Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Our Trip to Trinidad

We just came back last week from our trip from my homeland, Trinidad and Tobago. It was wonderful seeing family and friends, having lazy days, eating all our old favourites and enjoying the sometimes sweltering heat. Here are just a few too many pictures.

New Years Eve was spent at D's mom's house with his family. My grandma and favourite aunt also came . The kids and their cousins printed invitations, made confetti cupcakes and 'decorated'. The adults ate takeout in fancy china, drank champagne and took turns wearing the 5-6 party hats that we had.

I managed to meet up with a few high school friends at my friend Natika's house. It was wonderful seeing all these lovely ladies after so long.

The hostess with the mostess. We were friends for seven years in high school!
 My kids swam in her pool and kiddie pool like it was their job.

Another university friend and I met for lunch.

My kids had LOADS of cousin time. They also met a teeny tiny new cousin who they adored.
 Feasting on mangoes and playing with the husky next door ;-s
 These swings were a total favourite.

Lots of food. 
A is pictured by the 'doubles man'. Doubles is a curried chickpeas sandwich served for breakfast in Trinidad. It sounds weird but it is SO good. 

Fresh coconut water

They both sampled different Caribbean fruit. Here they are pictured with pomerac. A went a little crazy over it sliced and sprinkled with salt. C preferred portugals( a variety of clementine). They both were meh re:pommecythere and adored mangoes.

We managed to make it out one night to POS with friends for some Mediterranean  tapas and wine.
pictured in the forefront is an egg with portobello mushroom. Truly delicious.

Followed by a drink at Siam, a POS nightclub.
(Pretending that it wasn't way past my bedtime)

And of course there was lots of grandparent time.

My parents were there for a week of our visit as well.

And lots of time outside enjoying this weather. Lots of walks.

'Climbing trees'

Swinging on ropes!

Bare (usually dirty) feet at night!
Such beautiful memories!


  1. What a wonderful escape during the cold winter!! Looks like a great time was had! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What an amazing trip friend. I am so glad y'all were able to go and spend time with family. I bet it was the perfect winter escape too!

  3. Looks divine- I especially love seeing the different foods. Probably wasn't too bad getting away from all the cold and snow....

  4. So nice to be with family and old friends! What a lovely trip

  5. What a fantastic trip! So many great memories and the girls are old enough now that they'll most likely remember!

  6. Sounds like you guys had a great time. And that warm weather sounds amazing right now!

  7. I didn't know you were heading to T&T for the holidays! I'm sure it's great to take the kids there to experience the culture we were brought up in. You have me craving doubles now!! That is the one food, I can't get enough of when I go home to visit.

  8. Those little toes! And omg..the egg in the mushroom looks amazing. Glad you guys were able to get away.

  9. What a perfect winter trip! So nice that you got to meet up with lifelong friends and A and C get to experience a bit of your childhood.


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