For those that may not follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I’d like to say a massive “HELLO!!!” from Southampton.
Sorry it has taken me until now to post this blog, but as I’m sure you will understand I have been quite busy as well as enjoying myself too!
Firstly I’m pleased to report that the journey to Southampton last Tuesday (September 17th 2013) went very well and I am more than happy with the room I have been allocated in the student halls. Thanks to my Dad for bringing me all the way to Southampton and helping unpack everything! I have settled in very well and got to know the others who I share the kitchen with. I’ve also got to know some of their other friends as well.
Last Wednesday (September 18th 2013) I was invited by my ‘ship friends’ Daniel Gosling, Christian Reay and Anthony Marshall to a ‘Welcome to Southampton’ meal in the City. I’ve also joined them at Town Quay to watch some of the cruise ships set sail including: Oriana, Arcadia, Independence of the Seas, AIDAsol, Mein Schiff I, Oceana, Balmoral, Marina, Ventura, Adventure of the Seas and Queen Mary 2! We went for another meal together Friday night after watching the ships sail. Yesterday some of my new friends who live in my halls even joined me at Town Quay.
Last week I had the chance to visit Carnival House in Southampton with the University. Although I had previously visited the building it was interesting to see and learn a little more. We also had a visit to Beaulieu which was an enjoyable experience.
Most excitingly, last week our tutor informed us about our compulsory field trip which is to take place in April 2014. We’ll be going on a cruise and I will hopefully be announcing more details at a later date.
For now I would like to thank everyone for their support and friendship and hope that you will continue to follow along with my studies at Southampton Solent University and Dream Designs Colchester as a business.
President & Managing Director
Dream Designs Colchester
23 year old Harry Cotterill is one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. He's become known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!