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Day 8

Christmas at sea

sunny 26 °C
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Hi all - Merry Christmas, Santa came and found us - he even gave out more presents in the Centrum this morning (rather unexpected).
Will update the blog later. See also last nights animal photo - a pig!!
Spiler photos of the day so far -
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Welcome to our Christmas flyer for the day – it was an early morning to the rustling of Christmas paper and the peeking into stockings (not Lachlan – he just groaned and rolled over); Jakob was ecstatic that Santa managed to find us out here and even knew to add to his growing collection of Tech decks with a few more decks and some ramps etc. He also got a globe of the world made out of different stones – a lovely gift courtesy of onboard shops – I guess that made it easier for Santa to not have to carry so many presents to the ship.
Lachlan got a book, a globe with clock/barometer set and a game (not that he can play it here) from Santa and from mum & dad a special invite for a ships galley tour tomorrow (Glenn will be lucky enough to go with him). Glenn and I got a ‘ships cookbook’ so we can try out some of the Head Chef’s special recipes at home.
Once we had breakfast we had to line up for another present for Jakob; he got a Ship’s blanket… this was something we weren’t expecting so a nice surprise.
After that Jakob tested out the rock-climbing wall – only 200m above sea level – I just sat and watched….
Back for a BBQ lunch and then off to the room to get Jakob to have a rest for the big night ahead. “I am not tired” turned into a 3-hour sleep!! After waking we found Glenn up on the pool deck reading and most likely checking out the sights. Jakob finally got to go to the arcade to spend his $10 card – another tick in the box as he is trying to have a go at everything on the ship! Not like Lachlan, whom I don’t think has even been in the pool yet?? Way too uncool amongst his friends I think.
A formal evening this evening – so we caught a show which was a juggling act (Jakob loved it and wants to do a show again tomorrow night) and then all went to dine in the main restaurant – a nice change to dining on our own (funny at home we are always trying to get out to dinner by ourselves….). Dinner was fantastic and our Waiters did a few tricks for the boys and gave Jakob a stack of little panda toys – not only did it keep him busy during dinner he got to keep a few.
The towel animal for tonight was a peacock – fantastic pardon the pun..
Well that’s it for Christmas day at sea – we hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing day and look forward to seeing the New Year in soon.
We have one more day at sea (Glenn & Lachlan down to do galley tour whilst I start packing) and then home to Sydney early Monday morning.
Bye for now
Donna & Howard boys 3
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Posted by oztigger 21:18 Archived in New Caledonia Tagged middle_of_pacific christmas_day

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