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I’m going to Disneyland

August 5, 2013

Remember the song? I actually went to Disneyland yay! I managed to convince Mr D to drive us to Orlando for one day when I was visiting. I thought I probably wouldn’t be travelling to Florida on purpose to go to Disneyland as Mr D is now in Europe, so it would be the chance of a lifetime to go and see what childhood dreams are made of.

We only got a ticket to go to Magic Kingdom as we only had one day to explore the parks. As soon as we arrived, walked down Main Street USA where there’s lots of cute shops and I got myself a pair of Minnie Mouse ears as soon as I got there. It had just stopped raining and it was still a bit cloudy here and there but that wasn’t too bad otherwise it could have gotten a little bit too hot.

As we arrived around lunchtime we started looking for a place to eat. We don’t really like fake food and plastic hot dogs so we tried to find something slightly better and we did. We ended up dining at the Crystal Palace, where you can have a varied and unlimited buffet for around $25 a head. It was surprisingly good, with a large variety of veggies and side dishes. I had some tilapia with several types of salad and it was delicious. We had table visits from Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh. I did see Tigger as well but Mr D wanted to escape before he made it to our table as he is not big on these things. (He wouldn’t admit it but he was actually having fun).

After our lovely lunch we headed to Adventureland, looking to have some, well… adventure. Instead, we found some ducks. Just kidding, we found Robinson Crusoe’s tree house and that was fun. I enjoyed being up in the tree, makes you want to have a real tree house to live in.

What I wore on our expedition: Dress – H&M (via Ebay), Gold Sandals – Topshop (thrifted), Tote Bag – belongs to hubby, he got it from a design festival in Melbourne.

The Enchanted Tiki Room must have been one of my favourite attractions. You can’t help but smile while the birds and the plants descend from the ceiling and sing their Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room song. Amazing how it’s now 50 years old and still going and still putting smiles on people’s faces. Unfortunately photos during the performance are not allowed and the ones I took prior to it starting don’t make it justice.

We then headed to Frontierland where we queued for almost an hour to ride on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It was worth the wait as we had so much fun! Mr D wasn’t a big fan of rollercoasters but we both ended up enjoying it and having a laugh.

We also went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at some point, before arriving at Haunted Mansion. I loved this ride too, it was so well made and fun, the illusions were almost perfect.

We then wandered around for a bit, as by this time we were already starting to feel a bit tired. We weren’t in the mood for queuing for hours so we ended up skipping a lot of rides and headed to Tomorrowland.

There we had something to eat at a space style cafeteria and decided to go to Space Mountain, as everyone on Facebook was urging us to go there (did I mention there is Wifi everywhere? I kept updating Instagram haha). We queued there for over an hour and at this point we were starting to feel a bit desperate as my feet hurt and we were tired… but as we were there already, we decided to brave it and wait. Well, it was definitely worth it. It is probably the best roller coaster ride I’ve ever been in my life. On our way out we also saw Stitch’s Great Escape, which was surprisingly funny, although it was more for kids.

We did a little photo op on the way out. I must have the only husband in the world who tells me “Don’t Smile!” when he takes my photos. In good time we took the nice photos as we were then caught in a 10 minute shower, which made us get into a shop and spend more money on souvenirs for friends. I swear they did it on purpose.

And so it ended our one day visit to Disney World in Orlando. In retrospect and although almost everything there is overpriced, it was worth the visit. I know that if I hadn’t done it then, I would be lamenting that I had missed the opportunity as I won’t go there on purpose. We had a great day and spent most of it with a silly smile on our faces and that, my friends, can be priceless.

I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Have a lovely week everyone!

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The Best of the Month – April 2015

May 1, 2015

The month of April is now done and dusted and it feels like I haven’t been able to accomplish much. Life hasn’t been the easiest this past month – in terms of health and mood. Thankfully the weather seems to be improving and the sun brings a lighter perspective on things (how did you like that turn of phrase?). Anxiety and stress have been plaguing me as of late and I am coping the best way I can, by eliminating sources of tension and finding hobbies to make me happy. Sometimes the brain plays tricks and distorts reality and it’s terrible when it does so in such a negative way, like a mirror in a funfair house of mirrors.


