Happy New Year!
After my popcorn adventures I took a little break from the blog to help get the house ready for Christmas. In the West Indies, getting ready for Christmas means cleaning the house from top to bottom, washing windows, putting up new curtains, and preparing for all the visitors who were going to be descending on our house. My brother and his wife came home for Christmas and various aunts, cousins and friends came for the New Year.
|All the Grenadian cousins together for Christmas for the first time in a few years.
We also had to get ready for my parents’ big party celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Thirty years! I can only hope to one day know love as awesome as theirs.
|Mom and her children|
But this is really a “Happy New Year” so let me get to that. To celebrate the arrival of 2013, my girlfriends and I went to Port Louis Marina to see the Barbadian band Krosfyah. Krosfyah has been around for more than twenty years so it is safe to say that I grew up listening to their music. I had only seen them perform once before, so I didn’t want to miss this one. I was a little skeptical about the venue, because even though Port Louis is a gorgeous place, I never regarded it as an ideal party venue.
On the afternoon of the 31st, the weather was perfect. The sun was shining and there was no threat of rain. The weather changed that night. Just as I was about to leave the house, it started to rain. Torrential downpour is probably a better description. Thank goodness I didn’t spend any money to get my hair done. I grabbed an umbrella and ran to the car.
It was still raining by the time we got down to the lagoon and searched for a place to park. The traffic was terrible, but at least we weren’t standing in the rain when midnight struck. Watching the fireworks from the car while stuck in traffic wasn’t quite what I’d had in mind, but at at least I was dry and with friends.
|Pouring rain and fireworks. Happy New Year!|
|And then I remembered to use the Fireworks mode on my camera|
Fortunately for us, the rain stopped as soon as we found a parking spot. Unfortunately, it started raining again when we joined the line to enter the venue…out came the umbrellas. When we finally made it inside, the place was packed. The first bar we went to was crowded, and it was almost impossible to move around. Ugh. Since everyone was busy sheltering from the rain (and we had umbrellas) we decided to go to the outdoor bar. Great decision.
|Rain can’t stop the party!|
|Krosfyah on stage. The road is mine! Sak Pase!|
|With the girls!|
|Party essentials: umbrella and extra shoes!|
So 2012 has come and gone and we’re now a week into 2013. Resolutions? Just like last year, I’m going to continue making each day count and I’m ready for whatever 2013 wants to throw my way. Oh! I’m also going to work really hard to not take a week a publish a blog post!!!