Sunday, August 17, 2008

about me

Hello, bonjour,

Welcome to my rustic bajan garden. I'm Helen and I live in the north of Barbados in an old stone house that dates back to the 1800's or more. I live with my husband Chuck and my daughter Lauren who is back home after studying in the USA along with my three dogs (my girls) and a cat named boobercat. We bought the property fifteen years ago and I have been frantically gardening ever since. I was born on the island of Grenada and lived and went to primary school in Port of Spain Trinidad and have spent my adult years in Barbados. The Bajans (Barbadians) call me a Trinibarlucian. I enjoy gardening and cooking for friends....ecoutez bien...pour mes amis. Hubby says that the only time he gets a good cooked meal is when friends come over....( you know he lie bout dat) he gets food every now and then when I feel in the mood to cook. I work from home as a garden consultant, water garden specialist and we grow water lilies and ornamentals. My garden consist of 2 acres or so with many fruit and ornamental trees. We have four ponds filled with water lilies of all colours. Prior to working from home I worked is several areas in retail management and in my earlier years in Tourism. I am a clothing pattern maker/designer having done some training in Paris . I am no longer active in that area and I use my garden as my palette. My hubby is a retired teacher from Miami Florida and a fantastic lepidopterist. We are nature lovers and our garden is planted  to attract birds and butterflies.

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