• QE-2

    After snuggly warm and comfortable nights sleep (I am going to take this bed home with me) we woke quite early as ships time had been put back one hour during the night. Just before 8am we were one of the first in the queue for breakfast in the Britannia. We could have had a… Continue Reading

  • QE-1

    The following morning (Friday) we woke early and after showering walked a few hundred yards to a Macdonald’s for a strong cup of coffee/tea. A brief visit to a very large and impressive IKEA store followed before our return to the hotel and check out. We had booked a taxi for a noon pick-up and… Continue Reading

  • The Aftermath

    With Christmas and New Year festivities all done and dusted, routine has set in once again. However, after a change to Family Curry Night where Jamie and Charlotte instead presented a rather good couple of Mexican dishes, the following evening Sue and I visited the Cinnamon Lounge to dine with 6 other friends for an… Continue Reading

  • Christmas 2013

    Late afternoon of Christmas Eve saw all the Palmers sat in the dining room of Willow Bank enjoying what was the first of many meals before the festivities would be over. The decorations were up, the tree twinkling with lights and the logs blazing away in the wood-burner. Despite savouring the delights of freshly made… Continue Reading