with the Chief Engineer. It is formal night which means I happily dragged out the same dress I have been wearing for formal night this cruise, the last cruise, and several cruises before that. It is knit, it is long, and it is black. It packs by folding, wading or stuffing and shakes out wrinkle free. What more could I want? And since I normally seem to be in possession of a knit shawl or two, finding a coordinating wrap doesn’t seem to be a problem.
I might want to think about glitz though – I seem to be almost the only woman in the dining room who is glitter and sequin free. Is there some kind of rule that says that you have to sparkle? And shed? There seems to be an even dozen of us invited. The couples on either side of me had also been rescheduled from Monday. The Chief Engineer (Norwegian) was friendly, cheerful and seems to be quite young as such jobs go. He also had no clue as to why most of us seem to have been rescheduled (but since the table had invitees on Monday we decided that it might just have been too many invites issued). We did have one lady in red – to balance the rest of the group in mandatory black.
So I had a pleasant meal (with the same waiter as I had in Jan) with good conversationalists, excellent food and my souvenirs (menu, group photo, name tag) to be added to the collection that might just some day become entries in a scrapbook!