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31 July 2016 @ 12:13 am
It's one minute past midnight...  
...which means that it's now exactly 312 days until I get on a plane and fly to the UK. Finally did it today - booked my return tickets, business class if you please (thank you frequent flyer points!) for what we're calling B & D's Final Hurrah (part one). No, not Bodie and Doyle (sadly) but my sister and me. Realising that once we're retired there won't be money for grand tours, so we'd better get as much in now as we can.

We've talked about this ever since we got back from our first foray together, in 2010, so it's been a while in the making. We're including a cruise in the trip, too. Originally we were wanting a Viking cruise that went from Bergen to Istanbul but the sailing dates for next year have been cancelled. I don't see why the fact that three of the ports of call were in DFAT No-Go zones is enough to cancel a cruise, but there you go. *g*. The one we've selected now is shorter, at seven nights, and sails from Southampton to Copenghagen via Belgium, Holland, Germany and Sweden. I can see we'll need to rewatch Danny Kaye's Hans Christian Anderson, just to get in the right frame of mind for our destination.

I can barely sit still I'm that excited, and my sister is already making lists of clothing to take. The countdown has begun!
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Fiorenza_afiorenza_a on July 31st, 2016 07:19 am (UTC)


Oh fantastic, I've often thought about taking a cruise - somehow it's never quite happened - but that's exactly the sort of cruise I think I would like to take :0)

How wonderful to have something like that to look forward to!

miwahni: UK fish spankingmiwahni on August 2nd, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)
I like this particular cruise liner; they cater to an older demographic and they're quite small ships, for cruise liners. They're called Silversea Cruises; I'd not heard of them before stumbling across their ad on a forex website, but the travel agent assures me they're the real deal.
Fiorenza_afiorenza_a on August 3rd, 2016 12:40 am (UTC)


It all sounds lovely - I hope you have a wonderful time :0)