Tag Archives: Sunday Carvery

In Living Colour – Antigua’s Carnival 2012

A rich heritage of sounds, exotic costumes that exudes impeccable appeal, style and bright colors, and beautiful happy people are just some adjectives that can be used to describe Antigua’s Carnival. Carnival originated in Italy hundreds of years ago as traditional costume festival before the first day of Lent as their observance of not eating meat during Lent.  It was called “carnevale” which means “put away the meat”.   As time passed carnivals became famous around the world and African heritage made …
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A Slice of Tropical Delight.

Brightly coloured, delicious, dripping, exotic, flavourful, fleshy, fruity, healthy, juicy, mouth-watering, nutritious, sweet, decadent, tropical, tasty, refreshing….. Can you guess what we are talking about? Yes you got it right “MANGOES”. SWEET SWEET MANGOES! It is mango galore in Antigua right now and every corner you turn you are sure to see a road side stall with their colourful offerings as mango season runs through to the end of summer. During this bountiful season The Christian Valley Agriculture Station hosts …
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Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day celebration was an idea that came to life when Sonora Dodd from Spokane Washington was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.  Sonora felt strongly that there should be a day to honour fathers as well because of the affection she received from her own father Mr. William Jackson Smart a Civil War veteran.  Sonora’s mother died during childbirth and Mr. Smart raised the newborn and five other children with love and care.  Ms. Dodd began a …
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