5 years on
9th May 2014
A lot can happen in five years. Sometimes it’s nice to look back and remember what has happened in the last 5 years. For me, I finished school, started and completed college, started university and started dating Tyrone, just to note a few key moments.
Why am I reminiscing about the last 5 years? Well, this week a cruise ship called the Thomson Spirit docked in Liverpool. Liverpool is a port city and for the first time in years the cruise terminal here is getting some use. It’s pretty exciting to see these beautiful ships docked literally at the end of my road.
The Thomson Spirit is special to me in that it was the first cruise ship I ever went on. 5 years ago my parents too me on a 7 day cruise around the Red Sea. I was 15 at the time. The whole holiday had such an impact on the way I thought about travel. Suddenly I wasn’t interested in sitting around a pool in a resort for a week. Instead, I wanted to explore the world and wake up in a new place everyday. Cruising became a huge love of mine.
Here is the Spirit docked in Liverpool, featuring myself looking pretty wind-swept. Pictures were taken on our phones so I apologise for the quality.
And here I am, on board the Spirit, 5 years ago. Look at the difference in the weather! Let’s be honest, I’ve not changed much.
See, I’ve always been obsessed with eating haha! I’m not sure if you can tell but I still had my braces on at the time and my nails were super short. I use to bite them.
I know that my website has been causing a few issues for some people. I’m trying to fix some of the problems relating to the coding as we speak. However, my host has been a pain in the arse and I’m getting quite frustrated. People are being blocked at random (sorry Cat!), adverts are popping up and some time when you click on a link it comes up with a full-page advert. I’m so sorry if you have had to experience any of these issues.
My plan is to change hosts. I have all summer to get it sorted. If anyone can recommend a free host (or very cheap host) that can host a blog of my size, and is reliable with a lot of support, please leave me a comment below. I am desperate to find a new host as soon as I can. I don’t even know how I’ve managed for two years with the current one.
Thank you in advance!