….if you remember it, you weren’t there….
Have to admit that writing up yesterday, today and tomorrow has been a challenge. Photos were required to jog memories whilst we desperately tried to remember what exactly did go on in Langkawi!
Suffice to say we made some wonderful friends at Crowded House, and, as is usual with our friends most of them drank, some a lot, so we were happy to have a few days of hedonistic fun and let our hair down…. apologies Guy.
Today was BBQ day, our hosts, Tommy and Lisa, with help from Kevin, had promised a Crowded House BBQ, starting at 8pm. We only needed to provide booze which isn’t a problem on a duty free island.
It was really exciting to have that expectation of a night out (even if it was technically a night in), we get so used to having no plans at all that knowing you have a night with friends ahead of you is a feeling I have missed.
Breakfast was Nasi Landor, curry and rice. We chose as many different dishes as we could to fit on our plates. They were all delicious. I have lost the memory of what they were individually.
Then onto duty free, we wanted to do cocktails, so decided on Bacardi, pineapple juice and mango with Sprite (bought coconut milk but it curdled unattractively). Guy carried the beer home and got a few looks…..!
We needed to get back to the hostel to get maximum time for chilling the beer after warming it up to 35 degrees. Also fridge space was at a premium so we needed to fill it before the Swedish did 😁.
We saw a token toucan on the way home. They do not look real. We wanted a Guinness.
So we had time before the party and decided to go to the pool in the next hotel which we had free use of. Already in the sun loungers and with a beer/cider/coke zero in hand are our new Swedish friends Dogge, Cecelia, Jonas and Helen. We named them Abba, it was easier.
The next few hours were spent relaxing by the pool, maybe having a beer, and watching 2 people have their Padi diving lesson in the pool.
As today was my Dad’s birthday we were booked in for a birthday call, so had to make sure we hadn’t drunk too much before we were due to call at 5.30. We managed to pull it off, we thought, although when he reads this he will know!!!
The rest of the night was a haze of beer, cocktails, wonderful foods – fish, kebabs, prawns, chips, dips and sauces which Lisa and Tommy had spent ages preparing, and brought out one after the other.
Before long the table was strewn with empty bottles, cans and skewers. It was a fabulous, entertaining evening that went well into the night.
Music was provided, which we all sang along to enthusiastically. Many stories were told, most forgotten.
If any of our new friends are reading, it is the best night out we have had in the past 6 months of travelling, we love you all!!!!