Wednesday 28 August 2013

Holidays - MEGA long post :)

Hey Peeps!
Just me again now I realised I have been away twice this year - yes I know how lucky am I? BUT I haven't shared with you any pics.  So here is my holiday post.
So my 1st trip of 2013 was to Jamaica - Ive been there before & I LOVED it so wanted to go back but this time was a holiday as the 1st time it was a work trip wandering round all the posh 5* hotels in the baking heat all day was no treat!!!
So me & my Bessie headed off to Manchester to catch our Thomas Cook flight to Montego Bay.  Thinks went really well from the start - well apart from the fact the wheel fell off my suitcase before I'd even left Newcastle LOL We got onto the Megabus - £7 each to Manchester how good?!?!?! We ended up right at the front with the driver in the seats with LOADS of room so we had a blast.  We had some drinks & a bite to eat at the Hard Rock then headed to the Hilton to check in, now were both travel agents so the lovely Hilton had given us a total bargain to stay over we got there & I think they had upgraded us too as the room was HUGE & then the Mr at check-in told us we were getting breakfast too - I think we paid £17 each to stay there LOL.  We got up in the morning had our delicious Hilton brekkie & headed to the airport - we ended up in the Premium cabin as there were no seats together left.  We had a lovely flight then got to Jamaica - went thu immigration & were met by the Sandals rep - as we were staying at Sandals you see!  They informed us our driver was waiting so we started apologising we didn't want to keep the bus waiting so were hurrying - they then said "oh no its OK by driver we mean of your very own private car!!" ARGH we were so excited at this point - then we got to the hotel & were taken to the Club Sandals lounge to check in where we met the hotel manager got an ice cold red stripe & met our very own Butler!!! Who took us to our suite - I have never in my whole entire life stayed in anything so beautiful!!!!
Here are some pics!
So for our arrival we had champagne & fruit & cookie & chocolate covered strawberries!
This was the sitting area from the front door.

Our gorgeous Bedroom

And our little area with a fully stocked bar & mini bar!!!

We had our own loungers in the garden right by the ocean so we could see the gorgeous Jamaican sunset!

And this is a daytime view!!!
We had such a fun week - and part of this was down to Craig our Butler.  If you ever get the chance to have a Butler at Sandals OMG get one they are amazing the service is out of this world & they were so friendly I felt a bit bad at first ringing him but then I got used to it - I could so be rich hahaha!!!!
Next up I went on a cruise with my folks.  Now I haven't ben on holiday with them since I was about 14 - so this was going to be interesting.  We headed out from North Shields to the Norwegian Fjords.  I don't think Ive ever been to a more beautiful place.  It truly was breathtaking the scenery & even though it rained (lots of the time) it didn't spoil the holiday at all.
We cruised with Cruise & Maritime on the Discovery Ive been with Royal Caribbean & Celebrity before so wasn't too sure if Id like the smaller ships but I loved it.  Service was fab cabin was amazing for 3 of us, we even got an upgrade to an oceanview & OMG the food was amazing 5 course lunch & evening meals everyday if you wanted it & also a buffet restaurant!  Nighttime entertainment was FAB daytime no not so much byt that's just to my taste as I wasn't a pensioner I didn't get most of it but they have to cater to the audience so to speak.  So here's my pics from Norway.
This was Flam where we arrived on day 2, day 1 was spent in the North Sea travelling LOL

Awwwwww me & my Dad somewhere in Norway LOL

We went on the Flam railway & got off at a place I have no idea what it was called or how to even spell it & from there you could take a walk to see all the way down the valleys.

This was Flam from the other side of the Ship!

A gorgeous waterfall from the Flam Railway trip - it's bloody waterfalls everywhere!!!

And this is a view or Bergen from a the top of a Mountain we got a tram type thing right up to the top! I must say Flam & Bergen were my alltime fave places of the trip both just gorgeous & I loved how oldy worldy Bergen felt I expected a Viking to jump out on me at anytime!!! LOL Well I was hoping for Sexy Vampire Viking Eric off've True Blood really!!!!
So there you have it my holidays hope you are still awake hahah See you all soon!!!! x x x x x

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Your pictures were wonderful Caroline - I am so glad you had a wonderful vacations!