On board the Phoenicia

On board the Phoenicia

The Phoenicians have been unfairly ignored; so said our guide on board the Phoenicia, a sturdy rugged beautiful bruiser of a ship.

Half term, Nutella sandwiches & weddings

Another bank holiday and half term, so even more discombobulation for yours truly; when son no.2 headed out Tuesday night to galavant round with his friends, I stopped him in his tracks and reminded him there was no ‘going-out’ on a school night…

Bassetts, the slow swimming lane & a fish finger sandwich

It’s been another Bassetts time for me with the start of our work experience interns. Not surprisingly we are a very popular venue with local school pupils

A goodbye lunch & Naked Gardening Day

We said goodbye to Simon this week who has been worth his weight in gold when it comes to the Marine number crunching.

Easter, Alabama & The Archers

So Easter came and went without me coming even close to an overdose of chocolate or hot cross buns then on top of that disappointment and in the wake of my 3-day week, the 4-day week added to the growing backlog of work.

Single earrings, birthday afternoon tea & a trip to Nottingham

What jewellery do you wear? If you’re an earring wearer, I’m going to guess you wear a matching pair most of the time but even if you don’t wear one in each ear, you would have bought them as a twosome.

The 4 days of Easter & my glittery shoes

I remember every year around this time I would ask my mother when ‘Easter Day’ was and when would I get my Easter eggs; it always confused me how you could possibly have 4 days of Easter.

BST jet lag & my welcome to the legendary Julie Felix

Suddenly the first quarter of 2019 has gone. Not just that, but it was a treble whammy on Sunday and Monday what with Mothering Sunday, the clocks going forward and 1 April. But at least I didn’t get caught out with any April fools jokes, but I did suffer from BST jet lag for most of the week.

N’er cast a clout and we have a new sign

Spring is officially here – the clocks have gone forward an hour which means lighter evenings. Great for gardeners and people who pop down to the sea after work for an evening swim

Spring sunshine, Irene & my personal best

It was the Spring equinox which means the days are longer than the nights, it was also our latest programme launch party so we set things up with brie and cranberry on crackers and crisps…the Marine version of a cheese & wine evening.