Hello happy Friday and woohooo we are in St Lucia. What a wonderful way to end the week and to start the summer holidays.
This week has flown by, probably due to trying to tie up work loose ends, packing and getting the house ready for viewings. But its been a fab week if not mega busy.
However despite the on-going chaos, this is what I have loved this week.
Getting together with friends
At the weekend we had friends visit for a BBQ wine and a pop quiz, you know one of those night where you laugh so much, drink wine and enjoy great food and it all flies by so quickly?
Ending the School year on a positive note
Oh my, the difference a great school can make, Joe has finished for the year. Most of year 7 was a total write off. However every cloud has a silver lining and we love Joe’s new school it is such a wonderful, positive supportive environment. Joes whole demeanour is different he seems so much more relaxed and happy.
The School Run
Due to road works we are going to have to change the school run route in September, meaning we will have to take the more scenic route. The roads are much narrower and challenging so I have been trying it out this week. Living in the country means I am ok with country lanes and actually it was not as bad as I had built up in my mind.
And its worth it for the views, I feel so lucky living in the Lancashire countryside. Driving through this every day is such a treat.
Arriving in St Lucia
We have not yet been here 24 hours and already I know we are going to love it. St James Morgan Bay is the most delightful intimate Caribbean Village. We had the most wonderful Caribbean welcome. The staff are warm and friendly and make you feel you are part of a big Caribbean family it really is the warmest happiest place to be.
Our room is incredible and huge, which I am too glad of as Jack and Joe sharing a room is enough to make any parent weep. Those two struggle with the concept of tidy.
But worry not Chris and I have our own beautiful room, which is like a haven away for the chaos that pair creates. We also have a shared lounge which is perfect for families with teens.
The transfer from the airport to the resort was1 hour and 15 minutes, this had Jack rolling his eyes. But wow it was the best transfer ever which took us through banana plantations, the rainforest and up onto peninsula’s overlooking the Atlantic side of the island. Our driver was so knowledgeable and told us so much about the island. We arrived at the hotel feeling like we had been on an incredible tour, which we had all thoroughly enjoyed.
Last night after a quick unpack we had dinner at the Morgan Pier Restaurant, which is on a pier out in the sea. The food was delicious and the setting idyllic. However then it was time for an early night after being awake for 21 hours the boys were flagging.
And for today?
I have a massage booked, and a spin class followed by a day chilling between the beach and pool.
Have a wonderful week what ever you are up too.