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    #16
    Max, many thanks for sharing your time, experiences, heartache and loss, with all of us. It has truly been a pleasure to read all of your blogs. Your writing has always been of the best quality, as I have said before, once you have started you cannot stop until you have reached the end.
    May you have many more enjoyable cruises.

    All the best
    Bob

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      #17
      Just two words suffice. .
      Thank you
      Regards
      Garfield

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        #18
        [Qappy, Wolverhampton;614845]The most moving and well written blog, it was a privilege to read it. Thirty five years ago I lost my husband when I was 7 months pregnant and sadly our precious baby was born full term on 14th June and died the following day. Mrs B bravely did the right thing to go on the cruise, life can be cut short in the blink of an eye. I was once told to live each day as if it was my last, because one day it will be. I have not always managed to do this but I do try because it is important to make the most of what you have. I am sure Mrs B Dad would be very proud of her for going on the cruise and as you go through life and have decisions to make then thinking back to what he would have said or done will set you on the right track. My thoughts are with you both, take care of yourselves.[/QUOTE]



        Can I just say to go through what you have and to have such an outlook on life and have a forum name of happy
        I salute you x
        Last edited by cymrucruiser; 14th June 2014, 08:44 PM. Reason: typo
        Past cruises:
        Carnival Conquest October 2002
        Independence of the Seas October 2012
        Independence of the Seas May 2014
        Explorer of the Seas June 2015
        Norwegian Escape October 2015

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          #19
          Words are not enough max. You should follow dennis and publish bill's story x
          Past cruises:
          Carnival Conquest October 2002
          Independence of the Seas October 2012
          Independence of the Seas May 2014
          Explorer of the Seas June 2015
          Norwegian Escape October 2015

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            #20
            Hi Max,
            The coming days without your blog are going to be quite ordinary and somewhat dull.
            I enjoy reading the written English word especially when they are put together so informatively and with exact meaning as written by your careful hand. It is not too often these days that we witness an article of prose put together with accurate meaning and fine eloquence.
            I have crossed paths with a few Bills in the past and I would have loved to have spoken to your Bill.
            I look forward to your future blogs with great interest.
            D Day seems a little clearer now thanks to your eye to detail and I am very happy to say many many thanks.
            BB

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              #21
              Thanks Max, for all your hard work and compassion. What a journey for both of you, sorry, no pun intended. My condolences to you both.
              Lizzie sigpic

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                #22
                Max
                I have been reading this forum for approx 18 months and in that time I have read numerous well written and interesting blogs, I have no hesitation in saying yours has been the most interesting and emotive I have read in that time and I thank you for taking the time to share it with us. My commiserations to your dear wife and yourself on your recent loss.
                Happy and enjoyable cruising to you in the future and I look forward to your further contributions to the forum.

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                  #23
                  I can only echo the comments already posted. It has been such an interesting and informative read, reducing me to tears at times but so worth while....Carol

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                    #24
                    Dear Forum friends

                    It's been difficult sometimes to hit the right note as the last thing I wanted was to make it mawkish or overly familiar, so to hear that it seems to have been taken in the spirit with which it was written is very satisfying, and entirely humbling.

                    The kindness of 'strangers' is always the most unexpected and rewarding, and whilst on a forum we're not strangers in the unfamiliar sense, most of us only know each other through what we all choose to write. That can sometimes lead to misunderstandings, but it can also be the most liberating and encouraging thing since we see how kind and empathetic people really are.

                    Thanks again for all the lovely warm and encouraging comments.

                    Best wishes
                    Max

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                      #25
                      PS - Sorry - meant to say that in the next few days I'll try to post some photos, including a precious one I have of my old friend Bill. I just want to check first with his family that they'd be Ok with that, and that could take a day or two.

                      Unfortunately the ship's wifi wasn't up to the task of photos, as we have some of the beaches, the war graves and the Az-Amazing party on D-Day that even I couldn't get wrong.

                      The much travelled 'Fossil', whose blog elsewhere you really must read, said that he thought the wifi signal worst he'd experienced afloat. It gave up the ghost completely in the last 24 hours.

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                        #26
                        Max,

                        I would like to add my thanks and congratulations on such a well considered and written series of reports. You really made the D-Day story so poignant through the experiences of Bill and his comrades.

                        My condolences to Mrs B and yourself at such a sad time.

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                          #27
                          Once again Max,I can only repeat what all the other posters have said,Thankyou so much for sharing it all with us,I feel lucky to have been allowed to share a very personal time,And so sorry for your loss. Thank you Max. Jan.

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                            #28
                            Thank you, Max, and especially Mrs B....this blog is one to remember. The very best to you both- Jo.
                            Jo.

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                              #29
                              Just finished all the entries. Superb.

                              Humbly, Bill


                              Lawnmowerman

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                                #30
                                Thank you Max for an enthralling and superbly written account of your D Day landings cruise. I am sorry it has ended as I looked forward to reading the newest episode each day.
                                I am so glad you enjoyed my favourite cruise line too. Once someone has been on an Azamara ship then nothing else compares.

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