About Me

Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

Posted on Jun 22, 2019
Ready for Queen Victoria!

Well, I have been given a little week away on the lovely Cunard Queen Victoria, leaving tomorrow from Southampton for 7 nights, what a treat, our FAM trips are usually just a few nights, 2/3 even up to 5, so to get a whole week is definitely a rare opportunity.…

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Posted on Jun 9, 2019
Welcome to my world! Or maybe not this week

Here it is my humble abode and place of work AKA the spare room!! previously known as my son's bedroom, who is now off into the world and sharing with friends, learning all about bills and council tax !! Happy days This is where as they say "the magic happens"…

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Posted on May 24, 2019
Celebrity Edge, what a beautiful ship

What a lovely two nights on board, arrival in Southampton went very smooth, if you are lucky enough to be going on to the Edge, upload your photo if you can, and download the app it saves you lots of time at the port, we did not and it just…

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Posted on May 8, 2019
GOODBYE Independence for 2020

Well what a turn-up and shake up for Southampton this week, Royal Caribbean really throwing a spanner in the works for us in 2020 Now, all we have left is Anthem, and the talk is going all around the houses !! Is this a move by Royal Caribbean to fill…

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Posted on Apr 25, 2019
Celebrity edge, two nights on board, whoop !

Well, my favourite cruise line has gone and let me have a sneak preview of the brand new Celebrity Edge on 13th May for 2 whole nights, so excited to see this new and innovative ship, it has been a while since Celebrity has added to the Fleet, in fact,…

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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
A day in the life….not on a cruise

Well, we both quit the partaking of the white sticks (smoking) on our return from Benidorm, did not bring back any duty-free, and both went cold turkey, no vapes, pills, patches. And I have to say it's not been easy, it's getting easier and I am sure after six months…

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019
Cabin sleeping arrangments, what is a pullman bed?

We often chat away to customers and without realising it describe the cabin as a 4 berth with Pullman beds, we know what that means, and people who have cruised before with families may also know, though sometimes not, as has come to our attention. As you can see from…

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Posted on Mar 13, 2019
Land holiday or Sea ?

You would think from this picture I am on a posh cruise ship, alas not peeps, good old Benidorm !! We have recently returned after a weeks holiday with Jet2, flying out of Birmingham at stupid 715am in the morning, leaving our house @ 4 am and actually getting to…

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019
Never mind Alexa, meet Zoe

Coming on board the new Bellissima from MSC is the voice-activated help desk which will be in every cabin, answering questions from port information, show times, dining requests! Has it all just gone a bit too far, I was on board Seaview in August 2018 and signs of some of…

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Posted on Feb 11, 2019
Drinks on board Has P&O got it right ?

The whole debate has started again with P&O finally bring out a drinks package, I get asked the question at least once every day, is it worth it? This is such a personal choice as I often hear the comment, I don't drink much, well if that's the case, then…

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