So here I am, feet both firmly set on Caymanian sand at long last. It’s been a rather chaotic relocation for the past couple of weeks so pardon the radio silence. I’m pleased to inform you all that slowly but surely we’re piecing our next steps together quite nicely and regaining our tanned limbs along the way.
Amidst all the excitement of moving and exploring new locations, it’s hard to forget the canine shaped void on a daily basis. Many of you already know or started to notice that we are a musketeer down and will remain so until March. Due to circumstances out of our control there was no option but to wait in earnest for his immigration process to pass and for him to join us next month. And so… in the words of Clark #The100 “We Had No Choice”.
I of course hate every day without having him around. However, always being somebody wishing to locate the silver lining in most situations… there have been some advantages. For instance, attending events and not having to worry about being home at a decent hour to see the pup or enthusiastically attempting to manoeuvre a boozy late night dog walk post event whilst trying to convince your dog “look, I’m not drunk ok… putting this lead on is harder than it looks in the dark, as is standing up”. Counting down the days though little buddy old pal…
Such a shindig that allows for such liberation and freedom was ‘Taste of Cayman 2018: Food & Drink Festival’. An event consisting of multiple layers of excitement to get involved in for the whole family. You’ve got juicy layers of music, food, drinks, cocktails, crepes, ice-cream, competitions, food and new friends all starting from around 5pm. Then as the sun drops, the music picks up, the mudslides flow and the vibes of the ‘Taste of Cayman’ really kick in. There are multiple stalls representing the local restaurants, each showing off their skills and raving about their produce. Spoilt for choice, you simply go around taking as many little bites of everything to sample as possible… and not just to line your tummy and to tickle your taste buds either, but also to make super sure you can make a well rounded decision as to who is best. It’s also a particularly special year this year as ‘Taste of Cayman’ celebrates the big 3-0 and in true exuberant style, it’s bigger, better and more delectable than usual. I’ll even secretly reveal within the post who got our vote! Have a cheeky read here to learn all about the history of ‘Taste of Cayman’: http://www.tasteofcayman.org
Now somewhere between a botanical gin & tonic and hand feeding beer to a pirate, I unsurprisingly found myself having far too much fun and so I apologise if I failed to cover absolutely every single stall but I gave it a good old go. And so of 5000 attendees, 189 volunteers, 36 vendors, 42 sponsors, 55 raffles prizes to be won, 26 mixology contestants and 18,000 portions of food, this was how my evening looked…
I always get so many compliments on my array of flower crowns and being the natural flower fairy that I am, I like to wear them most days if at all possible. This pretty coral and peach floral crown is made by the exquisite ‘Adorabella Flower Crowns‘ Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for more petals and blossoms….
Andiamo – Ritz Carlton Cayman
Heavy Cake Competition Stand
Cayman Compass Prize Roulette
JACQUES SCOTT – GIN GARDEN! (my absolute favourite drink spot)
Pfft! What’s a festival without music and fireworks…
FYI – This is Katie! A fellow blogging island bunny over at ‘Life She Lives’. We used to share stories about our different island lives whilst she was here on Cayman, and me over on Tortola. However, it’s been super lovely finally meeting now that our feet share the same island sand.
Tra- La! I hope you enjoyed my article on the ‘Taste of Cayman’ as much as I enjoyed attending it. Which, in case you were wondering, was a whole lot!
Stay tuned on the blog for more Caribbean adventures and endless island escapades around Grand Cayman. With any luck, next time I’m writing I hope to be posting with far less mosquito bites, minimal frizzy hair problems and no sunburn on my left shoulder.