We are a small, happy family of four. My husband, a baby, a dog and me. My husband works on a yacht. A large, luxury megayacht which tends to be based in some fairly fabulous places. The thing is, where the boat goes, we go! When she was was just eight weeks old our daughter, Coco, boarded her first trans-Atlantic flight and since then we haven't stopped. This is a blog of our rather unusual yet adventurous life. No two days are the same.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Look at that view!

My Mothers Day has started in the very best possible way - I slept until 6am, which is fabulous seeing as we only changed time zones 36 hours ago and that is pretty much my normal waking up time. Coco is still asleep, which means she has already managed to switch her body clock to Caribbean time on the second night. I am, at last, getting the time to sit, at a table, undisturbed so that I can write a long overdue blog whilst soaking up the most amazing view. Check it out...

The sun is just coming up so you can't fully appreciate the colours yet but this is the outlook from the balcony of our home for the next month. We are back in Antigua - one of my favourite places in the world - you are looking down on Falmouth Harbour and the famous English Harbour is just visible in the left hand corner of the photo. Nestled amongst the masts that you can see is Angus's boat - yes, the one which he is now captain of, and all seems to be going well so far!

It was Antigua that inspired me to start blogging a little over a year ago. How did this little family from South West England manage to end up travelling the world and living in places like this?! Have a look now the sun is higher...

Tomorrow real life starts, but this weekend we are having a holiday, kicking back and relaxing on the beach. Uncle Gaby and his girlfriend Mel, kindly invited us to join them at their nearby hotel for the day so we have been enjoying their luxury pools, fun water sports and endless pina coladas and rum punches. Angus is starting Coco early to try and ignite her interest in boats...

and she is obviously really hating it!!

Being back with Daddy is just the very best thing for Coco, she hasn't left his side since we arrived. The pure excitement has been extraordinary to watch, they have just been playmates from the moment they were back together. I find it amazing that, even after not seeing each other for two months, Coco remembers their games, the little things that they do together, even though she is so young.

Not only has she got Daddy back, but she's with her Uncle Gaby again too! How much excitement can one 19 month old baby handle?

So, who knows what Mothers Day will bring, but for the moment I feel completely relaxed, truly happy and all is well.


  1. Bliss, Louisa! Happy UK mother's day. x

  2. Jealousy isn't in my nature. But...

  3. Sounds so wonderful Louisa! Have a wonderful Mother's Day. So happy for you all. Lots of love...

  4. Off to a fabulous start, enjoy, relax and soak up as much sun as u can possibly find time for....love to u all!! Devon xxxx