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Friday, 9 January 2009

A Few Holiday Snaps

Here are a few holiday snaps of us in Mauritius. We've been back over a week now and my tan is already fading fast but will have great memories. The weather was hot, hot, hot. 35+ in the second week, like walking on hot coals. Day 6, we were upgraded to the only Private Villa with own pool, this is where Bjorn Borg stayed last year. It was a gift from the management. The last photo is of my family standing outside our own private front door. Christmas eve was just like last year, excellent food and again the live choir sang around the swimming pool. New Years was brilliant. The hotel set off fireworks from the sea. 2 massive things had been floating in the bay a few days previous but when they were lit on the night, it was stunning. Some of the biggest fireworks I've ever seen and with all the other fireworks going off around the bay, the sky was filled. A sight I'll never forget. The 1st piccie is of me, please dont laugh, but I think he was a saucy santa! Last year he arrived on the beach by waterski, this year, he paraglided in, something you dont see often (lol). Its only day 4 so not much of a tan then. The second photo is of the children down on the beach, getting ready to let a balloon go on christmas day, amazing sight and the sky was filled. Had the best of holidays, loved every minute of it and hope to return again on day. It took over 19hours door to door with a 12 1/2hr flight coming home and when we arrived at Heathrow we were welcomed by a temperature of -5 degrees's! Certainly not what we were used to. Anyway, hope I've not bored you to much, so nice to get back to my blogging and crafting. Will have something to show later no doubt.


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous pics and one can probably not help, but have a fabulous time in Mauritius. Hugs from Desire

Diane.W. said...

It looks wonderful,so glad you had a good time.
That is the scariest looking santa I have ever seen,lol!!! :o)x

Sharon said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday Claire. It's somewhere I would like to visit one day.

Jodi said...

This looks like all of you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the great pics! =)
Jodi =)

June said...

Fab piccies Claire, am I jealous of the hot weather....nah lol
Looks fab and you all look like you had lots of fun...as for you and saucy Santa I won;t tell anyone lol
June xxxx
PS I have some blog candy to give away

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Wow..you are one lucky lady. it looks wonderful!
Judy x

Rose Ann said...

Lovely pictures! I could handle that warmth and sunshine right about now!! ;) (It is -20 Celsius right now).

Minxy said...

Great pics, shame about the tan, you'll have to buy a bottle like the rest of us to keep it topped up lol

Sue said...

great piccies Claire and you all look happy and relaxed.Thanks for sharing:)


Macpurp said...

fantastic pictures!
And that Santa....I would keep an eye on him!

love tina x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Thanks for sharing your pics Claire.. Oh to be on that beach! Rolls on Spring! Hugs, Nikki x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

that holiday looked fabulous you lucky thing!

Emma xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Looks like you all have had a fab holiday Claire, you and that Saucy Santa, what you like!!! Good to see you back hun x

nessy said...

thanks for sharing these photos ~so glad you all had a great time! great to see you back!
vanessa xx

Karen said...

Looks and sounds like you had a fab time. I was away at Christmas this year for the first time and I certainly would do it again - great time of the year to enjoy some sunshine!

The only down-side it having to get back into work mode again.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Chris said...

Your pictures are wonderful Claire, it looks like you had a fantastic time. The saucy Santa pic made me laugh and you too LOL! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Chris x

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful pics, Claire.
Looks like you had fun.

Karen x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Oh Claire, what gorgeous photos of your holiday, i am now even more jealous, than i was! it looks absolutely perfect. I am so pleased you had the best time, although i would think it would be hard not to in such lovely surroundings! thank you for sharing with us. Hugs Linda x

WeirdCat said...

Wow great photos, not at all jealous...much

sam21ski said...

Glad you had a great time Claire xxxx

Debbie said...

Yayyyy welcome back Claire...you pics are fabulous...love you on that saucy santa's knee..lol
how posh - staying in the same villa as Bjorn Borg...nice. :)
Looks like you all have a great time. :)
Look forward to you blogging again though - have missed you. :)


Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Looks onderful, do you have space in your suitcase for me next time? lol
Hugs xx

Joy said...

Hi Claire Fab piccies looks like you had a wonderful time xx

Sonia said...

Oh Claire looks like you had a fab holiday, looks beautiful.
Saucy santa looks a bit scarey lol...
Thanks for comment on my blog :)
Hugs Sonia x

Trina said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!! You lucky girl!! I think that is such an awesome idea for Christmas!!

Donna said...

Fab photos Claire, no wonder you want to go back it looks so idyllic :) Donna x

Mar G said...

Great pics Claire (Sorry I forgot to leave you a comment when I looked at them a couple of weeks ago!)
Mauritius certainly does look idyllic, bet it was great feeling the sun on your skin?
Tc - Mar x


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