"All my bags are packed and I'm ready to go .." Well, not really, but it makes a nice song lyric. We leave tomorrow - not, I hasten to add, on the ill-fated Empress of Britain pictured above - and we will not be back until the weekend of the 6th and 7th February. Internet access is neither easy nor cheap on the high seas so I will not attempt to post to the blog whilst I am away. However, whenever possible, I will try to check into and update my Facebook page, so if you are on Facebook and want to keep in touch, add me as a friend if you haven't already (there is a link to my Facebook page on the sidebar). I look forward to being in contact with everyone again on my return.