Sunday, 25 March 2012

Phileas Fogg Returns

And it hasn't all been champagne and hot air balloons let me tell you. It has been great though.
The whole idea started last Summer when my eldest brother John, who lives in Australia said he was going to Fiji to celebrate his 70th birthday. Why not join him I thought and so we did. 

We saved all our spare pennies for many a month and put all unnecessary expenditure on hold. Yes we could do with a new fridge, our old one keeps icing up. Yes we both need new glasses, yes we still haven't finished the house or even started the garden, but Fiji, got to be done right?

Sometimes you just have to work out what's important in Life and spending time with my brother is very important. Until a few weeks ago we hadn't seen him for over 10 years.
This is him, the old codger, on a south pacific island. We were just on our way to climb aboard a glass bottomed submarine to see the amazing fish and underwater creatures that live in the surrounding waters.
You can just see the yellow sub in the distance in the middle of this snap. The waters were so beautiful and we had some time later to snorkel and see everything close up. It was one of the best things I've ever done.
We stayed for a week and then moved on to see some of Mr. S&P's relatives in another part of the world. It seemed silly to travel all that way and not make the most of it.

I'm still missing these sunsets.

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