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Day 10 - A second day at sea

The day I wished I was 25 years younger!

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Ahh this is the life. I draw back my curtains to see sunny skies and relatively calm seas. I have my "Do not disturb" sign on the door so I can get some writing done or have yet another sleep in. I will shower and head up to the cafeteria soon for a coffee. I also want to go to the session today on the feet, what I heard yesterday was interesting so I would like to get my foot print analysed. That's at 1pm in one of the lounges, before that at 10.30 there is a talk on diamonds.

By the time I had a coffee, walked around and dropped off forms to reception I missed the diamonds talk. I pop back to the grill and grab a sausage on a hot dog bun for brunch or lunch then down to the lounge for the foot talk. Time for a cocktail before it starts, today I think I will have a Midori Splice. Trouble with them is that it is so easy to drink them quickly.

The foot talk starts with the free foot prints, so off with the shoes and walk on the little pad and viola I made a foot print. This tall, tanned, muscly, handsome man with amazing brown eyes and wonderful accent starts talking, he is so expressive and enthusiastic. He says his name is Zoran that's heaps better than Ketut. No idea what he said for about the first 5 minutes, did I mention he was good looking and really well put together? He kept looking straight at each one of us in the group so I decided I should get out of my head and listen. OMG, I was sitting in the right spot because he headed over to me and started to massage my shoulder to demonstrate something he was talking about. As soon as he started moving towards me I lost all concentration, I reckon I must have gone all shades of red. I certainly hope he can't read faces as well as he reads feet. He said something about a full body massage later - again not sure what he said for the next 5 or 10 minutes. Seriously though it seems I put too much pressure on my toes and the balls of my feet when I walk which causes stress on my lower back and shoulders which could cause pain and headaches. That was an hour well spent if just for my imagination!

I check out the casino, but don't stop to play anything. It's huge, lots of pokies and many I've never seen before. In the centre slightly lower are the tables bit quiet just now but the pokies seem popular. Time to look at the shops jewellery, perfume, alcohol and clothes. Some beautiful red jewellery pieces, very tempting but I resist.

A little afternoon nap then up to collect my Good feet arch supports, then the cafe for a hot chocolate before heading back to the cabin to get dressed up for formal night. They were really busy in the spa before my hot chocolate so I tried again later but they are still busy.

Still not sure how formal nights work on this ship I might be getting dressed up for nothing, but then I really want to see the show tonight so it will be good to fit in. I need to drop off another form to reception about disembarkation, so I have a look at the restaurant and it's crowded inside and out. So I head up to the cafeteria where anything goes. I usually have my ipad so I can amuse myself but I left it in the cabin tonight. After eating I head back to the cabin, then at 9 I head to the theatre to get a good seat. I also have time for a cocktail, I am getting used to these Raspberry Coladas. A lady came up to me and asked if I was saving seats for anyone. I thought she was with the two people who were right behind her but when I said I was on my own she said she was too. We had a nice chat before the show, I asked her how she was handling dinner arrangements or lack thereof. This is her 7th or 8th cruise and this is the first time they have not done set seating for dinner so on the first night she went to the formal dining room and said she wanted a table and was happy to share. They put her with two couples and they had so much fun together they have continued the arrangement. I probably should have done that...next time I will know what to do. She said they have a table for 6 so if I wanted I could join them. Of course I jumped at the offer. Sylvia is a godsend! Now I seem to attract people who work in Education. The show was great, The Velvet Rope it didn't last that long maybe 45 minutes. Sylvia said she was heading downstairs to have a coffee and listen to some music before the comedy act at 11. She asked me if I wanted to join her, which I did it was quiet nice although the band only played one song before they finished.

At 11 we went back to the theatre for the Sit Down Comedy Club act, a man named Andrew Nason. We were warned that this was an 18+ show with lots of swearing. He was funny, although some people behind us didn't seem to think so. It was a good night, I am now really looking forward to dinner tomorrow night. New people and not the cafeteria!

Posted by Christinesolo 05:54 Archived in Australia

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