Sunday, 31 May 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 34

May 24th - 30th.

Favourite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ Getting my Etsy store up and running!

♥ An early morning riverside walk, photographing birds, after work.
♥ Bank holiday Monday BBQ!
♥ Double rainbows.
♥ Being complimented on my chest tattoo.
♥ Baker being a good lad.
♥ Having some lovely feedback on my new venture.
♥ Chocolate.
♥ Devising my new weekly schedule.
♥ Getting to see our great family friends, all the way from Walsall! 

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.

Keep Your Coins They Need Change by Crazy Train to Tinky Town
Woof Woof Wednesday by Lisa's Life
Mannys Pizza Deli, Newcastle by New Girl in Toon
It's the Little Things by Through Tasha's Camera
Books for the Brain by Life Outside London
School Lessons vs. The Real World by Style Lingua
How Much Time Do You Waste ? by Live, Love, Laugh
Exploring Albert Docks & The Beatles Story, Liverpool by Queenbeady
Jumping From 13,000ft! by Miss Nicklin
Pets 'n' Stuff | Slime Trails & Adorable Snails by Bloo N Stuff

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!
This weeks word is - Flight       Next weeks word is - Blue.     Come and take part!!! 
[This is a photo, not a painting, and it was taken by me back in 2012. I think it captures the movement of the word 'flight' well.]

Other Articles etc of Interest.
Homeless man reunited with beloved dog Treacle after she was 'stolen by fake policeman'
27 Times Karl Pilkington Perfectly Summed Up Life
37 Times Tumblr Made You Rethink Everything About “Harry Potter”
Hilarious Fake Animal Descriptions Appear In Pet Shop
Meet the differently-abled cat who is taking over Instagram
Dramatic moment drowning cat is saved by firefighters with tiny oxygen mask meant for young children. High School Seniors Donate Class Trip Fund to Teachers Medical Care
Walthamstow crash: heroic bystanders free unicyclist from underneath bus after he was knocked down in rush hour accident
New York Man Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Adventure Across the Nation

What I've Watched.
[!] Sabrina the Teenage Witch Seasons 5 & 6
[!] Mars Needs Moms

Question of the Week.
Who inspires you? Who do you aspire to be like?

Mr Walter Elias Disney - a no brainer and if you don't know why by now, I don't think you'll ever understand. As for who I aspire to be like, I'd say myself. Theres no point going through life trying to live up to someone elses standards or try to be like anyone other than yourself. I for one have always (ask my parents) alllwaayyyss, tried to be anything but like everyone else.

Friday, 29 May 2015

My Top 5 || Disney Songs Catchier Than 'Let It Go'.

With 13 award winning songs since 1940 and hundreds more that were, could and should of been contenders, it always astounds me that the 14th academy award winner 'Let It Go' is the one to of stuck in the spot light far longer than necessary. 
From little girls running around in ice blue dressing screeching 'Let it goo, let it gooo!' over and over, to older kids blasting it through their smart phone on repeat, I for one have heard enough of it.

Therefore, today I bring you 5 of what I think to be the best Disney songs of which I'd much rather listen to on a loop. In no particular order...

A Spoon full of Sugar - Mary Poppins

'In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and *snap*, the jobs a game!' is one Disney quote in particular that I adore, if you know me you'll understand why. And so I think this has a place on my list due to it being my cleaning theme song.

Prince Ali - Aladdin

This has become my go to tune to sing, especially to Baker, and one that highly annoys Jake. I love how much you can hear Robin Williams actual voice as Genie and the style of music, kind of hinting at a traditional Persian style.

Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid

When you know all the words - yes, even the 'rap' - how can't it be in your top 5?!

I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book

This is where I started to struggle and had to ask YouTube to help! After not so much deliberation I realized that this epic jungle anthem is king of the swingers! Tell me that you manage to sit completely still when this song comes on. Dare you.

