La Santa 2004
Left the house about 1.20am, caught the night bus and got to Victoria, waited for them to open the train station and then caught the 3 am train to Gatwick. Met Jenny and Charlie and tried to get a drink in the wheatherspoons at 4am but couldnt so had coffee instead. Got a windowseat and managed to get some sleep on the flight. Straight into badminton then and played singles with Pete and Phil and got beat badly then played 5 a side for an hour and won though didnt score, then 2 hours of volleyball playing doubles at the end, then down the bar and talked and went to dinner with Jenny and Nicki and Andy and Rob and his flat mate. Then more drinking and a bit of pool watching then into the disco finished up dancing with Dorota and her friends about 4.30am
Up very late, about 2pm, played volleyball for 2 hours, quite tiring as we played doubles at the end with Rob, Julie and Alan. into the
grass skirt then and down the green bar. off then to the bbq, sat with Josie, Alan, Maggie, Richard, Alison and Graham, Alison was Yvonnes scottish mate.
Was good fun and quite a few people were in grass skirts and wigs. back to the bar then and played pool with Susie D against little miss shooby doo wap and Debbie and
won, down then to the disco, luckily they chucked us out about 3.30am this time.also seemed to lose a number of drinks which helped to keep me sobberish.
Up early and took a road bike out past Tinajo. Back then played a couple of games of badminton including one with Jenny were we won convincingly. Then
watched England score in the 3rd minute against Wales before going for a very leisurely run around the lagoon, beach volleyball then, again for two hours,
doubles with Linda and Joanne and Julie. Later took a taxi into la santa to a meal at la verde mer which previously had been to with Stuey and Jane and Angela.
had a good buffet and chatted to Colin and Martin and Trevor, with Nicki and Georgina
also on the table. Walked back to la santa talked to Yvonne and Alan a lot in bar
changed shirt then played word game with Nicki and Georgna.
Up and cycled to Tinajo, played a cuple of games of badminton,
tried to play in the volleyball tournament but rob couldnt. Played
with jurgen instead and lost to Derek and Julie in first round. Got ready
early for trip to Puerto del carmen, got coach in talking to jenny, let
others go for meal, while i recqued the place and found charlies bar was the most lively.
2 hours badminton, 2.5 hours volleyball, with Warren Phil and Julie and Linda then
1 hour Tennis with Ann, Nicki, and Andy Hann, then went for meal with Nicki,
Ann and Georgina down the pool bar then more drinking then down disco till after
4 with Rob.
Had meal in the pool bar under the globe in the enclosure, with Joanne at the end of the table,down
disco to about 2.30am
Up early did the traiathlon, beat Rob at swimming cycling and running, though only just at swimming
came third overall with Warren second. Played social volleyballl for
two hours. Won on a team called the jocks with, neil, gordon and catrina,
against teams with julie, phil and becky in. Badmington next, then 2 more
hours of spice volleyball, before picking up my
certificates in the ceremony in the square. Dressed quickly then and
caught a taxi to the chinese in la santa, we had a meal for ten
which was a good free for all. Sat with Nicki and Martin, and Georgina and
Andy and Rob and threee blonde girls from various groups one of whom was a
lawyer. The shot glasses at the end of the meal were interesting and Nicki
pocketed one. Back then in a taxi from the taxi stop and down the very packed
disco till 4.45am, Doh! up at 8.30am to say goodbye to folks and kipp out
on the back of the coach. Flew back with Bill and Pete the fireman right
at the back of the plane..