Monday 28th October

Monday 28th October

That is me now back in the office after being off on annual leave for a week. I spent my week with my partner in Marmaris, Turkey at the Golden Rock Beach Hotel and it was nice to take some time off to re-charge the batteries.

We enjoyed a boat trip out to a few of the smaller local islands and ate down at the Marina twice where we enjoyed some delicious fresh seafood. We were able to pick our own prawns and mussels and they were cooked to our liking; prawns in a garlic and chilli butter and the mussels were cooked in a white wine and cream sauce. We were given our own private balcony to enjoy our meal which was a nice touch with a view over the Marina.

The weather was hot, around 27-30 degrees most days, a cold week according to the locals. We had our hottest day on the Thursday that just sat above 30. Our hotel had a private beach which we preferred to the pool area and the sea was very calm and warm. We were all inclusive so enjoyed a buffet breakfast and lunch and we ate dinner in the hotel a few nights. They had a rotisserie area available most nights and some fresh seafood too but it can get repetitive eating in every night.

We walked along the beach front most nights as that was where most of the bars and restaurants were. Still rather warm in the evenings with hardly any breeze. The locals were friendly as were all the hotel staff which certainly makes your holiday more enjoyable.

We would definitely go back to our hotel as it was central to where we wanted to be, clean and the weather was great, despite it being October.

Now that our holiday is over, its time to focus on the next big event… Christmas! Dare I say it.

Jade Porteous

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