Friday, 1 January 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 103 New Year

She hated taking down the Tree and decorations.

The house looked so forlorn without them.

This year was different.

Everything back in their boxes she put it back in the loft until next December.
Reaching for the suitcases she eased them down.

Now, she thought, the time has come to pack…..

for their Caribbean cruise!

I'm so excited, we are actually going on a two week Caribbean Cruise on the 13th January!

You may remember I blogged about it in January 2009 just after I booked it.

Where the arrow is pointing in the picture of our cruise ship is where we will be spending two weeks after flying to Barbados to meet it.   We will be visiting the following islands: Totola, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, Dominica, Tobago, Isla Margaita, St. Lucia, Genada, St. Vincent and Maryreau.

So this is not really fiction, though it is 55 words.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Anonymous said...

OMG...HOW WONDERFUL :) Both your 55 and the fact that you are getting to go. I hope 2010 my dear sweet friend is awesome for you. Remember to take plenty of pictures. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and your family :) xoxoxo

quilly said...

How exciting for you! I hope you have a wonderful cruise. I know you are starting the New Year off with glee!

Happy 2010!

Dumdad said...

Wow, happy new year indeed! I look forward to your full report when you get back from this holiday of a lifetime.

Valerie said...

Oooh you have something wonderful to look forward to.
I popped in to wish you a Happy New Year. May your personal sun shine brightly in the coming months ... and not just on the cruise.

Akelamalu said...

You can be sure I will have plenty of photos to share when I get back Thom. Happy New Year to you m'dear. x

I am so excited Quilly, I'm counting the days! Happy 2010 to you to honey.

You can be sure of a FULL report in February Dumdad. Happy New Year to you.

Why thankyou Valerie and a Very Happy New Year to you too. :)

Brian Miller said...

woo hoo...wish i had one of those 55s! hope you have a great trip! we love to cruise.

happy new year as well...

my 55 is up!

hope said...

WOW! You really know how to plan! I'll never look at putting away the tree again the same way. :)

I've enjoyed how many wonderful folks these 55s have introduced me to. Have a GREAT 2010 and enjoy that vacation!

tony said...

Have A Wonderful New Year! Bestest Wishes...but,err......wont you miss the weather here?????

secret agent woman said...

That is something to look forard to, for sure!

G-Man said...

Bon Voyage Ake...
I'm looking foreward to another year of whimsical 55's.
You are a wonderfully loyal and talented friend, God Bless You!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Brian, I'm on my way over to read yours. :)

55s are a great way to get to know other bloggers Hope, Happy New Year to you.

I won't miss this weather one jot Tony I've truly had enough of it! LOL

It certainly is SAW! :)

I'll do my best G-man xx

CrAzY Working Mom said...

You lucky girl! : )

Happy Twenty Ten.

bindhiya said...

Dear Akelamalu,
As always a great #55!
Have a great time and Happy New year m'dear.
♥ & ((hugs))

storyteller said...

Love your '55' and wish you Bon Voyage. May the new decade bring you and yours joyful opportunities and experiences!
Hugs and blessings,

anthonynorth said...

Now make sure you enjoy that cruise.

Ron said...


I'm so happy and excited for you, Akelamalu!

Hey...I think I can actually see you in the cruise ship window waving at us!

I know you're going to have a blast. And I can't wait to see your photos!

Great 55, m'dear!

Happy New Year to you!


Maggie May said...

Have a brilliant trip!
Very best wishes for 2010 with the best of everything that you would wish yourself.

Nuts in May

aims said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

Use every precious moment to its fullest and then come back and tell us about it.

Evalinn said...

Wow, have a wonderful trip! And Happy New Year!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

it sounds like a WONDERFUL cruise!!! two weeks is lovely! we always get one but two is twice as good!!! enjoy!

smiles, bee

snowelf said...

Now that is the way to start the New Year! Whoo hoo!! :)

Take lots of Pics!!


inappropriatesue said...

What a great way to kick off 2010! Happy New Year :)
I'm up as well.

Connie T. said...

Good 55. I took my tree down yesterday. I miss it, it was so pretty. Have a great trip.

Akelamalu said...

I know CrazyWorkingMom!

Thanks Bindi xx

Glad you Storyteller and thankyou m'dear.:)

I'll try my hardest Anthony! ;)

I am waving at you Ron! You can be sure I'll be sharing every moment of it with you when we get back. xx

Why thankyou Maggie and you can be sure I will still be sending you Reiki whilst I'm away. xx

I will do just that Aims, thanks honey. x

Cheers Evalinn :)

I'd settle for one week six times a year like you Bee (wink)

Yes it's a fantastic way to start the new year Snowelf!

I can't think of a better way Susan ;)

Everything looks so bare when the decs come down doesn't it Connie? :(

Shrinky said...

Oh, I do envy you so! I am sure you will have an utterly fabulous time, what a wonderful way to start the new decade. Here's wishing you beautiful weather, gorgeous food and many warm, new friendships along your travels.

buffalodick said...

Good time of year to get away! Try all the rums!

Linda said...

You are such a lucky lady, that sounds and looks just fabulous! Do you think I'll fit in any of your cases? Probably not, huh? Well, at least I can cruise vicariously through what I'm sure will be wonderful pictures when you return!

Happy New Year to you!!

Maude Lynn said...

How fabulous! I've always wanted to do that!

Dr.John said...

Good 55. I am glad you get to go on a cruise but I will miss your comments and your blog until you get back.

Travis Cody said...


Jeff B said...

Looks like a grand time is just on the horizon.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a cruise...lucky, lucky, lucky yopu. Hope you have an ace time.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks so much for your good wishes Shrinky - I'll tell you all about it when I get back. :)

Oh we will definitely be trying the rums Buff!

I am very lucky Linda. I wish I could take you with me. You can be sure I will tell you every little detail.

Well I hope you get to do it some day Mama Zen :)

Oh what a lovely thing to say Dr. John, thankyou m'dear. x

Woohoo indeed Trav! LOL

Yes indeedy Jeff :)

Thanks Eternally Distracted and welcome. :)

Cloudia said...

SO thrilled for you!
Enjoy yourself, Sis, and do take pictures to share....Bon Voyage!


Comfort Spiral

Akelamalu said...

I will definitely be taking lost of photos Cloudia! :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...


hehehe...I love cruises. have lots of fun honey.

Akelamalu said...

I'll tell you all about it when I get back Spiky x

Misty DawnS said...

I'm not too prideful to admit how jealous I am ;-)

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