Sunday, 18 August 2013

Croc hunting

Yesterday, Saturday, my day,  the phone rang.
It went a little something like this.....
"Hello my friend, I'm going croc hunting, you wannuh come?"
"Wow, I've never been croc hunting before, I'm in.  What time?"
"I'll be there by 8.30am."
"I'll be ready."
Internet photo from true-wildlife.blogspot
You all know I love adventure, and adventure loves me.
 A Saturday morning jaunt with a difference...croc hunting....where do I sign up?
Yesterday was also my friend's know which one, the one who works at my favourite plant nursery..yes, my friend Patrick.
My girlfriend needed some potting soil, and she was headed to the nursery as well.   Since I was already tagging along,  I thought I'd take a gift for my friend.
Baked a birthday coffee chocolate cake and iced it, wrote a nice card, and added candy and gourmet coffee packets, and a small gift token just for him.
We headed out to the nursery.
What a surprise, he was thrilled.  I just love bringing happiness into the lives of others....I feel so fulfilled, and I'm extremely happy too.  I'm on a natural high.  Yes, I've said it, I get high from making others happy.
There were some new plants on display that were not in my collection, and I made a mental note for my future acquisitions.

The day was HOTTT   HOTTTT   HOTTT, so obviously, we had to stop off at John the friendly coconut vendor for a cool delicious coconut on the way.  As usual he gave us some extra opened coconuts for the jelly....thanks John, you are such a generous guy!
John cutting open my coconut
Can you see the cricket team in the background? One guy wanted me to give him a massage!!
He was very funny.
We continued on our way.
The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre has the total package for shopping, living and entertainment.
Opened back in 2010, it is located in the heart of Holetown, and sits on ten acres of prime real estate on the platinum coast. It is home to many of the world's leading retail brands along with local and regional establishments.
The stores are built around three distinctly different courtyards, bordered by several boutiques, restaurants, bars, and delis, as well as an art gallery, spa, salon, roof deck nightclub, and two 3D  cinemas. An all inclusive setting for liming (chill out/relax).
Without sounding as if I'm doing a commercial for this upscale duty-free mecca, they're all here, the who's who of brand name world class shopping.
There is Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, Armani,  Michael Kors, Villeroy & Boch,, MAC, Smart Store, Ciao Bella, Agent Provocateur, Kartushe, La Casa del Habano (Cuban cigar  lounge), and much more, too many to mention.
But enough of my chatting, let's get the photos up for your enjoyment.

Beautiful stonework tower
A view from the parking area

Kinetic metal wind sculptures

How I would love one of these for my garden
They're spellbinding to watch

Water fountain feature
Remember, we haven't gone inside yet

Inner palm tree courtyard with contemporary sculptures

A much closer look
Un Dimanche à Paris
I dared not go in, for I knew I would find something nice.
I've given my card a much needed holiday.
The piano that plays by itself
Mendelssohn electric piano
See the real "play by itself" movie effect operated by an electrical plug at the back
NuEdge Art Gallery

The Tower waterfall
Gorgeous...I could have watched this all day. 
I love the sound of flowing water.

Looking down

Looking across the way
The ylang ylang tree on the left had me captivated with its scent.

Looking down again

A view to the street entrance
 Looking down on the shady palm courtyard
 More stores

 Lots of tempting nooks and crannies to sit and relax

Classy 3D cinema.
Food/snacks are served at your elbow while you enjoy the movie

Finally......we found what we were looking for in this oasis of fabulousness
The Crocs store at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.

....we found them.  The crocs that we were seeking.
Thank goodness!!


  1. Oh dear Virginia you are sooo funny. That was a really entertaining post so you can now feel happiness at making this reader happy too.

    1. Glad I could bring some happiness into your life GB.
      Now I'm happy because you're happy....the wheels on the bus go round and round.....

  2. Croc hunting! very funny indeed.

    1. Next time, we're going to catch some of those crocs!!!

  3. HA HA HA. You had me going. What a shopping centre and I love you call it the oasis of fabulousness - so apt.

    1. That's exactly what it is Missy, an oasis of fabulousness. It's not a place that I'd frequent very often, only if I needed something special for a special occasion.

  4. I love it! So amusing and so fascinating. Those waterfalls and kinetic art are like enormous versions of the things we find in our garden centres. I'd love to see them. And that giant crystal - wow!
    "I get high from making others happy." You're going to need an injection of something to bring you down at this rate because you've made me very happy as well.

    1. The kinetic art sculptures were my favourite. I was going to get one for my garden a few years ago, but somehow ended up with another exotic palm for my collection instead. We women are apt to change our minds willy nilly...we're like that.
      So happy that I have made you happy with my post.

  5. Too funny! I was wondering how there were real crocs in Barbados. :o) That shopping area looks like it could do some damage to my card as well. Louis Vuitton is completely out of my budget! But I could walk by for free. :o) I love the art pieces.

    1. Thank goodness there are no real crocs in Barbados, except at the Wildlife Reserve (imported for display only). I must write a post on the reserve some day.
      We can go to Limegrove Shopping Centre, but we'll leave our cards at home, except for our Amex, since we can't leave home without them.


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