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  • The wedding dayAfter a year of planning the day of jehan and faycal's wedding finally arrived. A frenetic morning for some as hairdressers and beauticians had to be visited before our drive across the island to the chateau Bel Ombre,a french colonial Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 13, 2016
  • The day after the day beforea short stroll down to the bakers to get breakfast was a perfectly relaxed way to start the day. at noon the telecom company arrived en masses to update Miranda's broadband to fibre optic. it takes 4 people when we Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 14, 2016
  • Sunny sundayThis morning we set off to the Sugar Beach hotel to see off the honeymoon couple. we were lucky to commandeer some poolside loungers just vacated by a young couple who themselves got married on friday here and co-incidentally appeared Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 15, 2016
  • Just chillin'Miranda went north to have lunch with her daughter's in-laws whilst we stayed to soak up the sun on the terrace and have a dip in the jacuzzi. The telecom company finally rang to connect up the wifi which Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 16, 2016
  • Flic en flacthis morning we went off to flic en flac,the rather ragged round the edges seaside town just up the coast,where the sugar beach resort is ,to spend the day on the beach with anjali and gautam as it is a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 17, 2016
  • On the beachMiranda had to collect wedding items from the two hotels so dropped us off on the beach by the white party hotel where we soaked up the rays under the palm trees with a dip in the ocean to cool Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 18, 2016
  • A night at the operaA nice relaxing day just a nice walk along the local beach,La Preneuse picking up some shells to decorate the flower pots on the terrace to stop the birds from flicking dirt into the jacuzzi,a real 21st century problem. Last Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 19, 2016
  • Rainwe woke up this morning with signs that it had rained in the night and we had some fine drizzle first thing but the day cleared up enough for us all to have lunch in sunshine on the terrace as Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 20, 2016
  • Relaxingwe were going to the north to see anjali's family farmhouse but the weather was not good on the other side of the island so we sat by the pool,swam and had a long leisurely lunch. Miranda went to a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 21, 2016
  • Oop northThis morning the weather seemed ok so we headed north across the plateau in the middle of the island. this is a part of the island the tourists never see. small villages of half built concrete houses,partially painted with what Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 22, 2016
  • Last day in mauritiusA bit of a windy and showery day so we stayed in to do our packing before we all went to the nice restaurant at the bottom of the road for a final taste of mauritian cuisine before an early Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 23, 2016
  • Flying to mauritiusAware of the awful service provided by southern railway we decided to book an earlier train that we required to get to Gatwick just in case it was cancelled which as it turned out we needn't have as it was Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 2, 2016
  • First day in mauritiusOur plane was half an hour early and we sailed through the immigration and health formalities to find our luggage already on the carrousel,so much so that we had to wait a few minutes in the warm sunshine for sebastian's Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 3, 2016
  • Important quest in mauritiusAcclimatising ourselves in mauritius takes a bit of time so today we just travelled up to Trianon,the nearest shopping mall to book our seats for the showing of Norma beamed direct from london at the cinema there but more importantly Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 4, 2016
  • A second important questThe main reason for visiting mauritius this time is to attend the wedding of sebastian's niece jehan in a weeks time and his sister has some important tasks to attend to. Today some moroccan lanterns have to be taken to Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 5, 2016
  • Gathering of the clansFamily members from both sides are starting to arrive for next weeks wedding so Miranda drove off to the airport to collect sebastian's cousins Jacque and Nick. They also had a medical incident and had to wait for the paramedics Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 6, 2016
  • Babysitting dutiesToday we were on babysitting duties for our great nieces as Miranda had to go and collect the future bride and groom from the airport. They also had a medical incident on the plane and had to wait for the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 7, 2016
  • First partiesWe still had our great nieces so a trip to the beach was in order. As we arrived several of their friends appeared so we didn't see them again until home time,well apart from the ice cream,hotdogs and chips that Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 8, 2016
  • Calm before the stormToday was going to be the quietest day of the week for festivities so we stayed on the terrace reading and soaking up the sun whilst miranda and her daughter jehan went to discuss the "white" beach party at the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 9, 2016
  • The cocktail partyto welcome all the guests who b now had mostly arrived Miranda had arranged a cocktail party on the roof terrace. First though we had to blow up 50 white balloons to decorate the apartment. unfortunately the air expanded with Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 10, 2016
  • The boat partyan early start to get to the local marina in Black River for our boat party. In 2 big catamarans with unlimited drinks we set off back up the coast passing Miranda's apartment and on into the tamarin river Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 11, 2016
  • The white partyOne last task before the great day,deliver table decorations and the champagne for the wedding breakfast. 25 bottles for 70 people. woohoo! the ceremony is taking place in an old french colonial house so it's all going to look a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Oct 12, 2016
  • Sun and rain againThe day started so well with plenty of sunshine so we spent a lovely hour or two in the jacuzzi but after lunch the cloud thickened and by tea time the heavens opened and carried on all night. There was Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jan 21, 2015
  • Port louis in the rainOur last full day and it started raining and never stopped. We went to Port Louis to meet up with Anjali and Gautam who were spending the day trying to get their paperwork arranged to get the tax rebate on Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jan 22, 2015
  • Up the Black River....notWe are now suffering the tail end of a cyclone that tore through Madagascar killing 14 people and although it is several 100 miles south we have fast moving showers and waves crashing into the reef. So not a beach Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jan 19, 2015
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