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 Sep 8, 2017
Stay-cation , get me on a ship

Well what can I say about Great Yarmouth , actually Scratby, apart from having the most glorious weather, busy, expensive ? These two beauts enjoyed it, very geared up for children, and everything is a pound !! We spent a lovely day on the beach , about the cheapest, for…

Read More
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Great Yarmouth for me , and not even a cruise

Yes here it is my second week off this year is looming, starting tomorrow, and Granny duties are kicking in !! its the school holidays , and we are off to pick the boys up tomorrow for a week by the sea, not on it this time !! Not quite…

Read More
Posted on Aug 16, 2017
Cabin Grades what is the difference ?

Many people who cruise often know more about these than I do !! It is especially difficult with first time cruisers or maybe someone changing brands and believe me it is a minefield out there, here is a link I use all day every day https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/index.php It has most of…

Read More
Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Smoking on board , an age old problem ?

Oh here is that old chestnut yet again !! the smoking on board, I have recently been reading some of the reviews on our website, what a load of old rubbish !! Some of the comments actually leave me speechless, anyone who knows me will think this very amusing !!…

Read More
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
Celebrity Silhouette , cant wait !

Is that time of the year for me waiting for my own holiday to come along, I have a cabin waiting with my name on with Celebrity Silhouette end of September, flying into Rome and then cruising down to Israel, we have been to Haifa before , but there is…

Read More
Posted on Jul 4, 2017
Normandy, DDay what an experience, least we forget!!

We docked at Caudebec-en-caux on the Seine for our trip to Normandy on our Avalon River cruise. Its a long day with about 2 hours 30 minutes by coach, but what a special and humbling day, I think every single person became very emotional, until you see these things its…

Read More
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
Avalon River cruise on the Seine

Well here I am sitting in the lovely French countryside right next the the beautiful Tapestry II with Avalon River cruises. Starting in Paris after a very short flight we set off for the ship. TOP TIP HERE If you choose the earlier flight, your are not hanging round all…

Read More
Posted on Jun 8, 2017
Paris to Normandy , off this weekend

We get very lucky here @ cruise.co.uk , every now and then we get to try the products we are selling to you all. Last year I was lucky to get lots of trips , and if you look back on my blogs for 2016 there are lots of reviews…

Read More
Posted on Jun 2, 2017
Why can you not book that late deal ?

My favourite time of the year (not) has approached again , I take the calls with sometime dread in my heart, when I hear the words "family of five" and the children are 11 / 7 / 6 YES YOU GUESSED IT IS LATE SEASON. Oh my heart just breaks…

Read More
Posted on May 20, 2017
Rocking the Boat with Suzi quatro

Who is Suzi Quatro I can hear hundreds of younger people saying, well born 3rd June 1950 (yes she is 66) I can remember her being quite the icon in my younger days , there were not many female artists in the "rock" genre. And now you can see her…

Read More