So you may or may not know that on the 26th July my husband took me to Disneyland Paris 🙂 he booked it as a surprise as I have never visited Disneyland and it’s the 25th anniversary of the park opening this year so it seemed fitting to go 🙂 I thought I’d share some snapshots with you guys today and tell you what we got up to 🙂 so I hope you enjoy this journey x
Wednesday 26th July
We got the 9:07train to London then went over to st pancreas station where we checked in and waited to board the Eurostar 🙂 this photo is us on the Eurostar ready to start our journey to France!! The journey was super quick and the Eurostar is so nice the facilities are great and it was a super smooth journey 🙂 we stopped at Lille and headed to Lille Europe train station to catch our connecting train…when we got to the station however there were police and army everywhere yelling in French to get back from the area we asked someone what was going on and apparently there was a suspect package in the station that they suspected was bomb! Thankfully it was all dealt with and the station was reopened 10minites before our train was due to depart!! This was my first time on a double decker train so Darren booked us first class tickets on the upper deck it was so much fun!!! We arrived in Disneyland train station at 4:30 and headed into Disney village where we got a McDonald’s then headed to the bus station to catch the shuttle bus to our hotel 🙂 the hotel was super nice and only a 10minute journey to Disneyland we had a swim in the pool and a drink at the bar then headed to bed to rest up for our first day at Disney!!! Xx
Thursday 27th July
Top gifted from mum&dad shorts charity shop shoes vans headband primark
We had breakfast at the hotel then caught the 11am bus to Disneyland when we arrived we collected our tickets and headed into the main park…I was stunned into silence seeing the Disney palace and just the shere size and all the sights and smells I had no words!! We walked around alot seeing where everything was and exploring fun little places such as Aladdin’s cave of wonders and Alice’s curious labyrinth which made me a very happy girl! The first ‘ride’ we went on was it’s a small world because have you really been to Disney if you didn’t go on it’s a small world? I really enjoyed it! Then we went on pirates of the carabean which had only opened up on the Monday it was SUCH an amazing ride!! We then watched the parade which was fascinating and headed for some food. We decided to go back to the hotel for a shower and a cup of tea then headed back to the park for 10pm to watch the fireworks display and….I cried ! It was just so magical and being there in that moment with my husband who had planned the suprise trip just made me feel incredibly thankful for all that I’ve got and for being there in that moment!! We got back to the hotel at 12:15!!! Zzzzzzz
Friday 28th July
Top primark shorts charity shop
Today we went to the Disney studios park which was so fascinating it was more behind the scenes bits but still had loads of rides 🙂 we did the tram tour which goes behind the scenes and shows you special effects it was so much fun!!! Then we went on the Armageddon experience it was awesome and so clever I really enjoyed it!! Then we decided hey let’s go on crush’s coaster it’s a kids ride sure but it sounds fun……..well my god it was the fastest scariest roller coaster I’ve ever been on!! (I am a wimp!!) But it was so much fun my legs were like jelly afterwards!!! We then went to watch the stunt show and just WOW the stunts were amazing I really enjoyed this!!!
Saturday 30th July
Our last day 😦 today we travelled home so only had a few hours we decided to go back to Disney studios for Darren to ride the aerosmith roller coaster he really enjoyed it!! Then we got annual passes so we can go back as there was SO much we didn’t do!! Then we went on haunted mansion which was a super cute little ride which was really meant for kids but we wanted to do it! Then we went shopping and headed to the train station..
Summed up. Magic. Pure magic I loved it ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
I’ve seen alot of summer goals posts and thought I’d do one myself 🙂 today was my last Monday for 6whole weeks! 4 days left and I’ll have 6weeks off 44days infact!!! 💛
Here’s my aspirations
📚Read 3 books here’s my reading list post so you can see what I’m hoping to read http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Gn
Sign up to the library-I have a 200+ collection of books so I’m thinking although that’s fine maybe joining the library will be helpful!
🏛Visit the museum
⛪Visit the cathedral
👟Go for 2 walks a week
✂🔨1 D.I.Y/Craft project a week
📷Take lots of photos
Get a new piercing
Laugh, have fun and make memories xXx
Yay so my loves I got to revisit centre parcs this bank holiday weekend which made my heart very happy!!
This time we opted for an executive lodge which is a bit bigger and more updated than the one we stayed in before it was set right down the bottom in the woods 🙂 it also had a jacuzzi Bath which was Amazing!!
We hired bikes again to get around on the Sunday we went for a huge bike ride through the Forrest looking at all the different accommodations you can stay in and just soaking up the sunshine!!
Just some of the tasty treats we had this weekend!! YUM
Our little friends that visited our lodge every day we had 2 ducks 2 geese and 3 squirrels that kept us entertained everyday!!
My happy place X
Hey guys so another little series I’ll be starting is an insight to my week, sometimes itll be in vlog form,some it’ll have snapshots and some like this first one will just be alot of text 🙂
So my week 27th March-2nd April
Work. Work has been a little busy, i had training on Thursday, paperwork to complete through my role as SENCO plussss it’s nearly Easter break which i am SO ready for! We’ve also been getting ready for our Easter party which I’ll be on the last day of term so it’s all go!
My current read this week is How to build a girl by Caitlin Moran! It is super hilarious i have to stop reading because I’m crying through laughter!!
Films I watched this week are
Penelope:Such a way fuzzy feel good film starring an incredibly young James McAvoy 🙂 (available on Netflix)
Split: I promise I haven’t been obsessing over James McAvoy this week…Ok maybe i have! Split was incredible!! McAvoy did an amazing job in this role!
