But as excuses go it was very enjoyable !
We escaped the dreary wet cold British winter and had a lovely 10 days in sunny tropical Barbados !
We have a great mix of relaxing by the pool, wandering barefoot on the sandy beach and also seeing the sights of the island like the unique Chattel Houses, the Rum Distilleries, the famous Cricket Ground (Much Beloved's choice !) and the famous Oistin's Friday Night Fishfry.
And watching the amazing sunsets whilst sipping a rum punch - well it is always important to embrace the local culture !
The sunsets were gorgeous - just a ball of fire sinking into the Caribbean sea - you could almost imagine you could hear the sizzling as it sunk into the waves on the horizon !
Even once the sun had set the scenery was so lush, tropical and evocative !
We went up to the Flower Forest in the centre of the Island - a lush tropical rain forest - gorgeous trees & flowers !
And the coastlines were stunning too ...
As we flew back into London Gatwick in be greeted by 2" of snow, drove home to tackle 10 loads of washing & back to a busy office on Monday - we were back to reality with a bump !
I will be scrapping all those happy memories as soon as I can believe me !
Have a great week !