September 30, 2019

There is nothing I love more than an afternoon listening to music, drinking tea (or gin!) and playing a variety of boardgames with Nicky and our friends. And if we are ever blessed with kids, then it will be something that we would want to do with them on a regular bas...

February 28, 2019

One of mine and Nicky's favourite things to do with friends is go to Escape Rooms. We've been to some in Nottingham, Newark, Melton, Lake District and Preston. There are so many round the country and they are great fun! Off the top of my head I can remember diffusing a...

January 14, 2019

Homeward bound

So all good things come to an end, and it's time to go home... Depending on where you've been, you will probably have one or two sea days to get back to Blighty, but your holiday isn't over yet!

The activities, shows etc don't wind down, you will be entert...

January 13, 2019

Evenings on board...

Previously I talked about activities on the ship and how to spend your day. Now I'm going to focus on the evening entertainment.

Usually the ship disembarks late afternoon onwards, so passengers have a evenings activities to look forward to. 

Every af...

January 12, 2019

Life on board...

Cruising is all about visiting different places, but of course a large amount of time is spent on board. Much of the sailing is done in the evenings and all night, if the ship doesn't dock at all it is known as a “sea day”.

So what do the passengers do w...

January 11, 2019

The night before...

Well here are Kevin & I at the Holiday Inn, Southampton, looking forward to embarking on our long awaited cruise tomorrow. Also, a first for me, I'm contributing to Emma’s Jots by writing a diary of our holiday.

Firstly I'll give you a bit of backgrou...

December 17, 2018

Christmas is very nearly here, and I for one am not feeling completely prepared... I feel like I have missed people on the gift list, some people I've only given one of two gifts to because I forgot there was two under the tree. It's just a continuous stress - one that...

November 20, 2018

I am one of those people who gets so involved in disagreements and I HATE being wrong. I get so adamant that I’m right that even when I know I'm wrong, I continue to argue and make points that are so full of crap to try and justify why I'm right. Then it just ends up b...

November 19, 2018


I love the song, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham. It's up there with my favourites! And when I first saw this game, and every time I see the box, I have a little sing-song. The song is fun, everyone loves playing it, and it's great to dance to. B...

November 8, 2018

Dads, grandads, brothers, uncles, husbands - often the hardest people to shop for over the Christmas period. If yours are anything like mine, I get a "don't worry about me" or maybe you get a list of things they DON'T want such as chocolate and more slippers to add to...

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