2 Dec 2015
RED SEA HOLIDAYS
View from the Restaurant and Chantal swimming in the sea
After a very good night sleep we had breakfast and enjoyed our first day at the beach. The sun was shining and it was warm, we really all three purred. Chantal went even swimming, Nicole and I were too lazy and it was also a bit windy. Unfortunately our happiness didn't last long. Before lunch I went into my room to change and my mobile rang. It was Mr. G who told me that Chantal's son had called from Toronto because he couldn't reach his mother on her smart phone. For an unknown reason her mobile didn't work here. He informed me that Chantal's husband had died ! I was like knocked out ! How should and when should I tell her, after or before lunch. I decided after lunch so that the poor girl at least had something in her stomach.
We had lunch together and laughed and I had such a heavy heart !
After lunch I finally pulled myself together and told her what had happened. She wasn't very surprised because he was laying in bed like a living dead, couldn't feel or see or talk. She took care of him for 6 years and it had been hard. So it was rather a relief for everybody. The only thing which was so awful that for once she went on holidays it had happened the second day.
Now she has to fly home tomorrow, her sons arrive from Canada and Dubai. The care taker of her husband had already done the most urgent things so that she hasn't to worry too much. So we spent the day together at the beach trying to relax and forget what had happened.
Nicole and I felt so sorry for her, she never could go on holidays because of her husband, now she had found a retired nurse who stayed with him and she could go away for once, and this must happen. If only it had been before departure or after the two weeks holidays ! She was the one who needed a holiday break the most.
Chantal's last day, tomorrow morning she leaves !