Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sunny St Lucia

Did you miss me? I've been away to the warmer climes of sunny St Lucia and couldn't believe the temperature when I stepped off the plane yesterday morning. People coming into Gatwick were dressed in thick winter coats and hats and all I was wearing was a thin t shirt and cardigan! We then had to wait nearly half an hour for our car to be brought to us and I vowed I would never ever complain of being too hot ever again!

Because of hurricane Tomas our hotel had been closed and only re-opened the day we arrived. Our transfer from the airport was by boat because of damage to the roads but this was brilliant as we got to see all the coastline from the south to north of the island.
The hotel is used a lot by honeymooners and is advertised as being the perfect romantic holiday destination. Champagne awaited our arrival and after a very long day's travelling (8 hour flight) sitting by the pool drinking it was bliss!

This entrance to the pool was feet away from our room. One day we all sat round the bar area in the pool under the verandah in a cocktail competition. We had to concoct our own cocktail, taste each one and score them. All 21 of them! I came 3rd with my 'Cranberry Kiss' of Cointreau, Southern Comfort, Orange juice, Cranberry juice, Champagne and crushed ice. As you can imagine most of the cocktails had rum and coconut cream liquer as part of the ingredients and I tried to work my way through the whole list!

The food was wonderful and I have just got on the scales this morning to face the damage! One evening there was a beach barbecue and entertainment.

They say there is nothing more boring than hearing about other people's children, holidays and diets so I won't bore you any longer .... now where did I put my Slimming World book?!


  1. Sounds like you had such a wonderful time - you must feel rejuvenated! St Lucia looks simply lovely - I used to work for a company called Hotel Chocolat who have a chocolate plantation there called the Rabot Estate and I've since been interested by the place :-)

    The cold snap must have been quite a shock! We reached -9 up here on Saturday night, but then I'm an odd one and prefer the cold!

    I hope you stay nice and toasty this festive season!

    Jem xXx

  2. It looks gorgeous, makes a change from snow pictures.

    I run a slimming world class and hope they all brave the weather tomorrow, hope I can get there too!

  3. Those cocktails sound wonderful :)
    lovely memories

  4. That looks one fab holiday! Wish I was there instead of looking at all this snow.....
    Julie x
    No idea why men needed a special hat to smoke!

  5. I want to be there right NOW! it looks like heaven.Getting a bit fed up with the snow,and not being able to get out in the car and do my Xmas shopping. ;0)

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