About Me

Some people are shopaholics, some are chocaholics and some like me are cruiseaholics! Okay you got me I am also a slight chocoholic as well. I guess my love affair for cruises began in the late 1970's when I used to watch "The Love Boat", which was an American TV…

Posted on Jun 10, 2019
Why should you take a bin liner to Costa Rica? and other tips!

First, I am not condoning the use of plastic however on this occasion it is very much needed. As you remember in my last blog, I was telling you about my trip to Costa Rica in May which is the start of the rainy season then couple this with nearly…

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Posted on May 27, 2019
I’m a Celebrity – get me out of here!

If anyone has ever watched this programme then you would know it is set in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia. I recently visited a rainforest of my own in the wonderful country of Costa Rica and have to say I definitely did not want to get out of there. My…

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Posted on May 14, 2019
Travel Agents Are The Worst At……….

being prepared for their own holidays! Here I am less than 48 hours before heading off on a work trip to Costa Rica and I am not even packed!! I kind of have everything ready either on the ironing board or under it at the moment but just can't seem…

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
Where do you think I am going?

Jungle formula mosquito spray, high factor suntan lotion and waterproof ziploc bags!! Where could I be off to? Jungle formula mosquito spray - somewhere tropical! High factor sun tan lotion - somewhere hot! Waterproof ziploc bags - somewhere rainy! Can only mean one thing .......... Costa Rica here I come!…

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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Disgusted by not enough toilet rolls and gaudy curtains!!

I always tell my clients that there is no such thing as a silly question but sometimes I really do have to stop myself  from laughing out loud on the phone at some things I get asked. Here are my top 5 funniest questions and top 5 funniest complaints: Funniest…

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Posted on Apr 2, 2019
The good, the bad and the ugly of table companions!

I love cruising and I love meeting new people. One of the biggest draws of cruising is meeting different people from different backgrounds whilst in the dining room. Over the years I have met some amazing people and on the flip side I have met some downright rude people at…

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Posted on Apr 2, 2019
Rescued by the RNLI – a naughty dog story!

Morning- my name is Miley and I am a mischievous three year old black Labrador. I live with my humans in Morecambe - I have a human mum, dad, three brothers and a sister plus my playmates Bubble and Squeak the Guinea Pigs and my arch enemy, Flash , the…

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Posted on Mar 18, 2019
Do you like a good Rump?

I think we all like a good Rump don't we? Rump Steak that is! What else where you thinking? [caption id="attachment_2080" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My husband and son enjoying the Crown Grill onboard Emerald Princess[/caption] Read my top 6 speciality dining recommendations for the best steaks ever. ROYAL CARIBBEAN – CHOPS…

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Posted on Mar 4, 2019
Military Benefits – Are you getting yours?

Did you know with P & O, Cunard and Princess Cruises you can get on board spending money which is known as a Military Benefit. Its available to the following: Current serving personnel Veterans Reservists MOD Civil servants NATO personnel in the UK for the following service divisions: British Army…

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Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day As I was opening my thousands of Valentine’s Day cards and gifts this morning, obviously dreaming I had received that many, I began to ponder the origins of this day. So, my search began. First, I came across a Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place from…

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