Life Lessons…

Here’s a few things that I have learnt about life, so listen up the younger generation…

Kids, time may go slowly for you as you have to wait forever for your next birthday, or Christmas, or for some event you are eagerly awaiting but as you get older, time flies by, days just roll into one at times. I actually enjoy those days that simply drag.

Enjoy your childhood as you are only a child for such a very short time and you miss those years as an adult. I do love it when I get the chance to be a big kid though, being an adult isn’t always about being “grown up”, there is having some fun. Even when you are an adult, keep the “big kid” side of you. Just because you are an adult, doesn’t mean you have to always act like one.

Respect your elders and when the opportunity arises, ask them about their life, nothing better than a real life history lesson.

Life doesn’t revolve around those gadgets you have either. You can actually live without them. You can also live without Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or whatever other social media networking site you use too, trust me, I grew up in a time before those things and I did okay. You can actually miss things that are actually going on around you when you are constantly looking at a screen. I definitely precede the technology you enjoy today, and I live to talk about it. Going without my smartphone is for me liberating as no one can reach me… I enjoy going off the grid and not allowing my smartphone to rule my life so when I do back to my smartphone, the messages and whatever I’ve missed will be there ready for me to see it when I’m ready to see it…

Ah, yes, if you think you know everything, believe me, you don’t. We adults may be old but we do happen to know a lot more than you. We have experience, life lessons and a vast amount of knowledge. There are some things you can teach us but we can teach you more.

Another thing, if you want to try and pull a fast one on your parents to get something, forget it. Your parents are onto you already and they have probably tried the same things on their parents growing up but I will give you points for giving it a good try though 😉

Enjoy life as a kid because those times you will never get back.

Until next time…



Let’s Cruise…

Boy, it’s been some time since I’ve been here… sorry everyone but life just got in the way and decided to keep me pretty busy but here I am back to share some more with everyone who reads this humble little blog of mine… and thank you to those who do read it, I hope you enjoy what you read… ☺

I just thought it was time for a cruise update since I have under 6 months now before I go on my first ever cruise from Adelaide, Australia to New Zealand and back to Adelaide for 17 nights on board the Golden Princess.

In the time I haven’t updated this blog, I’ve gotten a passport, paid for the travel insurance, planned shore excursions, and met more people online from several different forums who will be on the same cruise and have regular chats with them, I hope I get to meet them once we are on the ship.

During our last cruise season when it was here, which starts in October and goes until April, I’ve seen at our local ship terminal at Outer Harbour the Ovation of the Seas, the Queen Mary 2, Radiance of the Seas and a couple of P&O ships that do cruises in local waters.

When Radiance of the Seas visited, it being roughly the same size as the Golden Princess, I walked the length of the ship from the roadside next to where the terminal is situated and back again to take photos of the ship and to get an idea of her size from one end of the ship to the other. The other thing was I wanted to see her next to the terminal so I could get an idea of how big she is. It did give me a relatable reference for the size of the Golden Princess in my mind, even if Radiance of the Seas is a newer ship and a different cruise line altogether.

When the cruise season returns to South Australia in October, I hope to go see at the Outer Harbour Terminal these ships when they visit our shores Sun Princess, Voyager of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas (for a second time) and Radiance of the Seas (for a second time).

I haven’t been on a cruise yet but I think I’m already addicted to cruising!

Until next time