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 :)