getting closer to the caribbean...........
Loraine and I skipped the caberet last night as it was very crowded and we were both very hot, so we sat out on deck for the duration and chatted to the dance instructors for some of the time - they're both Aussies but live in Croydon (why would you!?). We danced for a while later and practised the foxtrot. Mum danced with us last night and she is improving in every respect (except she couldn't dance for laughing most of the time!).
Mandy and I have a little competion running about who can get most chocolates off the waiter to go with the coffee at dinner time. I seem to be winning, but last night I ended up with 4, which is about 3 more than I needed! We may have to announce a truce or we'll both end up looking like michelin men!
Loraine gets peas with every meal now - the waiters are excellent and have got the hang of her dietary requirements now. We help Len with the menu most nights and I'm sure he hasn't got a clue what he's eating half the time. We're going to eat lunch in 'Cafe Bordeaux' today, which is a Marco Pierre White eatery - I'll report back tomorrow. We went to a lecture this morning on 'Launching Ships' by a very eminent Naval Architect who has obviously led (and is still leading) a very interesting life. We also partook in the 'battle of the sexes' quiz today which was great fun - the women won today, but it's close overall. We enjoyed that, so we'll probably take part in it again on the sea days. This afternoon we are going to learn basic Jive in the ballroom class, so that should be interesting too!
The weather is getting warmer now and the pools are busy so we may have to take the plunge today! (Actually I have been in already.)
We'll be back tomorrow with a special message for Millie.
Bye for now,
Mike & Loraine