I've been blessed to live to see another birthday, and for that I'm truly thankful.
I should have probably planned a big party to celebrate since it fell on a Saturday this year, but decided against that.
My phone started ringing quite early with well wishes....not that I don't appreciate the effort but I'll be honest, some of my friends can't carry a tune to save their lives, and they know it, so don't feel sorry for them....every year they try their darndest to sing some exotic version of the birthday song, and I suffer through it to the very end......I love you guys but seriously you need to stop.......you know who you are.
Brazen and crew also came out to sit on the wall and wish me a happy day early this morning.
On my way to the hardware store to purchase a few items for an ongoing project, I passed a Car Boot and Tent Sale in the parking lot/pasture of a Nazarene Church.
It was such a lively and colourful event, that I had to stop and have a look.
Don't let the clouds above fool you, they have been threatening with rain for a few days now, but to no avail.
The sun was hot with an accompanying cool breeze that thankfully kept me sane in the heat.
It was a neighbourhood venture, and lots of vendors took part. Everyone I came in contact with had pleasant faces and smiles a mile wide as they chatted about their displays and prices. I didn't need any more "stuff" so I bought food items. The fish cakes were the best I have had in a long time.
My next stop was the Limegrove Eco Expo which was being held to celebrate World Environment Day. I was surprised at the few folks attending the event, but maybe they came by a bit later.
With a sale price of Bds$77,000.00 (US$38,500.00) it has many features.
4-wheel ABS brakes, 16amp charging, PV solar panel rear spoiler, bluetooth phone connectivity, push button start, USB connection port, and a 6 month parts warranty.
I was encouraged to book a test drive into the future, and I just may take up the offer.
The charging station (220volts) is installed in your garage and at the current electricity rates from the Barbados Light & Power Co Ltd, the cost to charge is around Bds$1.89 (US0.95) per hour or Bds$13.00 - $15.00 (US$6.50 - $7.50) per 100km.
Lots of ideas to help the environment
Slow Food Barbados -determined to make a change.Slow Food International’s main goals are to provide Good, Clean, Fair food for all.
"We envision a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet."An interesting article here.
Caribbean Vegetarian and Vegan Community
The Coastal Zone Management Unit also had a display.
Pollution of the sea is the main culprit for marine life disease.
On my return home, I found a surprise waiting for me.
Daughter dear had made me birthday cupcakes....yummy.I had a wonderful day, a bit different from the usual but a nice day nonetheless.
To all of you who extended birthday greetings via this blog, email, ecards, Facebook or the "singing thing", a big thank you from the bottom of my 53 year old heart!!!