A few weeks ago, before my adventures in Virginia & DC, I was lucky enough to attend a semi-finals match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a professional tennis event that Toronto and Montreal share each year. The ladies play in one city (this year it was Montreal,) and the men play in the other, and each year they switch.
When I booked my holidays, I realized that I would be in Toronto for one of the days the men played and I couldn’t get my ticket fast enough! It’s no secret that I love tennis, but I’ve never seen the pros play in person. I was so excited! When I bought my ticket, I had no idea who would be playing. That’s the fun part – it’s a surprise! It all depends on how the players advance through the tournament.
now that’s a big racquet!
Tomorrow is National Dog Day! So we thought we’d show our deep appreciation for our own dogs and, as the holiday suggests, commemorate their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, capacity for love, and ability to impact our lives everyday in the most phenomenal ways.
So today, and everyday, celebrate your dog! Continue reading
Today we’re happy to introduce you to Joanne, from NYC Fit Food Fashion! for our Fashion Friday. Check out her stylish post below:
Hey guys! I am honored to be guest posting here on bump & run. If you are not familiar with me, my name is Joanne and I blog over at nycfitfoodfashion.com
I recently had a baby and need to dress comfortably, but always want to remain stylish. Harem pants came back this season in a big way and I love how comfortable they are. I wanted to give them a try, but was not sure of how they would look on me. Continue reading
I was not compensated for my comments in this post. All opinions are my own.
Are you a make-up junkie? Or at the very least, do you wear make-up almost every day? Would you just die before you’d be seen outside the house without some mascara or lip gloss?
While I do wear make-up on most occasions (I just love getting dressed up and painting my face), I am pretty comfortable leaving the house without make-up on. Now, no make-up simply means you’ll find me running to the grocery store, doing the school run, or heading to the gym. All other times, I’m likely to be wearing at least a little bit of make-up.
If you read Bre’s post last week about her trip to Bahamas and Miami, you would know that after the sun and surf, she went to DC to visit her parents. Since I was going to be off island visiting Canada at the same time, we figured it would be fun to meet up in DC for a few days to enjoy some golf, and of course, lots of shopping!
While shopping was a priority, the first item on the agenda was a round of golf. It’s only the second time I’ve played on a public golf course and outside of Barbados. Learning to golf in the Caribbean has left me very spoiled, and I think my standards are way too high now! We decided to play at Greendale Golf Course, and since neither one of us brought our clubs we had to rent some. While the golf course was nice, I can’t say the same about the rental clubs. My driver actually had a dent in it! I blame the lousy clubs for my lousy game that day Despite my horrible game of golf, we had a ton of fun.
Did you know that there are thousands of islands that make up the Caribbean? I definitely didn’t realize! After living in the Caribbean for over eight years, you’d think I would have done a ton of island hopping and seen at least several of those thousand islands. Well, while my husband and I do love the occasional day at the beach, I have to admit that neither of us are really “beach” people. Crazy, right?! So to us, we’ve never felt the need to visit the other islands. We’ve always viewed it as, “why spend the money to visit other beaches when we have one five minutes from our home?” Plus, if we’re going to get on a plane, which is a must if we want to go anywhere, we’d rather go some place a little different than where we currently live. I know that sounds ridiculous to most, but if you happen to be a mountain person, like we are, you might understand. Continue reading
People think we live in paradise, and granted, some days it does feel like we’ve hit the jackpot. However, giving up everything and moving to a new country isn’t easy. Especially if that country isn’t as developed and convenient as North America. We’ve faced bad traffic, tons of nasty bugs, and the “relaxed” island attitude of the cable guys. You think service is bad in your neck of the woods? Try island time!
Summer is in full swing here in Barbados, which means it is hot and super muggy. This is our rainy season and some days the humidity is completely unbearable. While hydrating with good ‘ol H2O is best, weekends by the pool call for something a little more fun. And with the Corona prices at a premium for us these days ($18US for a 6 pack!), I’ve had to turn to the cheaper, more plentiful rum for refreshment.