Longer sunny days are almost here – don’t forget to Spring Forward this Sunday! Although, saying that, I don’t remember the last time I actually had to manually change the time on anything since all my devices seem to update automatically now. If you are lucky enough to have a proper clock or watch, don’t forget to wind it on – for the rest of us, let’s just be vaguely aware that there has been a time change and enjoy the extra sunlight.
Lots of things are going on in Bermuda in the Spring so let’s get down to it:
Well, we’re almost at the end of this short month – isn’t it nice that it’s almost payday already? I also detect slight hints of Spring in the air – the evenings are definitely getting lighter already and the clocks go forward in less than 2 weeks! The Bermuda calendar is also filling up with lots of great events so check out what’s coming up:
Enjoy a story of hope, love, and the power of theatre as the Saltus Grammar School Secondary Department presents their own production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good from Thursday, February 26th until Saturday, February 28th.
This Olivier Award winning play is about a very dark period in British history. Set in Australia in 1787, the play explores the lives of the British convicts who were sent there as punishment for their crimes, and captures the lives of the Royal Marines whose job it was to maintain order and build the first British colony. Bermuda’s dockyard was, in part, built by British convicts on their way to Australia in the 1800s; therefore, the play offers a fascinating link with Bermuda’s international colonial past.
Showtime will be at 7pm in Alumni Hall each evening.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and are available from Saltus Reception by calling 292-6177.
Well, if you didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, then I hope that you at least enjoyed all the heart-shaped chocolate that went on sale the following day! Anyway, we’re already halfway through another week so it’s time for the latest on what’s coming up in Bermuda:
A unique event showcasing a host of items for the home, including the kitchen sink, this year’s Coldwell Banker Home Show will take place at Cedarbridge Academy on Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st.
On Friday, the show will be open from 3pm until 8pm and on Saturday, it will be open from 9am until 4pm. Parking is free.
Well, whether you love it or loathe it, we’re now in Love Month in Bermuda! Don’t worry though, there is much more than just mushy stuff going on – here’s the latest rundown of what’s coming up on the island:
Good news for visiting love birds as Bermuda Tourism are bringing back their Love Month series of events from February 1st until the 28th.
The Rum and Romance at Sea Cruise will depart Albuoy’s Point at 2pm on Saturdays, and from 9.30pm, you can relax with a drink in Intermission at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and be serenaded by Robert and Jamie until midnight.
Full details on each event can be found at the links. In addition to these events, there are also some special offers for our guests. Firstly, you can enjoy a Couples’ Massage at Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Spoil yourself with a soothing treatment, side by side with your special someone on a charming private beach with soft music. Top off this unforgettable experience with chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco. This offer is available daily between 10am and 8.30pm. The cost is $345 per couple for a 50 minute massage and reservations can be made by calling 293-8333.
With the Love Match offer, you can serve up a hot game of tennis to get your blood flowing and your game on! Book your time for the adult clinics, time with the pros or just enjoy a game of singles with your significant other or group for a doubles match. This will take place at Elbow Beach Bermuda in Paget between 8.30am and 5.30pm daily. Court rental is $15 per hour or $12 per hour for Elbow Beach Bermuda guests, $35 for the Adult clinic or $85 for Time with the Pro. For reservations, contact 236-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday, enjoy a Night to Remember as you can indulge in local culinary delights at your personalized Chef’s table with award-winning chef Jean Claude Garzia at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Paget. This one-of-a-kind experience fuses an island mix with a classic French technique and shares unique stories behind the dishes that will have you falling in love. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686. Online bookings should be made 24 hours in advance. Please notify the Chef of any allergies before finalizing your reservation.
With Pottery and Passion, you can enjoy a private ‘Clay play night’ in the pottery studio while you play in clay on the potter’s wheel, paint and enjoy a relaxing evening with music, wine and sweet treats. Whether you’re with friends or a significant other, you’ll be sure to discover your passion for clay at the Bermuda Clayworks Studios and Gallery in Royal Naval Dockyard. This is available from 6pm until 8pm, daily except Thursday, and the cost is $125 per person for 4 people and $225 per couple. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-5116.
Aquatic Connection will give you the opportunity to fall in love with our dolphins as you swim alongside these incredible mammals at Dolphin Quest in the National Museum of Bermuda, one of the world’s most extraordinary naval history museums. Jump in, get wet and immerse yourself in the dolphin’s aquatic world. This one of a kind experience will leave you with a memorable connection that will forever touch your heart. This is available daily from 9.30 am until 3pm and the cost is $199 per couple for a 30 minute programme. For more information, or to make a reservation contact 234-4464.