1st day in Cape Verde

…and I’m loving the place!

This island is almost untouched. It hasn’t really been a ‘touristy’ spot for too long so it’s very up and coming. Just how I like it.

We’re staying in Sal which is known to be more developed. It’s very peaceful and quiet here, lots of families and older people. 

The hotel where we’re staying is unreal! There is literally everything you need on the complex (apart from mosquitos I’d happily get rid of those). The staff at Melissa Dunas are so friendly! The food is amazing with so much choice. We have 7 pools to choose from, our very own beach, and there are so many excursions to do in our time here. I am so excited for his week! 

Pure bliss to me. It’s a bit windy but that’s nice when the sun is scorching hot aye! 

Here’s a few pics of our first day So far, lots more to follow…. 

Koh Tao: Chillin’ on Sairee Beach 

(I’ve added some more photos from my xp camera)

So we’ve just had our introduction to our open water course.It turns out that our course is SSI and not PADI. The only difference is the agency but it’s the same qualification so it’s ok. 

This evening consisted of lots of video watching on risk awareness, important but not the most exciting information, a bit scary actually but hey, safety first! 

Early start tomorrow – training starts at 7am!

In the meantime I thought I would post some pics of our last couple of chilled days in Koh Tao: Sairee Beach 


 There are lots of swings along the beach, this makes me very happy!  




  I’ll be posting about today’s trip to Nang Yuan Island soon 😊

LwL X 

A Fishing & Snorkelling trip to Racha Yai Island 

Today we went on a great day fishing trip from Phuket to Racha Yai Island and snorkelling in it’s lovely beach, Siam Bay. 

A minibus picked us up at 8am and we headed for the pier.. 

It was a lovely ride out to Racha Yai Island and some lovely scenery along the way.



 In the morning on the boat we did trolling (dragging fishing lines on the back of the boat).We caught lots of big tuna that we all ate for our lunch   

Check the face on this..   

  My family would be so proud, it only took me 23 years  to eat Tuna – I had to didn’t i, after catching it myself and all that.

All the boys caught their lunch too..

Just before lunch we went for a great snorkelling session at Siam Bay



We see lots of lovely colourful fish, and also a jellyfish that we swam away from because we got scared ha.We see it again later while on the boat..

   After lunch we spent the afternoon bottom fishing, and I had a little nap as the sun took it out of me! 



 It was a lovely day overall and now we’re spending our last night in Phuket chilling outside with some music at our guest house ‘Sweet Home’ early night for us as our bus picks us up for Koh Phi Phi tomorrow at 7am. I am so excited as Phi Phi is what ive been waiting for 😊

Any recommendations on what to do on this island? 

LwL x 

3 things I learnt last week..

1. I only eat ‘posh’ fish I have a hatred for fish. From a young age I just couldnt seem to stand the stuff, like literally can’t sit next to people eating it (especially really fishy fish like mackerel or tuna). It isn’t so much the taste but the smell of it really puts me off! I went to Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge this week and the food menu didn’t look to appealing to me. The majority of the list was fish, so I left it to the others to order and expected to stay hungry. To my surprise the food was actually amazing!     I had tuna for the first time. I usually want to heave every time I smell it. However this was sliced tuna, it looked like ham and had no smell to it so was bearable for me.  

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The Chingford BIG Weekender

But first, let me take a selfie..

It’s very rare that London hosts anything for free these days, let alone a festival, so when I got wind of the Chingford Weekender, held every year by Waltham Forest Council, it was just something that had to be added to my calendar.

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