The Silverdene Hotel
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... lot more than I did at eighteen, however the thought of spending a year out of this lovely comfort zone I have, is pretty scary. But now, having just made a delivery of stuff I want to keep for when I return (or at least haven't sifted through yet) to my parent's; had a vegan cake trial for my sisters wedding and returned to Liverpool with at least five of the things on that to do list crossed off; I'm definitely beginning to get a bit ...
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 ...
This morning I was very tired and it was difficult to get out of bed, probably due to the lost hour and the fact that the mornings are getting darker the further north we go. So it was about 9.40am before I got out of my pit, and got washed and dressed. We then decided to go and get some exercise, so we went up and did five laps (equivalent to one mile) round the promenade deck in the crisp air.
Then it was back to our cabin to get our Fred Olsen ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...