Wake up, wake up … we’re leaving!

Yesterday, I enjoyed a chat with a fellow Twitterer @CupecoyStMartin (the only place I want to be right now) telling me “It’s time to wake up and get on” after the beautiful festive season.  How right they were!

Cupecoy-Beach-Club

Cupecoy Beach Club

I was getting lazy and rooted to the spot, and just a little too comfortable in my nest. The weather is awful outside, and my mind is wandering as usual to the sunnier climbs of the Caribbean.

Christmas lights in the rain

I always need the sun to motivate me to do anything, and I mean anything.

Wet Wet Christmas

It’s twice as hard because the sun seems to have no intention of visiting us here in London any time soon.

Wet Christmas  Lights

So here I am, doing as I’m told and putting fingers to keyboard and saying bye-bye this wonderful festive season and preparing to remove all the twinkling Christmas decorations and saying, Hi! to this fabulous New Year to come.

Christmas Lights

The Caribbean is still calling – I hear it loud and clear!

Christmas in Anguilla?…If only

I am wondering what would it be like to have a family Christmas in the Caribbean sunshine.  This is something I have never experienced.

I adore Christmas in England, and liken it to what Christmas would be like in the United States of America, our nearest comparison.  Every Christmas I have only ever experienced what has always and only been freezing cold.  Sometimes with lovely thick snow on the ground, but freezing cold.  Other times dull, miserable and wet outside, and as usual freezing cold, but I have never minded as I just adore the Christmas festive season.

I’ve also experienced Christmas in Cyprus on a few occasions, though many people are not aware it is very cold in Cyprus during the winter season.  This experience made me realise how much I appreciate the invention of central heating.

I would now love to experience a new kind of family Christmas.  A Christmas in Anguilla with the sun on my back and the sand between my toes.  I would probably still lay on the festive spread and traditions, plus the snow effect decorations, it just wouldn’t be right, would it?.  I would probably also light the flame effect fire for good measure, but an Anguillan Christmas would be a real treat, my Christmas treat, and why not!!

Anguilla…my work in progress

I must stop this day dreaming and concentrate!

I just keep dreaming of what it would be like to live on the beautiful island of Anguilla.

This place looks amazing, a Caribbean paradise on earth.

I use this method of day dreaming as an inspiration and motivation for my business to get me there one day, but sometimes it just takes over and work doesn’t get done. Instead, I just plough through the internet browsing amazing images of this beautiful island and its beautiful people.

Well, with pen in hand now,  I better get on with my business plan work, or maybe, surf just a little more.  I did say I needed the motivation!

It so ain’t hot in here

We are facing a foggy cold snap in London Town at the moment, and it is very difficult for me to not moan about it.

If it were possible, I would just leave the central heating on all day, snuggle under the covers and watch Saturday night TV shows.  I can feel my bones slowly creaking. Medusa, the scary snake headed character from Clash of the Titans film springs to mind.  One of the best films ever to watch as a child, the 1981 version of course, but I think I now have a sense of what her victims went through.

Images of the beaches of Anguilla couldn’t be further removed from what we are experiencing here right now.  How unfair is that?

Yes, I am still moaning!!

Friends and family preoccupied

A busy time has now passed, I hope.  I have played nurse, shoulder to cry on, audience participant, chauffeur, entrepreneur, decision maker, appeaser, ATM and of course MUM, all in the last few days.

All events were dealt with and have hopeful outcomes, I am just waiting for others to come to fruition, in my favour of course.  All in all I feel fully accomplished.

There’s only one thing for it.  Totally feet up and TV time tomorrow to make up for it all.

In my head I will be here … Caribbean calling me once again!