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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 34: Shopping Island-Style

Disclaimer:  What you are about to see may cause your eyes to bleed or your side to split from laughter.

It was a rainy Saturday, which meant our usual trip to Nanny Cay was out.  So, Michael and I ventured to the Island Department Store.  We had driven by this large building many times, but weren't sure what was inside.

The tupperware aisle looked promising!  We were impressed with the variety of styles and colors. 

They had a piece of plastic for every occasion...including those times when a friend is feeling ill and you want them to feel better.  I mean, what would cheer you up more than receiving a dedicated "Get Well Soon" 32 ounce cup? 

That's right - the cup has the words "Get Well Soon" all over it.  Nice.  And for only $3.99!  It got us thinking...about a lot of things.  Here are some of our questions.  Who manufactures this stuff?  And who is responsible for selling it to innocent retailers like the Island Department Store? 

Take for instance this figurine, which by the way stands atleast 16 inches high.  Really?  Really.  What is going on here?  Is this angel watching over the baby?  Is she the baby's mother?  Is she praying? 

What about this vase with the kissing swans?  It could double as Rainbow Brite's pimp cup. 

Michael's favorite home good came in the way of a fruit adorned clock.  What kitchen would be complete without one?

Now, we can't be too harsh.  The Island Department Store did have some miniature schnauzer stuffed animals.  Looks like Milly and her friend Georgia {Stephanie and Scott's dog}. 

So, what did we buy?  I can assure you, none of the above items made it into our basket.  We picked up some dominos and a shower caddy.  Random, I know, but we needed both.  

Now, I know why the store doesn't have any windows on the bottom two floors...


Courtney said...

When I come visit can I please, please, please have a Rainbow Brite Pimp Cup? HAAAA!!!

Amelia said...

Absolutely! You will be drinking your painkillers from one all week!

Courtney said...

Soooo excited! We must get matching ones though!

Adam said...

We just moved here and the fruit clocks are still at the store - I am certain they are they same ones you looked at in 2010!