Pleased to be Jammin’ in the West Indies… ♪ ♫

Welcome to my blog, if you haven’t already please see my first post on ‘The Jammin Brit’ to find out a bit about me!

So this is where it all began…

The University of the West Indies – Mona, Jamaica – Class of 2018!

My year in Jamaica commenced on August 18th, 2017,  when I left London for sunny Jamaica. Being the youngest child of four (three big brothers) and the only girl, this was a big move for me, my family and friends and most of all my amazing mum.

Luckily the transition was smoothed out as two of my brothers were able to accompany me to settle in which made life a lot easier and allowed them to fall in love with Jamaica all over again!

After contemplating for well over a year about going back to university to pursue a Masters in the area of International Development, in December of 2016 I began completing my application (to UWI). Being of Jamaican heritage, bettering the lives of my people has always been at the forefront of my studies. I completed a BSc in International Politics and Sociology in 2015 at City University as well as an internship at the Jamaican High Commission in London and felt like I just wanted to go that extra mile to get a Masters.

Anyway, let me not bore you with my life story!

Between books and beach days, I want to give you a snippet of what I get up to on this very beautiful island, my next post will give you an idea of a typical family fun Sunday in the tropics. Good food, good music, good company, you do not want to miss it!

So here I am, juggling this blog along with assignments and exams in a bid to become a Master of Science in Development Studies, wish me luck   smile emoticon

Peace, Love and Guidance always

J, B

 

It’s Restaurant Week 🥘 🍤 🍗 🌮

It’s restaurant week here in Jamaica which is the perfect excuse to indulge in some tasty culinary delights. It’s pretty easy to eat well here as there is an abundance of fresh seafood (perks of being surrounded by the Caribbean Sea) and fresh fruit and veg grow literally everywhere!

On a student budget, I’ve found I can eat really nice food at reasonable prices in various different locations. Throughout restaurant week and my time here, I want to show you some of the great eats and who knows you may end up trying these places out yourself.

I will warn you, since landing in Jamaica I’ve been a little seafood obsessed…🍤

Most recently I had the pleasure of going on a brunch date with the beautiful Naomi, (we’re practically cousins) and here’s what we had;

Starter: Crab Chowder in a Bread Roll  – The perfect starter, great portion size and the chowder had a little kick as well as generous amounts of crab and steamed vegetables. Could eat this every day!

Main: Lobster Mac & Cheese – Rich and incredibly tasty. The chunks of lobster beneath a healthy serving of melted cheese generously layered over soft pasta shells just YUM!

Dessert: Sadly no space but they all sounded amazing! – Naomi ordered a slice of Mango and Key Lime Cheesecake to go and it looked as beautiful as I’m sure it would have tasted.

Details –

Restaurant: Fromage

Location: Kingston, Jamaica (8 Hillcrest Ave)

Rating: 10/10

Atmosphere: Smart/Casual, Cosy

Price: ££

Check back soon for my next seafood heaven experience,

 

Peace, Love and Guidance always

J, B

The Jammin’ Brit

 Welcome to my brand new blog ‘The Jammin’ Brit’, please follow my journey for some light-hearted posts of what I get up to over the next year in beautiful Jamaica!

Who am I, you may ask?

Jessica Brown,

23,

British Born (of Jamaican Heritage),

Masters Student in Development Studies,

The University of The West Indies,

Lover of family, friends, fashion and travel.

I will be updating my blog on the fun things I encounter throughout my time here and also some of the challenges I face too, so please check back soon for my next post  ♥

daily mantra – ‘Where can I travel to next?’

 

Peace, Love and Guidance always

J, B