It was a slightly unusual holiday as we were seeing everything through different eyes than the average tourist was, for our holiday destination was also to be our new home. We stayed in an apartment (well 2 apartments in total as one flooded and we had to move!) in Kapparis about 10 minutes drive from our apartment.
It was a great holiday and a never to be repeated one! Along with our usual holiday activities, sunbathing, swimming eating lots and drinking copious amounts of alcohol, we explored and even went to Ikea! It was very strange thinking that one day (we didn't know exactly when at the time) we would be living here all the time. We had brought our laptop over so we could send back photos to my parents of the area and the apartments being built and there was one thing that will always stick in my mind...
I was sitting at the pool bar checking my emails and facebook and saw a photo from the night before of one of my best friends 30th birthday party, it was all 'my girls' standing in a line, the standard photo that always got taken at every event and I wasn't in it. It did bring a tear to my eye as I realised that soon that would always be the case as I wouldn't be there to join in. I suddenly felt like I was a long long way from home!
It was a very chilled holiday, especially looking back as it was just the two of us and I had a feeling that it would be our last as a couple before the arrival of a little one!
One night we sat on the balcony drinking (lots) playing cards, listening to music and talking about what it would be like living here, we realised it was late/early only when we saw the sun come up!
It seems funny to think that you can almost see my best friends house from the apartment we stayed in!