A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. I love this meme ... thanks Sheila :)
Well we're back from our 7 day cruise and already fantasising about the next one, hopefully with my boys if we can work it in with their uni and work schedules. A wonderful way to holiday even if I'd love longer in port to really enjoy the friendly locals and their culture.
Noumea: Patisserie heaven, watching friendly locals play Boule by the beach
Lifou: stunning natural beauty, snorkelling, aquamarine waters, cave jump in the dark, friendly people, yummy crepes made in the village :)
Vanuatu: have spent time here before, a truly beautiful place out of the city of Port Vila, delightful people, they live so simply and are rich in so many ways!
"a La Vieille France" ~ Noumea
Pacific Dawn docked at Noumea on sunset
Pacific Dawn moored at Lifou
Lady of Lourdes church on Lifou - very celestial with the sun behind
beautiful waters of Lifou
these kids were a 'crack up'
just one of the many towel animals made by our clever cabin steward
carved fruit & vege waterfall on tour of galley ~ amazing
strawberry cloud ~ my 2nd favourite cocktail
island night ~ we danced the night away
Hope you enjoyed the pics, this weekend I'm away with girlfriends on a scrapbooking weekend so I'm hoping to scrap some cruise photos. Now on to book stuff :)
Winners of HIS LAST DUCHESS & THE COURTESAN'S LOVER by Gabrielle Kimm ~ Congratulations: Gisele & Holly
Winner of THE SECRET KEEPER by Sandra Byrd ~ Congratulations: Stephanie Ward
I posted reviews for: (click on title)
THE HOMECOMING OF SAMUEL LAKE by Jenny Wingfield ~ Favourite of the year!!!
ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf ~ heart in mouth!
absolutely nothing, all those cocktails were just so tempting :)
This Week's Reading List:Well I only read a page or two on our cruise so same books up again this week
THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR by Debbie Macomber ~ ARC
CROSS CURRENT by John Shors
ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis
THE SECOND EMPRESS by Michelle Moran ~ loved it!!
JANUARY FIRST by Michael Schofield ~ gut wrenching, honest, heart breaking. Review scheduled this week.
BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer ~ uniquely imaginative