Saturday, 23 June 2018

What to expect from your first cruise

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There is nothing quite like waking up to one beautiful location after another on your first cruise. First time cruisers will be amazed at the size of the ship and the facilities on board.
The check in procedure is much faster and hassle free compared to standing in line for hours to take a plane journey. Once you are on board, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will show you to your cabin. You will have plenty of time to explore the delights of the ship or perhaps share a beverage or meal with some of your fellow passengers before setting out to sea.
Ships vary, but most include a banquet room, casino, library, gym, bars, lounges, swimming and spa pools. In fact, there is so much to do that you may not want to leave the ship. Moist cruises on the big liners host dinner and a show each night, including a couple of formal dinners where you can dress up and meet the Captain and crew. If this is not for you; many other more casual style dining options are available, including room service. You can then party the night away in the many pubs and clubs or head to your room for a movie and some quiet time.
A wide range of activities are planned for adults and children during the days at sea. When you reach your exotic destination you can choose to stay on board or explore the main land. In some cases you can straight onto your destination from the ship and if not, boats are provided at regular intervals to and from the cruise ship. Many tours are available for you to take part in and can be arranged prior to reaching your destinations.
One of the great things about a cruise is the availability of refreshments. You could eat all day and most of the night if you wanted to. Buffet style is more prominent during the day, but other options are on offer most of the waking hours.
Often, travellers are put off cruising by the idea of sea sickness. Remedies are available for this on board and of course, a doctor is available 24 hours a day for emergencies. If you are looking for excitement, variety, friendly staff and value for money; give cruising a try. You'll love it.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Poetry: Wasted Time

Tick, tock, tick, tock
How do I make the ticking stop?
There aren't enough hours in the day
Most of them spent dreaming away

Tick, tock, tick, tock
Back to the chores, where's my mop?
Hands move slowly, a waiting game
Days passing, remaining the same

Tick, tock, tick, tock
Do I hear his key turning the lock?
Supper's eaten, time to unwind
A busy day of wasted time

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Poetry - Childhood dreams

A poem I wrote many years ago...

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When I was a little girl
I though I could rule the world
What happened to my childhood dreams
They disappeared, or so it seems

Looking back through the years
It's hard to see when she disappeared
Do I have the courage to start again
Will there be joy or only pain

I feel like I am still that girl
Hidden in a shell like a treasured pearl
If I could open her heart again
I know our dreams would be the same

When we look back in years to come
Will she like what I've become
Or will I still be the little girl
Who wished that she had changed her world

Sunday, 3 June 2018

I'm Back

Wow, it's been so long since I have posted and such a lot has happened!

In no particular order...

Our darling Coco passed away after a tough couple of years of illness.

I turned 50.

My retina detached but is back where it should be.

I was alcohol free for two months.

I lost 3 KG

I headed back to work after a ten year break.

Wow, that is a lot. I intend to post more frequently to this neglected blog and I've missed you guys.

Love KB