I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, having only just got over the sheer amazement of having a week away from all parental responsibilities whilst I was in Sydney.
So the reason for this gratuitous behaviour? I blame it firmly on my good friend L. She is leaving Dubai at the end of the school year, which is frankly a horrible thought; and this trip was the first of her many “leaving do’s”.
This is the woman who used to text me at around 5pm in the early months of the twins’ existence with the prize-winning phrase, “fancy a glass of wine?”.
10 minutes later she’d turn up on her bike with a chilled bottle of Sauvignon blanc, and proceed to take charge of one twin – bath, bottle and clothe her, all the while topping up my glass with restorative alcohol. She was my lifesaver.
So I’ve spent the past 5 days, holed up in the unimaginably blissful Soneva Kiri in Thailand, with L and 6 of her closest friends enjoying great weather, fabulous food, and the odd glass of Sauvignon blanc.
Picture-perfect empty beaches, bath-water warm sea water and not forgetting, the private plane that transports you to this heavenly hideaway.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but writing wasn’t top of my list of priorities.
I promise I’ll come back down to earth shortly.