I am now back on Minerva!! I was greeted on embarkation with a 'welcome home' and that is exactly what it feels like. Lots of familiar and wonderful people to say hello and to catch up with. The flight to Colombo was smooth and trouble free. I didn't sleep too well and now finding it difficult to actually fall asleep properly. I hope my body can get into a good rhythm soon.
This evening we had a lovely reception with the cruise director and other speakers and entertainers who will be working these next 2 weeks. I was completely star struck as Mark Horton of BBC's 'Coast' is one of the speakers. I am a huge fan of his, mainly for his warm personality on the programme. He is a lovely man with a great sense of humour. I may even try and get to his talks if I can!
Our first concert is on Sunday which gives us a few days to settle into ship life and rehearse. The air conditioning on the flight has played havoc with my throat so hoping things settle down in the next few days. Tomorrow I hope to see the elephants in Pinnawela - that's if I don't sleep in!!
Georgina Rosanna Murray is a Soprano from Manchester.