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Staycationing

by Clare Mansell
Staycationing
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We have just had a fantastic mini mini-break at the Four Seasons in Limassol, just one nights stay, but such a change!  The hotel is about half an hour from us and you can almost see my office from the beach in front of it, but it felt a world away from our army quarter.

The peace and quiet of an adult-only swimming pool, seemingly illusive foods like back bacon and mini herb sausages, a proper shower, an air-conditioned bedroom, fresh orange juice, and ITV1 on tap in the room!

And of course there were the bikinis… this was my first chance to swim since my op, and after selling my old swimming costumes on eBay (can you believe people buy second hand bikinis?) a world of halter-necks and string bikinis opened up to me this weekend… and what fun it was!

Really our excuse for our hotel stay, was a lack of celebrations for both of our birthdays last month and our anniversary in June, but we’ve also come to the decision that we shouldn’t need excuses! This is the side of Cyprus our friends and family come to enjoy and we haven’t really sampled, so as the clock ticks on our second (and final) year on the island we may be trying this more often!

My only complaint about our mini staycation, is that on a “proper” holiday you get a little time on a flight home to adjust to going back to reality. This afternoon it took us 3 minutes to go from poolside, to back in our car on a dual-carriageway in our local town… down to earth with a bump!

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2 comments

Emma September 26, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Ooh ITV1 how exciting! Hubby works in Limmasol and I’ve popped into see him once but that sounds like a much better thing to do there!

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Lululiz September 26, 2010 - 8:54 pm

You are quite right, you shouldn’t need an excuse to treat yourselves once in a while! Sounds like you had a lovely time.

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