We went through exotic Gardens and met Shelli and Sterling - they are such a lovely couple. So warm, friendly and just "normal", they have the skill of making you feel completely at ease which is just lovely.
A couple of hours sitting in the sun and a dip in the pool (had to be done) was the order of the afternoon before we had to get poshed up into our cocktail dresses for our final dinner together.
We all walked across the road from our hotel to the Hotel De Paris.
Here is a photo of us all glammed up stolen from Shelli's blog.
The view was spectacular, the food was fabulous and the company wasn't bad either LOL!
I did feel pretty stupid with my 10 Euros considering a early 20 something girl was betting between 20 - 40,000 Euros each spin of the wheel. When we arrived at the table, she had 40,000 Euros. We saw her go up to 90,000, back down to 20,000 but after watching for an hour, she left the table with 150,000 Euros!!! Dawn Silver who said that it was like watching paint dry, took some dragging away by the time this girl had finished. I think she understood the gambling bug by the end of it!
So, by 1 o'clock in the morning, it was time to bid farewell and retire for the evening. Back at the room, we were greeted with yet another pillow gift:
A fabulous black patent handbag! How on earth were we going to get all this home, don't they know they booked me on Easyjet with the rigid 20 kilos and one hand luggage policy!
The next morning I had a little lie in, packed at leisure, checked out, had breakfast and said goodbye to those that hadn't left earlier in the day.
It was such an amazing trip and one that I would love to repeat - so it's all out for the next three months to achieve the trip to Prague next summer.
There aren't many companies spoiling their "employees" with 5* trips away in this recession. I consider myself very very lucky and whilst I worked hard to earn it, without my customers and my team who worked hard too, I would never have achieved it, so from the bottom of my heart - thank you!
Now what are Stampin' Up! goodies do you need in the next three months - we've got another trip to earn LOL :)