Written By:

Denise Chet

Current Rock of Residence:

Grenada aka “The Island of Spice”

Island Girl Since:

2008

Originally Hails From:

West London, England

Denise left the strife and bustle life of England in February 2008 for the sole purpose of becoming a righteous parent and to give her family a new lease on life in a peaceful, tranquil fishing village in Grenada. The idea was to live off the fat of the land with the “grow what you eat, eat what you grow” approach.

Over her 7 years residence in Grenada so far, Denise has discovered that the island is mainly dominated by men who are most likely dedicated rum drinkers who enjoy cook-ups, happy hour, hunting, fishing, and gardening. It’s safe to say though that Denise is not the stay-at-home, submissive wife/mother type but rather an English rebel female who insists on participating in agricultural work on her jointly-owned nutmeg farm with her husband, as well as joining in most of the outdoor activities on offer.

Denise did not like the biting bugs, the stinging leaves, the 5ft tall weeds, or the amount of times she fell on her little rump, however. This was an awakening for her to go and try her hand at something else… something a little less challenging.

Many villagers describe Denise as “the nice lady” who makes scrumptious tropical rainforest-flavored, English-style cakes at her local “Juice & Cake shop” in the parish of St. John’s.

Alternatively to her outdoor activities, farming and baking make up Denise’s favorite pastimes. She loves creating homegrown delectable cuisines for friends and family members who come to dine at “Selden Manor” (trying to be posh here) while admiring her million dollar views of the mountains and sea from her verandah with a nice glass of passion fruit juice.

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