Friday

Back to Reality!

Apologies to Clare & Shaun's family and friends who have been very patient with me as I took my annual holiday for 3 weeks in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Along with the Easter break I have now had a massive 4 weeks off and have been hard at work editing this week ready to see Clare & Shaun tomorrow.

The holiday was fantastic - I do love Fuerteventura - and I did a huge amount of swimming and reading. I managed to swim 1,000 metres a day so altogether just over 13 miles. And I read my usual book a day with some great highlights in the form of 2 from Markus Zusak ('Getting the Girl' & 'I am the Messenger') both of which I heartily recommend, especially if you liked his 'The Book Thief'. If you have teenagers as well as Markus Zusak I also thoroughly enjoy 'Naive, Super' by Erlend Loe. On the epic front I loved 'Guernica' by Dave Boling (much better than Captain Corelli). I also took the complete boxed set of all 5 series of 'The Wire' but only managed 6 episodes and have been loving watching them since my return. Makes London seem very pedestrian!

I took my brand new Toshiba netbook with me so that I could make Skype calls to potential wedding clients. There's something very satisying about running your business on the beach!

And finally, no trip to the Island would be complete with a few shots of their annual carnival night. This year's theme was 'Jungle' but I think they must have run out of animal skin fabric as there were a lot of alternative outfits on show, some of which you'll see below.




It's not bad my little Canon Ixus and a lot lighter than my Nikon D3s! Looking forward to the real world of work again and feeling thoroughly relaxed and happy...


2 comments:

Dave said...

Emma,

Thanks for the kind words about Guernica ... very much appreciated!

Dave Boling

Emma Duggan said...

Hi Dave

You're welcome - it's a book that really stays with you. Full of heart. Loved it. Hope to see more from you very soon... no pressure!

Emma