Bitter Chocolate soufflé (which my spellchecker doesn’t recognize)- what can I say? It was wonderful and lasted all of a few minutes. One of those food items which falls into the category of “only the temperature impedes devouring it in 10 seconds flat.” I love it but have absolutely no desire to burn my mouth.
The rest of the dinner was fine, but not outstanding. My fellow passengers? Some of them were outstanding and shouldn’t have been. Personal opinion – if you are over 80, skinny as a rail, leather skin and unsteady on your feet wearing heels and gold lace sleeveless dress with cutouts is probably not a good idea. Neither did I appreciate the fashion sense of a couple of the men whose tuxedos probably fit a few decades and many kilos ago. I can only recommend braces (suspenders) as a really good idea…. Fortunately there were not too many of the younger set mostly wearing skin art plus the occasional bit of what the rest of us would view as underwear. Admittedly, I wasn’t all that dressed up (fancy top, black pants… reasonably age appropriate. Except perhaps for the Stance socks..
Showing my age aren’t I?
The number of senior loyalty club members has more than doubled which made todays reception last a long time. Last time? 30-35 minutes and everyone was out the door. This time it was more than an hour till I had my nice quiet space back. Due to the crowding in the lounges, Jill and I have moved up to the Viking Crown with our cross-stitch. Just prior had been the Cruise Critic M&M. I had a chance to put faces with some names and actually won something in the drawing. They were even kind enough to let me have a backpack rather than the bottle of wine. I was pleased and so was the woman who got the bottle of wine (rather than the backpack). Good all around.
We have another time zone change tonight and a safety drill in the morning before entering the Gulf of Aden.