Monday, 30 March 2015

My first three weeks

Hello everyone.  Three weeks on St Helena and I am settled and have acclimatised to the warm weather, change of diet and lifestyle. 

My 05:45am alarm for a day at the office has been replaced by the sound of roosters crowing at sunrise.  This is the time of day I love to exercise, before the day time temperatures soar to over 25 degrees Celsius.

Lazy afternoons are spent admiring the dramatic sunsets.

How wonderful it is to enjoy the island fruits such as mangoes, bananas and papayas and many more seasonal varieties to look forward during my stay!

Wishing you Happy Easter holidays!

Friday, 13 March 2015

The Journey

 After a long haul night flight from Heathrow via Frankfurt I arrived in sunny Cape Town. 
  The afternoon was spent catching up with friends at the V&A Waterfront and enjoying lunch and drinks at Quay  Four. 

The Waterfront was buzzing with tourists enjoying the afternoon sunshine. 
 I was so happy to be back in one of my favourite cities and enjoying the welcoming ambiance of Africa.

A visit to the V&A Waterfront would not be complete without some time for retail therapy.

Time for an afternoon nap at my hotel, “The Commodore” before pre-dinner drinks at the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Time to embark on the St Helena for a 5 day cruise.

Laden with passengers and cargo we  finally depart
 Cape Town for St Helena.

Then it was all about meeting new friends at sea.