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 Nov 13, 2013
Fancy a one night stand with a Norwegian ?

Well now that I have your attention, we have been very busy with this one night "cruise to nowhere" on 14th January 2014 out of Southampton with the new Norwegian Cruise lines Getaway. What a wonderful way to have a night out, look around the ship and see what there…

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013
Disabled cabins on Cunard

Having had members of my family with mobility difficulties this is a subject close to my heart as I am sure it is with most caring individuals. Which is why I hope anyone reading this will be interested. Queen Mary, one of Cunard's beautiful ocean liners only has 30 disabled…

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013
School Holiday prices, rip off or not ?

We hear about it constantly in the media how the Travel Industry "rips" people off during the school holidays, they take advantage of the new rulings and fines are handed out to parents taking the children out of school for a week or two during the academic year. What never…

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Posted on Oct 23, 2013
Family Cruising

I have touched on this subject before about booking early to avoid disappointment, yet I am returning to the subject as I came across some interesting facts. I know the amount of cabins that will be converted is limited, I now know the age groups of the children allowed. This…

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Posted on Oct 16, 2013
Empty Nest …………….

Well the time has finally come, the last one is leaving for pastures new !! My wonderful son is off to Cape Town for a gap year and to spend some time with his father. Ticket finally booked 23rd October 2013. Dean was born in South Africa in 1994 and…

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Posted on Oct 9, 2013
Christmas…….11 weeks and counting !!

No one likes to be reminded how close we are getting to the dreaded time of the year, and I say dreaded because I have done it all, staying up until well after midnight wrapping presents, putting the mince pies/sherry/reindeer fodder out with the appropriate bites missing. Then comes the…

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Posted on Oct 1, 2013
When to book ? Always a good question……….

How many times as Consultants we get asked, when is the best time to book ? The answer...........quite honestly we don't always know. Are you particular about your cabin? is the Itinerary something special that maybe only happens once or twice a year? there are so many variables it is…

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Posted on Sep 21, 2013
Back from the ALgarve…..loving Jet2.com

Busy week, got back from holiday on Saturday morning last week and straight on to the phones Saturday Night !! This was the first "low cost" airline I have flown with in a long time, many charters, and boy what a difference, if you ever get the opportunity to fly…

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Posted on Sep 5, 2013
Coventry or the Algarve ?? What a question ?

Well off to Portugal tomorrow for a week, my only question is should I be leaving all of this beautiful weather behind. Note to self , make sure next year you are leaving rain/snow/sleet so while I am sitting by the pool, Kindle in hand I can post photographs of…

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Posted on Aug 27, 2013
Celebrate in Style

  After many family meetings, dates thrown backwards and forwards my 50th birthday celebrations were decided !! All aboard P&O Oceana for a 2 night party cruise. We set sail (all 22 of us) without too much fuss and then settled into our cabins, these had all been pre-linked with…

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