While re-reading my last couple of blogs, I have noticed that cocktails seem to be a recurrent theme. So I thought I would try and avoid alcohol in this one and think about more practical holiday issues such as what to do, where to go and what to pack.
When my husband and I were dating, our holidays all seemed to be about sailing. He was very keen and I was very keen on him! We did visit some stunning places, with our first proper holiday being the British Virgin Islands. From Jost Van Dyke, to rum punch (sorry, I wasn't going to mention that but they were delicious) at Willy T's - the whole trip was amazing. I can thoroughly recommend it for sailing with gentle winds and short sails between beaches and islands. I would love to go again.
Another great idea when on a sailing holiday is to take a good book. I have just finished one which is our current book club suggestion. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins was so easy to read and exciting, I finished it in about two days. It would be a perfect for a boat when the wind has disappeared or just as a good holiday read. I thoroughly recommend it.
On the issue of what to pack, well that is easy (you know where I am going with this one) some pretty kaftans, beach cover ups, a couple of shirts, a large beach bag, hat and some pretty beads - which you will hopefully see on www.honorbeach.com. Oh, plus some flip flops and lots of suncream.
In regards to my sailing progress, my husband realised I was a bit of a fraud when racing at Cowes Week. Any time the boat came up to a mark I would run down into the cabin and hide, not great.