23 Jun

london 6.59am tuesday 2015

i like my life in london but even then i have found myself wondering what it will be like living another life. perhaps a life where i can have all the luxury of a rich man’s life. and i realise going on a world cruise will be like that.

the reason why this thought came about was a competition draw by the telegraph that i saw last sunday, featuring p&O to enter a draw for the prize of a 115day world cruise on board their ship.

i have been on board such cruisers before, notably the Queen Elizabeth II, crossing the atlantic in 5days from southampton to new york, in sept or oct, i forgot what year, near 2000 i think as it was a celebratory trip to welcome the millenium.

 it was a long time ago, as the QE II is no more functioning. it has retired. even then, the 5 days was just enough , any longer and i would most probably get restless at being confined to the ship. 

but it did occur to me that living on board a cruise ship for 115days going round the world, u will certainly experience the life of a rich person. sumptuous meals served, waited on hand and foot by the crew, see all the tourists sights of the world and experience them at each stop. but somehow at the back of my mind, i did think it might get a bit boring. it would be nice to hear of someone who did win that prize and see what it is exactly it is like to live that life.

whoever wins that prize should be encouraged to blog, but anonymously, though how that can be done without people guessing correctly who they are and which ship they are on, i do not know. they have to simply say this is a life on board a cruise ship blog, not mentioning they have won the prize so that they wont be identified. this is so they can be honest about their feelings and narration of their time on board, without offending the crew and the people they meet on board. it would make a fine blog i think. daily life and people they meet on board a cruise ship.  or it might be so boring, with nothing and no one interesting to talk of, that it just peters out. i was also thinking it will make a great retirement home for a wealthy widow or widower. in fact, there have been known cases of a few of them who have used it as a retirement home and had died on one of the cruises. though i guess if u are very ill, the ship will refuse u or try to discourage you as it wont look good to have a passenger’s corpse removed from the ship. rather dampening for the rest of the fellow elderly passengers who remain on board, i should think. haha.

maybe that is why we read books to find out what the other side live. and i think most life is mundane, and that is why when people write books they inject some quite unbelievable things happening just to spice it up. or they introduce really prickly characters that would not exist in real life… at least not all in the same person.

an ordinary life with nothing major happening is a nice life. i am all for it. but i know to a lot of people that life is a waste.

to me, i get my excitement from books, that way i dont have to live it, but can enjoy it second hand. haha. it is like watching all those people trudging through mud and snow and god knows what in travelogues, whilst sitting in our comfy sofa at home. haha.

and even more so when it is a lifestyle travelogue, like the ones featured in the tv kevin mcclouds escape to the wild. you look at all those people living that wild life, and realise it is not for you. haha.

added 11am. i remembered to google it , and found this. very useful info for those who go on world cruises. it seems to me u need to establish a routine to while away the hours when the ship is at sea. in my time in the QEII, i found the highlight of the trip was the evening meal, it was a sit down full course black tie event, and the food was really excellent. it saves having to decide what to wear, for the men anyway. i just wore the same black tie dinner suit for all the dinners.  the ladies might find it more challenging to come up with a different dress every time. 

5 Responses to “life”

  1. Garfield Hug Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    Good luck on the draw! It would be fun if you won the 115 day cruise and blog from there. Ha ha we will have insights of what goes on during the cruise and captain’s ball 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      i have entered the draw, but i am not sure i want to win it. haha. 115 days!!! 4months!! too much.

      • Garfield Hug Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

        You will never know!! Good luck!!

  2. Carl D'Agostino Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Crossing the Atlantic injust 5 days on a ship still seems like lightening to me.

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 11:27 am #

      is that fast? i thought it was normal. in fact, nowadays with it being so cheap and easy to fly, crossing by ship seems like an old fashioned way to travel. i find eating is the only thing u can do on these ship voyages.

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