I did sit on a beach a bit like this once on one of the lovely Whitsunday Islands..... no palm trees though, and DEFINITELY no waiter, or hotel for that matter.
This little slice of memory is for Opus Gluei #58. There's some coloured CS from the boxes, a piece of red ribbon to match the stripes in the beach towel, and that umbrella, some sand which I think I saved from my sons sandpit (to have on the bottom of candle bowls so the sand absorbs the wax)(L-o-n-g story related to my fire-protection absorbed husband who hated candles), and some shells saved from a wander along a beach some time in the past. The image is one I clipped from a magazine. I was trying to duplicate the horizon with the two colours of CS - sort of matching the sea. The passport stamp is one I've had for a while and its a really useful one to suggest far away places.
Maybe I should have used it on Ali's card too??