Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Our trip to Sri Lanka

HAW and I have just returned from Sri Lanka, our first holiday WITHOUT THE KIDS.  Since setting up my own little empire I have been constantly juggling the whole WAHM/SAHM balance and naturally, something had to give, this was sadly, the quality time that HAW spent together and the housework!

We are incredibly lucky in that my parents are young at heart and very able, not only that, they are the most amazing parents and grandparents and we are so blessed to have them living close by.  I couldn't have set my business up without them and I am very grateful for all the help they give us.  They have a great relationship with all the children and so I had no qualms about leaving them at all - in fact, the kids were looking forward to a holiday with Nanny and Lala!

We went to the Maldives in 2008 via Columbo and one of the first impressions that HAW had of Sri Lanka was that it was very green and lush.   Therefore, we decided to plan a trip now that the civil war is over.

We flew with Qatar airlines which have recently been voted as the best in the World - they were beyond awesome and made (me!) a very nervous flyer at ease.  On arrival in Columbo we were instantly assaulted by the smells and noise, thankfully, we had a private car pick us up for the 2 hour drive down to Bentota which was a blessing after such a long journey - I promptly fell asleep!

We then spent the next 7 days relaxing in only a way you can do without children!  Whilst I love a family holiday more than anything else, It rarely tends to be relaxing, more a case of same routine, different country!  We relished in just "being" a couple.  We talked and talked and laughed and laughed.  We slept, we swam, we surfed and we ate lobster and king prawns literally every day!!!

We planned and plotted and it was LOVELY to do so without any distractions or interruptions.  The magic of modern technology meant we could speak to the kids everyday, but the truth of the matter is, we were more desperate to speak to them than the other way around!  The highlight for me though, was going to the turtle sanctuary and releasing turtles back into the wild.  It was one of those very special moments and I feel incredibly privileged that we were able to help in this conservation project.

It was a truly magical week and although the suntan is now fading, the memories and dreams will live on in my heart forever.

Peace and Love

S.A.M  xx

1 comment:

  1. sounds absolutely wonderful and something I hope me and T get to do in a few years time too. xxx


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