It's probably not a miracle, but it seems wonderful that my dad can call me on his mobile from the deck of the cruise ship in St Petersburg! It was 11am there, only 8am here, but he thought it would be the best time of day to catch us in. There was quite a delay on the line, and I was replying to one question as he was asking the next - I suppose that was the sound bouncing off the satellites! They are having a good time, going to a Cossack evening tonight and then a river trip tomorrow. The ship returns to Southampton next Monday, so they are half way through their holiday. Hope they are taking some good photos!