I’m starting to think of him as my personal chef. If he isn’t answering the phone at room service, the minute anyone recognizes that it is me calling they go and get him. He is from Mumbai and tells me that it has been wonderful preparing special dishes from home. In fact, his home city is Mumbai. He was able to leave the ship early today and spent the day home with his family. He was more than cheerful on the phone this evening but disappointed to find that I had hit the Windjammer when it opened. There was goat & asparagus quiche, bok-choy and star fruit. The head chef informed me on the way out that there will be pomegranates tomorrow.

I was up and standing at the rail this morning when we docked. The cruise terminal shares a pier with their Navy. Most of the new city is 8km away. But, as I was told later, there is plenty to see right out the gate.

So instead, my day was spent making progress on files management and my fractal clocks.

10 March 17

until we pulled out of the pier to watch the sunset over the city

and note the harbor activities.

as we sailed past islands now on our way to Dubai

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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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2 Responses to Mumbai

  1. Cat says:

    At the rate this is going you won’t want to leave the ship!

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Not sure why I would want to. Oh, that is right! It is being sold and won’t have any passengers after the 26th as it is turned over to Thompson/Tui. I guess I will have to go home…..

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