art and craft expo

arts-and-craft-expo tci

earlier this month we had the 3rd annual art and craft expo at the turtle cove marina – it was the first time i went so i didn’t really know what to expect.

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i was so impressed with the variety of crafts that day – from purses (love these), painting, dolls, hats, jewelry and more. with limited access to materials here on island, locals and residents really showed how to get creative.arts-and-craft-expo-tci

these were my favourite, made by a haitian lady who lives in middle caicos. there are many hatians living on island, and they are so artististic. if you are visiting you should check out their local market near the small IGA, i bought a huge painting from there last year – it’s on the wall in our kitchen and i love it!

arts-and-crafts-expo-tcithe art and craft was organized by the Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation – join them on facebook to know more about other events in turks and caicos.

EDIT – there will be a christmas craft fair this sunday at the IGA Gourmet – see details here

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art and craft expo

art-and-craft-expo via myseastory

today, at the turtle cove marina – i’m going!

a-few-things

* The Turks and Caicos Island Sailing Association First Annual Pico National Championship, today and tomorrow at the Bight.

* Turks & Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation World AIDS Day Cocktail Party, tonight at the Grace Bay Club.

Lemon Cafe‘s special Arabian Nights, tonight.

Annual TCI Shine Island Wide Cleanup Campaign and with the Department of Environmental and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) for the first ever under-water cleanup, next saturday december 8th.

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully with the sun out and shining!

happy 5 de mayo weekend

we’ve had a couple of weeks of not-so-good weather, but this weekend looks promising for the beach.  when the weather is not so good it means rain, no beach, no outside dining and basically not much to do – but thankfully that’s all over.

we’re also going to the cinco de mayo festivities by the turtle cove marina, it’s a novelty for me, so i’m looking forward to it. plus, we’re thinking of traveling to mexico later on this year, so it’ll be nice to get us in the mood.

hope you have a great weekend and the sun gets out for you too!

more info on the cinco de mayo at turtle cove marina HERE

undersea explorer

every time we have friends and family coming over to visit, we really make an effort to think out of the box and live like a tourist during their stay.

my friend sally recommended we try the undersea explorer – since my mum and i weren’t going diving, this was the perfect plan to get to see a little more of the undersea life.

the undersea explorer is a small semi submarine, it took us on a tour, of just over 45 minutes,  and we saw all kinds of fish, schools, beautiful corals and turtles too. yes, i finally got to see them, loads of turtles!

to book the undersea explorer call 649 231 0006, it costs $55 adult / $40 child and it leaves from the turtle cove marina. if you have kids, you have to try it out!

happy weekend

happy friday friends, what have you planned for this weekend? i have exciting plans for the weeks ahead… promise to keep you posted.

in the meantime i wanted to share this picture my friend L took when spotting this cutie at the turtle cove marina, very close to home. i start thinking i’m the only one on this island who’s never seen a turtle! by the way, i find it amazing how clean the marinas are in provo, and just hope they are kept this way.