Interview with a serial killer: This had me shook! There is no non bad way to say this but I’m fascinated by serial killers not that i want to replicate them I’m not fascinated as a fan what i mean is I’m fascinated because i simply cannot fathom what goes through their mind like how they can take another person’s life and then do it multiple times and ways like what?!? This was disturbing but good. (Available on Netflix)
Stranger things: As always late to the band wagon but boy am I glad i jumped aboard!!! Countdown to October is officially on!! I just hope series 2 is as good!!
So it was my friends daughter’s 2nd birthday so we went to her teddy bears picnic themed party it was so adorable!!
Then i went to see my grandparents as it’s their 50th wedding anniversary 🙂
And that folks is my week 🙂 xxx
This weekend to celebrate my birthday&our ten year anniversary the hubby booked a weekend away to York 🙂
This crossed off one of my places to visit from my 30before30 (here’s the blog post incase you missed it https://nataliegordon13.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/late-night-planning-30before30-list/ )
It was such a gorgeous place!! We saw the cathedral, walked round York castle museum (our hotel was directly opposite the castle) we stayed at the Hilton (V posh!!) Brought the most AMAZING fudge!! Had an amazing meal (I was SO stuffed afterwards) then on the Sunday we spent 4&1/2 hours at the train museum it was one of the Best places I have been!! It was truly fascinating there was so much to see and do it was amazing!! Then on our way home we travelled first class (again V posh) the first and probably last time I’ll ever get to travel first class on a train!! Here’s a few pictures from the weekend 🙂
On the 3rd of December I got to visit Winter Wonderland in London 🙂 it was absolutely amazing!! I was in awe I walked around with my mouth literally dropped open for a good half hour!! There was so much to see and do and try and smell and taste it was just the best place I could have stayed all day&night!!
Here are a few photos I took to show you guys. X
Like I mean how??They have full on fairground rides here?!? The hot chocolate was A-mazing!!
Such a cosy inviting place! Definitely going again next year!!
It wasn’t the doom and gloom everyone is making out, you have to find the positives and be thankful for the little things! I loved this year!
A few highlights-Me and Darren brought a new car, celebrated our second wedding anniversary,i watched 2 of my friends get married,took up running,went to centre parcs, went to London to see harry potter and the cursed child play,visited the Warner brothers studio tour twice,reconciled with two of my dearest friends,had my hair cut short,went to Madame Tussaud’s,went to cornwall,read lots of new books and watched some great films!
A few snap shots this year 💚 I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2017 x
Hello friends I have just returned from a few days in London it was an amazing time. Here’s what I wore&got up to 🙂 x
Thursday 18th August
Arrived in London checked into our hotel and had a look around the local area. Found Forbidden Planet I was in geek heaven 😍 then headed back to the hotel got dressed and went to watch Harry Potter and the cursed child part 1 OMG!!! So SO good can’t wait to watch part 2 tomorrow
Saturday 19th August
Went to Madame Tussaud’s today it was amazing! I’d never been before and I was in awe! There was so much to see! We went through a Sherlock experience with live actors, experienced Marvel superheroes in 4D and the star wars exhibit was still on YAY!
Then in the evening went to see part 2 of harry potter and the cursed child. I absolutely recommend going to see it if you get the chance not only is the story brilliant and exciting but the cast are amazing,it is such a beautiful thing to watch the magic is real people it’s staged so well!!!
Day time outfit shirt jeans&jeacket eBay
Evening outfit Jeans eBay shirt primary shoes France
Ok so thanks to the lovely Alanna who just uploaded this post
Is it even summer yet? – http://wp.me/p5YeJf-zb
(Yay I worked out how to link!!!) I became reminiscent of summers gone by and thought I’d share a little snapshot of the summers 2007-2012 when summer actually meant sun!! 💛🌻🌞
Me and Darren met this year so I was super excited to have a boyfriend to share summer with we went to local music festivals,walked around the local lakes,had crappy disposable bbqs it was the perfect first summer together! I also went to the beach with the family the traditional skegness trip to eat fish and chips paddle in the sea and try and win at 2p machines!!
I got my first tattoo I remember me and my friends went to skegness for the day and we all got a tattoo!! I was still with Darren it was my longest relationship I couldn’t believe my luck! We spent alot of time at my grandparents allotment taking in the views the picture of us on the swings is from a park near my nan and grandad house and again…standard trip to skegness with the family!
My first ever music festival!! We went to abersoch in the welsh valleys for wakefest it peed it down with rain for the whole 3 days but we didn’t care we had lukewarm cider to get us through the picture is of me and my nearest dearest friend we’d been drinking since around 10am its one of my favourite pictures of us! I also revisited a wildlife park that I used to go to when I was little its full of amazing trees and hills that you can climb!!
My grandparents allotment is one of my favourite places its actually like a little paradise!! These photos are from there I mean that view 😍I will always make my baby brother take dorky photos with me haha!!
So someone turned 18 in 2011 hint it wasn’t me!! As you can see we are quite merry in this picture it was his first night out in town haha!!! I also spent alot of time at the seaside I always feel very calm when I’m at the seaside paddling feeling he sand between my toes I think because I’m an earth sign rising in a water sign I feel very comfortable with nature and water sources!
I went on alot and I mean ALOT of road trips in 2012 every weekend we were off on an adventure. Have you ever played the left right game at junctions or perhaps heads or tails?? It really can lead you to some amazing places this is my most favourite place I’ve ever found through that game it has actual castle ruins and the most amazing church that lit up at night!!! Xx
I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane please go and look at Alannas blog posts and follow her because she’s fabulous and because I said so 😡(kidding but seriously 😡DO IT)