I now live in the Caribbean!

I have been in Guadeloupe for a week now. I still feel like I am dreaming and will wake up soon, but the photo's are proof this is real!

I am an Au Pair for a family with 3 boys. They are 5, 4 and 11 months. Am I crazy? Most likely! But it is so beautiful and so far the boys have been incredibly well behaved, so my fingers are crossed!

This beach is called La Caravelle in a town called Sainte Anne. We went last Friday as it was my first whole day here and I hadn't really shut up about how amazed I had been on the plane when I saw the colour of the sea! I definitely was not disappointed- I still can't believe these are photo's that I have taken!

I am 'off duty' at the weekends but am welcome to go with the family whatever their plans are. Saturdays are pretty hectic as the boys have Music lessons first thing, followed by Surf lessons and then swimming lessons in the afternoon. Although last Saturday the boys didn't surf we went to the beach anyway. I think I may tag along for this as it would be a sin to miss out on how gorgeous this end of Les Bois Jolan beach is!

As a special surprise for my arrival and Christina's farewell we went on a family friend's Catamaran on Sunday. It was beautiful! We were meant to go to a very tiny island called Les Fajou, however 2 massive Cruise Liners were docked which meant that it would have been super crowded. Instead we just moored in the sea. There was amazing food throughout the day. As an act of thanks here people visiting seem to take a lot of food- I guess so the host doesn't have to work the entire time and I tried some very weird things I wouldn't have before- but all was great.. apart from some weird savoury buns that look like raw sausages..

On Monday night Christina and I went to Gosier Marina in search of Crepes. We also found beers and cocktails! I have never, ever liked beer. I think it smells and tastes foul, but here I have been introduced to Desperado's and I think they are great! It is tequila (another dislike) beer which seems to make it much sweeter and no beer after-taste! The cocktails were also very different to what I'm used to at home- as there are lots of Rhum Distilleries the people are clearly much more accustomed to strong tastes and there was no way I could finish the Pina Colada I ordered! :( 

Gosier beach is stunning- I can't wait to visit it in the day time. They have flood lights so you can swim at night. We didn't make it that far but had a good paddle and ended up half soaked!

On Tuesday we headed back to Les Bois Jolan for Christina's last day. 

The family house is being massively renovated at the moment so for the next couple of months there will be a lot of noise and building going on- so after a good couple of hours of noise from a jack-hammer today I am surprised the baby is still sleeping!

The current plan is to be here until January, but after a holiday back home I may come back until July- who knows just yet though!

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