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... I did fear that I had too much to do. I made a panic inducingly long to do list in my room piled with stuff to be taken to charity shops and my parent's house and struggled with finding travel insurance. However once that was sorted I felt better until I thought of the enormity of what I'm going to do and became quite nervous. I keep reasoning with myself that eighteen year olds travel all the time with no worries and I definitely ...
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 ...
Our friends and family say we are mad. They can think of no other explanation as to our choice of holiday destination. After all, northern Britain in November – a month where autumn hovers uncertainly at the edge of winter – is cold and dark. So where are we going for our holidays? Somewhere even colder and darker. :-)
Yes, we are once again setting off on a cruise, this time on the Boudicca, a Fred Olsen ship on which we have sailed ...