06.04.2019 - 06.04.2019 14 °C
Queens Suite - Deck 9 - Cabin 9047
We woke to a grey, dreary day with quite a swell, but this ship is magnificent. Can't feel a thing! Wind force 8.
Today is another sea day en route to Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. We are enjoying the sea days - total relaxation, though the weather is getting much cooler.
This morning after breakfast, I went to another lecture by Professor Margaret Cox on Health and Disease in the Graeco-Roman World. Very interesting.
Then I attended a lecture in the CanyonRanch Spa Club on the Secrets to a Flatter Stomach. It was a light bulb moment for me. Marco talked about how to speed up your metabolism by doing weights in the gym. Now, I absolutely HATE going to the gym, but I am willing to give the weights thing a go if it will get rid of my stomach, because nothing else works. Watch this space. I am going to book a complimentary session with him to see what it's like.
The sun is trying to come out and land has come into sight. It is the boot of Italy.
Spent the afternoon watching Bohemian Rhapsody - the story of Queen and Freddie Mercury. It was great to see it again.
Our next door neighbour on the ship told us that there is a man sitting next to him in the dining room who told him he was Freddie Mercury's confidante and tried to stop the release of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody because it wasn't a true reflection of Freddie and his life. I am thinking he must have been Paul who was sacked by Freddie for not passing on a message from Bob Geldorf about LiveAid, because Brian May and Roger Taylor were collaborators on the movie, so I think they would get it right.
We went to a show before dinner tonight and sat with Yemi and Fiona. It was the magician Jamie Raven and he came second in Britain's Got Talent. He was beaten by a three legged dog by two per cent of the vote! He was very, very good.
We are entering a new time zone and have to turn the clocks back one hour tonight.