When I was younger I was extremely lucky to go to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico for a family holiday. Found on the West Coast of Mexico, we stayed in a gorgeous hotel, with thatched roofing and a private area of beach. One of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to!

My sister and I qualified as PADI Open Water Divers as teenagers and Puerto Vallarta is known for having some amazing dive locations. We took some time out of our busy days lying on the beach and swimming with dolphins to go on a few dive trips which were all incredible.

One night after dinner in the hotel restaurant there was an almighty thunder storm resulting in not only the most gorgeous sunset but there was a tornado out in the sea! I never imagined in my life I would see one with my own eyes, but there it was … I am currently on my parent’s case to dig out that picture which is proving tricky as it was in the days of printed pictures which end up in the loft!