Tuesday, March 4, 2008
This post isn't about a book, but it's blog and my publisher tells me to 'Share your personality with your readers', so here you go all you readers, I have a question for the ladies: When did you realise you had become your mother? This was my epiphany......
My daughter was in Mexico on holiday with a girlfriend and traveling around the Cancun area. These are the text messages we exchanged during the first week:
Alex: Hola Amigo, I'm on an empty white beach with an endless blue sea. How r u?
Me: You aren't drinking the water are you?
Alex: Collect rental car this pm.
Me: Don’t let Hannah drive, she’s worse than you. Don’t venture off the main highways or leave your papers, credit cards or money in the car.
Alex: We are off to stay in a hut on the beach tomorrow at Lay Playa, no water, no electric, no roads, no telephones, no TV. Can't wait.
Me: Take lots of bottled water and insect repellant? Don’t eat the food at the roadside stalls.
Alex: The car is a bust. Taking it back in the next town and giving them hell for palming us off with a wreck.
Me: Don’t be too aggressive, you’ll get arrested. Keep the doors locked when driving through the towns.
Alex: In Carmen tonight - this hotel is amazing, a whole suite for $100 a night. We are off to a great bar this evening to meet a few friends who have lived here since University.
Me: Take care to keep an eye on your glass the whole time. Don't leave sand in your clothes when you re-pack them
Alex: Yo Mama! We swam with dolphins today, a bit staged but it was wonderful and I have some great pics.
Me: Brush your teeth with bottled water only and don't pet any stray dogs!
Alex: I met this guy on the beach today who read our palms, Hannah (friend) was staggered by what he said. I was skeptical, but he was pretty accurate. Adios!
Me: He doesn’t know where you are staying does he? Did you take his photograph, just in case?
Alex: The locals are so friendly here, we are off exploring the jungle tomorrow and hope to see some Mayan ruins.
Me: Check you are going with an official guide. Tell the hotel where you are going and when you will be back.
She had a ball by the way – well why wouldn’t she, I did all the stressing for her!