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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #90 on: Sep 22, 2016, 12:52 PM »
I have been reminded of QE2 a couple of times when staying in a hotel.

I have never liked air conditioning, always want to open my bedroom window, even slightly. QE2 was the first place where I had no choice but to accept my bedroom being aired artificially -- and I got used to it, although there was the occasional struggle after embarkation, until the system had settled down to a regime I was happy with.

Since then, I have had the same situation in the occasional hotel, and it always reminds me of the air conditioning in my QE2 cabins :) .

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #91 on: Jul 06, 2018, 10:58 PM »
The very last bottle of QE2 Pol Acker, opened today.

Between the three of us, we usually drank just one of our bottles of Pol Acker, and I usually went home with one or two of them after a cruise. These were then opened, a little unenthusiastically, but with fond memories of QE2, on other occasions.

Just one bottle survived, and even moved house with me. This evening, for no particular reason at all, I opened it, to be drunk mixed with Cassis de Dijon (another long-time survivor) as a sort of Kir Royal. And as such, it is not bad at all.

Cheers! A toast to my favourite Queen :) .

Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #92 on: Jul 07, 2018, 02:21 AM »
Key Lime Pie.

I ate some today -- first time since those midnight buffets on QE2. I could never resist the Key Lime Pie there, even if I had already eaten more than my fill of other goodies at dinner time.

I found some Key Lime Pie at Lidl today, made by that excellent firm GÜ. Highly recommended... although the Key Lime Pie on QE2 was even better :) .
Key Lime Pie is amazing when homemade!
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #93 on: Jul 08, 2018, 02:03 PM »
The very last bottle of QE2 Pol Acker, opened today.

Between the three of us, we usually drank just one of our bottles of Pol Acker, and I usually went home with one or two of them after a cruise. These were then opened, a little unenthusiastically, but with fond memories of QE2, on other occasions.

Just one bottle survived, and even moved house with me. This evening, for no particular reason at all, I opened it, to be drunk mixed with Cassis de Dijon (another long-time survivor) as a sort of Kir Royal. And as such, it is not bad at all.

Cheers! A toast to my favourite Queen :) .

I love the fact that you save it for so long, and then just had it because you wanted to.  Perfect.

Pol Acker, which I've never heard mentioned anywhere except in relation to Cunard, is still present and correct on board the current Cunarders today.  I don't particularly mind it, but its certainly not memorable, and it always gets a laugh when we see it.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #94 on: Nov 30, 2018, 04:47 PM »
CHANGEZ are on board QV!
Still wonderful and will be posting pics of QE2 some day quite soon
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #95 on: Dec 03, 2018, 01:32 PM »
Plain and simple for me and it happens practically every day:

Every time I drive past Inchgreen Dry Dock I am reminded of QE2.

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #96 on: Dec 04, 2018, 06:57 PM »
This website :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #97 on: Mar 07, 2019, 07:31 PM »
Three long cotton skirts : one pale blue, one black and one beige, which my Mum and I bought and wore on board for smart-casual evenings. They were very simple one-size-fits-all and could easily be made to look rather smart with the help of suitable tops and accessories.

After our life with and on QE2 was over, I took over all three of them, had pockets fitted into the sides, and now wear them quite often, as everyday skirts, with rather ordinary tops and accessories, and with deep pockets to hold keys, purses and whatever else.

But all this time, they are still saying to me : "I was on QE2, and you wore me for very special evenings...". And they and I share that little secret in our ordinary everyday lives  ;) ...

Online Andy Holloway

Does anybody know what this is?
« Reply #98 on: May 28, 2019, 07:09 PM »

Yes i know that it's a clock, but what sort of clock is/was it?

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #99 on: Aug 11, 2019, 06:19 PM »
I do not have an answer to Andy's post about the clock, but revisiting this topic I started to read the posts from the start of the topic which was fun to read about reminders of QE2.

In particular Queens Fan's story captures the imagination as does Bob C's picture

What reminds you of QE2?

and do you have an answer to Andy's question?
 
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Online Andy Holloway

Re: Does anybody know what this is?
« Reply #100 on: Aug 11, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Yes i know that it's a clock, but what sort of clock is/was it?

Forgot about this post!

It's a pulse clock and was given to me by a passenger on QE2 during a trannie.

For those to whom a pulse clock is an item of wonderment, it's a clock, one of many, many onboard a ship, that are all linked to a central clock and operate on a regular 'pulse', hence the name.
I can't remember which Cunard ship the passenger said it came from but think it was one of the old Queens, but can't find the piece of paper he gave me with it that had the story of it on.

It had already been fitted with more modern battery mechanism.

We have it in our bathroom and it looks fantastic and a lovely memory of Cunard/QE2 and the very kind passenger, who i never saw again sadly.
 

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #101 on: Oct 03, 2019, 01:08 PM »
 Crystallised ginger. Always the last thing I had at the end of a wonderful QE2 dinner.

I am eating some right now :) .

Online Andy Holloway

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #102 on: Oct 03, 2019, 04:17 PM »
Crystallised ginger. Always the last thing I had at the end of a wonderful QE2 dinner.

I am eating some right now :) .

When i first joined QE2 i was introduced to a lovely American passenger by the off going Ch Security Officer, afterwards he said; "I hope you like crystallised ginger!"

Every time this lady was sailing afterwards i would go into my office in the morning and there on my desk, was a serviette with several pieces of crystallised ginger in! It transpires that a couple of Security Officer's before me the incumbent had said to her that he liked ginger, but was unable to get any. So she took it into her power to provide it for him from the bowls outside the Restaurants. Unfortunately it is not something i like but i was too polite to say it to her!!! At least my wife always liked it in my cabin if the weather got a bit rough!

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #103 on: Oct 03, 2019, 11:29 PM »
These have been hanging on the bedroom door handles at home for 7 years now - for some weird reason they just don't work like they did on the ship!


Also discovered this photo of a mug - it might explain a family connection I have.

Skilly

Likewise, I have one of the door signs hanging off my flat's central heating thermostat that happens to be right outside my bedroom (right below the forum's calendar for this year by coincidence). Dad found the sign again a few months ago and gave it to me as I have most of our QE2 items for safekeeping and archiving (menus, signed ship's guide, Captain's Secretary letter etc etc).
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