The Beeches Hotel, Blackpool
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... footwear. We’d worn our boots instead of packing them, as they’d take too much room up in the case.
Our cabin is a superior outside one, with a window instead of portholes, twin beds, a dressing table and a couple of chairs. The bathroom has a bath tub as well as a shower. This would be our ‘home’ for the next 16 nights. :-)
As we are cruising all-inclusive, we decided to go and have a drink (free!) so we went to ...