Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Christmas weekend in Jamaica

December is an exciting month, what with with count down to Christmas, mulled wine and wondering if there will be snow. But it is also a cold & busy month.

With this in mind, we joined some friends on a weekend trip to Montego Bay in Jamiaca.

We stayed in the lovely Half Moon resort.


We grabbed our bikes and off we set to explore.



Bright & early each morning we cycled up to get our coffee and watch the guys collecting all the seaweed washed in by the sea. They told is that sometimes the sea brought it in right up to their shoulders.







We sipped bubbles by the pool and had lots of wedding chat (we are both getting married next year…exciting!).

Any photo opportunity is taken 🙂








After a day of bubbles we jumped on our bikes to go for jerk chicken washed down with red stripe. Mmmm

What a lovely weekend.




Bardolino (part 1) – I think I love you

Stage two of our Italy tour took us to Bardolino. About 25km NW of Verona, it wasn’t a very long journey. We jumped on a coach, and got dropped off practically outside our hotel.


Let me start off by saying how wonderful out hotel was. Villa Katy is across the road from the stunning Lake Garda. It is run by two beautiful sisters, who are a delight. They welcome you in to their hotel, and make you feel at home.

We discovered the roof terrace on our first evening. The hotel isn’t very big, so we didn’t expect it to be busy up there, but we were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves.





This view and location will forever hold a special place. Not only did I get to celebrate my birthday, drink champagne, watch a beautiful sunset and relax in warm weather with my favourite person.

I also got the biggest surprise of my life! My most favourite person got down on one knee with a ring that couldn’t be any more perfect. I’m engaged! Woo hoo. I have the biggest smile on my face right now, just thinking about it.