Thursday April 23, 2015

Decorated bedrooms

Category: Independence — Ian C. @ 8:21 am

Margaret has continued to slowly decorate our home, painting nearly everywhere now (a challenge, since it’s so big!); our master bedroom is now painted though the furniture and layout hasn’t much changed since a year ago …

She’s more pleased with the upstairs guest bedrooms which (like the downstairs one done last year) are now fully painted and decorated:

The wall design we ordered online; it was surprisingly not too difficult to apply even to the textured walls:

One last room remains undecorated, though we’ve now decided what it’s theme might be …

Thursday April 16, 2015

Flowers in April

Category: Independence — Ian C. @ 3:56 pm

The flowers around our pool and screened patio are starting to get established now, offering nice splashes of color …

Monday April 13, 2015

NCL cruise extras

Category: Cruise — Ian C. @ 8:05 pm

A few other photos, that didn’t seem to fit in the daily posts … here is the La Cucina restaurant which serves Italian food in the evening, but is the VIP breakfast and lunch restaurant; beautiful and quiet, with as many as two wait staff to each table (we never saw more than about five tables occupied, when we were there!):

The carpet in the hall to our room is decorated with fish heading the same way as the ship – except for the occasional rebel that is supposed to represent Norwegian, that “cruise different”:

Excellent steak dinner at Cagneys, our first night (I didn’t bother with daily food pictures!)

Our of the central areas of the ship

Dinner preparations at Teppanyaki:

A “towel elephant”; we had a different towel animal every night including a rabbit (it was Easter), frog, pig and bear!

We enjoyed a fruit carving demonstration:

And that’s the end!