I think we’ve been here about 5 days now, I’m not too sure, I’ve kind of lost track of time but I think it’s Friday. It is absolutely beautiful and we are loving it. We did spend the last few days tending to Little Zs chicken pox though. Oh the irony of wondering why he’s escaped them all these years and then getting a full blown dose of it as soon as we landed. It started off as a single spot for a few days and the “is it / is it not chicken pox” pondering confirmed itself a few days later. The hotel has been lovely and a regular dose of calamine lotion and piriton have really helped it. We’re now at the stage where we can see other humans but we’re yet to go in the pools.
Thank goodness for the huge beach and ocean. So we definitely don’t feel like we’re missing out. We’ve never made so many sandcastles!
We have spent our days making sand hoovers, sitting in pedolos and making every bartender make strawberry milkshakes.
Mauritius has a very tropical atmosphere and that brings with it a regular daily visit from ants and geckos. The hotel staff spray all the rooms on a daily basis but I suppose it’s inevitable. There are messages on the TV about how the staff can remove geckos from your room, with a loving picture of one being cradled in someone’s hands. Ahh, lovely. So the first night we rang them, a bit late but we knew that the softies within us wouldn’t let us sleep with a gecko running about the walls. Two men turned up with a broom, whilst we *stood* on our beds trying to look all nonchalant. They located it instantly, gave it a whack and thwacked it out of the French doors as if they were playing golf. I think the only way to describe us after that was … speechless. We’ve not called them after that. Little Z has instead become accustomed to them and nature in general and keeps trying to catch one. As well as bees, ants, everything really.
The food is amazing and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted pineapple as nice anywhere else. I am being very restrained about not diving into it though, as I’m sure there’s something about pineapple and labour and how women eat lots of it to bring it on when they’re fed up of being overdue. Oh but pineapples and chillies! Wow. I am definitely going to remember that post labour.
Today we go to safari where the Other half has booked a trip to walk with the lions. Because he is mental. I’ve outright refused to do it figuring I would probably make a good meal for the lions right now. Plus I’m not sure they’d let me anyway, being 20 weeks now. This is why I outright refused. Of course.
We have been assured that they are very very well safe. Ok then. Little Z and I are going to stick to the petting farm and zoo where I’m sure the ponies and giraffes won’t want to eat us. No doubt we will take a million photos of it all.
Ooh and the baby kicked. Properly!! I really should do a pregnancy update soon.
Wish you were here….. Xx
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