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Try looking in the monthly archives. October 2015

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Not all ‘progress’ is an improvement

Has the golden age of cruising gone forever? Undoubtedly, the answer has to be in the affirmative if you hanker after the grandeur for which the liners of years gone by were noted.
Being aboard the world’s newest cruise ship, Royal […]

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Rough seas don’t phase restaurant and cooking teams

Day 4 of our transatlantic crossing aboard Anthem of the Seas.
Sea conditions are now the roughest of the entire trip, according to our captain’s reading of the weather forecasts. Our speed has been reduced to minimise the side to side […]

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Rock and roll in theatre as ship does its own dance

Day two of Transatlantic crossing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, Weather is not so good today, winds got up to force nine on the Beaufort scale with the sea level varying by six metres causing the ship to […]

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Crossing the Atlantic on world’s newest cruise ship

Wow, our first full day at sea, on board Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas en route from the UK to USA. Launched earlier this year, Anthem is the newest and third largest cruise ship in the world It has been a […]

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Longer winter nights spark daylight saving debate

It’s time to say a final goodbye to summer and welcome the longer winter nights as Europe put the clocks back early Sunday morning while the USA follows suit next weekend.
Once again, as soon as Britain’s daylight saving time ends […]

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Lions gain freedom from concrete nightmare

 
Before – in a concrete hell in Romania.                  After – in a natural heaven in South Africa.

Big cats make a return to the spotlight today but this time it’s not Thomas Chipperfield and his lovely creatures. It is five […]

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Two days to go until we head for better weather

Dateline: 24th October 2015.  It’s a cold, wet and quite miserable Saturday in what passes for autumn in North Wales; actually, not only here but across the UK generally the weather outlook is no better,
In fact, yesterday a storm warning was […]

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Patricia hits Mexico while UK is on ‘storm alert’

UPDATE: Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in Mexico’s Jalisco province in which major tourist destination Puerto Vallarta is situated. Hundreds of thousands of people are said to be in its path.
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Storms lie ahead. Nothing strange in that, it is just […]

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How safe is the pound, dollar or euro in your pocket?

As you go about your daily business, you probably don’t give much thought to the safety of your money. After all, it’s safe in your pocket- isn’t it? Well, no it isn’t.
What’s more, it is no use checking to see […]

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Sex offences: Time to treat those accused fairly

Blind Justice
This is controversial and is certain to attract criticism from one or more sections of society but it still needs saying. So, despite the vitriol that will probably be coming this way, it just has to be said.
In both […]

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