Thursday, 12 December 2013

Breathing a sigh of relief...

We have booked the last five nights' accommodation in Fiji!  We're staying at the Sheraton Denarau Villas - lagoon view, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, a kids club to keep the boys occupied, and only 20 minutes from Nadi airport.  I feel so much better now that all our accommodation is sorted!  I get anxious when I don't know what's happening, especially when the boys are involved.  If it was just myself and Deane, I wouldn't be quite as concerned.  When we went to Thailand we only had the first one or two nights booked, and just sorted it out when we got there.  Deane's more the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of guy, whereas I'm a planner.  I organise, I prepare, I obsess.  This provides challenges for the both of us, and it certainly keeps life interesting :)

In any case, we're all sorted with flights and accommodation now, all we need to sort out is transport around the place.  Water taxis and buses will probably cover a lot of it.  And then there's the activities... that's the fun part!  Since we'll be around the other side of the island, I'm guessing we'll probably check out things like the Kula Eco Park, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, perhaps a tour along the Navua River, and if we can handle more long drives, maybe the Sigatoka sand dunes.  I'd love to go on a day hike to the top of Mt Batilamu in the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, but I don't think anyone else would be keen on a five hour trek... I'm also eyeing up a tandem sky dive...

T lost a tooth on Tuesday, so we put it under his pillow ready for the tooth fairy to collect.  Except that useless tooth fairy didn't visit!  We have the worst tooth fairy in the world, and I think we should sack her and hire a new one - she's always forgetting to visit.  Bloody hopeless...  Not to worry though, she popped in last night and left an apologetic note ;)

This morning I was once again faced with a giant pile of washing (when are we not?) and the thought of lugging it across the road to the laundromat did not appeal in the slightest.  I had noticed an ad in one of the local papers last week about a laundry service and had checked out their website for prices and services.  I was a little curious about this process, so once I had bagged up the washing this morning I decided to weigh it and compare prices.  Well colour me surprised!  Getting the laundry service to pick up, wash, dry, fold, and re-deliver my washing would be $7 cheaper than me dragging it across the road, washing and drying it, then dragging it back only to have to fold it and put it away again!  Needless to say I contacted them straight away.  They're picking up the washing this afternoon and will deliver it back all fresh and clean tomorrow morning.  Call me weird, but I'm a little excited about this ;)  The thought of not having to do this tiresome, boring task and save money at the same time is ridiculously appealing.  I will let you know how it... unfolds... lol ^_^


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  1. First of all, I now want to pay someone to do my washing! Running seems to have doubled our washing loads (don't know how you cope with your boys!). Secondly, I've stayed at the villas before and loved it there, not 100% sure if you still can, but you used to be able to use the neighbouring resorts pools too. Have a wonderful trip!

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    1. I don't know how running gear would go being sent to a laundry service. I never put my stuff through the dryer unless it specifies on the label that its okay - the heat can damage the elasticity and moisture-wicking fibres. I don't care about the rest of our stuff, so the laundry people can do it ;)

      As for the villas, yes, all amenities across the Sheraton resorts in the area are fully accessible to guests. Yay!

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  2. Um this sounds AMAZING... Take me with you?

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    1. I'd love to, but I'm pretty sure you'd max out our luggage allowance... ;)

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