Sunshine. for the first time. plenty of. warm. 18 degrees. yippee. so i may not get rickets after all!
lime dressing. allegedly added to the coleslaw but i couldn’t taste it. the food on here is decidedly hit and miss. the basics are poorly done and the fancy stuff tries too hard and usually fails. most of it looks way better than it tastes and the mint sauce has been diluted to the point of stupid. can’t taste it at all, no matter how much you ladle on.
Roy Walker did some stand-up last night. Very funny, but he suddenly looks a lot older than when i last saw him a couple of years ago. He’s getting off today, apparently. Shame.
Went to bed early last night (12) but the night before had a really good night out. didn’t get to bed til 4. was VERY hungover yesterday. champagne all night is all very well and good, especially when you don’t pay for any of it, but, boy, was i sorry yesterday. no headache or nausea, just photosensitivity and an overwhelming desire to sleep. which i did. from 4am to 11.30 and from 1.00 to 4.30pm.
formal dinner last night. all glad-rags and sequins. what a hassle. felt nice and looked nice, but, man, the hassle is NOT worth the result. also, heels are tricky on a vessel that rocks like this one does. today we are down to force 3 winds, but we’re still rocking. on the Oriana, force 3 would mean you wouldn’t be able to tell you were moving at all. this thing bounces around likely a bloody cork. >
anyway, the List of Movies I Have Watched for this cruise is taking shape. have so far seen Philadelphia Story, Back to the Future (I don’t think I’d ever seen the beginning before!), Bridget Jones (Part II is on tomorrow), The Remains of the Day (another one I’d never seen the beginning of!) and a couple of others. No Cartoon Network signal yet. have now lost bbc world and now have to watch UK CNN, which is weird. no newspapers for several days – presumably we’ve lost that satellite signal too.
we arrive in madeira late this afternoon/ early evening and we are staying in port ALL DAY tomorrow! a full 24 hours. this is to make up for the fact that we are skipping Tenerife altogether. All caused by the stormy weather forcing us to slow down so much over the past few days. i think a lot of people will be glad to get their feet on terra firma tonight. like dad says, the more firma, the less terra.
one day i ought to do an entry finishing off the last cruise, shouldn’t i?! well, i’ll try and do more on this one and then, after that, we’ll see. am feeling guilty about not updating my obeliai pages, but it really isn’t possible from here.
time to log off. don’t ASK what this costs me to type. they’ve changed the charging structure (have i mentioned this already?) so that typing in Word costs the same as the internet. how they can justify that, i can’t wait to find out. i think it’s disgusting. Word is free to everyone on Earth except P&O passengers. Appalling. So i type and seethe, type and seethe, it gives the day some routine, i suppose.
bye for now!