Island Life: Quick Update


I realise it’s been about a week since I last posted! Where have I been? Literally nowhere. Still here in the Caribbean, just chilling and soaking up the sun and beauty of this island… Well sort of.
On Wednesday, my face broke out into some weird rash all along my jaw. After refusing to go out and having a 11/10 meltdown, my Grandma thought it best we went to the doctors. $220xcd later, (about £64, God bless the NHS), I have some antibiotics and a topical ointment. The ointment is said to make the skin very sensitive to the sun; added to the fact that my face looks so BUTTERS right now, I’ve declared myself house bound until it has completely cleared up.

It’s not been all bad though. On Monday, my Mum and I spent the whole day on the beach. Dipping between the beach bars, the sand and the water.
I finished yet another book. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini had been recommended to me by 2 people. Although it’s not my usual sort of book, I figured I’d give it a go. It’s an incredibly well written book but quite a tough read in my opinion, so now I’ve downloaded Crazy Rich Asians and I’m so excited to start reading it! I’ve read so many books since January as I find it a greater escape than anything so any other book recommendations are very much welcomed.
The other day I realised that since returning from Spain, I’ve had maybe 2 or 3 bad days. Considering almost everyday was a bad day in Spain, I’m so proud of my progress. I’m so excited to carry on moving forward.

We’ve got just less than 2 weeks on the island and, (once I no longer look like a slice of Leerdammer),  we’re hoping to go on a mountain hike and maybe a bike tour too. I also intend to be at the beach EVERY. DAMN. DAY.  – of course, I will keep you updated on my endeavour to fry my body to a crisp.


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