The Loots family has had a quiet few months when it comes to adventures. We have had visitors, work, Christmas, Easter, one or two birthdays – but no adventures.
It seems that this is all about to change, the adventure clouds are beginning to form above our home:
Picture the scene:
FRANS: Honey, would you like to go on a SHIP for the December vacation?
ME: YES, YES, YES
FRANS: Great, I will start investigating…….
At this stage I start thinking about one of those seven story, seven star luxury liners, normally with a name starting with “The Queen …….something………. . There will be twelve resturants, seven pool decks, casinos, midnight feasts, movie houses, 24/7 child and teen entertainment, internet access, deck games, luxury cabins – and this is just the starter menu.
I picture myself arriving at a distant tropical island, slim and trim from months of preparing for the trip. My pristene white bikini offsetting my sarong to perfection. I picture my husband at my side.
But nooooooooooo, not in the Loots household, my dear beloved Husband has booked us onto the Mailboat to St Helena Island for our precious holiday time.
Now lets put this into perspective – I think that the last person who went on a mailboat to St Helena Island was Nepolean, and, he died there of:
a. A really bad case of VD, and/or
b. He was poisoned.
NOW REALISTICALLY, WHY WOULD I WANT TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE I COULD:
a. Catch VD
b. Get poisoned
Allright, lets look at the bright side:
Oh, and did I mention that Frans will NOT be on the mailboat with us, he has gone and booked …. and paid a deposit for myself and the kids to go on the mailboat to St Helena Island.
The investigation begins……..