I Just Can't Wait To Be King - The Lion King

Not the obvious Hakuna Matata but a classic from my favorite childhood movie. I actually have a great cover of this, from a band I saw supporting Reel Big Fish years ago, on my phone and like to replace the words so that it relates to Baker! My little Prince :)

A controversial subject I'm sure and many people may agree and disagree, goodness - I even disagree with myself as it was so hard to narrow it down to five haha, but I did it! 
I'm also including some of your guys favorites too, seeing as the response was just so amazing! I took to Twitter to ask what your favorite 'non-Frozen' songs were are these were the replies...

I couldn't forget my Facebook family and wasn't let down by them either with lots more fab suggestions! (I tried my best to get rid of everyones last names etc for privacy reasons :P)
Now it's your turn! List your top 5 in the comments! Do you agree with any of mine? Or see any in the social media responses I got?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Opening Shop! My New Venture...

Guys. I'm writing a book!!! lol Just joking, I'm not jumping on the YouTuber/Blogger bandwagon. Not only do I have a tiny following, I cannot write to save my life and rely on spell checks far too much!

What am I alright at though, is taking photos. I've gone from taking hundreds of holiday photos, to studying it at A Level while working in a holiday camp as a photographer. Being a studio photographer in someone else's studio, going freelance doing band promos and modeling portfolios, to taking a National Diploma in photography at college and doing weddings and family portraits.
I then gave it all up.

Okay so what is the point? Well I've obviously never stopped loving taking photos, and my interest in wildlife, birding and nature photography has only grown stronger. So I've thought long and hard for months on how can I turn that love into my living (or part of), once more.
My calendars were one thing and I was surprised at their success, so the next step I am taking is...! Stationary for writing snail mail and greetings cards will be available in sets as well as singularly featuring a vast range of my photographs. As I have invested in my own high quality, large format photo printer I will be able to print to request so to say, rather than buy in an amount to sell. This means that you will be able to mix and match your sets of cards, personalize them and even ask for certain photos if you have seen any on my blog that you'd like.

They won't be listed on the Etsy, but I can also produce just normal photographic prints and poster prints for anyone that would like them, up to A3 size!

I hope that this will be of interest to some of you as I am forever receiving amazing comments on my nature photography that I can't thank you all enough for.

Check out my Etsy store here where you can buy pre-made sets.
Check out my Facebook page here where you can chose from photos you like to mix and match your own set to print! 
And while I'm on the subject of Facebook come and check out my blog page for more interaction, fun extras, quizzes and lots of sneak peeks! 

Monday, 25 May 2015

'Tomorrowland' 2015 [Movie Review]

[Warning. May Contain Spoilers]

Following on from my movie review of the smash hit Cinderella, I thought that I'd make the most of my need of seeing the latest Disney flicks on release day and review this too!
Unlike the afor mentioned, I definitely feel like Tomorrowland (loosely based on one of the 'lands' at Disney World closest to the main man Mr D's heart) didn't have as much hype behind it, nor did I see anywhere near as much advertising etc. Never the less, I for sure went into the cinema full of anticipation and excitement.

(If you haven't seen the movie yet, or the trailer, check it out below to get an idea of what it's about)

We'll kick off talking about the casting shall we? Obviously the main big name here is George Clooney and to be honest he isn't someone I'm majorly interested in but it's not like I dislike him either, so the actors weren't why I wanted to see this so much. Country star Tim McGraw and well know Hugh Laurie also make appearances and although I didn't recognize him at first I loved Tim McGraw's little part. As for the females, I'd never heard of the other two leading actresses at first but have to say Raffey Cassidy - as Athena - is one to watch, what a little star! 

Now I review a movie on a few basis; entertainment, acting, effects and how many times I wonder how much longer is left. Now it seems to me upon reading 'professional' reviews that the general thoughts on this film is that is was a let down, disappointing and boring...which makes me wonder what on Earth I was watching because not once did any of those feelings creep into my mind.
From the get go I loved the style of storytelling, the narration  from the characters we hadn't yet met and the counting down clock reminiscent of a certain island (any Lost fans?). As the plot moved on I thought the development and background was well placed without being too in depth, then the little (and big I suppose) turning moments and surprises kept you very much interested in what was happening next. A quick mention must also go to the quality of the effects, but that isn't surprising when Disney has always been top of the game and A113 Productions were behind it all.

