To my La Manga Ladies….
Thank you so much for coming. I think we can all agree this holiday has been, well, “an experience”.
Clearly we started as meant to go on. Me, quietly queuing at the bar for a few nibbles and possibly a bottle of low alcohol wine to share before an early night. Then you five rocked up full of fizz and crazing pizza.
It was at that point I realised I should have packed bigger pants and more elasticated trousers….
Never have I been on a holiday where everyone is so quick to say yes, to have a go, have a giggle. I have never felt so relaxed and broken all at the same time.
You ladies mean far more to me than I think any of you realise; good friends are hard to find and to have a week where your abs hurt from laughing and not from sit ups means I am sitting with five of the best.
We all didn’t know each other individually all that well before we came. But now we can predict each other’s toilet habits movements, and know exactly what food we do and don’t eat.
I for one, really hope we make this an annual event because I have had an absolute blast.
A holiday is not a holiday without an award ceremony.
So I am pleased to be the host of the first annual CrossFit girls on tour awards…..
The first award goes to a lady who quite simply could make a bin bag look stylish. She is personally responsible for the 2-3 kgs of extra belly we are all taking home as a direct result of being an awesome cook (could be on master chef you know) she is the first to have a go on anything, plunge pool, jet ski, hot sauce, and she doesn’t even moan when her bras are stolen.
So the first holiday award for being the most amazing is SuperSteph.
The next award is for a lady who has pushed herself to the limit this holiday. Forcing herself to down shot after shot and still up making tea first thing. She has partied, pulled, and pretty much taught La Manga how to karaoke with style – and still remains, almost, (with a black eye brewing) in one piece.
So the award for being partyfantastic goes to Luscious Liz.
Now we all find things in life challenging and we have a choice as to whether we flee from our fears or face them head on.
This lady has stepped up and pushed herself out of her comfort zone. She came to the supermarket – despite quaking with terror inside. She has lived in a house of food that she doesn’t eat and she was an absolute stormer on the bike yesterday – despite being grotesquely hungover and not all that keen.
So the award for being fearless goes to Sexy Sara.
There is always one on holiday that takes abuse after abuse. And this holiday is no different. Whenever she is out of the room, plans are hatched on what scare to do next. If anyone is going to get wrestled into the sea it’s her, if anyone is be in the pool it’s her. And of course we cannot forget about the shower….
But to give her total credit she has taken it all on the chin, failed to get her revenge and has given us all more laughs as she runs around the house in terror.
So my award for the best sport of the holiday calls to Scarded Sam….
Which leaves me with my last award….
Now then love,
Never have I been away and had my knickers folded so well, never have I been away with someone who brings blue cheese in their case and blue rinse wigs. Never have I met anyone who will wash the floor, apply the sun cream, pluck the chins, make the endless cups of tea and never ever complain.
Even when her back clearly hurt she carried on and didn’t make a moan.
Plus her ability to celebrate birthdays is second to none.
Nicky Mundy you are simply one of the kindness, most beautiful, slightly mental people I know…
So my award for being “simply the best” goes to the one and only Naughty Nickie….
Bring on next year ladies…