OK, so here we go with some holiday memories and reflections tinged with sadness that it is all over.
Firstly, what a lovely island
The resort, the people and the general ambience of the place was a tonic and just what I needed to counteract all of the stress of this year at work and in my personal life.
It is such a shame that these lovely people are being taken advantage of by the holiday companies. When you compare the prices being charged by these companies with the standard of compensation and living of the local people, it is all too clear that someone is making a killing.
We were not allowed to raise a finger for ourselves with staff even spotting when you were about to clean your sunglasses and immediately rushing to your aid to spray and clean the lenses for you!
We spent most of our time on the beach and at the pool soaking up the sun and swimming as well as taking advantage of the free water sports facilities, the gym and the cycles available to explore the local towns.
Well actually there was only one and that was having to leave to come home, facing a 12 hour flight and knowing that my next significant activity would be to resume work – ugh!
I am now going to commence catching up on the blog postings of my ‘blog family’ as Merelyme so aptly described this wonderful group of cyber friends