Bermuda is a stunning place with beautiful beaches, covered with soft pink sand along with volcanic rocks on display. Bermuda has lots of rocks in the water but only a rock with a tree on it gets to be called an Island. Most of the Islands are owned by wealthy Bermudians and their homes are freaking beautiful and very expensive so please ensure that your wallet is heavy, heavy...HA!
Bermuda is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, which means the weather isn't always as warm as you think it might be, so ensure that you take a coat, cardigan or jacket with you. Bermudians are very polite and helpful or at least the one's I've met. The infrastructure on the island is very colourful people are allowed to paint their houses in any colour they chooses which means paint shopping could be very fun. The rooftops are all designed the same to preserve and filter rain water which is then stored in tanks underneath each houses.
In Bermuda there is one vehicle to every household and visitors aren't allowed to rent a vehicle but you can definitely rent a scooter, take the bus or hop in a taxi to get where ever you want to go. The speed limit is 30mph because the roads are really narrow. There is a lot of boating activities on the island so its a must that you visit Dockyard and I would suggest doing the boat tour about the island you won't be disappointed..... trust me. We took a trip on the tour boat Excellence and it lived up to it's name and we also did a tour of Crystal Caves which was absolutely amazing and worth seeing.
I love to travel and I always get excited to meet Jamaicans around the world and I met loads in Bermuda. There is a place called Yo Cherry, it's an ice-cream parlour owned by a Jamaican man , if your ever go to Bermuda you should definitely try the Dragon Stout or Rum and Raisin ice-cream at Yo Cherry. Anyway, There are some really lovely restaurants on the island, the food is yummy and there is an automatic 17% service charge to the bill.....insane right!?
Ps. Bermuda is known for their stone Moon Gates and Rum Swizzles. I got no photos of the former and not enough gulps of the latter. I guess that means I'll have to go back sometime!
It's been ages since I've been on a road trip that brings me peace. I love wandering off to places around Ireland because It's unbelievable beautiful. This is a place call Sally Gap in the Wicklow Mountains with a great history behind it, in the time of the Ice age. Can you imagine this view was covered in ice?
In the meantime while on holiday's in France we decided to spend our time doing things together and truly that was what we need, some family bond time. We did a lot of sightseeing in little and big towns, ate loads and drank tones too, way too much but hey............ We spent days on the beach, just chilling out and eating ice cream HA!
In the last days of our vacation, we did wine shopping and some decor shopping at Maisons Du Monde the home pieces are amazing. If you're ever in France you should definitely pop in.
During my trip my camera had official gone crazy on me on my last day in France. I cannot take photos, which is a total destruction to the programme, so I need to get it sorted or replace it ASAP (which I intended to before year end so maybe it's a sign).
KateSpade NY Bag
River Island Boots
J Brand Jeans
I never thought this holiday would involve so much bread and cake but in the country where Marie Antoinette is said to have responded "...let them eat cake..." when the people had no bread, it should have come as no surprise. After departing the ship I stopped at a wonderful village Patisserie and fell in love with the Viennoise au Chocolat you can call it a soft bread baguette with small pieces of chocolate. Lets not talk about the added pounds from all that good stuff, ha! After being in France for less than an hour I already had a favourite treat. If you haven't tried this please do.
Although I've been dreaming of Paris and France for so long our first stop was in a small village called Elliant. We had one night there and apart for the unpack/repack a little break out of the car was just the thing my body needed before our journey to Paris the next day. On arrival in Elliant we had Croissant, with ham and cheese for breakfast, cannot imagine what awaits us in Paris.
In Cork out by Ringaskiddy Brittany Ferries awaits us on the water, It was a big enough ship that brought back memories from the movie Titanic, and the Titanic commemorative sign did nothing to calm my nerves on my longest sailing trip to date. My family was on board with me and because my son feeds a lot from my energy I put my brave happy face on. Good News, No Icebergs!
There are a few different sections for dining and drinking on the ship plus a duty free. I must say, loving the retro vibe. Aside from all that the cabins are pretty clean and relaxing. I really thought that it would be foolish if I didn't go on the deck to see the view while the sun was out.
The happiness I get from my son completely blew my fears away from sailing. Lorcan was running around in circles like a gig. How could I be afraid? I must admit seeing him happy made me happy.