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Tropical Island Living

Life on a tropical island resort isn’t bad at all, we decide.  There’s an entire army of people looking after us.  There are even people sweeping up leaves and raking the sand!   Someone gives our room a quick tidy every day.  The food and drink is plentiful and good.  Best of all, someone else […]

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Taking the Round the Island tour (again)

Far-flung golfing holiday resorts solve the first world problem of transporting their guests from one end of the resort to another by simply using a fleet of golf carts. It’s a nice solution we first encountered in Mauritius, and we weren’t surprised to see them zipping about on Kuredu aswell. The large Banyan tree beside […]

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Just another spectacular sunset

One thing I love about a sun holiday by the sea is those balmy evenings, strolling along the beach as the sun sets in all its glory.  Preferably with an icecream cone in hand.  We were happy to see a sunset cruise included in our Kuredu holiday package, but it was ultimately a disappointment.  It wasn’t […]

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Tropical thunderstorms – my oh my!

It’s the middle of the night.  Somewhere in the depths of a deep sleep I sense a strange flicker of light in our room.  I wake slightly, just enough to wonder if it’s a dream or reality before BOOOOOM!!!!!  I start fully awake at what sounds like a bomb going off outside.  I sit up […]

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Happiness is… a pot of water and a ladle

It’s a beautiful day.  The sun is beaming, the skies are clear.  We’re sitting on the porch of our beach hut enjoying the shade.  We can see glimpses of sparkling blue waters and white sand through the green foliage in front of us. Our own little piece of the beach.  There are plenty of other people around, […]

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First day – getting to know Kuredu

The Rascal is a not a fan of going to sleep. He quite enjoys a good snooze, but not until he’s fought against it, tooth and nail.  Now I know the magic way to knock him out for several hours though – it’s a combined total of thirteen hours flying, plus another several hours using other forms of […]

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Kuredo: Look, an island! Look, another one!

So there we were, on a dinky little seaplane that propelled us through blue skies and fluffy clouds. Our holiday destination awaited us somewhere over the glittering horizon. As we left humdrum Male behind, a swarm of tiny islands beckoned ahead. We soared over beautiful shades of blue and turquoise waters. We admired golden sand banks rising majestically […]

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Maldives | Toddlers

Long haul torture with a toddler

We’re walking through a gargantuan terminal in Dubai airport. Searching wearily for somewhere with decent food to keep us going into what will be the early hours of the morning for us. We’re at that point in a lengthy journey where sugary treats no longer appeal to us at all.  Our bodies are craving good old-fashioned carbs.  We’ve […]

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Maldives | Parenting | Travel

We’re going on our holidays!

Way back at the start of the year we learnt a little song in our baby sign classes all about the things you do on your holidays.  That tune has been getting a good airing lately in our house.  A big big holiday is imminent. Rascal may not be entirely on the same page about […]

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