The Man of the Place is off enjoying his birthday present. You may remember that his birthday was on the 6th of January. My present to him this year was a voucher for three days diving in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. It was credit for three days of diving that were unused at the end of our diving extravaganza in July.
After the New Year and through to the middle of February, holiday companies practically GIVE package holidays away. Encouraged by his voucher for diving, Henry managed to get himself quite a sweet little deal on line. He got a week's accommodation and flights for under £150. One of the perks of having all the years logged on as an employee of the local council, is that my husband enjoys a number extra days paid annual leave. He can be away this week and still have plenty of annual leave for our family's summer holiday plus time off at Christmas.
So with the bargain basement package and his voucher for three days of diving in the Red Sea, he was dropped off at the Glasgow airport yesterday afternoon. He is going to extend the three days into five days of diving (weather permitting). Until now we had the exact same number of logged dives each in our log books. Now, he'll be way ahead of me. On top of that, the Red Sea is a dream diving destination. The number and variety of fish is amazing.
We can't all go diving right now for two reasons 1) we can't afford it and 2) George has school. This is his birthday present. I know how much he will enjoy this. He can also fill up on falafel to his heart's content because there will be nobody to complain about the accompanying flatulence.
So, its me and George and the dog for the next week. We are camera-free too. The Man of the Place has taken our camera and it's underwater housing so that he can come back with envy inducing underwater photographs.
I'm not into diving on wrecks as the boys are, I prefer to look at the pretty fish. Here are some of my photos from the Red Sea in July.
Regal Angel Fish
Red Sea Banner Fish