Palo…Palo…Palolem!

This place will do.... :-)

This place will do…. 🙂

Palolem was the beach get away we needed after the partying in Mumbai and Baga. Once the effects of the old monk (Rum) had worn off we hit the road in 2 cars.

The journey was Indian driving turned up a notch or 2. We were involved in not 1 but 2 bumps,front and back. The first was a bad 1…the motor cyclist went right into the back of us. ….. but lucky nurse Willy Mac was on hand to help out.

Tis only a flesh wound

Tis only a flesh wound

The second was with another car, some blue Subaru that was in a hurry.

Not all the journey was by car however. The last 200 metres was on white sandy beach.

Our home for the next few days was a place called Ciarans, a collection of temporary huts right on Palolem Beach. We say temporary as the whole complex is taken apart for the rainy season and then put back up. They have been doing this for the last 15 years.

Our new special place

Our new special place

Palolem was an amazing place. We spent a few days just relaxing in the sun by day and sampling the local restaurants that line the beachfront by night. Our last night involved some frolics with lanterns.

Balmy

Balmy

The gang

The gang

On our last day we said goodbye to the three lads, Joey, Diarmuid and Willy, who were headed for Mumbai before heading back to London.

Then there were 2 again!

So that was Palolem.

Oh before we forget John decided to make an honest woman of Karen (after nearly 6 and a half years!) an he proposed in their beach hut. He did the business early in the morning so as to catch Karen unawares 🙂

 

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That was the best birthday present she got since her Brian Laudrup Autograph!

15 comments

  1. Woooo! Congratulations again!!!! The beach looks amazing not jealous at all!! Keep the photos coming! Love Laura 🙂 xx

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  2. Hi Laura, The beach was amazing – we will post more photos soon. x

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  3. Congrats guys! What a wonderful setting for a proposal! Love your blog! Xxx

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  4. wahoo guys, so thrilled for you both. john rose you’re some dark horse! this made me well up! Congratulations again, enjoy it! will have a ma-huuuusive party when yee get back!

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  5. Diarmuid · · Reply

    “He did the business”…. Your dirty dog!!

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  6. Jennifer · · Reply

    Congratulations! A wonderful birthday present. The boy did good x

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  7. Sarah Nodwell · · Reply

    Pictures look amazing and the henna with the sparkly diamond look wonderful. Enjoy guys

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  8. Bernadette · · Reply

    This will most definitely be my favourite page of your blog!
    So happy for you both. Photos are brilliant .xxxx

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  9. Ben Bernstein · · Reply

    Congrats both of you.

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  10. Sonali Parekh · · Reply

    Congratulations to both of you…

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  11. Congrats guys, beautiful ring Karen xxx

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  12. Congrats on the Happy News!!!
    Is that what a near death experience of food poisoning and bad driving does?
    Seriously though, your blog is great fun to read whilst we are stuck in England under continuous rain clouds xxx

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  13. Thank you for all the lovely comments.
    Gillian, it must have been the near death experiences! Hehe. Glad you are all enjoying the blog. It has been fun writing it so far. X

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