Trip Start Mar 04, 2014
23Trip End Apr 02, 2014
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Afternoon tea was served in the formal dining room on deck 5 and it didn't seem right turning up in t shirt and shorts straight off the sun deck. So although the food was lovely Minnie and I agreed that we would have to get dressed up if we did it again.
We were back up on deck by 5pm to catch the last bit of sun ( we had been sitting in the shade all day as it was blisteringly hot again)
I had the weirdest of dreams about a finishing school for cakes that wanted to make it to the top tier on the afternoon tea circuit. It featured two pals, an apple slice nicknamed the Cinnamon Kid and a Chocolate Chip Muffin or Chip for short. Chip and the Kid were inseparable, they lived life to the full on the wild side of the tray but they didn't know that they were yesterday's cakes and the odds were stacked against them making the first tier on the cake stand.
Kid was a ladies man and he took a fancy to one of the new fondant creams, all pink and yellow swirls and wearing a crinkly skirt. "Hiya Cup Cake" the kid said but as he moved towards her, one of his crumbs caught in the doily and he flipped off the plate. Chip saw the apple turnover but before he could reach him, Kid was snatched up off the floor and taken away. The next time that Chip sees his pal he is wearing a cherry. Chip realises it's all over for the kid - he's been iced.
Chip is in despair
Life goes on and Chip continues to work hard but the first tier seems as far away as ever. Until one day a customer complains that the fondant creams are far too sickly and asks for a traditional muffin. The waiter apologises to the customer and explains that muffins are yesterday's cakes but offers to speak to the manager to see what he can do. He goes off to see the Maître D who remembers Chip at the back of the tray. He blows off the dust, gives him a new coating of sugar and places Chip at the centre of the first tier on the cake tray.
Finally Chip is Top Bun
I woke up and the movie was still running. Tom Cruise was just just doing the "I feel the need the need for speed" but I couldn't stop thinking about Chip and the Cinnamon Kid.