Tag Archives: Music

Paper Wreath


Today’s craft class on board the SAGA Sapphire was a paper Christmas wreath. A nice project which was just challenging enough for someone who doesn’t really like paper crafts!

Quite a busy day on board today with lots going on to choose from. I started with an excercise class with Mr Motivator, Craft class, swim in the indoor pool and some fizz to drink pre dinner.I also managed to fit in a classical concert and a football match on TV! Phew! I need to go home for a rest!

The Alternative Sail Away Party


Phew! A sail away from Lanzarote with a difference. Accompanied by Mr Motivator Aka Derrick Evans I 90’s music and rum punch (rumish!) We glided out of the harbour whilst exercising and trying to use up some calories. Fun, energy and laughter and then it rained. The cool down was rapid!

I must point out that I’d been swimming prior to this class! I’ve twelve days to go before I have bi lateral hip replacements so I will be as fit as possible. Shame about the food………!

Shopping in India


Surajkund International Craft Fair reputed to be one of the largest in the World! It was huge! There was a great atmosphere with all ages visiting the annual fair. It felt completely safe with much friendly banter. We were the only white faces to be seen and obviously a spectacle of interest. We were constantly asked for permission for the locals to take selfies with us. I felt like a celebrity when even three policemen asked could they pose with me!

There was music everywhere, dance troupes at every corner and street food of every description.

I learned to barter which doesn’t sit easily with my shopping habit! I did, however buy pashminas, scarves and cushion covers!

It was the hottest day of the holiday but that added to the atmosphere of a never to be forgotten experience, in India.

Culture and Coast


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What a lovely week-end!
First I went to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic hall to listen to Mozart’s Requiem. A first on the culture front for me. I wasn’t really looking forward to it but I was very pleasantly surprised. The “sound” was stunning with fantastic acoustics,and the talent was amazing. I expected the Requiem to be a dirge but it was surprisingly uplifting and inspiring. “If music be the food of love” I had a feast!
Second we spent The Best Sunday morning at the beach. We took Damnvan1 out for a winter drive and introduced Benji to the beach. He was a real beach babe, loving the freedom,water and sand. It was a beautiful November day and we all enjoyed our walk along the Conwy estuary.