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I'm starting my blog now, before I go because - 1 - I read, before you give people a link to a blog, there should be a few entries to read; 2 - it's the beginning of the year, so it makes sense; 3 - I'm seeing this as a practice run; 4 - there's rather a lot of preparation work that goes into a years trip Over the last week I've been up and down emotionally. As I'm completely moving out of my flat and have a definite panache for the last ...
Quiet day, just us. The four of us went for a walk along the seafront in the morning, it was very cold and windy. Marni, wanted to wear her sparkly skipping shoes. What to do? We went with it, if it gets her on her feet, who are we to push for the winter boots that will keep her feet warm? So two pairs of sock and sparkly skipping shoes it was. First event was a puddle which had iced over and then we had to stop at the railway crossing. The train ...
... a long, hot shower and washed my hair. It took quite a lot of conditioner to detangle the back-combing from my up-do last night. Eventually I had it all nice and smooth, and finished by blowdrying and using my straighteners.
The day passes surprisingly quickly when you’re not doing anything in particular, and at 4.15pm we went along to the Neptune Lounge to listen to a classical piano recital Maiko Mori, a Japanese pianist who we had seen on the ...
... do something for Armistice Day.
The service was very good; it finished with a bugler playing the Last Post followed by two minutes’ silence. Then we all went to the aft decks, where a large memorial wreath was committed to the deep.
Afterwards we returned to 5050 and I got changed into my gym gear! Yes, I am actually determined to go to the gym every day to try to keep my fitness up and also to work off at least some of the extra calories ...
... best view of the cathedral and castle is from the train station, and it is a sight I never, ever tire of. :-)
After 50 minutes we arrived at York, and decided it was a good time to crack open the bottle of chilled cava we’d brought, along with some orange juice, to enjoy a couple of glasses of Buck’s Fizz each, along with the snacks we’d brought to keep us going.
The three hour journey to Liverpool whizzed by, and ...