For all those poor souls going into lockdown in England today I too nailed it and spent yesterday getting my nails done.
Ot more accurately got my nails off.
After tripping when I was pressing down on the shopping trolley and then have it collapse on me.
Solo activity: Cocktails in Barbados
As is the way of such accidents (and there have been many) I was reminded constantly through the day of my plight.
Not just by the tingling and throbbing in the tips of my middle and ring finger but also by how often fingers and fingernails come up in conversation.
From the This Morning presenter showing off her nails to Democrats and Republicans biting their nails about the Presidential race.
With my friend Cheryl from Barbados
To the Great British Bake Off making finger doughnuts to Family Fortunes and picking noses.
But sometimes it’s better not to fight it and rather just accept that long nails are best on women.
Such as the legendary Crystal from Barbados.
Who I got to pose up with her fancy talons which she’d got done for Crop Over on my first visit to Barbados.
I’ve been back as you know and also partied with them in Dublin and now on Zoom meetings.
Alas, I couldn’t join them when they invited out a party of Friends of Barbados. I was out in Bergamo at the time.
Happy though to report that my friends at British Airways have joined Virgin Atlantic in flying out to Barbados.
And when you do you you can be sure you won’t lose out any on your experience because of Covid.
We’re out of carnival season so maybe it’s time to stay on site anyway… at Club Barbados they’ve got the three Rs you’ll need for a fantastic holiday.
Rum, relaxation and Ruby the cookery teacher.
While I honed up on those skills in Tobago with ‘Uncle’ Kenneth.
On Anguilla, where they’ve not had a Covid case for months, they even got to hold their carnival this year back in August.
And the Anguillans have a Covid bubble thing going where you can do all the things you would do anyway…boat trips, snorkelling, golf.
And, of course rum on the beach. Irie!