Now, if you aren't managing to get away at all this summer and are feeling a bit bitter then I promise I won't be offended if you stop reading right now. I just thought that as I haven't shut up about my holiday excitement recently, I would share a little with you all now that I'm back. If you are getting away, or are feeling smug because you've actually had the amazing weather without the empty bank account (I mean, who's feeling rather proud of the British weather right now?) then I really hope that you enjoy, and I seriously apologise for the gushing that is about to commence...
So, Rob and I just spent a really wonderful week at the beautiful Savoy Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Due to it being the hight of their summer (and perhaps a few other reasons too...) the place felt almost deserted when we first arrived, which meant that there wasn't a single brutal fight for the best sunbed in sight. It was bliss!
The temperature flitted around 36 degrees all week, which sounds really hot but it was kept feeling perfect by a lovely (and thankfully relentless) sea breeze. We spent almost every day lying on the beach, swimming in the sea and drinking reeeally tasty banana milkshakes, which definitely have to be up there in my top ten favourite drinks of all time. Each evening we would head to one of the restaurants in the hotel or in the square just outside before cracking out the cocktails at the hotel's bar. I think that Rob's main amusement was probably watching my determined and energetic attempts to play table tennis and pool, neither of which I'd say are my strongest talents... although I'm convinced that I got better after a couple of cocktails!
We did manage one day out on a boat to the coral reefs around Tiran Island. We saw two ships that had been wrecked on the reef in the eighties, which were really awful to see but also quite amazing. As well as snorkelling in two different places, both Rob and I went diving, which was something that we had been really excited about. It was incredible! I mean, I know it sounds silly but there are SO many fish down there!! Sadly there are no photos of us diving as you had to buy them along with the a video that cost a fortune, but you'll have to take my word for it. Stunning!
|The lovely view from our terrace|
...oh but holiday, I miss you alreadyyy!