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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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Key West has never really been on my list of places to go. But now it's on my list of places to come back to. Spending 4 or 5 hours in a place doesn't really mean you've been there. There... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tinkerblue
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Our work week starts with the end of a cruise. On this ship out cruises are 7 days leaving Galveston on Saturday afternoon and returning on Saturday morning. So this is the life of a shoppie on Saturdays: 5am -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tinkerblue
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Maho Beach, St Maarten. I've seen it on all the travel shows and on some aviation shows. Just about every tourist calls it Airplane or Airport Beach. The beach is located at the end of the runway at Juliana Airport... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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We just finished an 8 day cruise that was successful (we hit target) and expensive (I've spent my paycheque before we get paid!). We had two long sea days at the beginning of the cruise and then our first port... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Every ship is different. But this is how we spent New Years Eve. Our itinerary had us docking in Aruba from 2pm-11pm. The shop was open in the morning from 930am to 1230pm. Then we were closed for the rest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Seems like everyone wants to know what Christmas on the ship is like. Sometimes it's just like any other day, and sometimes it's very Christmasy. It's really up to me and how I much effort I put into it. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Last night was a good night. No, a great night even. It was my night off. I went for a run. Watched the crew talent show. Had a glass of wine. Played bingo with Sachin and Vikas - we split... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Yesterday, we got to do a tour of the bridge. I can't post photo for security reasons so you'll have to make do witht a photo of the ship! The tour with the Captain and Staff Captain was supposed to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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It's that time again already. Time to say goodbye to my Vancouver friends and head back to work. Tomorrow (or technically later today) I fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Then on Sunday, I'll sign on Carnival Freedom. I have had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Tinkerblue
It's day 2 of the advent calendar, or it was. I'm a little late posting this. I've been updating my Christmas music. I've added two new (to me) albums to my Christmas playlist... That's Christmas To Me by Pentatonix. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I'm running late. I forgot to buy an advent calendar. What's been happening lately? In my world... I'm working part time at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Because everyone works during their vacation. Tate and I spent three days in Disneyland... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Let it out slowly, push your knee against my hand, cough, say ahhh, follow the light, read this line, make a fist... One of the joys of working on a cruise ship is having to complete a medical every two... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I warn you this is going to be long winded. Have you seen the show on telly, Upper Middle Bogan? It's hilarious? If you're not an Aussie or haven't spent time here you may not get the humour. Take my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Tinkerblue
Lori, yes you are! A koala is not a bear.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on Zoodoo. Who? Zoodoo! at Tinkerblue
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It's been a long time since I've been to the Royal Hobart Show. A long time. I wasn't old enough to drink. I don't think I was even old enough to drive. Pretty sure Mum or Dad and to drop... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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My home state is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Lonely Planet just named Tasmania #4 of the world's top ten regions to visit in 2015. Calling Tassie "wild and dramatic, cultured and quirky." Yet Tasmania is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Meerkat. You can adopt one. You can't take it home though. When I was home earlier this year Mum had double booked herself. She had agreed to take a unit of 6 guides to the Scout/Guide Regatta and she had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Tinkerblue
A common phrase I hear is " it must be nice to have no expenses." Yes, I am very lucky to have a job where my accommodation and food is provided. My expenses/ financial commitments are few but they do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Not all the tiles around Catalina are original. A large portion of the, are but years of exposure to weather, humans etc have taken their toll. About 15-20 years ago various artists began the task of reproducing the iconic Catalina... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Everywhere you go in Avalon you will see pretty tiles. Everywhere. I'm not kidding... On shop fronts, drinking fountains, water fountains, signs, walls, benches, On the footpath Some are single tiles Some are murals Some are looking a little worse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Coffee shop, deli, sushi, sake bar, wine cellar, jewelry and art gallery...all in one place. An eclectic place. Came for breakfast, a ham and cheese croissant and a hazelnut latte. Stayed for Bundaberg blood orange and free wifi Want to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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We are in Ensenada, Mexico twice a week. Every Tuesday and Friday. Ensenada is not the prettiest Mexican town I've ever been to, but it's not the worst. It's about 100km from the US border. A lot of Californians come... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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On Sundays we dock in Long Beach, California. We do not have any stores or anything else so we have the day off until back on board time at 430pm. Last Sunday, 5 of us decided to go to Disneyland.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Woohoo it's always fun to spend a day with friends. Morag lives in London (UK) and no she did not come all this way just to spend the day with me! She was visiting another friend in San Diego for... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I'm a chocolate girl. I normally dislike hard lollies (candy) like toffee etc, and chewy lollies - bleh. But every Monday I walk past Lloyds of Avalon. They are famous for their toffee apples (candy apples), peanut brittle and fudge.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Tinkerblue