The midday sun seared down over the Gunpowder House as I drove up the dusty gravelled lane, past the sparse scrubland where a mare and her foal were grazing, to meet the iconic Naydene Gonnella.
Her feet are firmly on the ground yet her imagination is swimming with the mermaids - her art sings of the sea and the vibrancy of the Caribbean. Meet Maria:
Who doesn't want a burst of Antiguan black pineapple blended with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon - iced and refreshing with passion fruit jellies or mango bubbles?
For anyone with a sailing mind, Antigua Sailing Week is one of the good regattas on the calendar, boasting well organized courses, beautiful warm and breezy conditions and of course, a great party scene to go with it, in true Caribbean style.
Where Caribbean holidays are concerned, the little island of Antigua packs a real punch.
I am incredibly fortunate to be in Antigua this year for the culmination of The World's Toughest Row, or the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge: where men and women embark on a rowing race 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, leaving from the Canary Islands on the 20th December 2015 and arriving into Antigua whenever they can make … Continue reading Number 1 reason to be in Antigua Right Now!
"White sands, Christmas breeze, Sweet red sorrel and poinsettia tree, Me heart's so tankful, what can me do? Me gonna put more love in de world - God so big, me so small, how can me tank Him enough for all? He sent Jesus an Jesus say me, to put more love in de world" … Continue reading Christmas-a-Come Caribbean style with a Coconut Crush recipe