That all being said, I would of liked the movie to of been that tiny bit longer if it meant the ending not being so abrupt. The typical Disney-style morals and lessons were put across well, though the very last scenes left me feeling a little like the last chapter of Harry Potter did. I wanted to know more. It was left happy and to quote JK.Rowling, as if 'All was well.' The only difference here being it would be an acceptable ending if there were going to be a sequel...but that, we do not know.

Full of awesome quotes, like the one in the image above, Tomorrowland is ultimately about hope, imagination and following your dreams - in true Mr Walt Disney fashion. I think the lessons taught in this PG Disney entertainment movie need to be taken seriously, as the talk of not taking action to 'change the world' hit me (as a environmentalist) hard and I hope that this moral of the story really is one that will affect people.

Have you seen Tomorrowland yet? If you have what did you think and if not will you go to see it? I also spotted a 'hidden mickey/donald' or two besides the obvious which was cool. Let me know if you did too!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 33

May 17th - 23rd.

Favourite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ My 4 day migraine finally easing off.
♥ Baby birds!
♥ My new camera arriving.
♥ Getting to catch up with Claire for the first time in a month or two!
♥ Discovering some awesome movies on Netflix.
♥ Having some awesome new sponsors in my sidebar (go click them all now!)
♥ Mam and I's shopping trip to Newcastle...
♥ ..& going to see Tomorrowland!
♥ Crossing things off a to-do list.
♥ My new Mickey dungarees/overall-skirt thingy.
♥ Baker loving his new Octopus.

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.
Hailstones in May by Tiny Grey Cat
A Trip to Arbroath by Elise and Life
Travel: Cumbria & The Lake District by Jenny in Neverland
A Day Trip to Yosemite National Park by This Little Space of Mine
The Disneyland Tag by Queen Beady
The Scottish Tag by Shout John
Harry Potter at Kirstall Abbey by Skinned Cartree
My Guinea pigs & Their Funny Ways by Jasey Jade
I Finally Met Some Alpacas by Gnar Mosh
Mental Health Awareness: My Story by Jenny in Neverland

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!
This weeks word is - Yourself
Yourself, myself, me. I'm very comfortable and very used to being just 'myself' or 'by myself' I should say. I actually really struggle to talk about myself though and this weeks word is pretty difficult for me to write about. I was going to use a photo, but I don't have many of those of myself either haha. Let's just chalk this one up as a fail ;)

Other Articles etc of Interest.
Five-year-old boy moves diners to tears after buying homeless man dinner and then singing to him
Eight-year-old girl lands shop assistant 'job' tidying the shelves at Aldi after impressing manager with her enthusiastic application letter
Meet the 13-year-old entrepreneur who has raked in £3,000 in just eight weeks
Muay Thai Champion Pretends She Can’t Fight, Trainers Get A Shock

What I've Watched.
[!] Loved Wrecked
[!] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
[!] Saved!
[!] The Railway Man
[!] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.1
[!] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2
[!] Tomorrowland: A World Beyond

Question of the Week.
Actually, no question this week! Instead I want to share the offer I made on Facebook and Twitter.
I am giving away a handful of FREE photo shoots! They will last for around 2 hours (usually more) and can be for anything from pet portraits, actor head shots, model portfolio shots, couple portraits or even 'OOTD' style shots for use on your blog!
However, you must be able to travel to me in Berwick as shoots will be held here on location and there will be limited spots for each type of shoot. Family/Child portraits have already been taken!  

(Easily reachable on train or by car and is 60miles from both Newcastle & Edinburgh)Prints will be available to buy on request and digital copies of all shots taken will incur a £10 charge. (This is a super deal as the shoot alone is usually £30!!)
Get in touch!!! 

