Bajan Daze

I was in Barbados all last week for work.

A lot of my time was spent hunched over accounting ledgers. But I did find time for a little snorkeling and island driving.

And of course I made the trip back up to the north end of the island to refill my engraved bottle of St. Nicolas Abbey rum! (You can read about my previous rum tasting adventures in Barbados in this blog)

My friends at St. Nicholas discontinued the 12 year old rum I had originally purchased last year. But I was able to take advantage of the “half price refill” offer with their new 15 year old. I look forward to tasting that!

We’ll get back to talking about Berlin in the next blog, but first I wanted to share some highlights from work life on the island.

Enjoy!

A shirtless office with a bikini view...

A shirtless office with a bikini view…

This is where the magic happens at St. Nicholas Abbey, Barbados.

This is where the magic happens at St. Nicholas Abbey, Barbados.

"Want some rum punch…?" Even the birds are lushes at St. Nicholas Abbey.

“Want some rum punch…?” Even the birds are lushes at St. Nicholas Abbey.

Talking rum with Simon Jackson Warren, owner of St. Nicholas Abbey. Their 12 year old rum is excellent, and their white rum has a fragrance that adds depth and intense floral layers to any lime-based cocktail.

Talking rum with Simon Jackson Warren, owner of St. Nicholas Abbey. Their 12 year old rum is excellent, and their white rum has a fragrance that adds depth and intense floral layers to any lime-based cocktail.

Working? Or a picture of a man posting a picture…?

Working? Or a picture of a man posting a picture…?

Outtakes from Casino Royale - I'm not sure why this didn't make the film.

Outtakes from Casino Royale – I’m not sure why this didn’t make the film.

Getting boogie board lessons from a little kid — and getting schooled. "What? WHAT?"

Getting boogie board lessons from a little kid — and getting schooled. “What? WHAT?”

Can't decide? Have both. A cold Banks beer and a rum punch. But notice the phone - yes, I'm working. And yes, I AM wearing a pink shirt.

Can’t decide? Have both. A cold Banks beer and a rum punch. But notice the phone – yes, I’m working. And yes, I AM wearing a pink shirt.

You're sure "turtles" have nothing to do with those chewy chocolate candies…?

You’re sure “turtles” have nothing to do with those chewy chocolate candies…?

 

Photos ©Tomoko Goto 2014

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