On a somewhat lighter note than yesterday, this will be my last post for a while on Haddon Musings’ Senior Salon.  The main reason is because Sam and I will be flying out to Miami early on  Saturday and boarding one of the Celebrity X cruise ships on Sunday morning:


Then visiting Georgetown, Cayman Islands…


Followed by swimming with the dolphins in …


Then visiting Cozumel…


And finally there will be three days in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras!


It’s our way of celebrating our upcoming 60th birthdays later this year.  When we were 50 we hired our village hall for a disco and buffet party with family and friends, but ten years on with no monthly mortgage payments, we decided to save up for the chance to sample New Orleans in all its glory instead.  I must say I’m looking forward to it immensely.

Has anyone ever been to the Mardi Gras?  If so, do you have any tips or advice for me?  Any comments gratefully received!