Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer lunch with Jen and Hailey


Jennifer


Jens Boston Cream Piescraper

Jen and Hailey


Under the table

The dancing girl


Just look at thse long dancing legs

Mommys going to give Hailey a lemon slice

 Testing
 Not sure yet
 It's just a little tart
 more than a little tart
My little fashionista

Friday, June 5, 2015

My grandson graduates

Good job Brandon!


The students high school pics were shown on a screen above the stage
Brandon receives his diploma

The throwing of about 275 caps
 Paper explosion

Congratulations to Brandon and all his classmates



Sunday, March 29, 2015

March lunch with Jen and Hailey

My great granddaughter Hailey is 2 1/2 and before she turns 3 she'll be a big sister. When asked if she wants a brother or a sister she replied "a brother"




Jennifer absolutely blooms when she's pregnant (once she's over the morning sickness)



Hailey loves lemons even after just finishing off ice cream with strawberries and sprinkles of  Smarties - type candies.


She puckers up just slightly and then proceeds to thoroughly enjoy the lemon slices.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Funny business and motels and old clunkers


Another puzzle gets back in the box. No, they aren't getting easier; this one seemed even more difficult. The designer of these puzzles has a very clever way of cutting them and many pieces are cut right on the line of a colour change. This funny business is a fantasy candy store....so much candy and junk and so many colours....but it's done!


i thought this would be it for awhile but nope, there's another old clunkers and motels puzzle in bits and pieces on the table as we speak....hopefully by the time it's done the rainy season will be done also.











Sunday, March 22, 2015

Feb. 25 going home

Flying over the Swiss Alps
Mountain names I heard mentioned but not sure which was which....The Matterhorn on the border of Switzerland and Italy, also known as Monte Cervino

The Dom and  Monte Rosa

 we were racing with that little plane...
 It won!
 Is that England I see?
 Yes, I think so
 Sure, that's the Thames

Cheerio mates

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Feb. 24, Naples, Italy

" Sit back in the comfort of your motor coach while discovering Naples major landmarks. The route takes you past piazzas, monuments, churches and museums. Capture a panoramic view of of the city and the Bay of Naples from the vantage point of Posillipo Hill and enjoy a complimentary refreshment or an ice cream at a local café."

Our last day onboard the Jade and i've decided to not even think about going on this excursion. The weather continues to be cool with rain but some sunny breaks expected. I am going to sleep in and then pack my bags. We will disembark at 6:15 A.M. tomorrow morning and get on the bus to Romes Leonardo Davinci Airport and fly to Heathrow for a couple hours and then to Vancouver and home sweet home to Delta. I can't believe i got sick and wasted the whole last week of this cruise, it was a total surprise and so unlike me.

For something special on our last night we went to the Jasmine Garden for Shabu Shabu Hot Pot for dinner and it was lovely and very tasty and filling. Basically it's a specially designed pot, something like a big bundt pan that was set in the center of the table on a heating element. It was about 1/3 full of a simmering broth. The waitress then came with a huge plate of raw veggies; cabbage, bok choy, carrots and onions. It all simmered for awhile and then she dropped in what seemed like a lot of chicken breast sliced thinly and then our choices of noodles and let it simmer some more. By then we had been given little pots of peanut sauce and soy sauce with lime and a bowl of cold rice which we weren't sure what to do with. After awhile we were told it was ready and we could dish up a bowl of soup. Yum! It was soooo good and then i added some of the rice to my second bowl as a means to cool it off a little so i could eat faster and i think that's what it really was for because it worked. The peanut sauce ended up being a bust, it seemed an odd thing and we didn't know what to do with it as i don't think we had either forks or chopsticks which probably should have been available for dipping the chicken pieces. The lime soy made the already excellent soup taste even better. It was so tasty we ate almost the entire potful of soup with all those nutritious veggies and good stuff. It made me feel strong again, just like Popeye with his spinach but too late, we are leaving in the morning!
For dessert i had a warm pancake with coconut ice cream and Pats green tea ice cream looked awesome too.
I then went to the internet café because again my account was showing I had 0 WiFi minutes remaining. The logout button says "you are logged out" but it keeps running my time out. I hope lots of people complain about it and not just accept that they ran out of time because once again it was reinstated quickly and easily.
Then Pat caught up with me with some info she had found out about the four excursions that i had missed out on because of being sick. She said if i took my Drs. hospital visit letter stating that he had diagnosed me with pneumonia to the front desk i could get a refund. I did get a full refund very quickly and easily for the four excursions and was happy about that and not having the hassle of claiming it later from home. Anybody listening? Book your excursions with your cruiseline and you'll be safe in many different ways that you wouldn't be if you booked with an outside company. Another plus is that the ship will wait up to three hours for you if you don't arrive back before its scheduled departure.....yes, that whole big ship and all the passengers will wait for you! Those on alternate or private tours who don't make it on time will have to get transportation on their own dime to the next port to rejoin the ship there because it will depart at the designated time without a care in the world if you're caught in traffic or whatever. Can you imagine the hassle; maybe you didn't take much money or a credit card with you, no change of clothes, no pj's, no meds and only a copy of your passport which sometimes isn't enough to get you on a plane. Not to mention somebody might even forget where the next dock is! It happens.

This is the Naples dock.....or was this Palermo?
 Siremar
I forget...
 Passengers disembarking
 The Jasmine Garden Restaurant



 The menu cover

 Jasmine sushi bar
 my seaweed appy
 The hot pot
 Add the veggies

 Let it all simmer for awhile
Enjoy!
Soooo good....
 Pats green tea ice cream
 My coconut ice cream on a warm pancake
 Italy.... ♥♥♥

It's been a lovely trip, except for getting sick.... loved lots of things about NCL and Jade but all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow night i will be home and most likely sleeping for a week.

Mahalo and Aloha Jade

Grazie for reading my blog and Arriveidercii

One more post of pics from the plane to come....