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Carnival weekend

Work has reached a crescendo of uber busy so it is with great joy that I woke up this morning to a national holiday. Explaining to our overseas colleagues and clients that Bermuda shuts down today was a little tricky but the office is closed, the lights are dimmed and the air conditioning is off.

National Heroes Day first came to prominence around 7 years ago when the Bermudian government ditched the Queen’s birthday and decided to celebrate those closer to home instead

In previous years the day has met with a content indecision of what to do and celebrate but the island has gone to town this year with the debut of a carnival of events at various locations over the weekend.

The temperature has turned up a notch these last few days and our extended weekend was spent mostly outside with friends, swimming, playing tennis and Saturday was also the last performance of our daughter’s dance showcase where we bursted with pride from the front row and treated her to dinner, music and mocktails after at the beautiful setting of The Dock (photo).

I’m back in the office tomorrow but then flying to New York for two days spending some time with colleagues there coming back on Thursday night. The week ends on Friday when a big group of us begin the long slog of leaving parties for a mate of ours who is moving to New York in a couple of weeks.

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