Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Disney world | 52 Days!

Hello there,
This year I really want to take this blog to another level. I want to just make it more about the fun things in life, the things I have a passion for and just have some fun with it. If you follow me on instagram then you will know that I am finally, after years of waiting......going to Disney world. I am fucking thrilled and I wanted to tell you all about the plans we have made and just little bits and bobs I'm doing in preparation for our trip.

Now its just me and Charlie going and I cant wait for two whole weeks to act like children. I waned to give you a little post about what we're going to be getting up to, where we're staying and things like that.

Soooo, lets do this!

Accommodation | 
Charlie and I aren't that loaded so even though it was an expensive trip, we're just going for the cheaper hotel. I personally don't see anything wrong with going to the cheaper hotels. In my opinion its just a place to sleep. We are staying at the all star music resort, one of three all star resorts on the Disney complex.

We just have the standard double room which I think will per more than adequate for us two. I believe this hotel is nearer to the animal kingdom park which is good because its the one park I'm dying to go to. The handy thing about our hotel is that is has a laundry room, yes I know on holiday I don't really want to have to do washing. This does mean that I don't need to take as much as I can just wash what i have.

We also have a mini fridge which is perfect. Whilst me and Charlie aren't going to restrict our self with what we buy, I am aware that snacks and drinks in the park are going to be a lot more expensive. We have decided to go to a local shop so we can stock up for the two weeks on things like water, fizzy and snacks that can keep us going in the parks. Its also because we both love snacking in bed, I know we shouldn't but we just do. This way we have a few extras in the room in case we get hungry,

Flights | 
On our last trip to the US we went with Norwegian and then we had a different airline called wamos, it was not the best so this time we are going with Virgin. I have heard great things about them so hopefully it should be a better flight. We have pretty good flight times meaning when we go out there we are not up at the crack of dawn and when we go home I'm pretty sure we can just sleep the whole way home as its night time when we go.

I got us seats but I don't think I go the best. Charlie is very tall and likes extra leg room, but like fuck was I paying an extra £70 per person each way. I'm sure he will suffer in silence but I'm sure he will cope.

Parks | 
Whilst we are out there Charlie is determined to do four parks one day. I so want to do it but I just think we wont really get enough time to d do it. He also wants to try six parks one day which means doing all the water parks. I'm sure he will try to do it but I Just don't think it will be possible. I'm hoping that we get good weather, I know its hot out there but I'm just hoping it doesn't rain whilst we are out there. 

We are also of course going to the universal studios because whilst we are out there we want to make sure we get to do it. For me this is a once in a lifetime trip and I must go to the Harry Potter world while I'm out there. I think the universal parks will be a lot more action packed purely because we will only be there for a few days, whereas we are staying closer to Disney.

Dining | 
With our hotel we get breakfast included, I think this will be a perfect way to set us up for the day. We could have paid the extra to have the dining plans but I just thought it was a lot more money when I know that there's a McDonald's not far from our accommodation. 

Of course we have booked some restaurants for when we go. One of those is the be our guest restaurant where we will be having lunch. It works out a little cheaper than doing the three course meal, if we weren't fussy eaters then we would have opted for that but we wont eat half of the menu so we are playing it safe with lunch.

 Another reservation we have made is at planet Hollywood. I cant wait to go here, the menu is right up our street and it just looks very much like the T.G.I's menu, that is a menu me and Charlie really like. Its also well presented and of course I will be doing all the gram shots.

The last place we have made a reservation is in the rain forest cafe. We will be going there for dinner on our second week and its quite close to our hotel. I have never been so I'm really looking forward to it as it looks incredible. 

Well that's it for now, I shall see you all next week for another Disney post.

Ciao for now xxx

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Avengers Stations |

Hello there,
Last week Charlie and I went to London excel to go to the Marvel avengers station. I thought this would be a good present for him so it was one of his Christmas presents. We decided to drive there, I say we, Charlie does all the driving in our relationship so he drove whilst I napped.

