Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Providence Christmas Gift Show 2016

Before the holiday season kicked into high gear, daughter dear invited me to attend the Providence Christmas Gift Show with her.
The youngsters hardly ever have time to spend with us "oldsters" so I was really surprised.
"You have been working too hard recently," she quipped, "So get ready and let's go!"
The Christmas Gift Show was being held on Sunday, November 27th from 10am - 4pm at the Providence School located in the countryside in the parish of St. George....how could I say no?

Francia Plantation House...a beautiful old house built in the early 1900s is now home to Providence School, a private school.

 A regal house built with solid coral stone blocks that has stood the test of time.
The historic grounds of the plantation are well landscaped.
From the Facebook website:
"Prior to becoming a school, Francia was a well-known local tourist point of interest. The school has entered into a partnership with the owner to ensure that those areas of the original building and grounds, which form the main facility of the property, are maintained in their original state for the benefit of the people of Barbados. The school intends to work with other charitable organizations to ensure that the property is made available to hold open days and charitable fund raising events so that the general public of Barbados may continue to enjoy the ambience and history of Francia."

Aged trees mock at the hands of time.

 Teach  Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge  Psalm 118:66
This Basilian motto is derived from Psalm 119 (originally Psalm 118)

Wide expanses of shady trees interspersed with classrooms .

On the field many tents with foods of all kinds.
We made a beeline to that centre stall......

 .....where I had my first Tiki Pie...it was delicious!!!
Inside the covered games court was packed to capacity with vendor displays.
With over 130 vendors present, it was quite a lot to take in and admire.

I Love Bajan Dogs!!!
I made a promise to myself that Brownie will have one of these dog beds.

Daughter dear in a hurry to buy her sushi lunch.

PVC garden ornaments

Something for everyone.

My girlfriends Dawn and Juliet also had their plant display at the Christmas Show but somehow I have managed to lose that photo....it was nice to see them.  We are all so busy these days.
A lovely few hours spent in idyllic surroundings enjoying the Christmas ambience....very refreshing.

Memo to myself:
I must go back and take more photos of the scenery of this parish of St.George.  It is one of two parishes that are not bounded by the sea, but they make up for that with their exquisite inland beauty.


  1. What an interesting post. I love going round fairs and markets like that. I was reminded of parts of New Zealand with it's lush vegetation and blue skies. "Aged trees mock at the hands of time." - very poetic. And Daughter Dear looks very tall and elegant (and, in that pose just a tad impatient) in her white lace outfit.

    1. When I looked at those grand old trees still standing so majestically those words came into my head...maybe I'm a poet at heart after all!
      Daughter dear is the young lass in the jeans and the red and white striped top. She left her white lace outfit at home that day!!


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