventure

Raising an Island baby

Growing up on the outskirts of a busy city, surrounded by the beautiful English countryside, I had a great upbringing. I had the best of both worlds, from a bustling town filled with shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and some great schools in the area, to the calm of the lush green Yorkshire Dales with stunning… Continue reading Raising an Island baby

Travel and Adventure

Life in the BVI – Post Irma

I'm not going to lie, life isn't easy living on a island that has just been destroyed by a Category 5 hurricane, however it's not the worse thing in the world. When I told family and friends I was returning to live in the British Virgin Islands with my 4 month old daughter, they were… Continue reading Life in the BVI – Post Irma

Travel and Adventure

Hurricane Irma

We turned on the news to find out there was a hurricane hurtling across the Atlantic Ocean towards the Caribbean and our home on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. At first it was only recorded as a Category 3 hurricane and didn't look like it was going to be a direct hit. Hurricane season… Continue reading Hurricane Irma

Travel and Adventure

A long weekend in Puerto Rico

Gavin and I decided to book a long weekend to Puerto Rico. It's only 95 miles away from Beef Island and a short 40 minute flight. Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide. It is made up of one main island and a number of smaller ones including Culebra, Mona and… Continue reading A long weekend in Puerto Rico

Travel and Adventure

Want to live on a Tropical Island?

Many people dream of living on a Caribbean island. They go on vacation and swing in their hammock on the beach, basking in the sunshine whilst sipping on their Pina Colada thinking 'this is the life... I could stay here forever'! Whilst I am not complaining about the life I am currently living, I would… Continue reading Want to live on a Tropical Island?

Travel and Adventure

Boomslang

Since arriving on Tortola we have been looking for a 'runabout' boat to get between the islands. On your days off there's nothing better than jumping on your own little vessel and doing a spot of island hopping, having some well deserved beach time, snorkeling, hiking to the top of different islands in time for… Continue reading Boomslang

Travel and Adventure

The art of island driving

The roads on Tortola are not for the fainthearted, in fact when you first arrive on the island they are absolutely terrifying! It's pretty difficult to get lost on the island as there are really only two roads to go on to get from one side to the other. The ridge road runs along the… Continue reading The art of island driving