We're in Koh Tao now having an amazing time - white sandy beaches and coconut palms all over the place, plus lovely lush rainforest in the middle of the island. It's been so hot, and the humidity is incredible, but I, true to form, have been needing jumpers in the evenings, which I think have been a bit nippy (at least 30 degrees).
We started the diving course on Sunday, and Dan is just a genius - he got 100% in the final theory exam! Our instructor bought him a beer for that, as he was only his second ever student to have got it! I would have only got 1 question wrong, but I didn't - I got 3. I blame the exam ;)
I couldn't actually complete the course because they couldn't let me in the sea because I can't stop breathing through my nose, which meant that when we were doing the practice in the pool and you have to take your mask off and breathe just through your mouth for 1 minute I kept inhaling the water into my lungs and choking. How annoying! Dan's now got his PADI certificate and he's planning all sorts of exciting night dives, lucky boy.
As I said, life's been pretty rosy here on the island, and we're living in this cool bungalow right by the beach, with a lovely verandah shaded by palm trees. Tonight we're going to a beach BBQ. They've got these bars/restaurants right on the sand, where you can choose which of today's fish you want them to prepare for you, and you sit there lit by candles and look at the gorgeous sunsets.
The more I write this the more I think we might just stay here!
We'll have to put some photos up soon so you get even more jealous.
Love to all, thank you for the comments and emails, they make you feel a lot closer to us!
Jenni & Dan