As many of you may be aware (as I did nothing but talk about it for the last 6 months!) I've just come back from a family holiday on a Caribbean cruise and I thought you might like to hear a bit about it.
Well, one word sums it up – BLISS!! Not only the weather, the blue skies and the tropical blue seas but also the wonderful quality time we spent as a family.
The reason for going was to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday, I had always vowed I would do something really special for her and after years of saving up I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to do just that.
In these times where life seems to be in the fast lane I think sometimes we dont even really know our family and I am happy to say we all got on like a house on fire! Six of us in total – Mum, Dad, sister Ellie, her fiance Steve, my niece Jasmine and little ole me!
We left the UK on the 24th February flying to Miami for an overnight stop, we had intended to visit South Beach that evening but it was a 40 minute drive from the hotel and to be honest with the time difference and the long journey all we were up for was a drink by the pool on a lovely warm Miami evening, heaven.
I have to say we all had our favourites, mine was Tortola – I loved it's hilly landscape, the lushness and the small island friendliness. Antigua came a close second and I would love to go back and perhaps visit the neighbouring island of Nevis one day too.
After a blissful nine days on the ship we then had a final day at Miami where
unbeknown to me Mr Anthony Heywood was also docked, a fact I only discovered after the event! In Miami we spent the afternoon on South Beach sipping cocktails and people watching and there was also a big dance party on the beach which filled the whole beach with such a fun atmosphere.
Hope you like the photos, if you look closely on some of the photos of my Mum and sister you will notice they are wearing a Diamonique heart pendant – something I bought for them and gave on their first night on the ship as a momento and I was so flattered they both wore it a great deal throughout the holiday.
Have you ever or would you like to go on a cruise? Any big occasions you are celebrating this year? As always would love to read your comments below…
Much love and see you soon and happy birthday Mum, let's get thinking about how we can go even bigger and better for your 70th!!