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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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Did you know it costs a whole lot more to get divorced than it ever cost to get married in the first place? I'm talking the court costs only that everyone has to pay. Not the option expenses like the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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I'm in the process of getting all my paperwork work ready for my next ship. Can you see how faded the cover of my Aussie passport is? The Coat of Arms has completely worn off! I am Australian born and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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I'm house and dog sitting for friends for two weeks. My favourite place to hang out is their backyard. A gazebo, pretty fairy lights, and a comfy chair. Earlier tonight I was enjoying a glass of wine, a good book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Tinkerblue
Hi Marta, It wasn't me, but it was my cabin mate at the time - Mariana. Thank you for your kind words. It is a lot of hard work, but the offset to that is visiting lots of places I probably wouldn't have visited on my own.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on From Vancouver to The Caribbean at Tinkerblue
I love to read. I love to travel. I'm not so keen on reading about other people's travel...only because I get jealous. CNN recently posted a list of the 15 Funniest Travel Books Ever Written. The Sex Lives of Cannibals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Yep, another excursion. Gigli and I have been talking about going bobsledding in Jamaica since February. Between inventory, training, Hess audits, and port manning last week was the first (and last) chance we had. First stop - Dunns River Falls.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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For my birthday my colleagues unexpectedly gave me $60.00 towards a shore excursion of my choice. Thank you! Trudy and I have been talking about going cave tubing in Belize since the beginning of your contract. This week we went.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Learning to scuba dive has always been on my to do list. It's one of those things I've always put off... too expensive, not enough time, too cold and lets face it - too nervous. Well I finally did it!... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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One of our ports of call is Mahogany Bay on the Island of Roatan in Honduras. Mahogany Bay was specifically built for cruise ships, so we don't really see much of Roatan or Honduras. There is space for two ships,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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We have a 7 day itinerary. embarkation, Galveston. Texas sea day sea day port day (Honduras or Jamaica) port day (Belize or Grand Cayman) port day (Cozumel or Cozumel) sea day And then repeat Today (this is actually from March!)... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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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 Apr 22, 2015 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 Apr 20, 2015 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