I have now taken up embroidery and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of my attempts. I am now anxiously (of course) awaiting the delivery of the colouring books I just ordered. It would appear to be a new fad, colouring books for adults as everyone seems to have discovered how relaxing colouring can be. I’ve been doing it for years, being a failed artist and all, but now I can do it on fancy books. Result!


To relax and get my mind of work, I also read stuff around the internet, some more serious than others… Here’s a selection of the best of the month, along with some photos I took on the London Underground. Enjoy! (And if you have any suggestions of things to do that are relaxing, please leave me a comment).

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We’re up all night to get lucky

June 10, 2013

Here are some of the looks from the week I spent in Florida. I better crack on with posting the photos of the trip… I have so many! It’ll be hard to pick a few for the blog. It was an amazing week, with equal parts of relaxation and excitement and of course, spending time with the hubby.

Details: Flying Eiffel Towers – Reko, thrifted at Oxfam, Gold Sandals – Topshop, thrifted on my trip to Sheffield, Flower – H&M (on sale), Golden Bracelets – present from Mr D’s grandma.

Details: Red Lobster Dress – Rodnik Band, via Ebay (some funny guy asked if Î was from Maine, badummm tschhhhhhh), Tote Bag – from a Design Festival hubby attended in Melbourne, Sandals – Present from Mr D’s grandma, Flower – H&M (on sale)

As I was planning, we did a couple of road trips  (we ended up going to Disneyland, yay!), picked up the new album from Daft Punk, and it became the soundtrack for the week. I loved the songs, they have a very amusing and “feel good” retro feeling. It might not be for all tastes and a lot of people were disappointed as their sound on this record is totally different from their previous more electronica sounding albums. For my part, as I’ve always had a weak spot for disco, I appreciated the grooves on this record. The Get Lucky song just makes me want to dance! These dudes do it the right way:

As it is Monday I am adding this to Patty’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style.


Road trippin’

May 3, 2013

Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies
It’s time to leave this town
It’s time to steal away
Let’s go get lost
Anywhere in the U.S.A.

(excerpt from Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Road Trippin’)

I’m so happy that I am travelling to see the husband in Florida again soon… Skype is very useful but it gets old after a while. We only see each other a few times per year so we like to do something special when we meet. I want to go to Disneyland but we can’t really afford it so instead we will be doing a little road trip. We’ve had so much fun before singing along to classic rock on the radio and driving into the sunset, we thought we’d do it again. Nothing like being stuck together in a car for some real bonding.

As we are planning a road trip ourselves, I thought I’d put together a little list of what we ( and you would) need if you are going driving around Florida or anywhere hot, for that matter. So, after you decide on your destination, it’s time to start preparing!

You will need:

  • A GPS or a map. We prefer the GPS option as it is so much more convenient and you don’t need to worry about folding it right when you’re done with it.
  • Plan your trip in advance and check what might be of interest on the way to your final destination – we’ll be having a picnic in one of the National Parks. It’s cheap and you get to relax close to Nature and see some funny critters.
  • A car! We will be driving the Miata but if you’re not local, you can check what car rental is closest.
  • Verify the weather forecast – you might want to postpone your plans if a storm is on the way. It’s no fun to be caught in a hurricane, I can tell you (remember my encounter with Sandy in NYC?).
  • Wear light clothes even if your car or apartment has AC as you will melt once you set foot outdoors.
  • Sunnies and sunblock are a must – the sun can get really strong and if you don’t protect your skin you’ll end up looking like a lobster.
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water or natural juices, avoid sugary soft drinks – they rot your teeth!
  • Don’t leave the house without applying plenty of mosquito repellent. Take the bottle with you to reapply as needed. Those bloodsuckers are nasty, last year the bite scars lasted for months!

Other than that, just use your imagination! You might want to do a music compilation for driving (did you hear that Mr D?) or get some camping gear if you want to go away for longer than a day. If you’re not a fan of camping, there’s plenty of B&B’s you can stay at for cheap. Stop the car and walk when possible – you will save some gas, you will exercise and have plenty more photo opportunities -there’s lots of great scenery for outfit photos! For more ideas on places to go and what to do, check out the Guardian’s Florida Road Trip live blog here.

Do you have any more suggestions of your own? I’d love to hear them!