I've got my Soca 2010 CD playing, and it's making the sun shine! Really!
I'm not overwhelmed with grief that I'm missing Carnival. I don't play Mas' EVERY year. Not like some (Many Trinis!) who will happily fork out tens of thousands of dollars for peak-time plane tickets, costumes and makeup for two days of the Best Party On Earth.
It IS the Best Party On Earth. But it'll be there next year, and the year after.
No, this year I'm happily going English. It's a week-long 'Half-Term Holiday' here. My sister has filled me in on 'Shrove Tuesday', the day before Ash Wednesday, when we are meant to breakfast on pancakes and crepes in an effort to use up all of the sugar and chocolate in the house before our Lenten Fast. Cool! This means I have to run out and buy Chocolate and syrup and so on!
Some friends are coming for the two nights of Carnival/Shrove, Vicky and her two kids. Chas has a friend moving in for two nights as well. Max will have a friend over for the day. Vicky and I are looking forward to a couple of kid-filled days (looks like six boys and one girl...), to distract us from the Best Party On Earth! I hope everyone likes pancakes...
We'll go for a hike if the weather's nice, maybe ice skating, who knows? I may have to make a sign, though, saying "ABSOLUTELY NO SKATEBOARDING ON THE STAIRS!" What IS it with boys?