Sunday, 22 June 2008

Anchors Aweigh !

Putting aside the disappointment of last weeks results, for in reality what difference do they make to me right now?  I still feel the same.  I still look the same.  And on Tuesday Im going on my cruise !!

Caroline came round yesterday morning and we were filling out our embarkation forms and generally getting all excited and giggly about it.  Its been years since we went on holiday together - without some or all of our 6 children anyway.

We fly to Palma very early on Tuesday morning and join the ship there.  It doesnt set sail till 9pm so we shall have all day to explore, or laze by the pool, or find all the bars - in fact anything we want to do.  Which is the best thing about this cruise.  You can do as much or as little as you want, more or less whenever you want.  One of the restaurants is open 24 hours a day and there are bars and a theatre and a disco and casino and a health spa and shops.....put it this way, I dont think we will be bored !

Wednesday morning we will wake up in port in Sardinia, somewhere Ive always wanted to go as it looks such a beautiful island.

Thursday and we arrive in Rome.  I dont think one day is anywhere enough time to explore the city thoroughly - were going to avoid the organised tours and just potter round on our own at our own pace....and see as much as we can.  Oh, and do some shopping ofcourse !

Friday and its northern Italy, La Spezia.  Dr P is Italian and I asked what was there when I saw him.  Apparently there is a large Naval Base there.......

Hmmmm....Italian men in uniforms !!  It doesnt get much better than that does it?  haha !

Saturday and we pitch up in Nice where all the rich men with big yachts hang out...and more shops naturally.

Then we have a day at sea to recover (phew) and on Monday arrive in Mahon, Menorca, for the day.  Overnight we sail back to Palma and fly home on Tuesday morning.  Gosh Im exhausted just thinking about all of that !

So its Spain, Italy and France all in one week - all the food we can eat and quite possibly an awful lot of alcohol too !

What more could you want?

 

9 comments:

funnyface0s0 said...

Wow, sounds fantastic - you've wetted my appetite for some of that ...LOL.... you girlies have a fabulous holiday - can't wait to see pics of all those me in uniforms...LOL.....
Jaynee X

funnyface0s0 said...

Oops..... i meant men !!!  LOL

cayasm said...

Can I be your Stowaway....lol the trip sounds great, and you both will have a fantastic time, eat, drink and be merry, that's my motto.


Take care

Yasmin
xx

sybilsybil45 said...

Just you keep those eye's of all these gorgeous sailors...or you might never get away on your own again !!!!   Will miss you whilst you are away but will look forward to your return and all the news when you recover !!!  Have a wonderful holiday dear friend.  God Bless Love Sybil xx

pamal3 said...

Yay! Jane. I am so excited for you. I am just wondering how the heck to fit In your case? lol. Oh those boys In uniforms send me crazy! lol. I spotted 2 firemen In full uniform today In the supermarket and as I was catching my breath.. I found myself staring at the same shelf that they were!! lol Clinging on very hard to the trolley I steadied my wobbly knees!! lol. You have the most amazing time with your friend and get pics If you can (of the boys In uniform! lol) erm... I mean of the lovely sights! Have a drink for me please and don't forget to.....shop shop shop! ;-)  ( I have visions of your hubby chasing me with an axe! lol) Love Pam xx

jeadie05 said...

Oh can I come as well ? have a lovely time you so deserve it ..love Jan xx

tellsg said...

Fantastic entry and so positive too.  I am glad you are going on the cruise with your friend, Caroline.  I am sure you will have a fantastic time and we want to hear all about it when you get back.  Enjoy yourself dear friend and live for the moment.  Hugs, Tells x

dreamyriver said...

Best way to get a taste of Rome is to get one of the horse drawn carriage rides around the city - just haggle with the driver before you agree a price :-D. Our driver was really knowledgeable and it gave us an idea of where we wanted to go next. Its a fascinating city though.

shrbrisc said...

enjoy your self , have a great week
hugs
Sherry