Thursday, 31 July 2014

Getting into the Carnival Spirit

We love staying in Holiday Inn; the boys do too for them it was the excitement of having complimentary milk and cookies and the crayons and activity sheets at dinner at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor.  But if you’re an adult obviously milk and cookies might not cut it!  You might be looking for some more sophisticated entertainment than colouring in, decent facilities are important but there is nothing like watching a live act to truly unwind and relax.

I quite like themed occasions, when you can get into costume and enjoy something out of the ordinary.  Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum actually has a Caribbean Event, I can just imagine wearing a colourful tropical print dress and adding a few flowers to my hair, sipping on cocktails and enjoying the Caribbean cuisine.  Given how much of my time is usually dedicated to searching out hotels purely for the children with suitable activities for them, the idea of an event catered more for me seems very indulgent.  I would love to travel to the Caribbean so this is really the next best thing, until funds allow us to go long haul!

This is the perfect event for the summer, live entertainment and music completing the evening.  Given my boys have the social life in this household would it be terribly wrong if hubbie and I had a night away every now and then.  If I do not manage to I will definitely be recommending it to my London friends, I am sure they would like to get their hands on a big jug of rum punch. 

The events are scheduled in August, so if you are planning on heading to Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum do not leave it too long.  The menu sounds mouth-watering plenty of traditional Caribbean fare, fried red snapper, jerk pork and fried plantain and a new one on me, Buss Up Shut that I had to google.  It turned out to be unleavened bread.  I think heading here would be an education into food for me! 

The live entertainment consists of a steel band and a limbo dancer; I am always impressed how low they can go!  I struggle to bend my knees to pick up my keys when I drop them I could never get my body flexible enough to navigate the lowest poles without knocking them!  Although after a few jugs of rum punch I might be emboldened to give it a try… 

With only children over 12 allowed at the event, it should be nice and peaceful without an activity book or kids buffet in sight!  Bliss.

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