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16 July, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Disneyland Paris

Heey guys, this is the first time, and hopefully not the last time, that I will be doing a Throwback Thursday!! I have to admit that while most people crave, food, exercise and other things... I am craving another Disneyland weekend.


Day 1

We spent the whole day travelling from my college in England, to Disneyland, which meant 14 hours stuck on the coach. What made it worse was that my friend had saved us the back row, as my friendship group is a three, which makes it very awkward for travelling. So they sat on the two seats to the left, I sat in the middle and these two guys sat to the right of me, which wouldn't have been a problem, unless my two friends fell asleep on my, pushing me onto them, while I had to listen to their ridiculously boring conversation about cars and how the French countryside doesn't look any different from the English countryside. 

My friends were asleep for the whole 14 hours.

On the plus side, when we got to the hotel, we all ate donuts, which I had brought from my work.


Day 2

We had a full day of exploring Disneyland today!! I think this is my favorite photo from the trip.


First of all we went into the Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was so cute, and I love the stained glass windows, especially this one of Princess Aurora/Sleeping Beauty.


We spent the whole day going around the main Disneyland park, we went on all the roller coasters - apart from Space Mountain as it was closed for repairs, and also the Indiana Jones ride, as we didn't have time.


Being in the tree house in Adventureland, makes me want one even more... Yes... I'm 17... It's been a lifelong goal!!


I would love to tell you that this was the view from my accommodation for the weekend, but alas, it was not. This is the view from the window of the the presidential suite in the 5* hotel. I love how you can so clearly see the Cinderella Castle and the whole of Main Street. Quite a lot of famous people have stayed in this room including Micheal Jackson, which is quite cool. 


How cute is this wardrobe from the presidential suite?! The camera quality is quite bad, but the whole rooms was themed with the princesses, and the ceiling was amazing.


I don't know if you can see, but there are fairy godmothers on the ceiling (that's the pink blob), and it's in a dome shape, much like the large gift shop in the Disney Village. There's also clouds painted onto it, but my  Imagine going to sleep under this.


Day 3

We did a bit more on the third day, as we had two lectures in the morning, one was about marketing and the other one I can't remember!! We then decided to spend the day in the Hollywood Studios. This is when I went on my first upside down roller coaster ever!! The first one I went on had to have been the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which is pitch black inside, which I am kind of thankful for, as I couldn't see the track when I was going around.

We also went on the Tower of Terror.. Does what it says on the tin, and also the RC Racer, along with the other less scary rides, such as Aladdin and Slinky.

We then went to the main Disney park and had lunch, as well as going on the Indiana Jones ride, which also had a visible loop, which scared me more than the one in the dark surprisingly.


I love love love the Moroccan influenced section of Disneyland, which is just on the entrance to Adventureland.


We went shopping at the end of this day, which is when I brought this bowl, which features in my favorites post from way back in May. I also brought a glass, which had a similar design on it, but in teal, and also 3 shot glasses in red, with Minnie Mouse on them. These all came to under €20, which I thought was really reasonable, considering they could have charged a lot more.


Day 4

On the last day we headed home at 11am, which meant that we got back at 9pm in the UK.


I hoped you enjoy this post, it's something a little bit different to what I normally do, but I really enjoyed recapping on all my memories from the trip.

See you soon...


Geraldine

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14 July, 2015

17th Birthday Photo Blog

Heey guys, so as you are probably aware, from my previous blog posts, it was my 17th birthday recently! For my birthday I decided that I would have two get togethers, one for my family and one for my friends. I decided that I would do standard girl things for the part with my friends, such as shopping, a sleepover and lots of food... of course!! But for my family get together I wanted something more to mine and their tastes. I decided to have a garden party.


This is one of my favorite pictures from the day, as it captures everything that I love; flowers, bunting and the sun.


I love the floral bunting that was put up (my mum decorated everything as a surprise while I was at work). She actually took the bunting out of my bedroom, instead of buying more, which made it more special as it is a possession of mine, not just a decoration.



It's not a party without pasta...


Who doesn't love a bit of patriotic bunting?!


I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you have any ideas of what I could do for my birthday next year (I'm always planning) or what you did for your most recent birthdays, then post it down in the comments!!

See you soon...


Geraldine



05 July, 2015

Lyme Regis Photo Blog

Lyme Regis is one of my favorite seaside locations, so I decided that I wanted to spend a day there for my 17th birthday. 


So the day started a bit cloudy, so I spend a while camped out in the beach tent, which has it's own really hot micro climate, so it felt like I was in Spain in there.


We always sit on Monmouth Beach, which is just around the corner from the main beach at Lyme Regis, because we had the dog with us. Unfortunately it is stony, but luckily this makes it very quiet, even at peak times.


Shout out to this guy.


We then walked along the seafront and up into the town, to fulfill our retail therapy desire. 




We found a few hidden gems on this visit and although we've been to Lyme Regis many times, we have never discovered this little alley way with about 5/6 shops in it. There was a fossil shop (the one with the T-rex on the roof) a ice cream parlor and a pizzeria.


We also found this really cute bookshop, which looked tiny from the outside, but was a maze of old books, magazines and annuals.


I could have stayed in here for hours.


I went back to the beach and starting reading 'The Book of Tomorrow', which I had just brought from a charity shop in the town.


It was then quite late in the day, so we decided to go home. Just as we got into the car it decided to chuck it down with rain, although only for a few minutes. After this we got a Chinese takeaway on the route back.

I hope you guys enjoyed this style of blog post, if you want me to do more photo blogs then leave a comment, oh and also if you want to see a book review of 'The Book Of Tomorrow' by Cecelia Ahern then let me know:)

See you soon...

Geraldine

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