blue's revenge

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pacific Sun Cruise to New Caledonia.... My gorgeous hubby and I went on a cruise with friends to visit Noumea, Ouvea and Isle of Pines Sept/Oct this year. We tempted fate sharing a four berth cabin. Rather interesting when 3 of us ended up with sea sickness and i had to amuse myself in the Casino - but thats another story.

Now this was my first trip overseas and my workmates can recount my 7 week battle to obtain the correct copy of Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Medical Certificates and finally the Passport interview!!! I was the first one out of the four to start the process and was the last one to receive the passport.

Now P & O have had a bad trot of late with nightmare incidents onboard and we had already gone thru the trouble of selling another ship after we paid the deposit and were due to sail thru Thailand etc....but thats another story.

Leaving Sydney Heads the first thing P & O do is put on a big 'Sail Away' Party...yes your's truly made the most of the Cocktail within the first hour of being on board. After many pics & little videos taken on our digital camera we looked forward to enjoying fun activities and great food, silver service dining, plus the boys had a pact to drink as many cocktails & rack up an unbelievable drinks bill before arrivng back. We had Three days of cruising just to get to New Caledonia, a day of shore tours, then overnight sail to Ouvea and one more night till Isle of Pines, followed by 3 days cruising back to Sydney.

We were greated by Noumean dancers at the Market place - the shipping terminal. They danced as all 1900 passengers disembarked. The Noumeans are quiet pleasant people as long as you can speak some French and are prepared to spend money... The city is virtually a 3rd world city, the number homeless is quite disturbing though (maybe we just miss a lot of homeless in our own cities). The beaches and tourist part is picture postcard - what you see is exactly what it looks like.

A recent sighting of the Neanderthal Man in captivity....

(actually its just Warren) - it was noted that he hadn't shaved in a while(feburary)so he took a challange to be "The Santa Claus" of our workplace....he did the image of Santa justice, lasting until Boxing day which became the 'big shave day', and i won't mention the fun and games of the flat battery on the cordless shaver and blondie here forgetting to plug the cord in when the battery went flat to finish the job...poor Santa err i mean blondie, sorry umm Warren had to sleep with half a face shaved until the cordless charged up the next day !!!! hahahaha

Another Cake..... I created this Ten Pin and Bowling Ball cake for one of my League's Trophy Night. Just a quick Choc cake, but it was very effective and there was non left.

Croc Hunter meets his match

Steve Irwin initiates Ross "the intern" to the wonders of nature...very funny

The Blonde in the Casino

An attractive blonde from Dublin arrived and bet
twenty-thousand dollars ($20,000) on a single roll of the dice.
She said, "I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier

when I'm completely nude". With that, she stripped from
the neck down, rolled the dice and yelled,
"Come on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!"

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and
squealed..."YES! YES! I WON, I WON!" She hugged each

of the dealers and then picked up her winnings and her
clothes and quickly departed.
The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded.

Finally, one of them asked, "What did she roll?"
The others answered, "I don't know - I thought you

were watching.


Not all Irish are stupid and not all blondes are dumb,
but all men are men.