Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm baaccckkk!

Hello again! It's been quite some time since my last post, over 18 months at least. Life got very complicated and busy. John required more and more assistance with daily life and in April 2014 he passed away. I'm not going into any details as those who know me well know the story.

I have been busy doing some travelling and I will post some of my pages for you to see here. In May and June 2014, I stayed with daughter Kirsten and her family in London, England. For the first three weeks I just took things easy and rested while the family was either at work or school. Truly, I needed that quiet time to recuperate. Then I became restless and needed something to do. Kirsten reminded me I had always wanted to go on a cruise and I did. Not alone though! Daughter Tiffany's friend, Dawn (98% daughter) flew over from Canada, on a moments notice, and we sailed away from Southampton aboard the Ruby Princess for a 12-night tour of The British Isles. It was amazing and I totally fell in love with Scotland. So much so that I'm planning another, longer visit this August with Kirsten, John, Owen, James and, hopefully, Tiffany.

Here are some of my pages I have completed for that trip.

Here we are at the Princess Terminal in Southampton. How excited we were. This was my very first cruise! And to be touring The British Isles, well, that was like a dream come true. I've always loved Britain and to finally be seeing some of it, well, ecstatic is a good descriptive word for how I felt.

First up is our first stop in Guernsey. What a beautiful place. The people were very friendly and the history of Guernsey, particularly during WWII is unbelievable. I thoroughly enjoyed our first port-of-call.

Next up was Cobh, pronounced Cove, in Ireland. It was rainy (not entirely unexpected), coolish and most enjoyable, even if we did get soaked to the skin.

I'll be back with more soon.