Still here - just.
Serves me right . I forgot to say goodbye before leaving for my seventh and - I have decided my last cruise. In brief it was ill -fated; at least three helicopter rescues and an ambulance in Sicily then one stopped counting. When I was confined to my cabin with a hacking cough - along with many other passengers, it occurred to me that the only time I have felt really ill in the last four and a half years was when I was on board and at my lowest point I was scared I could be dumped in a foreign hospital to peter out alone.
Safely back home, drugs finished I'm getting back on track and ready to welcome my various family visits.
Sicily, Amalfi and Cartagena were all memorable but please forgive me if I concentrate on getting back to normal.