I'm not going to go into a full review but I will just pop a few pictures in and just let you know what it was like. Firstly here's a few pictures of my gorgeous monkey looking proud as punch to have his picture with some avengers signs outside. We waited outside in the freezing cold for ages but it was nice to just have some fresh air.

Inside it is actually pretty cool. There's a lot to see and quite a lot of little facts which is good if you want to brush up on your marvel knowledge. Now I wont lie, I love a good Marvel film but I'm not someone who follows the franchise religiously, for someone that is, then this is probably the best thing in the world.

They had a little virtual reality bit where you could be iron man and save the city and something like that, Charlie wanted to do it but the line for that was so long that he left it. It did actually look pretty good. I will maybe go during the week because it was running alive with children, they were the most irritating thing because they were just running wild which I hated.

The had a little section for each of the avengers, well the ones that are more popular. The rest they sort of crammed into one little section but I suppose they didn't have that much room for everyone to have a section. My favourite part I think was the Thor section. I just really like the character and his costume is just pretty spectacular.

At the end it takes you to the final game, its okay. Nothing to shout about but for little kids I can see the appeal. I think in all the experience was maybe aimed for little kids rather than hardcore fans. Obviously there were a lot of people there who clearly had a good investment in the franchise and I just wonder if they have focused to much on the aspects for kids rather than the fans of the films.

Ciao for now xxx

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Minnie Ears |

Hello there,
Now I have made it no secret that I am going to Disney World. I have a big post about that but today I wanted to show off my Minnie ears. I have been collecting Minnie ears since my trip to Disneyland Pairs back in 2016. I thought I would show you my collection and if I can remember where I got them, I will link the etsy sellers or at least who they were made by,

You're my hero |
This gorgeous pair of ears is my latest addition to the ears family. I had been after a wreck it Ralph pair for ages and when I saw these, I knew I needed to have them. They were from an American etsy seller so were a little more expensive just because of shipping. The quality of these are to die for and I cant wait to show these off around the parks. The etsy seller is called QueenoftheKingdom

Rapunzel/Flynn ears |
This pair of ears are so pretty. I actually found them on eBay for £5 which is an amazing price, they are originally a Queen Ursula pair and I have been after a pair of her ears for ages. On one side they are Rapunzel and the other is Flynn. 

Mary Poppins ears |
This stunning pair of ears came from ImagineEarsUK on Etsy and they are outstanding quality. I got this pair for a trip in 2017 and I think they are so cute. I especially love the tape measure and they are so soft to the touch. The second pair I got were from the same seller. I cant really wear these ones in Florida because they were for the 25th Anniversary of DLP but I still love them.

His and hers ears |
These ears are something I just needed to have for this trip. I found an etsy seller that personalised ears and I needed to have ones that said "His Princess". Charlie calls me his princess so I sort of needed them. Now I know I call Charlie monkey but I sort of needed a pair that said "Her prince". What can I say? We are going to be that cringy couple that have matching ears. At least I wont lose him with these on. The seller I got them from is called DeadmansDesignsStore

Rapunzel ears |
I got these years ago from LilliBooBows. I love how sparkly these ones are and they are just subtle enough that meeting other princesses wont look like you favour other more. They also sit really comfortably which is a must when you are wearing them alllllll day long. I also got this pair of jack and sally ears. I think they are super cool and when I met jack he loved them.

Alien ears |
This pair is for Charlie, I have been finding it hard to find mickey ears so I went on ebay and found this pair. I think they are really cool and they will be good for when we go to the Toy Story part of the park. You can get these here.

Mad Hatter ears |
I got these a while ago and I love the design, I just struggle to wear these if I'm honest. I think these are more of a display pair rather than I pair to wear all day. They are really top heavy so are very hard for me to wear. I got these from Come2TheEarsSide. They come from America so the shipping and handling do make these a very expensive pair to have in a collection, I love them but they just aren't that practical for me to wear.

