Holiday Wishes from our Krakatau Kristmas

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my blog, but I thought it a great forum to share some holiday wishes and photos* with you today.

From deep in the South Pacific, Ray and I would like to share our sincerest wishes for a blessed holiday and a happy New Year.

 May peace, love, health & prosperity fill your home today and always, 

Catherine & Ray

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*all photos taken at our pool

We’re heading to Krakatau for Kristmas with a group of our friends for one last tropical beach vacation before we relocate back to the US. Activities to include fresh seafood beach BBQ’s, snorkelling and boating, a secret Santa swap, and hiking a prehistoric volcano, of course!

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