Thursday, April 4, 2013


I have not been a very consistent blogger lately. The long winter we've been having in Ottawa has left me feeling lethargic and uninspired...quite blah actually. But today the winter blahs are gone thanks to a one week escape to the sun. My husband and I started going away for one week holidays during winter a few years ago; sometimes with the kids, sometimes without. This year I felt the need for the getaway more than ever. The last few months have not been the easiest for me and I had been feeling quite frazzled and physically exhausted. The week away could not have come at a better time. 

During our little vacation I didn't do much other than lay out in the sun or the shade to read, eat delicious food, drink mojitos, take long walks on the beach and, surprisingly, run.  I say "surprisingly" because I have never been a very good or consistent runner, but for some reason, I enjoy running barefoot with the sound of the ocean cheering me on. After the second day, I started looking forward to our 4 o'clock runs on the beach. 

We went sailing twice. The water really is that clear and turquoise coloured.
The absolutely stunning infinity pool. 
We had a few of these burgers. I didn't think I would like egg on a burger, but they were quite delicious.
Last walk on the beach before returning home. 
Many hours were spent doing absolutely nothing under these cabanas.

After a week of this routine I'm feeling strong again and ready to face the real world. Bring it on world... but no more snow please, I've had just about enough of that!


  1. Que de belles photos! Ça fait vraiment envie... Vous étiez où exactement? (c'est difficile à deviner en regardant les photos ;-) Bises. ~ V.

  2. Merci V. Nous étions au Royalton, à Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. Un très petit resort, tout neuf. Les gens qui y travaillent sont vraiment exceptionnels et nous avons été traités aux petits oignons.