Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A Bit Of R&R

 I've been MIA again, but at least I've got an excuse this time, we took a week's holiday to Tunisia.  I've had a lovely relaxing seven days sunning myself, sleeping, reading, eating and generally doing nothing much at all:-)  We came home late on Sunday night and as it was Bank Holiday on Monday at least I had one more day to recover before going back to work on Tuesday.

We stayed at an all inclusive hotel which was very nice, all the staff were very friendly and polite, although i think we went just as the season was getting started so it didn't really liven up until the last few days, but that was ok.

The pool was still a little cold to go in when we got there, but there was an indoor pool too.
I took this photo on our last day, either the water had warmed up or they are very brave!

Seating and beach bar area

The hotel gardens were very nice, these flowers caught my eye

I just love how this one looks as though the red has been painted on the petals, so pretty.

This is a weird and wonderful specimen, it looks like some exotic bird, shame I didn't see it open fully. 

I did have one mishap while we were there, (there is always one, and it's usually me!!).
  I wear ear plugs at night (the joys of having a husband who snores like a hog!!) and managed to get part of one ear plug lodged in my right ear.  They are the silicon type, similar to wax therefore they get quite soft, more-so when the weather is warmer.  I didn't want to go to a hospital over there, i did see the medic at the hotel but wasn't too impressed so decided to wait until we came home. They doctor at our local A&E couldn't get it out so made an appointment at ENT for me today.  
After just over half an hour of two different doctors picking away at it it was getting very uncomfortable so they have said it would be better for me to be admitted as a day case and have aesthetic so they can remove it.  
I should get a phone call in the next few days and hopefully they will be able to fit me in early next week.  What is left of the ear plug has stuck fast (which is why it was sore when they were trying to get it out) but is not where it will cause any damage, I just can't hear anyone unless they are to my left side, lol.

I will have some stitching to show next time, my Christmas ornament for May is all made up ready and I made good progress on Baby It's Cold at the Needlecraft Haven meet up before I went away.  I don't know how much more stitching I will fit in though as the next month is going to be a busy one, I'm away on holiday again in just over a week's time and Jenny has booked Oliver's Christening for the beginning of June and has nominated me to make the cake...eek!!! 

until next time x


Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely photos. The same thing happened to my daughter with the ear plug. Her ENT surgeon used a small sucker to remove it. Luckily she didn't need a hospital admission. I hope it comes out very soon as it is very annoying.

cucki said...

Very sweet photos..
Big hugs for you x

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

So glad you had aovy holiday. Love the flower pics -you know that last flower is called "Bird of Paradise"? I also sleep with ear plugs and have gotten them stuck a time or two and pulled them out with teasers. Hope yours comes out with no problems!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Beautiful flowers, lovely to read you had a good hols but what a shame about your ear, (hugs)

butterfly said...

Great Photo's , Sorry about her ear plug there is always something.
Enjoy your week, hugs.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the yellow flower with the red, it's just gorgeous. I hope you get the ear issue sorted soon, not how you want to end your holiday.

Julie said...

Looks a lovely place to relax and chill-out (ha ha dont i sound all trendy!) The flowers are lovely, i thnk the stripey one is called a gazania.

I hope the op happens soon for you and all is well again.

How exciting to be making the cake for the christening, you are a talented nanny and your daughter obviously loves her mums baking.

love and {hugs} x

Sherry said...

Looks like a beautiful and relaxing trip. I am so sorry about your ear. I hope they are able to remove the earplug with no problems. I was lucky and had a very mild case of the shingles. My doctor caught in time and gave me meds to keep it from getting worse. What I had needed to run its course but it did not get to that awful awful point!

Emma/Itzy said...

the pictures looks lovely! Fingers crossed you get our ear sorted!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely photos. Hope you manage to get your ear sorted soon.

Melanie said...

Oh no. I had a little chuckle reading this because that is EXACTLY the sort of thing that happens to me too. So sorry you've had to deal with that, especially on vacation. :(

Anne said...

Oh dear! I hope that it comes out completely and that you are okay! Looks like despite the earplug incident, you had a lovely time in Tunisia!

Catherine said...

I never would have thought about the heat affecting the plug ~ since our bodies are warm anyway. I hope it all gets sorted out soon for you! Looks like a fabulous place to stay ~ thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

Anna van Schurman said...

One good piece of news, you saw the bird of paradise completely open! We had them in Los Angeles, and they don't open any more than that. Seems like a fabulous trip! I hope your ear is better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope your ear is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

The flower is a strelitzia, crane flower as we call them in SA. Lovely pic!

fritzs mum said...

Your holiday sounds wonderful it is freezing (by our standards) here in Australia. The last photo is a srelitzia they are called the bird of paradise flower here too, your photo is of it fully opened.

MysteryKnitter said...

Your holiday sounds awesome!
I hope the ear case will be solved soon.