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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STOP!!! I have lost 2015

where have these last few months gone
are we all that busy now that life just passes us by in the blink of an eye!
I know for us we have been very busy almost every weekend since SENZ in July and then I suppose throw in a trip to the UK and Europe probably doesn't help!
What a fantastic time we had though and I really do love cruising unpack once and every morning wake up in a different City/Country....Perfect!
We left NZ on the 26th August and headed to London spent 4 days there and then headed to Southampton to board the
massive Cruise ship  Explorer of the Seas which took us to the Mediterranean
we visited Gibraltar UK, Barcelona Spain, Cannes (Monte Carlo) France, Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy, Livorno Italy, Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy, Malaga Spain, Cadiz Spain, Lisbon Portugal then back to Southampton
16 nights in total and a thoroughly enjoyable trip
then we headed over to Paris.... I am in love with the iconic places that everyone knows about but not so sure about the people, I walked out of 3 shops due to standing in a line ( a line of!) and they totally ignored me
We did know a certain amount of French between all of us and thought we did pretty well at asking for coffee etc lol
Actually everything I expected to see was non existent you know the little cafes and bakeries with the red and white table clothes....maybe its a trap I have fallen into from movies, books and possibly the odd scrapbooking item
But anyway  been there done that ...probably wont do it again.
Happy Travellers the first leg of a 23 hour flight
with Brian and Jackie

                                                       a couple of iconic places in London
 Our ship "Explorer of the Seas"
 On the Promenade
 One of our Main room amazing waiters Custodo

and another Dominique
both absolutely wonderful and funny guys
Trevor at the outside bar we frequented a lot on the ship
In Nice 

Trevor and Brian at the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Amazing sights in Rome
Outside the Coliseum in Rome 
There's Trevor the Gladiator
Chairs at the Vatican for Wednesday service
Some of the coloured Houses in Cinque Terre Italy
Do you see the Old Lady watching the world go by in Cagliari Sardinia (Italy)

The Boys found Coronas in Cadiz
Lisbon Portugal
A very cool wooden dog statue in a shop window
And there it is!!! the Eiffel Tower
view from the other side of the Eiffel tower and the Bus we were on
Looking down from the summit of the Eiffel Tower - not a nice day but did come out warm and sunny later on
The Mona Lisa - not sure what all the fuss is about lol

all that was available at the Paris Airport to eat before long haul back home
not good really for supposedly a international airport!
Ok Scrappy World that's it from me for the start of the year....but look out I am intending on blogging a lot more this fact I intend doing it so much you will be sick of me!
Until next time
Happi Scrappin'

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