Yes it was that time of the year, when it is freezing cold, wet and plain miserable here in Wellington so the urge is huge to escape to somewhere hot. We save so hard each year so that we can have a family holiday in Fiji. This was our 4th visit and it truly is My Happy Place. I think it was about 10 degrees when we flew out of Wellington and 29 degrees when we arrived in Nadi. Aaaaahh - delicious warmth. No more socks, no more woolly jumpers, no rain coats - just sun screen, swimming togs, sunhats and jandals. Oh and a stack of books! Bliss.
The day before our friends left, the children asked to stay for a longer kids club session so it seemed only right that as it wasn't the morning anymore we could treat ourselves to a poolside cocktail. That's Juanita on the left looking brown as a berry and me on the right with the so-white-they-are-almost-lavendar legs! I had started the whole fake tan regime but after discovering a line down the back of one leg I gave up and decided to embrace my natural colour this time. I can honestly say though - I would rather be brown!!! Oh well, next time maybe.
Cooling off in the pool.
Oh look - another pretty pool shot - are you bored yet? Well the story changes here slightly ....
I was still able to walk so at least I wasn't room bound. And I could still swim with the children - it was just the sitting bit that was not a go-er. Poor kids, having to put up with such a grumpy mum because she hadn't slept and was beyond tired.
I should end by saying that I am definitely on the mend and can sit a lot easier now! Which means I'll be able to get my crochet hook out again - boy have I missed it. I have a million plans in my head of things I want to make so I'd better get cracking and decide what to do.
Ange - I'm sending you all my love. You know why.
See you again soon,