Today I am grateful for the beautiful flowers here in the tropics and for finding Frangipani flowers to wear.
I am grateful for fun in the pool and for grandparents having pool time while we had a coffee.
I am grateful for an adventure to the tailor this morning to order some gorgeous hand-made clothes.
Today I am very grateful for a safe flight from Hanoi to Danang and our arrival at a beachside resort at Hoi An. I am grateful for a trip to the beach where Eva was super confident in the waves.
I am grateful that it is so warm here that the only option is an outside shower!
Today I am grateful for researching our travel insurance after Andrew left his camera behind in a taxi in Hanoi.
I am grateful for how calm Andrew remained and for the ease of reporting it to the police, talking to the insurance company and replacing the camera.
(For those of you who know Andrew’s passion for photography this was a rather stressful day)
Today I am grateful for a relaxing morning on the boat and for the rescue of Hugo’s sleepy teddy who went overboard! I am grateful for a water puppet show and a safe return for us all to Hanoi.
Today I am grateful for a full day aboard the Red Dragon with a visit to the floating fishing villages, a BBQ lunch on the beach with lots of swimming and another magical evening meal of 9 courses while the children slept peacefully.
Today I am grateful for the start of a boat trip on Halong Bay in Vietnam. Watching the amazing scenery of huge limestone cliffs glide past as we were served an 8 course lunch was hard to beat.
I am grateful that Andrew and Eva enjoyed an afternoon kayaking adventure. I am very grateful that this was followed by an amazing 8 course evening meal without children (as they were tucked up in bed).
Today I am grateful for time to explore Hanoi, a toddler-wearing husband, meeting up with family and celebrating Ruth and Bob’s 40th Wedding Anniversary with a yummy dinner at KOTO.
Today I am very grateful for arriving in Vietnam after 22 hours of travel door to door. I am grateful that there was very little crankiness and mostly cooperation from all of the travellers.
Today I am grateful for children who went straight to sleep tonight given our VERY early start in the morning. I am very grateful for a husband who likes packing and had the foresight to do most of it last weekend.
Today I am grateful for just two sleeps until our holiday. I am looking forward to no meal prep and no toy pick up at the end of the day!
We are all so looking forward to the escape.