Late Night Activities


I can quite categorically say that I am not a night owl. If I decide to watch a movie after about 8.30pm, I guarantee I will not be awake when the credits roll, and I’ve even been known to fall asleep in the cinema. Me and sleep just have this special relationship, and let’s just say I’m pretty needy.

For some strange reason, however, there are a few things that I can easily stay up way past my natural bedtime doing..

Sewing

For an activity that involves a fair amount of concentration, it seems bizarre that often if I can still be sat at my sewing machine up towards midnight, but even weirder is that I tend to be more efficient and creative the later it gets!

Cleaning makeup brushes

I find cleaning my makeup brushes oddly satisfying, and of course it makes sense to do them at night so they can dry out overnight, but it is a bit of a time consuming activity at the same time, so when its a pre-bedtime thought, it normally turns into a bit of a labour of love.

Dancing

My nighttime routine often consists of plugging my headphones in and jamming around a little bit while I’m getting ready for bed, but sometimes this quick jam practically turns into a pre-sleep workout as I dance around my bedroom until my playlist is exhausted before I am..

Planning workouts

If I’m hitting the sack in prep for an early morning gym session, my thoughts will often wonder to what my workout will bring, and I can get caught up in planning an absolute beast of a circuit to kick start my morning

Making lists

Much like this one, written at 11.30pm..

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32 ‘Controversial’ Opinions

Personally, I really don’t like the term controversial opinion. Your opinion is just that, yours, and it shouldn’t matter what other people think of it.

But in the interest of entertainment, here are a bunch of mine:

  1. I hate avocado
  2. I don’t understand the hype of music festivals
  3. Also not really keen on Katy Perry
  4. Coffee is yuck
  5. I do not understand the appeal of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
  6. I don’t really like wine
  7. I don’t find Big Brother at all entertaining
  8. Same goes for I’m a Celebrity
  9. I enjoy cardio
  10. Not everyone suits tattoos
  11. I don’t like tea
  12. I’d rather have a long shower than a long bath
  13. I like mornings
  14. I also sorta like Mondays
  15. I don’t like to openly discuss my political or religious views
  16. The customer is NOT always right
  17. I’d rather have no friends than fake friends
  18. I hate Snapchat
  19. I actually really like Bloglovin
  20. I don’t find South Park funny
  21. Not every article on Buzzfeed is funny
  22. Yes Frozen was played out too much but it is still a good movie with great music
  23. I don’t really like Starbucks
  24. Ibiza doesn’t appeal to me as a holiday destination
  25. I cannot comprehend the worlds obsession with the Kardashians
  26. Also why do movies glamourise abusive relationships and people actually see these fictional couples as goals?
  27. I prefer Tokyo and Hong Kong Disneylands over Shanghai
  28. There’s nothing wrong with taking a day for yourself when life gets too much
  29. I don’t like smoked salmon
  30. I also like my steaks on the well done end of the spectrum
  31. I think burping is more disgusting than farts
  32. I think those suitcases with 4 little wheels look stupid and prefer those with 2

Agree with me on any of these?

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Walt Disney World Must Dos for Donald Lovers

If, like me, you hold a huge soft spot for a certain sassy duck, then there are a number of things that you should be adding to your next WDW trip to-do list, and here they are!

1. Meet the Astounding Donaldo at Pete’s Silly Sideshow

He really is magic!

2. Ride the Gran Fiesta Tour

Its basically a Donald theme Its a Small World

3. Then hang out with Donald in the Mexico Pavilion

Donald + poncho = my fave

4. Lunch at Tusker House Restaurant

Tusker is the best meal I’ve had in Animal Kingdom, and an adorable duck host makes it even better

5. Royal Friendship Faire

This is a double bonus if you’re a Tangled fan, because Donald, ruffians and thugs are one hell of a combo

6. Mickey’s Philharmagic

The mouse’s name might be in the title, but we all know who the real star of this is..

7. Meet the Jurassic classic

Head over to Dinoland USA in Animal Kingdom to meet Donald in all his adventurer gear

8. Breakfast at Cape May Cafe

Not only is this a delicious buffet breakfast in one of my all-time favourite Disney resorts, but it also features a duck who’s ready to hit the beach!

I love this duck!

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My WDW Trip Shopping List

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Considering its only 10 days til I leave for WDW, I feel super unprepared compared to previous trip! What’s even more surprising is that when I started to think about what to include on this list, I actually really struggled!

I know that as soon as I step foot into the first shop, I’ll see a million different things that I want, but there are a few things that I’m going in with the intention of buying..

  • Anatasia Beverly Hills glow kits – not technically Disney, but now there’s a Sephora in Disney Springs, its the perfect opportunity for me to look at getting the two kits that literally turn me into the heart-eyes emoji. I’m a total ABH virgin, but I’m saving my first purchases for a slightly better exchange rate!
  • RunDisney 2017 Vinylmation – I haven’t seen any photos released yet, but usually there’s a new Vinylmation released with each year of races, and its like a combination of my two favourite things: RunDisney and Vinylmations.
  • Teacup mug – I’m not sure if these are still available in the parks, but I LOVE these teacup replica mugs! If I could, I’d get a whole set of them, but I know getting them home would be a nightmare..
  • Happily Ever After princess mug – my mug obsession continues.. I fell in love with this mug the second I saw Amy post a photo of hers and now I need to get one, ha!
  • Park exclusive tsum tsums – whenever I see park exclusive tsum releases, I’m always gutted that I live in the UK and the US Disney Store doesn’t ship to us, so if I see any of these cuties around, I’m gonna be all over them like a rash!

