Thursday, August 07, 2008

Bula!

Yes all, I was in Fiji - not the moon, not QM's frogpond and definitely not on the David Jones catwalk (although clearly Miranda Kerr would have nothing on me! Nothing I say! In my dreams, anyway!)

Imagine a place where it is sunny and warm all year around (maximums around 30degC/86F, minimums around 20C/68F), where everyone is relaxed and friendly, where everyone you walk past greets you with "Bula!" (Fijian for hello, good morning and good evening) where there is a cooling afternoon breeze, palm trees and the calmest ocean. If you can imagine this, then you have Fiji and in particular the fantastic resort I stayed at on Denarau Island, which is connected to the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu.

So grab yourselves a cocktail and a comfy seat, and take a little trip with me...
Imagine waking up to this view every day:
(the yarn especially enjoyed the view - before I unceremoniously dumped him back into the knitting project bag after I cast on a pair of socks).

And sitting by (and even occassionally doing a lazy lap or two in) this pool:
(which, by the way, was one of 4 pools all in a row, although the rest were smaller and shallower, designed for kids and/or pool aerobics - and yes, I did do pool aerobics during my holiday, once!).

Now where were we...ah yes, having duty free champagne (bought especially on your way out of Sydney) on your private verandah in the late afternoon:
Where you watch the torches being lit every evening at sunset:
(I know it looks overcast and yukky, but it wasn't - it was warm and fabulous!)

Where you can see this sunset:
Where you can have a beachside massage here (while wishing death, or at least broken limbs, on the jet ski-iers and so trying to concentrate on the sounds of the palms waving in the breeze and the waves lapping the shoreline):
(noting that this massage was in addition to your 1.5 hour deep tissue massage and your 2 hour mani/pedi).

Can you tell I loved Fiji? I would go back in a flash!

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Bula! I knew you'd love it. I stayed somewhere much more primitive and I still had a wonderful time!

Did they say "vinaka vakalevu" a lot to you?

Jenny said...

Oh wow, you lucky thing.
I hope you enjoyed every minute of the sun and relaxing!

2paw said...

How wonderfully exotic!! And, just for a moment, I thought there was a Big Ball of Wool tribute statue!!

Lynne said...

Beautiful!

kgirl said...

can i come too next time ?

:) sounds like you have had an awesome time...

Stacy said...

I have heard time and again about the wondrous nature of Fiji! I will have to go sometime.... Glad you had a great vacay!

MadMad said...

Oh, it looks wonderful! I'm glad you had a great, relaxing time!

Bells said...

Right. That's it. Next time, invite me!

(I believe you now when you said you didn't get much knitting done. Only one yarn shot. Says it all.)

Sarah said...

Oh jealousy is a bad thing! Am pleased you had a lovely time :o)

Diana said...

Wow, I thought we only dreamed of a place like that!!! I could use scenery and a massage about now!
Good for you!!

claudine said...

Ooh, sounds like a fabulous holiday indeed!!

Ann said...

Looks like a fabulous holiday - nice & warm & away from the Australian winter.

kms said...

i think its time a gaggle of giggling knitters descended on that resort. can you knit in that pool?

lilypily said...

Looks fantastic! Glad you had a good time. I'm green and drooling...

Carol said...

Oh it looks like heaven on earth, and the perfect place to recharge the batteries. You lucky duck.

Jejune said...

So glad you had such a great time - looks utterly blissful!

riggwelter said...

looks like heaven to me!

Georgie said...

I think we should convene an internation SnB there, right NOW. Its 3 oC here now and I cant think of anything Id rather do than be warm.

I hope that man in the grass skirt who lights the torches is careful!

Snoozen said...

Picturesque - sheer natural beauty at its best!

PrincessPea said...

Wow - it looks incredible! Thanks so much for sharing pictures of such a beautiful place!