Staycation, here I come!: Sunday Musings #90

Aug 29, 202020 comments

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When you are reading this post, I would be enjoying my coffee and the two day staycation at Cove Rotana, Ras Al Khaimah. I know it is still scary to be out in the world with the numbers again slowly rising in the UAE but I think it is a well deserved rest.

When I say well deserved, I want to remind that I have been following the rules, restrictions and the curfew for six months now – yes the whole COVID-19 drama started here in the late February. I have stayed home as much as possible and the very few times I went out, I followed social distancing and with the gloves/masks.

Sure, it is the bare minimum, but staying cooped up in the house and working all through the pandemic is so depressing and sad. And hence the staycation (also because the prices were cheap for obvious reasons).

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Anyway I will still be following all the precautions and santization, as required. But I need the beach, whatsoever. So the next time I talk to you guys I hope to be well rested and more fun than usual.

Here are some pictures of the hotel we are staying in for you!

What I read this week

I am currently reading Good Omens by . It is hilarious and I am looking forward to watching the Amazon adaptation pretty soon.

What I watched this week

I bid an almost tearful good bye to Modern Family and I loved it, as I told you last week.

I am currently watching Good girls – S3 and I am not enjoying it as much as I did the earlier seasons. It might be a tad repetitive for my taste now.

Should I give up and watch something else?

On my blog

In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.

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Around the blogosphere

I went on blog hopping spree last week and these are the posts that I loved. I hope you enjoy them as well.

From the Insta-world

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Let us chat

How was your week? What are you currently reading and watching? Have you watched Modern Family? Let’s talk.

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  1. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I don’t blame you for getting away one little bit! We went away last weekend for a little staycation and it was wonderful! Covid is utterly draining so doing what you need to recharge and stay sane is a must and all you can do is take every precaution. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you! I hope you are rejuvenated now.

  2. Heather

    Wow that resort looks amazing, I hope you have enjoyed it, I don’t think I’d want to go home!

    Thank you so much for the mention too, I had a good response to that post.

    Have a lovely week!

    • Gayathri

      Yes I had a great time. I loved that post.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  3. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Enjoy your staycation and stay safe. It looks like a beautiful place to relax. Have a great week!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you, I did enjoy it.

  4. Proxyfish @ Books by Proxy

    I hope you have an amazing staycation – it looks lovely!

    I’ve just finished watching the third season of Good Girls and it definitely wasn’t as enjoyable as the earlier seasons. It did improve as the series went along though. I loved the adaptation of Good Omens though!

    I’m yet to watch Modern Family but hear good things… I may have to check it out!

    • Charvi

      OMG the place looks gorgeous! I hope you had a nice time 🙂

      • Gayathri

        It was and yes I had a good time!

    • Gayathri

      I am yet to watch Good Omens. But I hear good things about it.

  5. Greg

    Congrats on getting away! That place looks amazing. Love the pics! 🙂

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  6. jessicabookworm

    That hotel looks gorgeous – I really hope you are enjoying your well-deserved break, Gayathri. Also great to hear you are loving reading Good Omens – I loved it too and I am hoping to watch the TV adaptation soon. Take care and happy reading for the coming week. 🙂

    • Gayathri

      I did enjoy the vacation, thank you!

  7. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    I hope you enjoy your staycation! Aren’t those pictures gorgeous.

    Glad you are enjoying Good Omens. It really is hilarious!

    Have a good time and take a rest. Here’s my The Sunday Post #9

    • Gayathri

      Oh I did. Thank you!

  8. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    I hope you have nice staycation. The hotel seems so relaxing and has such a pleasing view.

    Happy readings!

    • Gayathri

      It definitely was relaxing thank you.


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