I just hope I can fit everything in my suitcase!

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Our 2017 Adventure Bucket List

I’ve become so used to writing a relationship post on the 28th of each month, but as the long distance part of our story is finally coming to an end, I figured I’d write something a little different today. Well actually, we wrote it together..

Couple Bucket List

January is all about making plans for the coming year, so we’ve put together a little bucket list of things that Matthew and I will be hoping to do together this year, and it goes a little something like this:

  • A weekend in London – we’ve got a weekend in London booked for a couple of weeks, and it’ll be our first little staycation-type trip! We’re gonna be total tourists, see a show and go to..
  • WB Harry Potter Studios Tour – I bought tickets for us to go to the studios tour for Matthew’s birthday last month, so we’re tagging it onto the end of our London weekend
  • A trip to Disneyland Paris – gotta practice for our big trip at the end of the year!
  • Crabbing in Mudeford – Matthew’s never been crabbing before, and I can’t wait to introduce him to it
  • Go to the drive-in cinema – I’ve never been to a drive-in before, and there’s a proper one up in Manchester which we’re gonna hit
  • Fly somewhere with Matthew as the pilot – if that’s not the perk of being a pilot’s girlfriend, I don’t know what is..
  • Back to the Future marathon – apparently its not good enough that I’ve only seen the first one, ha!
  • Star Wars marathon – just cos..
  • The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings marathon – for me this is just a standard weekend, but Matthew’s never watched them with me and that’s a treat in itself 😉
  • Go to Shakeaway – its a Bournemouth thing..
  • Eat in at least 3 Rainforest Cafes – we’re gonna go while we’re in London, but we’ll also have a chance to do a few more while we’re in America later in the year – ONE DOWN!
  • Go to Walt Disney World – its all booked, and WE CAN’T WAIT!!!
  • Adventures in Manchester – because I’m a total southerner, I get a guided tour of Manchester from a proper local!

No doubt we’ll be constantly adding to this list in the coming months, but I think its definitely gonna be a great year of adventure!

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My 2017 Reading List

My 2017 Reading List

If you read my New Years resolutions post, you’ll know that this year I’m hoping to read more books than the atrocious total of one that I read last year. Let’s face it, one book isn’t exactly going to be difficult to beat, but in order to help myself along the way, I’ve written a little book bucket list, if you will, to keep me on track!

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy – I’m determined to complete these books this year. I’ve started them all and never finished, and its my favourite saga of all time so if I complete nothing else this year, I want to do this.
  • Scrappy Little Nobody – a little more lighthearted, I got Anna Kendrick’s book for Christmas and I can’t wait to get stuck into her writing
  • The Great Gatsby – while many people studied this at school, I didn’t, and I’ve also never seen the movie because I want to read it first ha!
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – this was a book I’ve been interested in for a while now, and I got it for my birthday last year but still haven’t got round to so much as turning the first page!
  • The Jungle Book – I’m really interested in what this book is really like compared to the films!
  • RE-READ Harry Potter – a few years ago I read some of the books again for the first time since the films came out, and I had forgotten about so many little details that are skipped in the movies! I’m also gonna make my boyfriend read them because he never has!
  • Why Not Me? – written by Mindy Kaling, this book just seems like something I’d be able to relate to

So that’s 15 books in a year, which might be very few to some but its a starting point for me at least! If you’ve got any book recommendations then please send them my way!

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My DLP Weekend Bucket List

So SURPRISE! I’m going to Disneyland Paris this weekend!

Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant

It was all very spur of the moment; my friend Nancy from California is coming to Paris for a few weeks and she’ll be in the parks that weekend, so I’m so excited to get to see her as its been over a year! There’s also going to be a load of people I know in the parks over the same weekend, so it all kinda fell into place!

And while it’s just a short weekend visit, there are a few things that I’m hoping to do, and here they are:

  • Explore Newport Bay Club – I had every intention of saving money and staying at Santa Fe, but Disney couldn’t fit me in over my dates, so I sorta upgraded myself to Newport Bay.. I haven’t stayed there since I was a kid and its such a pretty hotel I can’t wait to be there!
  • Meet Moana – I just HAVE to meet this beautiful new princess!! Its no secret how much I fell in love with everything about the movie, and seeing her will be an absolute dream!
  • Enjoy Season of the Force – I’m really excited for all the Star Wars stuff that’s going on at the moment, including the Galactic Celebration show in Walt Disney Studios!
  • Outfit shoots – is it really a Disney trip if I haven’t planned outfits?! I’ve got two Disneybounds that I’m really looking forward to wearing and taking photos in the parks so I can feature them on here in the next few weeks.
  • Hanging out with beautiful people – as well as seeing Nancy, I can’t wait to hang out with some amazing people who I know will be around, like the beautiful Amy and Cara, and also the fabulous Mitch!
  • Playing with my camera and new lens – I’m using this trip as a way to test run my new telescopic lens for my Sony A5000 so I know its good enough to take to Florida with me next month!
  • Eating Mickey shaped food – cos if you don’t do that, are you even in Disney?
  • Ride Big Thunder Mountain – after its been closed FOREVVVEERRRR, BTM has finally reopened, and while I imagine the queues will be ridiculous, I’m hoping to be able to get to ride it once over the weekend!
  • Surround myself in magic – I’m just really looking forward to being back in the parks for a few days and having as much fun as I can!

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