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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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January 24, 2006

day to day life on board

ok - so I have set the scene! what life was like on board ? Meal times were amazing. We usually ate at the Lido restaurant which was kind of like a buffet. The Rotterdam restaurant was full silver service with a 5 course meal, we did try this once or twice but found it was just way too much food to be eating 3 times a day.

BREAKFAST
all kinds of bread * plus crackers; 5 or 6 cereals to choose from plus muesli or porridge; platters of fruit; platters of cold meats and smoked salmon; eggs any style*bacon & sausage; omelletes with any filling; french toast and maple syrup; orange, cranberry, apple or pineapple juices; tea & coffee

LUNCH
all kinds of bread; caesar salad plus a selection of salad foods; cold meats & smoked salmon; a choice of two pasta dishes; a choice of two stir frys or a roast;choice of two soups sandwiches made to your liking; juices tea & coffee; a choice of 5 desserts plus a choice of 4 different icecreams
DINNER
all kinds of bread; salads; a choice of 5 appetizers; a choice of 5 mains; a choice of two soups plus the choice of desserts as at lunch time

each day we had different choices and never was a choice repeated. And if we didn't like anything at this restaurant, we could always toddle off to the poolside burger bar, where they served pizza, burgers and tacos all day. And anytime we wanted a snack, we could take as many freshly baked cookies as we wished * peanut butter or choc chip*

when day 2 arrived, I decided that I didn't need to taste everything. I didn't want to roll down the gangplank when I got home. So I paced myself and did alot of deck walking - and as I walked the deck, I thought of those elegant days when steam ships were popular. Imagining people in their finery walking just as I was *although I was in my totally un-elegant joggers*

Each morning we would get up and go off to breakfast, when we came back our room was transformed * new towels, bathroom all nice and cleaned and our bed was made, fresh ice in the ice bucket, clean glasses and fresh fruit* our cabin steward *yudi* was our own personal genie and a gorgeous young man. He made our stay just perfect.
I have uploaded a couple of pictures
the cruise ship

6 Comments:

Blogger Kali said...

All that food! It's amazing how these ships stay afloat *lol*
It all sounds very scrummy ~ and extravagant.
I love the romanticism of the old grand ocean liners...I'd be like you, imagining how it all was back then, in my minds eye.

9:48 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Yay, you are back! Your cruise sounds wonderful so far and I can't wait to hear about the rest. The ship sounds and looks absolutely amazing! I'm so glad that you had a great time. The ship sounds like it was a mini city - and that food, yum!

10:36 am  
Blogger Flossy said...

So many choices, so little time - lol.
You have convinced me already that I need to go on a cruise!

1:33 pm  
Blogger Cookie said...

Everyone should have a ship cruise at least once in their life! There is nothing else like it.When I was 21 I went on a ship to Europe (a six week voyage) Three years later I came back on a ship (a four week voyage) I still remember everything like it was yesterday!

3:26 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Wow! The choice of food just sounds unbelievable. I wouldn't know where to begin.

Your pictures of the ship were very nice. I am afraid for the hubby when you get done with all this...I am definitely going to want to be on a cruise going somewhere soon! lol.

Waiting for more info...

Connie

6:43 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

It sounds wonderful! I'm going to go look at your pictures...smiling as I go.

9:51 am  

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