The Argyll Blackpool
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... or any meat substitutes. Might have to do some deeper digging. One thing that I find super funny is that there's a lot of pre-prepared indian food at the grocery stores. Like people go crazy for popadums? Hilarious. Also, all the little packaged fruits and veggies have British flags on them and are labeled as such. E.g "British brussels sprouts" or "British beef". It's cute but if we did that back home I think I would find it super obnoxious, like "American onions", I ...
... afternoon Nanny, Grandpa and Uncle Mike took Alexander, Lincoln, Rosie, Brody and Marni of to a pantomime (Aladdin) in Lancaster.
Matt and I went for a walk to the Midland hotel, back along the seafront, through Morecambe village. We had and Irish and Bailey's coffee and then braved the icy 1 degree conditions on the way back...to the mayhem of family dinner.
... We enjoyed some canapés washed down with some sparkling wine, and listened to a speech from the Captain as well as watching a presentation showing the future FOCL cruises. Then it was time to go to lunch. :-)
Afterwards we went back up on deck to do another five laps, and we noticed it was quite a lot colder, and there was a strong wind blowing at the port side bow.
Coming back into the warmth of the Boudicca we had a post-luncheon nap, then ...
... preparation for today’s Remembrance Day service. We are not particularly religious, but I do find Remembrance Day to be very moving, and we always watch the events at the Cenotaph on television every year.
I draped a huge flag around my shoulders; it depicts the silhouette of WW1 soldiers, a large poppy, and the words “Lest We Forget” emblazoned across it. I brought it especially, as I knew there was a good chance that the cruise ...
... on table 32. :-)
As on all Fred Olsen cruises, dinner was delicious. I started with smoked salmon and avocado, followed by Caesar salad and a tasty lamb korma. Then I finished off with some cheeses and a nice glass of amaretto. :-)
At around 7.30pm Boudicca slowly started to make her way down the Mersey, heading for the Irish Sea. Our voyage had begun.
Our hunger well appeased, we then went along to the Neptune Lounge, where ...