Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Summer Blog Challenge

Monday, 11 June 2012

Summer Blog Challenge

Well I'm back with todays Blog Challenge post from Going Green With The Grizls :)



Today's question was kind of hard for me...

Describe The Best Day Of Your Life

Now, most people have answered this by talking about their weddings or the day their children were born - I'm not married and I don't have any children yet, so I found it hard to really think about what the best day of my life so far has been!

I guess a lot of people would pick the day they met their partner, but my relationship started very slowly and was quite messy to begin with so I wouldn't say that it counts ....

I know this may sound superficial and silly, but I would say the best day of my life was the day I stepped onto the Independence Of The Seas cruise ship in February this year!


I LOVE travelling but I have some anxiety issues that have got worse in recent years and have made it difficult for me to overcome my fear of flying (I've always been afraid of it but I always forced myself onto planes anyway....in recent years, I have stopped being able to do that) - which obviously greatly limits the travelling I can do!


I wasn't sure how I'd feel about cruising, but once I stepped aboard that beautiful ship (it seriously has to be seen to be believed!) I absolutely fell in love with it. 

Its my dream holiday, and it means I have the ability to travel to new places without having any of the horrible anxiety attacks that have always gone hand in hand with that for me....that is just a Godsend in my eyes.

And there's no stopping me now! We're going on another cruise in November :)

8 comments:

  1. Like you I hate flying but I manage it with breathing exercises and going to my 'happy place' on take off!

    Cruising has to be my favourite type of holiday whenever I tell people that they just laugh and say its for old people. All I can say is, don't knock it til you've tried it lol. Its nice I've found a fellow cruise lover x :-)

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    1. Its horrible isnt it?! Its taking off and landing I hate, I'm not bad once the plane is up. But lately I just cannot stomach the idea of boarding a plane!

      EVERYONE says that to me too about cruising being for old people...its sooo annoying! lol! Its like the most amazing resort holiday ever....at sea! Going to loads of places without flying! How perfect?!
      Lol! I'm amazed you like cruising too, we have so much in common lol! What cruises have you done?
      xxx

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    2. Yeah I'm the same, I hate the take off! I think it's that awful noise and the tilting etc. The worst flight I went on was to Acapulco to pick up the cruise because that was 19 hours on the plane, but had to land and take off again in Barbados. I don't think I would do that again.

      I've only actually done the one but it was soooo amazing! We started off in Acapulco, then went down the coast to several places before going through the Panama Canal and then out to the Caribbean islands. It was nearly 3 weeks in total and absolutely amazing. That was back when I was working so had a nice bit of money to play with, but now I can't really afford it. I think I'll save up and when Gracie is about 3 I'll do another one. Not such a long flight though!

      I was thinking about doing a post about cruising as everyone seems to have the wrong idea about it being for the older generation. Would it be ok to link your post in it? Or if you wanted to we could do a sort of joint post to tell everyone how fab it is? I had allot of spa treatments while I was on the ship so I can sort of tie it in to a beauty theme aswell lol.

      I know, the more we find out about each other the more we realise how much we have in common! x :-)

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    3. Ugh I know, and the way the whole plane vibrates! Its just not normal lol. If we were meant to fly we'd have been born with wings! lol

      Oh wow, your cruise sounds IMMENSE!!! I would LOVE that!!

      I've only done the one so far too. Which cruise line did you go with?

      I can't wait for our november one! :)

      You should try some of the ones that sail from Southamption, the destinations aren't as amazing but its SO nice to not have to stress about a flight and still get to go to places like Gran Canaria etc!
      I book through Iglu online and they do some really good deals! Our november one is 12 nights direct from Southampton and its only costing £612 each all inc! :)

      Aww I bet Gracie would love it, you should try Disney Cruises! That would be AMAZING!

      Oh yeah, feel free to link my post - or yeah writing a joint one would be fab!
      We could just write a post each about our experiences and what we thought of it, and we could post each others up as like guest posts or something?!
      Fab idea Charlie! :) We need to dispell these stupid myths about cruising lol!

      I know, its funny isn't it?! lol

      Oh btw, I've made your button! I just need to email it to you coz the HTML code won't let it display properly if I post it direct on here!

      xxx

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  2. I've never been on a real cruise...when I graduated from high school, my class cruised from the state of Maine up to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada...it was a twelve hour ride up, and them we docked for an hour and then came right back! I don't think that counts, really :)

    I'd love to go on one though, they sound so magical! xx

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    1. Ooh that sounds nice though! :)

      You would love cruising, its just out of this world! :)

      xxx

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  3. omg I need to do this challenge! whatev's if I start late! have you seen the 30 day challenge fashion & beauty? I am doing it on my blog i am on day 15 i think! if you wanna do it let me know! anyways, found you from the hop!

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    1. You should! I started late, its fun catching up!
      Ooh that sounds good! :) Whats your blog address? :)

      xxx

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