Although I’m originally from South Tipperary, I have to admit that I haven’t seen a lot of the county. So, this week I jumped at the chance when I was invited to stay with my lovely cousin Rose near Thurles. We got to see the famous Rock of Cashel, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Cashel Palace Hotel, be entertained at a great Irish-night at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre, travel down to Coolishal, Kilsheelan (Co. Waterford) where my great grandparents lived for a time before having a snack at the Horse & Jockey Hotel. This week’s blog tells how I got on.
NYC - April 7 to 11, 2006
I was looking with envy at all of the great photos shared on Facebook recently of the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s run of The Phantom of the Opera. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it down to experience it in person. Knowing the amazing musical talent that exists in my little hometown, I wasn’t at all surprised to hear the rave reviews and that there were standing ovations every night. I would expect nothing less knowing the wonderful people involved. “Phantom” is one of my favourite shows ever. I was lucky enough to see the Broadway production in April 2006 at the Majestic Theatre on West 44th Street in New York. It was truly spectacular. That whole trip with Charlie, being his first time in New York and my second, was so memorable. In this week’s blog post I share a little of what we did and saw. Enjoy!
Our 2019 Western Caribbean Cruise
In April 2019 we cruised the Western Caribbean onboard Harmony of the Seas out of Fort Lauderdale. We had a lovely few days staying near Fort Lauderdale beforehand where we had enjoyed exploring the Everglades and were looking forward to taking things very easy on-board. Over the week we docked in Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth (Jamaica) and Cozumel (Mexico) as well as having three “At-Sea” days. It was bliss. This week’s blog tells how we got on. Enjoy!
21 years ago, Peggy and I took a cruise with My Travel/ Airtours/ Sun Cruises on the M.S. Sunbird. It was our 4th cruise together and our 2nd on the Sunbird. Although that 7-day trip wasn’t on the biggest or fanciest ship we ever sailed on, to this day it remains one of the most enjoyable. It had just over 700 cabins with about 1,600 onboard and we thought it was huge!! The staff onboard were just great and genuinely couldn’t do enough for us to make our holiday memorable. We spent a week out of Palma (Majorca, Spain) visiting Naples (Italy), Messina and Taormina (Sicily), Bugibba and Marsaxlokk (Malta), La Goulette and Carthage (Tunisia) before sailing back to Palma in Majorca. This is how we got on. Enjoy!
Our Florida & Bahamas Cruise 2016
So this is the second part of the cruise blog from our trip in 2016 on the Anthem of the Seas (first part here). This covers Days 5 to 8 in the Bahamas and onboard, our return to New York for Easter 2016 and our flight home to Dublin. Enjoy!
Our Florida & Bahamas Cruise 2016
Continuing on from the last blog post where we stayed in New York in March 2016, this week’s post covers the first 4 days of the cruise we subsequently took from there. It was an 8 day Florida and Bahamas cruise with Royal Caribbean on Anthem of the Seas and this covers the first part of the trip from New York to Port Canaveral in Florida. It includes a memorable visit to the Kennedy Space Centre and describes what we saw. Enjoy!
Western Med. Cruise on Symphony of the Seas - 5 - 12 July 2018
I should preface this blog by saying that as I did this cruise within 7 months of coming home from hospital after a massive stroke, I was still in recovery mode, so I really took things very easy on-board and had decided I would only go ashore every second day. I still had mobility and stamina issues at that stage. In addition, I had previously done a couple of Med cruises before this one so had been to all of the ports on the itinerary a number of times before. This therefore probably doesn’t give the full flavour of all of the things to be seen or to be done either on this ship or at these locations. It’s just a true reflection of the relaxing and re-energising holiday that I myself had. Enjoy!
Rome & Western Med. Cruise on Symphony of the Seas - 1-12 Jul 2018
My name is Mary and this is my bucket list blog ...having survived a near-death experience. I hope it encourages you to "live your best life". See how I'm completing my own bucket list items. And let me know how you're getting on with yours!