JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Prince in our midst

The Cairns Ironman 70.3 draws competitors from all over the world but to have a real live Prince competing is something the organisers could only have wished for in their wildest dreams.
Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa of Bahrain flew into Cairns today in his private Boeing 767 jet with an entourage of 40.  To tell the truth I have never heard of this particular prince but he is apparently the captain of Bahrains Endurance team of 13 elite athletes.  He is staying for 13 days in the tropical north so no doubt he will also spend some time in Port Douglas.   In the meantime, whilst he is in Cairns, he is staying at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino.  Now you all know how much we love this place as we get an upgrade almost overtime we stay there.  The staff will wait on the prince hand and foot because that's what they do!
We last stayed at the Pullman RHC on our way to Thailand.  Our upgrade that night was to the "Royal Suite", undoubtably where the good prince will be laying his head.  I took some photographs of the suite so that you could check out how the other half live!

The enormous bed in the enormous bedroom!

The very opulent marble ensuite with his and hers basin

Looking from the bedroom to the lounge area.  The office is on the left and the entrance hallway is to the right.

I would love this office in my house, particularly the view to the ocean.

From the lounge looking back to the bedroom

The Prince will receive Champagne on arrival

And will probably dine in this private dining room (there is a kitchen off to the side)

And then, the Prince will receive this handwritten note from the manager welcoming him to the Pullman.

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