These are not blue sky days. What’s happened to the weather in the Mediterranean?
It doesn’t really matter. We’ve become ‘evening’ people and enjoy our cocktails sitting on stools with Maria from Patagonia and Jirga from Prague at the same bar each evening. On consecutive evenings, Pam, Ken, Edmundo and I grace the staff with our presence in the Main Dining Room, and in the excellent Japanese and Italian Restaurants on Crystal Serenity.
Why did I bring so many changes of clothes? Much to clothes-horse Edmundo’s disdain, my million-dollar, black, micro-fibre Armani T-shirt does the job night after night – an irreplacable male version of the ‘little black dress’.
We had our first ‘disagreement’ of the cruise at dinner tonight. There I was waiting for the Filipino minstrels going table to table with violin, flute and guitar to come so I could request ‘Send in the Clowns’, and as they approached us, Edmundo gave them one of his ‘looks’ and sent them away – with full approval of the Turners! Is it any wonder I came straight to bed and let them go shopping together?
My sinusitis and sore throat from all the pollen in Portugal might be more the reason that I’m a little slow in the day and cranky in the evening.
The entertainment on board on another evening is well worth waiting up for.