I only need one hand for counting now.
The number 5 is the symbol of the perfection in the Mayas.
The number 5 is apparently used to Symbolise the force and the limits of the man in his control on the Universe (!).
The number 5 is also the number of the life and the nature, according to Aeppli.
For His Podgeness, the number 5 really means:
5 more sleeps to go;
5 more sleeps to cruising;
5 more sleeps till the big fella gets on that boat,
with his bird and her boy;
5 more sleeps to cruising.
To add to the excitement, I’ve just realised there’s going to be firework displays as each ship sails out. What with the Red Arrows and the Princess Royal coming along to view me (she’s viewing everybody else as well I know but, permit me my dreams) I’m not sure how much more excitement I can take. I may just need a drink or two to calm me down. Actually, the Bombay Sapphire is looking quite enticing even now….
Do you know what, I think I’m starting to get quite emotional. Hmmm, must ‘man up’…
Wait: a horrible thought has just crossed my mind: after the cruise what will I do? No more countdowns
Ah ha, no worries, after her indoors rescued me from the river recently, I apparently owe her a cruise. Possibly one in September. Yay. Another countdown could be on the cards. Better still, I think I may have conned her into paying.
Won’t be the same as the Grand Event though :-(.