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4 Dec 2015

Hello from Zanzibar!


I haven’t chosen a great time to commit to a blogpost every day because:

  • I am on holiday for the next few days but more specifically,
  • I am in Zanzibar, a beautiful island on the east coast of Africa that is known for many things but fibre-optic speed Internet connections is definitely not one of them. 

Still, the image upload speeds are giving me nostalgic memories of the dial-up days and with scenes like this, it really is the only thing to worry about.

Welcome to Zanzibar.

We are staying in a supremely quiet resort - Kono Kono - offering just 26 villas, on the east coast of the island. It was described on Tripadvisor as a hotel for the anti-social and without wanting to cast negative dispersions on my character, this suits me perfectly. Think tranquility, peace and luxury. Both my husband and I have had busy work years and so a peaceful hideaway to close 2015 is a real treat.

There’s nothing much to do here except gather more freckles, drink gin and tonics, spot dolphins, eat fresh fruit, nap and read. I might go mad in a few days, and once all the books have been read but right now it's ideal. 

Now I could have planned a similar experience in Dubai but sometimes it’s just good to add distance between work life and a holiday to really feel like you are getting a break.




Things I have realized in the time I have been here:

  • Highlighter, bronzer and concealer are all you need – why I packed the Double Wear I do not know…especially as it exploded/threw up on the flight out here.
  • I like to buy, pack and wear white – 90% of my holiday wardrobe is white despite the fact that it stains within minutes on me.
  • I cannot control myself at a hotel buffet, despite my internal resolution that I will be “good”.
  • I read way too quickly – I finished JoJo Moyes Me Before You a few hours after I picked it up. Granted it is an excellent read that may have seen me leak a few tears, but if I don’t slow down I will have nothing to do for the remaining days.
  • Kiehl’s Crème de Corps is a must for post-sunbathing skin.
  • Those sheet masks – especially the Sephora Lotus - are quite nice and I should consider packing more next time. They may do little on average skin but when you are dehydrated and tired from travel they are cheap little miracle workers.
  • Tranquility is a nice to have but Wi-fi is a must. 

I’ll put together a more interesting blogpost tomorrow - really enjoying daily blogging by the way - and I think it will be along the lines of an FAQ with  a twist -  "questions I get asked but typically don't answer". 

Hope you are all well :) 

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  4. Oh I'm jealous! Zanzibar looks amazing. Hopefully the DW did not explode all over your holiday whites xx
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