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At Sea - Saturday, 13 April 2019

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Queens Suite - Deck 9 - Cabin 9047
Last day at sea before we dock in Southampton early tomorrow morning. Apparently we have passed through the Bay of Biscay and I didn't feel a thing. The sea has a bit of movement and it is getting windy and cold - English weather coming up!

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We had a nice relaxing breakfast with Robin, Chris and Fiona with lots of good humoured banter. I am going to miss these guys, especially discussing the nuances of the English and Australian languages. All good fun!

I went to hear John McCarthy in a Q&A session this morning. It was good and the questions were probing, but I was sitting upstairs and unable to ask one. I would have asked him how long it took him to recover mentally and physically from his incarceration - if he ever did.

After that, I went to hear Professor Margaret Cox talk about forensics used in mass genocide in the 20th century. It was truly shocking. She suffered from PTSD and doesn't work in that area any more and even still gets emotional about it today.

After lunch I packed my bag ready for disembarkation tomorrow and Phil checked our account with the Conceirge. Apparently, $300 was credited to each of us when we boarded, so we had $600 to spend. We have $77.10 left, and if we don't spend it, we lose it. So we have just been shopping and I bought a navy blue tee shirt, two coffee mugs and some Cunard pencils. And we were left with a balance of 10c for Cunard to keep. Just as well we discovered this today and not tomorrow morning!

The Queen's Grill dining room and a couple of new friends from Shepparton.

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Our last dinner with our new friends and Fiona celebrated her birthday from 23 March. The dining room staff, and us, sang happy birthday to her.

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As we left the dining room, we gave Rajesh, Jason and Anastasia a cash remuneration and a gold and opal kangaroo lapel pin. Hope they like it.

Finished packing and put the bags outside the door. I guess it's really happening - we're leaving in the morning.

Posted by gaddingabout 09:03

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