So here are just a few pictures from our little holiday! It was a long weekend staycation really, but a much-welcomed break.
The lovely thing about these little staycations is that sense of luxury and relaxation we don't normally have -- orange juice in long-stemmed glasses with little napkin things underneath for instance!
Then, we get to do whatever we like in bed (and we would just leave everything we like in bed as well if we could!).
Bubble baths are always a treat when you don't have a tub at home...
... as is swimming...
... and the jacuzzi.
On the third day, poor Ro started sniffling and had to pass on the swimming. I thought she was very decent about just doing her activity books by the pool while Rebecca splashed about.
This was a crow that visited the pool every day and almost pooped on me.
Gratuitous pregnancy shot. Well, there was a big mirror and it seemed the thing to do at least once during the nine months.
Then there was a lion dance in the hotel! It was really quite thrilling to see them up close. Here they are futzing with a whole bunch of oranges somewhere in their bowels.
When they get up, they leave peeled oranges in the form of Chinese idioms that all have to do with fortune and well-being and other good stuff. Here it says "feng sheng shui qi" -- something like "wind and water rising".
The lions gave the kids a couple of oranges, but because Rebecca was the one who had to work for them -- like putting her hand in the lion's mouth, for instance -- there was a brief dispute on who they really belonged to.
Then of course there was the seemingly endless supply of food... yogurt and cereal and juice...
... fruit and eggs and all manner of greasy stuff...
... even I luxuriated in leisurely cups of hot chocolate.
Naturally, we did a lot of things that had nothing to do with homework or other boring responsibilities.
But the time came to say good-bye (for the present) to our beloved room...
... we know we'll be back soon though!
More pictures here.