My Journal

The sabbatical is over folks! I’m back at the laptop – poised and ready to share my radical plans for summer 2018 with you and the outside world. It’s going to be an absolute corker of a summer; one that’s guaranteed to fuel envy. How could it not?
How does the idea of taking a summer to slow-drive around Iceland in a retro camper sound to you?
You know, the whole bucket listy thing; quirky caravan for two… midnight sun… spectacular Icelandic nature… hiking lava landscapes… bathing hot springs… no rush…no stress…

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I explore the pros and cons of late night online shopping. And stick on plastic toe nails aside, it’s not all bad. In fact it’s all rather good! I share the scoop on my favourite five online cruise essential purchases. From baby parasols that provide welcome shade whilst sunbathing on deck – to elastic bands that effortlessly secure towels to sunbeds.
Tips and tricks straight from the Shorexpert!

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As we countdown to Christmas, I find myself momentarily transported back to the Caribbean. Christmas carols have a reggae beat, my tree decs include a papier-mâché Mexican wrestler and ice is nothing more than a mere cocktail ingredient…
All of these memories (and more) are revealed as I unpack my Christmas decorations and get ready to jingle my bell in celebration of the Caribbean Cruise Season!

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With Halloween fast approaching I take a haunted walk down memory lane and revisit the ghost of Halloween past. Bobbing apples, ducking apples, swedes as jack-o-lanters and haunted houses a-plenty.
Not a trick, nor treat nor pumpkin in sight. But what’s that I spy? A flagon of cider and a packet of Embassy Regal?
Michael Jackson’s Thriller provides the theme tune – stand back for the 2016 Halloween Special!

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