Friday, February 20, 2009

Carnival is Here!!!

Ladies and Gents, is CARNIVAL FRIDAY!!! As I speak there is the biggest competition for the Carnival Season currently underway, the International Soca Monarch Competition!!

Tomorrow (Saturday) the kiddies come out to play! It is time for them to don their costumes, hit the streets and have a fantastic time!!

This little cutie is all ready for tomorrow, I captured her earlier tonight at a mall.

Sunday it is another big competition, the Calypso Competition and the King and Queen of Carnival Costume Competition, this is an individual competition and the costumes here are really big and elaborate.

Theeeeennnn, it's Carnival Monday morning......................Jouvert!!!! The adults come out really early like about 3am, and ther revelry starts in the streeet!

From about 10am on Carnival Monday, I come out to play, the Parade of bands, I am playing with Brian Mac Farlane in AFRICA!!!! That is his presentation this year and I cannot wait to hit the streets!!!

I collected my costume earlier today and I will be trying it on tomorrow, I'll update this blog with pics of me in my costume tomorrow, I am totally pooped but I had to post tonight because I am getting withdrawal symtoms from not posting!!

How is everybody!!! I miss you all! I visit as often as I can, I hope I dont leave anyone out!

If you are up at this hour you may be able to catch some of the Soca Monarch competition, it is streaming live here. This is of course at 1214hrs Trini time, I think we are an hour ahead of North America.

I moved to another area of my building, from here I can see when cruise ships come in, and our inter island ferry as well as it comes in from Tobago.

This is a cruise ship that came in today, full of happy tourists, happy to be here for carnival!!

Hubby and I had Dinner at Ruby Tuesday tonight, he loooves their burgers, I was not very hungry I just had the Southern Rolls, they were delicious!!

Another view from my new area of my building


So as I mentioned my costume is actually authentic African wear, so there is no glam or glitter, but I like it and I am looking foward to being on the road this year having a great time, oh, because I am not wearing any make up, I edited out my face ha!


Smilingsal said...

Hello! It was good to hear from you. I love your pictures. Happy Carnival!

artis1111 said...

I am Dancing```~~~~~ So good to see you back.. The costume is so cute!!! I am still dancing~~~~~ hehe Kathy

julia said...

Hi Girl,

Thanks for visting yesterday.
Sounds like your weekend is full!
Another great office, how lucky can a girl get?

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

How dare you leave us hanging like that! I want to see your costume NOW!!!!!!!! OmG, you've been waiting for this for months. You must be SO excited!!!!!!!! Woooooooo hooooooooooooo!

I think this view is even better than the other one, if that's possible!

Justine :o )

squawmama said...

Hi Raquel I was so happy to see you posted today and what a great time... Carnival... I just know you will have a ton of pictures to share with us... YEAH!!!! Your view from your office is incredible.... It is worth going to work each day just for that view... LOVE IT!!! PLEASE show us more of Carnival... and especially your costume... I am dying to see what you finally decided on. Love Ya


mrsben said...

It's so gooooood to see you back posting! MISSED YA!

Will pop in later to see if you got your picture posted. Wooohooo


Anonymous said...

Hi Raquel, you must feel like you're on top of the world, I know I would. I can't wait to see your photos of the big celebration and what you decided to wear. I can't imagine having a view like that while working either. I had to work in a building with no windows period. After all the gala, drop by for an award I have for you. How I wish I could be there with you on Sunday. Since I can't, take lots of pictures.

Love Ya,

Anonymous said...

Hi Raxxy!

I'm all excited waiting to see your costume too! I love your pretty angel in her costume. I want LOTS of pictures and video.

That view - I wouldn't get anything done for noseying out of the window. Those little balconies? Are they in your building too?

Did you see MY view a few post ago? Bet you wish you could swap - not!

I could just eat that burger.

Shelia said...

Hi Raxx!! That little girl is precious! But I want to see you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

With that view from the office, I'd never be able to get any work done!

Oh, I cannot wait to see your Carnival outfit! I bet its fabulous! Your Carnival sounds like so much fun!


Helen said...

I love Carnival in any form in any country and I've been fortunate to experience more than a few. Can't wait to see you in costume!!! Enjoy and have the time of your life.

Tootsie said...

how exciting!!!! love the photos...can't wait to see more!

Bo said...

Hi Raxx..oh how I wish we had been on that cruise ship to experience Carnival time with you! Your daughter's costume is spectacular!
Glad you dropped into Blogland again... ;-) Bo

mrsben said...

Oh, so neat BUT we can't see your pretty face or what your hair will be like. Presume you'll have another update?


Raxx - A day in the life said...

LOL!! Yes Mrs Ben, I'll take lots of photos on the day!

nikkicrumpet said...

I can't wait to see all the pictures of Carnival...I hope you plan on taking some for us. I think you look wonderful in your costume!!! Sheeesh I wish I had YOUR body! I would love to see a closeup of that beautiful belt. Have a fabulous time!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl!!!! I can't believe Carnival is finally here! You have been talking about it for quite some time now!

From what I can see of your costume... IT'S HOT!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to see all of your pics etc...

I removed my blog. One of these days I will create a new one... (I hope) I will always be by to see you and everyone else!

Miss you much!

Donna Marie

Mama said...

Hi Raxx, Happy Carnival Monday!!, I hope you have a wonderful time in the parade, your costume is fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing lots more photos. I am in England with the kids right now and they have me all booked up but I will come back to see all the pics, have a wonderful day, hugs, Kathy.

ps How neat to see all the cruise ships come in from your office window. K.

Deb said...

Hello Raxx, You look great in your costume, I can't wait to see the pictures. Have Fun!!! Deb

LisaLisa said...

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Jill said...

I am glad your back! I wish I was on that cruise ship! no fair! You have Ruby Tuesday's by you?! I like to go there, they have a good salad bar.
Have fun with the carnival.. take lots of pictures.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I hope you had tons of fun! I love your costume and your great figure. I wouldn't have to diet right now if I had your bod!