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Mauritius Memories: Friday 18th August 2017

What a day! Weatherwise it has been a good one. Sun shining and pretty warm with only a couple of the teeniest lightest showers - more like a spray mist than a drizzle.

Healthwise things have been less good. 

The day started well. We decided to have the morning by the pool as the kids were booked into horseriding in the afternoon. 

Miss T and J were booked for a pony and horse ride respectively. Miss T had enjoyed her first ride so much that we opted for a longer 45 minute ride so that she and J could go together and do the route along the beach. 

D had asked to have a lesson so he was in the paddock. We've been so impressed with the horses and horse trainers here- they are like horse whisperers so in tune with the horses. I've been impressed with how they manage to keep the horses calm even when a speedy big delivery lorry rattled past so close. 

Things didn't go so well for D today. With a helipad on site we've seen a few helicopters around but one decided to inexplicably do a detour today and fly low over the stables.  

brave boy: splattered with dirt

D's horse bolted throwing him to the ground. Where the soothing voice if the trainer would ordinarily be enough to have calmed the horse, his voice could not be heard over the noise of the helicopter. 

Poor D landed on his head, with bruises to his thigh and back too. 

Amazingly he continued his lesson once the horse had calmed down but afterwards realised just how much his head was hurting. 

We ended up calling the doctor to check him over and he decided D would need to go to the hospital to rule out serious head injury. 

The latest I've heard is that he's had a CT scan and X-rays but they are keeping him in overnight for observation.

Meanwhile the rest of us headed to dinner. We'd had a brilliant MTX experience today with Miss T's favourite person, Abhisek, distracting her whilst we did the injection. Totally over and above the call of duty - this guy has been amazing from the moment we arrived and Miss T adores him. We were so pleased about how well her injection had gone.

But as we arrived to dinner Miss T complains of not feeling well. Thankfully she's been well last week after her MTX but Today she vomited at the dining table in the restaurant much to the horror of those around her. 

I did explain to the waitress that it us not a tummy bug or illness that caused the sickness but that it was caused by her injection. 

She then promptly drifted to sleep on granny's lap.

She's gone to bed without dinner and I'm hoping by the morning that she'll feel fine.

9.30 and it's my bedtime. Eyes drifting closed. 
after the accident

afternoon tea crepes and cookies

Miss T with Suzy the pony this time


Mauritius Memories: Thursday 17th August 2017

Another day of very few notes to go on. So will have to rely on photos to jog my memory too. It does seem to feel that this was the first day that we started to see the end of our holiday in sight, thinking about some of the things we would miss. 

So based on notes (original notes in red) and photos...

Am rain rain rain beach walk

We headed along the beach and seeing the next resort along, it made us realise that Maritim really does have the loveliest beach and the most awesome activities. 

Chips delayed. 
Rpb diving no chips.

We'd ordered chips at the Quarter Deck bar as Richard had his dive booked in at lunchtime and would be missing lunch. The food has been amazing in the main Belle Vue restaurant but it seems any food orders at the Quarter Deck bar just take ages. It's all made in the main kitchen and I guess if they're busy getting the main restaurant's lunch ready, then that takes priority over any other orders.

So from my notes it seems that chips took so long that Richard headed off for his dive without any lunch. He did a practice in the pool to familiarise himself with the equipment, then it was out to sea for several hours. 

More rain boys swim. Trin guess who game.
today was full of heavy downpours

horses swimming out at sea in the rain

rain rain rain

All swim. Plus daddy.
Fish and chips took about 1 hour 

Afternoon tea time fave time - samosas crepes marble cake. Feels like so much love goes into the food.

Unsung heroes are the cooks and kitchen staff.  I will miss my omelette cooked so competently by Subila each day. 

Miss T will miss abhisek.  High five man. He gave her a wooden mauritius box.  She changes her route just to see him more often and describes him as the one I love most here. 

Spa me. 


Exhausted by 9pm. Bed. 

The sun must have shone for part of the day as I have some lovely sunny photos too from that day. 

The evening sunsets were stunning too but you had to be quick to catch them as in the winter months (i.e. our summer months) it was usually dark by about 6pm. 

Granny and J at dinner


Mauritius Memories: Wednesday 16th August 2017

I don't have much to go on for what happened on our holiday on Wednesday 16th August as my notes from the day are so brief. This is literally all I have written - I can't make much sense of it:

Rained all night
Archery 1030 whilst granny walked
See animals 
See abhisek and photo
3pm parasailing J. Daddy and D river kayak  river brown, wide fast flowing after rain all night.
Trin beach 
Boys nightmare - emotionally drained. 


Perhaps the photos from the day will give us more to go on...


Josh was stressed from the outset today! The joys of ASD!

me enjoying archery! Finally a sport that I can do without being limited by my JIA. 

Josh remembered to bring his glasses this time so he did rather better than last time! 

visiting the animals

Miss T and Abisek - her fave person on holiday!

Despite looking terrified in this photo, J loved parasailing.  I think I was probably more worried than he was because once he was up in the air, the guys on the boat started commenting that he was really too light to be up there. The wind was blowing him all over the place like a ragdoll being thrown around.

I asked them to reel him in if it wasn't safe up there for him at his low weight.