Rainy Days Were Made For Slow Starts And Slow Coffee

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Rainy Days, Slow Coffee

Here in Trinidad we get two seasons: Rainy and Dry. We are into our rainy season now and for a pluviophile like myself, this time of the year is my absolute favourite. Because rainy days were just made for slow starts, extra snuggles under warm covers and slow coffee. Guess what, you guys? It’s raining again today.

So join me is a go-slow Saturday, let’s have some recreational coffee, come in for a slow pour over while we catch up. Like I said it’s been a wet week here on my island in the Caribbean. We had a public holiday on Thursday and we have another one again on Monday. So this is long weekend for me.

Fun fact about my easy-going island home, we have one of the highest number of public holidays in the world. We have 18 holidays per year…but we waaay behind Sri Lanka. They enjoy 25 public holidays! In this month of June, we have three holidays, which means four-day work weeks for 3 consecutive weeks.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the downside of short work-weeks is that you end having to make up for the lost day and that usually means one work day can feel like two or a whole month. And unfortunately Friday felt like a month. So today, feels like an extra special lazy day.

Lazy Days And Travel Stories

This week I shared a bit about some of my adventures on my trip to London. I talked about exploring BathΒ and how much of good time I had in just a few short hours. I have been craving a jet fuel fix lately and what keeps me sane, are those travel memories and the ones I plan on making later on this year.

The funny thing about that London trip is that it has taken me this long to post anything about it. I had such an amazing time and I felt like I truly met myself on that trip. It was such a monumental, personal experience, I wanted to keep it all to myself.

Has that ever happened to you? Have you travelled to a new place and had such an amazing experience that you want to hold on the magic for as long as you can? You want to cherish all the memories over and over but only you, because sharing would mean sharing the magic too?

Tell me in the comments below. I would love to hear some of your favourite travel memories and experiences and if you were never the same for it.Β 

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  1. June 17, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Sometimes it is nice to take it slow on a rainy day and sip coffee. Hope your week, which I’m assuming will be short, goes well.

    • Vernette
      June 17, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Yes short week ahead!

  2. June 17, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I like this idea of so many holidays! I also like rainy days. Enjoy the covers and hot drinks and taking it easy.

    • Vernette
      June 17, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      We actually start the year planning out vacation day based on our long weekends πŸ™‚

  3. Mariana
    June 17, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    My travel to Barbados this year was one like that. I really didn’t want to share on it, not that it was so special that I didn’t want to share but something about that trip I just could not put my finger on. Apart from the fact that it was mainly a business trip.
    Yes these days I welcome the weather. A colleague came into my office yesterday and wondered if I was not feeling cold as the air condition in my office was on 18 whilst it rained outside.
    Life in the middle of life can be a bit heated. But I must have my cups of tea and or coffee. What is life without a hot cup of coffee or tea?

    • Vernette
      June 18, 2017 / 12:23 am

      “Life in the middle of life can be a bit heated.” so much truth in that line. I have not been to Barbados since 2005. I am overdue a visit πŸ™‚

  4. June 18, 2017 / 11:11 am

    We went to Colorado a few years ago. It was really beautiful. Also, went white water rafting which was amazing!! πŸ™‚ Now, I’m trying to talk my boyfriend into a volcano wedding in Hawaii. πŸ˜‰ Someday maybe.

    • Vernette
      June 18, 2017 / 11:25 am

      So white water rafting is on my travel list! And I hope you get that volcano wedding in Hawaii…that will be an awesome adventure and what a way to start that new phase in your life together. *insert all the euphemisms for love and marriage being like a volcano here* πŸ˜‰

  5. June 18, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I have great travel memories from Trinidad. I lived in Venezuela in 1963-64, and visited Trinidad for Carnival and other times from about 1982-1990. I want to go to Independence Square now to buy favorite hot tasty doubles stand and have them with plenty peppa!!!! Thanks for the coffee, i am off to get doubles.

    • Vernette
      June 19, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Awww this is awesome! I’m happy you had some great times while in Trinidad!

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