Monday, 28 July 2014

Tea With Grandma at the Best Hotel in the World (The Oyster Box)

I met up with a client yesterday, for High Tea at the Oyster Box - which, in case I haven't mentioned before, is the best hotel in the World!!  I love it - it is so happy and joyful - loads of treats and special attention.

Anyway, that is not what was the most special aspect of this visit.  My client, Nadine, lost her husband and travelling companion, many years ago.  They had travelled extensively together and upon his death Nadine feared that her travelling days were over.  But then, she struck on the idea - each year she would take one of her grandchildren on an exotic holiday - she has ten.  This time, she was travelling with 12 year old Erik - he is number 6. So, she has 4 more years to go - and then, her children are demanding that it  is their turn next!

It was wonderful to see the interaction between Grandma and Erik.  They are truly generations apart, but, the excitment and wonder of this trip was absolutely palpable to see.  Erik was just about bursting with the thrill of his experience, his grandma and I could barely get a word in edgeways!  He has been exposed to new sights and sounds, tastes, cultures and circumstances.  And he and his gran have bonded on a one-on-one basis in a unique and extraordinary way.  It has been a fantastic experience for him, and, as Nadine says - when life sends you lemons, make lemonade!

When I asked her which has been her favourite trip she said: "The next one"

How fabulous - I am stealing that - my favourite trip is also The Next One

Until next time x


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