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Jan 6, 2017 - We are Sailing

We arrived at Southampton where a porter took our cases. We then went into the terminal and just had a short wait before we boarded. When we got to the cabin the cases where waiting for us. We unpacked and amazingly manage to find a place for everything to be stored. We then carried out the mandatory emergency drill with our life jackets. Hopefully that's the only time I need to wear it! We cast off and were treated to a firework display. We had an delicious dinner followed by the theatre and pub quiz. Where we came joint first but missed...

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Jan 5, 2017 - And we're off!

Well here we are, 15 months after booking this cruise we are on our way. My daughter Nicola is kindly driving us to Southampton where we will board our home for the next four months. Too late if we have forgotten anything but I console myself that there are shops where we can pick up anything we have left behind! We board at 2.30 and will spend a few hours unpacking and getting to know the ship before getting ready for dinner. We will both miss our families but Skype and Whatsap are great ways of keeping in touch. Next stop Bermuda.....

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Dec 30, 2016 - So close...

We have less than a week to go. We have packed most of our stuff and have seven pieces of luggage so far! Five are mine! I know how Victoria Beckham feels although I don't have matching Mulberry (or matching anything). Ian is writing a note for Huw detailing who to call if a problem. E.g. Home insurance people power companies etc. Well I say a note but it's becoming more like War and Peace. Just a few last minute things to do. Can't believe this time next week we will be sailing on the Atlantic.

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Nov 25, 2016 - It's really happening!

It seems so long ago that we booked this cruise and now it's only round the corner. Tickets and luggage labels are ready to print. Visa and vaccinations are up to date. Now we have to think about what to pack. I have never got the hang of packing light so goodness knows how much I will need for 120 days! Luckily there isn't a luggage limit but we do need to be able to put it in the cabin. So what should I pack for a trip that goes to 17 countries, 33 ports, 35 formal nights and a variety of temperatures. Ah well I have just over a month to...

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May 7, 2010 - Newbury

Friday May 7 Nic had her day off today so nice to spend time with her and Sophie exploring Newbury.Another quaint little English town set on a very picturesque canal.Boys and Sophie had a blowout in the park before walking along the riverbanks of the canal,past the lock and into the main street where low and behold we discovered another West Cornwall Pasty Shop.Yay!We chanced upon this great shop in Bath thanks to Morag and Blacky,devine Cornish pasties smuggled in from Cornwall…yum,yum,yum me hearties.Kids loved the pirate theme and the...

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May 4, 2008 - Near Hungerford

Today we had planned to visit a few gardens of the many National Trust properties that are on our journey back towards Heathrow, but the weather was not too cooperative. We stopped at Montecute House but the gardens were not too exciting and we spent most of the day exploring the local countryside staying off the main roads as we journeyed to Fisher Farm, our last stop over of the trip.

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Wales - Spring 2008

Jun 30, 2007 - Newbury

Hi all. Well, here goes...the first entry. I'm writing this from my seat in a very shining new 747-400s courtesy of BA. I've often wondered what the 's' stands for...it's certainly not 'small'. Anyway, we didn't get to bed until 2am this morning, only to have that insane alarm clock wake us again at 5. Still, someone's taking care of us, we've just been upgraded to business class...start as u mean to go on eh?. :-) Today is the beginning of our South America tour & the culmination of months of planning. It's amazing we actually got this...

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