more than enough food

Up front – it was overcast, so no chance for star viewing, much less Northern Lights.

Otherwise, this was the sea day before Reykjavik. Once again I studiously ignored avoided dealing with my hard drive as well as most sources of food. This, as you might well have guessed is a typical ship. Wait an hour or two and there will be another opportunity to be served food. Should you not be able to wait – there is room service.

The food list – early risers coffee and pastries, breakfast, late risers breakfast, bullion, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, late night snack. Does that sound like enough food or what?

Please note – the bar staff makes regular rounds so that passengers don’t have to leave their comfortable lounge seats to obtain beverages. The fruit basket in the cabin is refreshed regularly and mini-Ritter Sports appear on the pillow nightly.

I am hearing the usual complaints about weight gain from my fellow passengers which may make sense when you remember that this is a 23 day cruise (or is it 24? I forget). I haven’t gained anything and it doesn’t appear that George has either. The food is good fare, with solid German spices, herbs and flavoring. That is right – the big four! Salt, pepper, parsley and onion. If you are really lucky, the occasional garlic clove may pass over a dish. The crew does have chill sauce available for one of the stir frys; I was the only one all day who asked for any plus went back to have more added.

I spent most of the day working on a fairly large size cross stitch and skipped all of the shows.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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