Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HGTV - House Hunters International


2 Days until filming us starts.
No smart clothes, in desparate need of hair stylist, and worst of all swimming costumes that have all lost their stretch and colour. OMG. Here's hoping for some skilful camera skullduggery at the very least.

To top it all off we did an 8 hour hike to the Boiling Lake on Sunday so can barely walk and my feet are all mangled, black and blue and will need more than a misty lens. My little pink Nikes were not cut out for such hard manual labour but they looked nice.....big up to our friends who made it so enjoyable - these included the King of tours and the Queen of photography and not forgetting the Prince & Princess of Caribbean property. Yay!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Smart / Super Cool / Yay!


Self-Catering Dominica - The places you really want to stay at.....

Been working the last month or so on compiling a list of the 'best of the best' that Dominica has to offer in self-catering. There is no definitive list anywhere and only one company here who exclusively provide, quite frankly, a truly shabby service. I'm not saying I am going to provide this service but I am going to tell you where to go - literally - well not that literally ok. So you are guaranteed to be able to stay with people who will welcome you not only with a smile but a welcome pack and hold your hand if required. The people who will ensure your children have a box of toys if necessary or you have a supply of cassava bread if you are gluten free. Yes, these people - the hidden gems of Dominica.

I have seen some amazing places - from jungle top notch, Vera Wang sheets, cabins to take your breath away villas. The experience has taught me that yes, the rainforest and the seaview can be equally as stunning.

So, take your time, have a look when it is published online and think about making the best of your visit and time to Dominica. Stay in the opulent Villa for one night, experience the rainforest for a couple more and then end up maybe trying a dive or too near the beach. Now you can experience it with support and no smelly nylon sheets in sight.