Skip to main content

Haraki

I had loads to write about our holiday, but this is probably just going to be a quick entry as I really want to write about last weekend before I forget about it and it's a lot more important to me than the holiday was.

Despite our worries about Nicky on the plane, on the beach etc. we probably couldn't have asked for it to be any better. He actually fell asleep whilst the plane was taking off! He's slightly too long to lie on just one of us comfortably, but overall the flights weren't too bad, and it's great to be able to queue jump at the gate, especially as it was easyJet...

Haraki is pretty much the same as it was last time. We spent most of our days relaxing on the beach at the hotel end of the bay, with me trying not to get burned (I managed 3 days, a new record) whilst Nicky was happy running around getting tanned. He really enjoyed it, and made friends wherever he went, especially with Manolis at the Haraki Bay Hotel who must have got very fed up with cleaning Nicky's high chair, but he never showed it if he was! All the staff at the hotel were really friendly, as they always are, and we went there for breakfast and lunch most days, even though we weren't staying there.

We went to Lindos on the Friday which was OK, I wanted to buy a wallet but all they had were a variety of leather ones with designer logos stamped on them - the wallets were quite nice and I would have bought one if they didn't have the stupid logos on!

Coming back wasn't too pleasant - Rhodes airport is a horrible place at the best of times, but when your 10.50pm flight is delayed to 1.50am it becomes even more depressing. I had my Kindle to keep me amused thankfully, and Nicky slept through most of it!

Overall it was a lovely holiday, I've never appreciated the rest quite as much before!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Not so great

I wasn't feeling so well mentally last week. I can't think of any cause for it but for a few days I was very anxious about things. I managed to work and exercise as usual but part of me just wanted to go back to bed for the day. I'm feeling better this week thankfully.

Things seem to be getting back on track with training for RideLondon - I managed an 80km ride last week and 100km this week. My legs are suffering a bit so I've booked myself in for a bike fit and physio session next month which will hopefully get things back to normal.

Yesterday marked 16 years since Anna and I first met - I don't think either of us remembered (I thought it was today!) We went to see Avengers: Infinity War yesterday which was really good, but the year-long wait for the sequel is going to feel like a long time.

Got a busy week ahead - I went out last night for a meal with my brother, tonight I'm going out with some friends for a curry, tomorrow I'm meeting another friend for …

Two birthdays down...

Kitty was seven years old yesterday. What with that and the BRIT Awards last night I'm feeling very old at the moment!


Her main present was a pair of heelys which she was very happy about. She invited a couple of friends to go to the local soft play which is much easier than organising a party!

Things seem pretty hectic at the moment and I'm not getting much rest, but Anna and I have a night away this weekend which should allow us some peace! We also saw Black Panther yesterday which was very good.

My calves are a little sore at the moment from cycling/exercise but otherwise I'm feeling OK. I managed a 50 mile ride last week so my base fitness isn't too bad, I just need to start training properly. Hopefully it will warm up soon!

Almost Christmas

Only eleven days to go until Christmas now. All the presents have been bought, just need to wrap everything up. I might try and do some during the day whilst the kids are still at school, to keep last-minute panicking to a minimum!

I've been doing circuit training for seven weeks now and seem to be fitter. This is mainly in the sense that I can continue a little longer before it starts hurting! It no longer aches horribly afterwards though so my muscles must be getting used to it. I keep pulling muscles - I pulled my left calf on Tuesday to follow my right calf a couple of weeks ago, and my right hamstring the week before that. I just need my left hamstring to go for the full set!

I've taken some time off over Christmas for the first time in years, so the kids' last day at school will be my last day of work, then I'll be back to work in the new year. So in theory this will be slightly more relaxing but it means I no longer have an excuse to hide away upstairs! Work has…