Toy Story ears |
I really wanted a cool pair of Toy Story ears for myself and Charlie. I found both pairs on ebay and I think they were only £6-£10 which is a total bargain. I just like them because its a pair Charlie can wear without the bow. Yes I know it doesn't matter but I like us to have matching but slightly different. I got them from a seller called daisymouse24. I love my pair because I have a little sheriffs badge and I just think they are so cool. Charlie loves guardians and I thought this pair would be cool for him to wear. On the other side they have groot on them as well so he is very happy with these.

The light up ears |
I got this pair for my birthday a couple of years ago from Chummy. We both have matching pairs and they are so pretty when they are lit up. She got them from EarsbySamantha on etsy and they are just so cute.She has a range of others but these are the first pair I got and I am just in love with them. Plus we got so many comments on that at night time.

Winnie the Pooh ears |
I got this pair on ebay and I just love how glittery they are. I have wanted a Pooh bear pair for ages and I love the little honey bee bow on them as well. I got these on ebay from the seller called graceroseearsandbows. I am always finding really cute pairs on here and they are a bargain price as well.

Charity shop finds |
My mum loves a little mooch in the charity shops and there are some great finds in there. She got both these pairs for I believe a pound each and they are from the parks. I'm not sure how old they are but I think they were a bargain. 

So that's it. Those are all the ears I own currently and I have to work out what ones I will be taking with me on my trip. Charlie also has another pair but they are currently hiding in his car so I wasn't able to get a picture of them. I am hopefully going to be doing a lot more Disney posts before and after my trip. I'd be curious to see what ears are in everyone collections and how on earth do you display them?!

Ciao for now xxx

Saturday, 5 January 2019

New Year Old Me

Hello there,
Now I gave up on blogmas. Work got worse. Life got stressful and I just felt more like focusing on my best friend than I did the Internet for a bit. Every year I'm like I'm going to make this year the best, I'm going to lose weight, get healthy, get a new job and be okay mentally.

This year I don't fancy the yearly lie. Over the last few weeks I've come to realise that I like me. The people I love the most love who I am, granted they can find my little ways a bit strange but I don't want to have to pretend to be someone I'm not. This year is a year to work on myself, I'm going to actually take care of my mind this year instead of trying to focus on the things that shouldn't matter.

My mind is an odd little place. Its a place that I try to hide because I know the thoughts that rattle around in there don't really need to be shared. That doesn't mean I'm on my own though, I need to realise that. Chummy has been by my side for the last three years as my personal cheerleader constantly pepping me up and reminding me that I can do it. She also just allows me to wallow in self pity some days and I love that about her. She just lets me be the other side of me until fun and happy me is ready to play again.

Charlie has also been a little rock, now he doesn't really like thinking of me upset or hurting myself, I get that. I would be so upset if he was the same. I would want to do anything I could to make it better. That's what he's done. A few weeks ago I snuggled up with him and sobbed my heart out. He listening for hours and suggested I write it all down. I now have a little notebook that I keep it all in. If I'm honest I didn't think it would help, now I'm realising its actually pretty good for me. Its a distraction and sometimes I need it.

This year I'm dedicating my time to several things. One, my holiday with Charlie because I cant wait to have him for two whole weeks where we can play in the parks and just get some decent couple time. Two, make more time outside of work for chummy time. We used to love our days off together and shes been really helpful in helping me look into moving out. A perk of her being engaged and a few years older means she can tell me what me and monkey need to look into to move into a place of our own. I want to cut off from work more. Its getting harder and harder in there and my little Bambi eyed friend is leaving, I think this has been the hardest goodbye if I'm honest. Work is just a place that I know I have to go to earn money. To move out and get the life I want with charlie, well I need to be in that place to earn a living.

I guess this year I don't want to be a new me. I want the old me back and I'm working hard to find her again. I may not be every ones cup of tea. I am over protective of the ones I love and I will never not defend them. I used to worry what people thought of me but now, well I am perfectly fine with the human I am and I want to just enjoy being me for a while.