We are now up to those numbers that seem to go down so quickly now... Probably cause this is when you realised that the end date to get things done is getting so close!!
And you know it is getting really close when the envelopes for the tours are printed and ready to go .... Well a few things have happened since I last wrote...
Had a lovely visit when Ros and Arnold stayed on their way down to Warrnambool. My baby girl has been teasing me with lots of wonderful pictures during her trip to Europe... what did we do without facebook....honestly !!LOL
Last week, theSea Princess World Cruise left from White Bay... Wanting to find an excuse to go down there I arranged to pick up Anne and John from Darling Harbour and take them to the wharf... it is always great catching up with them since our Cruise in 2011 ...
Now White Bay has been very controversial.. you either love it or hate it.... Yes it is on the wrong side of the bridge ... but lets face it we needed a quick solution since the ex politician pulled a swifty and passed the Barangaroo plans under the cover of darkness and torpedoed Wharf 5 – 8.
As an embarkation port it seemed to work well... For us on this side of Anzac Bridge it is great as we no longer have to travel through the city to get to our ship... For Visitors not so good as there is no public transport so at the moment your only means of getting there is either by private vehicle, taxi or expensive cruiseline shuttle...
The terminal itself is excellent.. large, light and airy.... full length windows means that you can see the ship, a great little coffee shop and you are able to watch your love ones board the ship. The only criticism I had was more with Princess... where was the jazz band? ... where were the world cruise banners and balloons.... in the past this added to the excitement...
Best part about taking Anne and John to the terminal..... was saying not goodbye.... but see you in Venice!!
This week we also went down to the city to see the Vivid Sydney Lights... the draw card... the pacific pearl was in port and they were going to light up the side of it as part of the show...
And yes we are now in possession of our Indian Visa’s ...bring it on!!
So many miles stones have passed since the last time I
posted on my blog... Those expected and one that was not.... We had a wedding
....... we had a birth ...... but in the middle of both we had the sadness of
my father passing away...and all this
in a matter of a few weeks...
First we had Kirsty and Danes wedding on the 20th
April ( Garry’s daughter ).It was a
beautiful wedding even with all the rain, nothing could dampen the excitement
of the day....
Dad had been ill and in hospital for 2 months, as hard as he
fought he lost his fight on the 23rd of April 2013.
On the 4th
May, my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and we are so grateful for
the addition to our family but just sadden that Dad left us before he could see
his first Great grandchild...Ok deep
breaths .... get me the tissues quick!!
So with everything starting to settle down we need to start
to get our ducks in order for this cruise.. I have been finalizing my
spread sheets for all our tours and populating the binder ... this will be our “
Bible” throughout the cruise.
Been procrastinating with the Indian visa’s but at least
they are fill out and all we need to do now is get the photo’s taken and
Another thing to take care of making sure those bills will
be paid on time while we are away.Not a
lot to do there as we organised direct debits in 2011 during our world cruise, so they will continue on and as long as the
kids have access to some money they can pay the rest...