Holidos and don’ts – late nights

One of the best things about a holiday has always been later bedtimes and not having to get up for work or school. Unless, of course, you’re Irish where 4.30am is the time to leave a party. As it was explained to me after one Christmas party when I asked the next day why it […]

Hungry & Thursday – Dishy Rihanna

I was happier behind the video camera which is unusual, I grant you. After getting my hand smacked the last time there was a Bajan cookery lesson. My Bajan friends were back in town, cooking, mixing cocktails and dancing. So it would have been rude not to join in when the music started. Particularly as […]

Holidos and don’ts – bathrooms

An ill-chosen bathroom can spoil what I’ll grudgingly call Paradise… as can the lazy use of the word ‘Paradise’. I used to ban my writers from employing the word at my last newspaper although that didn’t stop some contributors. I mean unless they had actually been to Adam and Eve’s gaff then who’s to say […]

Festival time – music gigs

Summer is drawing to a close and it needs to be marked in the ancient manner – a music festival. Daddy’s Little Girl is off with her pals again to trudge through the mud to listen to her favourite beat combo band. Rave on as nobody other than Dancing Dads might say… here are a […]

We will delight them on the beaches

We’re all different and my elder brother would prefer to stay in the hotel in Ibiza rather than hit the beaches. My parents loved the beach and my Mum, in particular, loved to sunbathe. Me being the restless sort and never a strong swimmer I preferred a beach game. And I spent a week in […]

Barbados: Friends in need, friends indeed

‘It’s all right for you going off to Barbados again,’ SHE opined from across the sofa. I didn’t have the heart, or courage, to tell her that I had invited her a month or so previously but that she had declined. And I would never have won that one even if I’d had it in […]

Jocktails: The Bajan Monkey

They’re not called cheeky for nothing… the Bajan Green Monkeys that is. And the Bajan people, to be honest. But you’ve heard me talk about them before and I will again. The Bajan Green Monkey is indigenous to Barbados, brought over to the Caribbean as pets during the African slave trade. Firstly, the colour. Their […]

Moanday Morning: it’s just not cricket

The great thing about the England cricket team is that anyone can play for it. Including… little old Scottish me. There have been a handful of Scottish players representing England and one, Mike Denness, even captained them in the Seventies. My dear old Dad was no mean cricketer, playing at a high standard for his […]

Moanday Morning: it’s just not cricket

Moanday Morning: it’s just not cricket http://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/?p=2593 — Read on jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/ Howzat? A Barbados bowler wins the World Cup For England and they’re led by an Irishman and have a South African and New Zealander too. That Moanday Morning feeling from your Travel Editor of the Year.