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Time away in the sun.

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In January I had a big birthday and to celebrate it we went to St Lucia for a special holiday.

I did not enjoy the 8 hour flight but it was worth it when we got there ( except we had to do it again to get back home!!!)

We were there a week too early to go to the Test Match which I think I would have quite enjoyed so, on the whole, we had a very lazy, relaxing time in tropical surroundings and very hot sunshine.

Come and see!

We left this behind!

You have now been there too and you haven’t had to suffer the 8 hour flight!!
Thank you for coming with me.

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wow what an idyllic place. so glad you celebrated your special day in style.

12 Feb, 2019

 

I'm reading this as we are getting hit with our first snowstorm. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you enjoyed your trip to St. Lucia.

12 Feb, 2019

 

Belated Happy birthday Wildrose. What a glorious place lots of beautiful lants and views. I bet you thought you arrived in paradise

12 Feb, 2019

 

Chris, is that Sandals near Castries? If it is...that is where we had our honeymoon! 30 years ago this year!

12 Feb, 2019

 

Not at Sandals Karen but at a hotel called Rendezvous, also in Castries. What a perfect destination for your honeymoon.

Thrupennybit, the staff at the hotel were second to none and did all they could to make sure that everyone had a really good holiday.

Bathgate, I hope your first snow storm is going to be short and sweet! Thank you for your kind birthday wishes.

Seaburngirl, it was a special treat for me and I couldn't help but keep thinking ' This is a one off, so make the most of it!'

12 Feb, 2019

 

Hope you had a great birthday, what a lovely place away for the British weather.

12 Feb, 2019

 

Yes, we were at Halcyon Beach which is just the next hotel along the road. It was great. We've been to St Lucia 6 times altogether, but it has changed so much now. I don't think we will go back. There is quite a lot of crime now, whereas in the 80s there was hardly any crime at all and you could go safely most places. Since then the Americans have come in and taken over most of the Island. There are some very shoddy business practices on these Islands nowadays and the locals are badly used. Mind you...I'm certainly not saying the Brits behaved any better. But I think in the earlier days of its independence the Island did better.

12 Feb, 2019

 

Belated Birthday wishes to you both, it looks absolutely wonderful, a trip to remember..

12 Feb, 2019

 

Siris, we did pick the right time to get away which was more by luck than good management. Fortunately everything at home was safe and sound when we were away.

Karen - we were there ten years ago at the East Winds and did most of our sight seeing on that holiday. This time we didn't move far at all because we had been to the main tourist places. The people we did meet were delightful and it is sad to think that some of the locals are not treated fairly.

Thank you for my birthday wishes. I spent my actual birthday with our family and that was really special too. For once, January was a good month!!!

12 Feb, 2019

 

What wonderful flora Chris... You must have been very busy with your camera.... Belated birthday wishes to you!... Such an apt location for a 'big' one!

13 Feb, 2019

 

What beautiful pictures Chris ! I am so pleased you and John had a lovely time and a special memory for your special birthday. Sending a pm now ! xxx

13 Feb, 2019

 

Julia, it was nice to see so many of our indoor plants flourishing outdoors and growing so huge! It was very hot so the shade was pleasant! Taking photos was about as energetic as I managed to get!

Rose, we did have a lovely time but I just can't get the washing dry now that we are home!!! We are now beginning to get the garden into shape and it has been a good week so far out there.

13 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you for taking me there WR! Worth every minute of the flight time. What wonderful flora and that beach, ahhhhh!

13 Feb, 2019

 

What a beautiful place, and very colourful. It's nice to relax in the sun :)

13 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you for inviting us Chris it saved us a long journey it looks absolutely gorgeous ,paradise in fact ,what a wonderful place to spend your birthday , I'm glad you enjoyed it ,Please can you pack me in your bag next time Lol

13 Feb, 2019

 

Waddy, glad you liked the photos. It was the warmth that felt so nice although on our first Sunday it rained all day - warm rain though!
Hywel, it was very beautiful and the locals were so kind and friendly and welcoming.
Amy, would love to take you with me but I shall be staying nearer home for quite some time! Does Cornwall appeal?!!

13 Feb, 2019

 

Belated Birthday Greetings W'rose, a beautiful place to celebrate, I enjoyed seeing your lovely photographs...

14 Feb, 2019

 

Thanks Lincslass, I am glad that you liked the photos. I am now at the stage of thinking 'Was I really there?' Then I look at the pile of ironing and know that I really was!!

14 Feb, 2019

 

Enjoyed my virtual tour. Thank you, Wildrose. Your images have the "wow" factor.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes.

14 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you Eirlys, it was easy to take lots of pictures because the beauty was all around me!
However the joy of seeing early spring flowers over here is even better somehow!

15 Feb, 2019

 

Wow,a lovely blog,and stunning Photo's Chris...Sorry I'm late in replying,again !. It looks to be an ideal way to spend some of the winter,and so glad you enjoyed your special Birthday,apart from the flight of course..:o( Rest,relaxation,warmth of the people as well as the weather..what else could you wish for? If you don't mind some excess baggage,that will be me,sneaking in with Amy :o)) xxx

15 Feb, 2019

 

Cornwall would be perfect Chris it's years since we last visited its a beautiful area , Sandra we must remind Chris to pack a very big bag Lol :o) x

15 Feb, 2019

 

I think we could have a great time the three of us!!!

Thanks Sandra, it was a special treat and it won't be happening again any time soon!! The piggy bank is empty!! But I am sure we could all have fun closer to home, we're easily pleased!

15 Feb, 2019

 

What fabulous photos to view on a chilly February day! So pleased you had a great holiday ... the closest we have come to that is watching the cricket on TV against the Windies!!

17 Feb, 2019

 

The red tree in the 3rd pic foreground just caught my eye. Adds a nice accent to the garden.

17 Feb, 2019

 

Shirley, when we watched the cricketit was hard to believe that we were there the week before - aah well!

Bathgate that tree was the only one in the grounds with that colour and it did stand out. Been home for two weeks now and I seem to have lost my tan and caught a cold!!

17 Feb, 2019

 

Oh, sorry about that - 'Tis the season. Hope you feel better soon.

17 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you, :-)

17 Feb, 2019

 

Wildrose.. those are wonderful photos ...
super holiday !

17 Feb, 2019

 

Thanks Terra, glad you liked them.
A lovely Spring like day here today to enjoy too.

18 Feb, 2019

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