Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Who to Vote for in Barbados Elections BLP or DLP?

Who to Vote for in Barbados Elections


Having read through the flyers for the various candidates and nominations for the next Barbados Elections; I'm utterly confused and not sure who to vote for in 2013!

Do I vote for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to stay in power or do I vote for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and "A Better Tomorrow". Hmmm, catchy slogan.

I've got less than 24 hours to go and I honestly do not know who to trust for the next 5 years in Barbados Government.

.....and if I trust one or the other will my vote have any significance on a brighter future?

My job is to promote (my hometown) the island of Barbados to the world as the leading travel destination in the Caribbean and the World.

I love my job and my island Barbados. I've lived overseas for 12 years and I am so glad I now reside in Barbados. 

Although I'm not a big socialite, I love the Barbadian people and their honesty (most of them at least;-), the climate, the sunshine, the faith and hope of everyone.

I'm truly blessed! 

Deep down being raised in Barbados, has allowed me to be the man that I am today. I ain't shame, I love the man that I am today! :-)

Thank you Barbados!

Past, Present and Future Governments - I say a prayer, that you will lead my island home for the best interests of its' people at all times.

People that choose to live in Barbados please share, give, live and LOVE!

Be Better Today, Tomorrow and Again!

Here's hoping and praying for a vote for the correct individuals and that our people will be blessed for the next 5 years!

These are my thoughts from Barbados and Beyond.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sightseeing Picnic and Barbados Attractions

Sightseeing Picnic & a few Barbados Attractions

On February 2nd, 2013 we decided to go for a drive around Barbados, with a picnic packed and a few Barbados attractions in mind.

On our drive there, we came across a bunch of ducks, geese and otherwise hungry feathery creatures. We drove past them turned the car around and tried to grab some bread to fee the duckies.

Needless to say they knew our plan and came running toward the person with bread who had to hop into the car and quickly roll up the windows while the kids shrieked in the back seat! Let the good family times begin.

Picnic at Codrington House

As always the grounds and architecture of Codrington House were always such a sight to see on our tour of Barbados

Kids in the distance having fun on the swing set, a father taking time to enjoy his young son and share with him the beauties of Barbados, to a wedding party trying to grab some pictures before other celebrations. 

Including an elderly woman and man on a romantic lunch date on their own set apart by themselves, succeeding in stealing a piece of this time we so often take for granted on earth and in Barbados.

Entrance to Codrington College

We drove in and parked to the right in the parking lot, got out our picnic basket and drinks and home made banana bread (:-)) and sat on one of the benches to eat while enjoying the company, shade and scenery of the old Codrington College grounds.

Entrance to Drive into Codrington College
After filling ourselves with food and drink we visited the surprisingly clean washrooms and then went on our sightseeing photo experience at Codrington.
Lake in front of Codrington College in Barbados with lots of fish to feed

Codrington College in Barbados
View of Codrington College from the other Side
Codrington College Barbados

Barbados Codrington College

A very pleasant and economical afternoon in Barbados on a budget.

Sightseeing at St. John's Church

While in the area, we decided to pay St. John's Church a visit for some more sightseeing around Barbados.

Entrance Sign to St. John's Parish Church

St. John's Parish Church


St. John's Parish Church in Barbados


Barbados Sundial

As the youngest member of our group stood in front of this grave to the right, she paused for a moment to say a prayer for the 6th Prime Minister of Barbados - Rt. Hon. David John Howard Thompson 2008 - 2010. Reminding us older persons, to always say a prayer for those dearly departed.

Sign on Church Wall

St. John's Gothic Styled Church in Barbados
One afternoon a family of four, (2 adults and 2 kids), decided to spend some quality time in their homeland of Barbados. 

From the gorgeous views to be had and sights to see around Barbados, life gives me new 'Thoughts from Barbados' while respecting and appreciating those of the past.

We came across some typical family discussions, arguments and complaints, but within a moments notice, a collection of Barbadian ducks and geese quaking and squawking away reminded the 4 of us of the good times to be had at home living in Barbados.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

L I V E - L A U G H - L O V E in B A R B A D O S

It's a Saturday morning in Barbados January 19th, 2013 and I want to give thanks for my life, my family, friends, loved ones and business.

I watched the documentary last night called "Happy" and was astounded to find out that a poor middle eastern man (and his family) who's job was to run people on the rickshaw all year around, is more happier than the average American.

I pray and hope that all people (especially those who have good hearts and are hard workers), learn and see the benefits of being 'exactly' where they are in their lives.

It is not by chance that we are where we are in our lives.

People of Barbados in my home country and people all over the world - Be Grateful for your lives, be Grateful for both the positive and negative things in our lives; these experiences are there to teach us important lessons; the sooner we tackle each problem like this, the easier each issue becomes.

Yeah I know, I know......the problem is right here, right now and God knows you may be hurting or suffering greatly...........but I say NEVER give up. Never stop learning these lessons from lives difficulties.

In "Happy" it also showed a part about this beautiful woman who had 3 great kids and was very popular and I think won modelling competitions etc... and she thought she was happy, but deep inside she wasn't.

After an unfortunate accident she was knocked over by a car and had to endure 30 surgeries mostly for her spine and face. She lost her husband and life looked dismal...........shoot who wouldn't be!

Be she persisted through 30 surgeries and found true love with another man, who loved her for the soul she had inside. What did she say afterwards..........? She couldn't be more happier now than ever before in her life. Now she helps people with similar difficulties and is such an inspiration.

After myself suffering an accident 21 years ago where I, as a jockey of 10 years total) finished 3rd in the race and the horse just fainted while running after the finish line (around 1 m 24 seconds). 

I was in a coma for 2 weeks and up to now I still value those difficulties and what positive things it has brought to my life.

L I V E - L A U G H - L O V E

Saturday, 12 January 2013

First Thought from Barbados and Beyond

My name is Brett and this is my first "Thought from Barbados and Beyond."

I am unsure of what this blog will become but for now it's just random 'Thoughts from Barbados and Beyond' (for when i travel).

Barbados is highly rated as a tourist destination located in the Caribbean region.

Barbados is ranked 47th in the Human Development Index for 2011.

Temperatures in Barbados are warm all year around and therefore living in short pants is my preference.

Although the heat gets to me for most of the year, it's nice to travel abroad to cooler climates.

I like to travel.....but as I get older I find it more difficult to handle motion sickness.

From my early childhood memories, I was never good with motion in the back seat of a car or on water and had unpleasant times travelling with my ears popping all the time.

I used to be a professional thoroughbred jockey and have raced successfully in Barbados, Trinidad, Martinique and Toronto, Canada winning (I think) 174 times in my 10 year career.

From a horse racing accident I was involved in 21 years ago (Jan. 11th, 1992), where the horse I was riding fainted, I suffering a head injury (coma for 2 weeks).....I'm sure this didn't help with motion sickness.....

I now live and run my own business in Barbados helping promote the tourism product on my website "Totally". 

If you've been to Barbados before, the people and country are very likable and it is a pleasure to promote something, when you believe in the heart and soul of the people and country. 

You must travel to Barbados and experience it for yourself.