Oh dear, I know this sounds so poetically-cliché, but when you wake up to this magnificence each morning, you cannot help but draw from poetry.
As Christmas approaches and our great expanse of pristine beaches start to fill with tourists from all over the globe, I picture raindrops and gently falling snow in your part of the world... and wish I could be there!
With more than seven months of warm, sunny days, we actually look forward to the cool winter that brings the much-needed rain. Just a reminder that our coldest day temperature is about 12ºC and 6ºC at night, therefore we do not have central heating, but believe me, we do have airconditioning to survive temperatures upwards of 30ºC in summer.
My children will be visiting from Banbury England over Christmas and I am counting the days. They are very outdoorsy and enjoy deep-sea diving, wreck-diving, absailing, hiking, water-skiing, canoeing, barbeques and any other invitation from Mother Nature during the splendid, sun-filled summer months .
They keep a 'cache' of gear at the in-law's family holiday home in the Garden Route, where we'll all be spending Christmas together.