Dear Gossips,

We travelled for 27 hours to get to the Maldives. And I feel like should take that long, shouldn’t it? To get to, at the risk of sounding cliché, paradise? It’s bright all day from the minute we wake up. Then at 4pm it rains here for 2 hours, just as I have to start working. The rain stops when the bar opens. Even the weather is accommodating. Some of you thought I was exaggerating yesterday when I talked about how small our little island is. Here’s an aerial shot. See? That’s a 5 minute walk, tops. And there are over a thousand of these all over the place.

Finished the first book on my reading list for this trip, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. Yeah, it was good. But here’s my problem with a crime novel: when they “think” they’ve caught the serial killer and you can feel in your hand that there are 75 pages to go... I dunno, it’s hard for me to appreciate the suspense. My friend Fiona, she is big on the crime novel; she was the one who told me to bring this with me. So I have to ask her how she deals with this. You too. If you’re a fan of crime fiction, send me your tips.

Sarah from Cinesnark is playing the casting game today. Sasha’s dealing with some heavy sh-t later on over in LifeStyle while I’m thinking I prefer Michael Fassbender in a leather jacket. If the biggest gossip headline for the next week is going to be some Kardashian’s marriage falling apart, I picked a good time to go on holiday.

Yours in gossip,