Island Escapes

Slap me with a feather and call me the luckiest girl in the world… because I am going to an island – with – my – whole – family!

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This is the story… I wanted to go on a 2 week trip to Cape Town with my parents next year. Then the drought persisted and well, it’s ugly when drought has you in its grip. I then suggested that maybe we go to Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo as I know they haven’t been there before.

…but then the unimaginable happened. My mom and I both won a flight to Reunion Island! Ok, I will give you a minute to get your jaw back in place!

My mom has never been on a plane… has your jaw dropped again? She also has never been off this continent – other than a 4 day cruise. Totally ridiculous when I have traveled so much, right?

When I broke the news to my parents that my mom won a ticket and that I would pay for my dad’s flight I wasn’t sure if I would be able to convince them to come along… My dad I knew would want to, but my mom is a difficult old lady sometimes.

3 hours after breaking the news my mom said she will definitely be joining us – but my dad will just check his leave and depending when we can go… but he really wants to go!

Then we waited for the email from Reunion Island Tourism… and some good news, we could travel until next year sometime! I was on that booking email, paid the airport taxes and now I have to plan a holiday with my parents, hubby and the kid on Reunion Island! Super excited!

Luckily I have made an appointment to get Lexa’s passport done – for next week. So she will have her first passport stamp before she turns 2 or has a sibling!

Now the planning for a holiday on Reunion Island starts… well, it will after the mad holiday rush to get a bunch of work done.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

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