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3 days and counting! – WDW 2016

Only 3 more sleeps and we are getting very excited, but still have too much to do!

The house needs a good clean, and although I have piles of clothes ready to go into cases as Tom is in the middle of flooring the loft I haven’t been able to reach the cases to get  them out yet.

It’s Saturday night, C is in bed sleeping, Tom is in his friends ( even though he was ment to be helping me get the cases out!) and my parents are in Wales celebrating my nan’s 80th birthday, I should be doing something productive to get us ready to fly out but I cant seem to get the energy or motivation to do it, I’m blaming two training sessions in 2 days for the lack of energy.
Maybe a cup of coffee will give the the energy to do it.


I have sorted out some more of the scrapbook for our upcoming trip, I’ll take it with us as it doubles as an autograph book.
I’ve decorated the outside,

marked out sections

Washi tape is great for page tabs to mark where sections begin
and added some things to certain pages, princess stickers, world showcase land stickers, etc.


I hope that I manage to finish this scrapbook as I was rubbish at it last time and didn’t complete it. So watch this space!

Have you ever made a scrapbook for a Disney holiday?

24 week countdown! – WDW 2016

24 weeks and counting 😀

One of the men from our work is going in just 6 weeks time so we are both enjoying our countdowns ( although I get told not to mention mine as he will have been by then) and discussing Florida at every chance we get.
I have booked my shifts off work, so just waiting for them to be confirmed.
It still seems such a long way off but I know that it will be here before we know it.

I have also been practicing “princess” hairstyles for C when we are away.
At least one day while we are there I am going to make her look like a princess, I would love to book her in to the bibbidi bobbidi boutique to be made into a princess but they have to be above the age of 3 and she will be about 3 weeks shy when we come home :( I personally think that she would be fine and love the experience but I don’t want to risk getting her hopes up just to be turned away on the day as she is “too young”.
So I have decided that I will do it myself, do her hair, put on a little make-up ( eye shadow and lip gloss ) some fairy dust (glitter) and dress her up in a princess dress.

Here is my 1st attempt at a bun in her hair, its still a little short but we have 6 months for it to grow lol


25 weeks and counting! – WDW 2016

25 weeks and counting until we go to Florida again 😀
This time I am determined to actually document our holiday properly and share all the fun and amazing things we do.

C is so excited, she keeps talking about going on holiday to see Mickey, I don’t think she can understand how long she will have to wait still.

We have booked our flight seat this week, and have started booking our Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR’s), we managed to get a meal at Be our Guest on the day after we arrive. Continue reading

Home at last

We arrived home on Monday morning after an overnight flight.
It was a long and very eventful flight, We were stuck in 2 middle seats that were cramped and very uncomfortable, and to top it all off C got sick on the way home and vomited all over me, Dan, the seats and herself, twice.
I think it was a mixture of teething, and a bug as both me and my dad have been ill for the last few days as well.

I didn’t even manage to turn my laptop on while we were away. It just lived in the case for 2 weeks.
We were so busy everyday going to parks, eating meals and shopping that we just fell into bed of a night.
I didn’t have time to fill in more than 2 days of my travel journal.

I did manage to do a little of C’s scrap travel journal and will finish that off and make a family scrapbook of the holiday as soon as I have the time and energy to.

I have neglected this blog but as I was on holiday I think its justified, I also apparently didn’t pay my host and we were down for a few days ( I could have sworn I was paid up past my holiday but oh well, we’re back now)

I’ll tell you all about our exciting holiday, what C thought about it all, how it was going on long haul flights with a toddler, the heat and humidity, and what we did very soon.

I also have lots of plans for Autumn and Christmas posts for the next few months as well as discussing some interesting opportunities for posts.

Keep checking back and let me know if there is anything you would like me to write about.

Flying Virgin to Orlando

You might guess that this is a pre-written post, well its a little difficult to post from an airplane.
Right now we will be in our seat, hopefully comfortably enjoying our flight with Virgin Atlantic.

I will be on holiday for the next 2 weeks so I’m not sure if I’ll post or not, probably not except for a photo on Silent Sunday, I do have some fabulous guest posts scheduled so please continue to come and visit and read what my guest bloggers have written.

If  you want to know how our holiday is going then please follow us on Facebook, twitter and instagram for more current updates and pictures.

Love you all
Enjoy the beginning of Autumn


Another change of plans… but a good one

It’s not often that I get to write a post like this but what I published this morning is no longer true!
By some miracle my mum who has been quite sick for the past week and a half, unable to eat and barely able to drink has turned a corner and is feeling well enough to travel.

She isn’t 100% better but is feeling well enough that she want’s to go on holiday, for the past 10 days she was barely able to move and said that she didn’t want to go as she felt too ill.
Anyone who know’s my mum knows that to miss Disney would be a huge deal and would only happen if she was very sick.

The Doctor put her on some new medication after a visit to him, which seems to have helped an awful lot. Her pain has lessened, she was able to eat without being in excruciating pain, and she decided that she want’s to join us on the holiday as planned.

She doubts that she will eat much and it will probably be a few more days into the holiday before she will have the energy to do as much as usual but she said she would rather go and be ill there for a few days then enjoy the rest of the holiday, than miss the whole thing.

I am so happy that they are both coming with us as I know how much they have been looking forward to this holiday. My dad sounded so happy when I called to tell him that mum was feeling well enough to go as he was planning on calling to cancel it today.

Miracles do happen and I’m so glad that we were lucky enough to get one!

6 weeks and counting

This weeks update is a day late as my laptop decided to die on Saturday morning and as I was in work on a double shift yesterday. So I haven’t been able to get on a computer that would let me onto here to write anything, as work computers block everything!
We haven’t really done any holiday planning this week but everyday it creeps closer and I cant wait.

LESS THAN 6 WEEKS Continue reading