Friday, 22 May 2015

In Photos || Ovis Aries [Sheep]

Back in April 2012 I wrote my Bucket list on this here blog. 'Feed a Lamb' was on that list.
Since this time I have been trying my hardest to make this thing out of all of them come true and thankfully it (kinda) did recently - yay!
Long story short, my Mams friend owns a farm, it was lambing season and so I got to go visit to take photos and stroke them and stuff. Turns out we ended up on the back of the quad bike racing over fields feeding the sheep, getting muddy and then heading back to see the younger lambs in the lambing sheds, I even had some of them suck my finger and have a cuddle. :D It was one of the best days of my life ever.

Like my previous 'In Photos' posts I'm going to mix the photos I took with some super factual fact type of sentences in a semi-educational, fully fun way! :P
Lets begin... 

Worldwide there are more breeds and specifications of sheep than you could ever imagine, so much so that to list them all would take an age. With global origins in every continent, they all have a purpose from being used for their wool and hides to their meat and even milk in some cases. There are also many breeds that help to manage and maintain the natural lands by what is called 'conversational grazing'.

The sheep in this post, however, are of a few breeds. Out of the 20 million breeding sheep in the UK, this farm is home to 1000 breeding ewes (females) which are mainly Mules and Suffolk crosses. Rams used for mating are Texels, Suffolks or Charollais. No matter what breed they are you can't say that every single little lamb isn't absolutely gorgeous. Of course, as the circle of life indicates and like the vast percentage of the UKs lambs, these are destined for plates and will only be at the farm until the end of May. Unimaginable when one is sucking on your finger and nudging your hand with its head - it makes me glad that I don't eat lamb.

Interesting Facts About Sheep & Lambs
- Sheep have great memories, being able to remember around 50 individual other sheep and people over years.
- Similarly, the have been known to have best friends and chosen social groups.
- When isolated or stressed they show signs of depression, like hanging their heads and negative body language.
- Sheep also display other emotions by the position of their ears.
- They are a lot more intelligent than most people think with IQs close to that of Cattle and Pigs.
- Approximately 8% of Rams show preferences to other males.
- Sheep are pregnant for 5 months.
- Lambs and Ewes have a close bond and just like humans recognize their families voices, they recognize each others bleats.
- The rectangular pupil that sheep have means they have a larger peripheral than humans, 100 degrees more in fact at 270 degrees.
- Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, sheep were known to be mummified after death.
- Sheep are present highly in a lot of religion and mythology.
- There are 247 mentions of sheep and/or shepherds in the Bible.
- 10% of the worlds sheep breeds don't actually have woolen coats, instead they have hair.
- When feeling poorly they have been known to hunt out particular plants that they know have medicinal qualities for them.
- This year happens to be the Chinese year of the Sheep!

As always, I hope you enjoyed this and perhaps learnt something you didn't know beforehand.
What experiences of sheep and lambs have you had? And what is your favorite photo from above? I hope to go back next year and get some better ones as I definitely got a little too distracted petting them rather than photographing!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

How To: Homemade Zig-Zag Friendship Bracelets

What with my 'Hair Wrap how to' post cropping up weekly in my searched for traffic and my recent Hobby Craft purchase including new embroidery threads, I thought it would be fun to put together a little tutorial of sorts for making good old fashioned friendship bracelets - no loom bands or scoobies here haha!
There are many different patterns and styles that you can achieve but I settled on a simple zig zag! This will be far from perfect (evident from the photos) and to be honest I am in the mind that imperfection is better in this case anyway. Homemade, handmade is always perfect because of the love, time and effort that has been put into something especially for someone else.

I'll try to keep it simple, in steps. Here we go -

1. I like to start with plenty of thread as it is easy to cut off excess upon finishing but not add more if you run out before it is of a suitable length. Therefore I suggest a fathom (fingertip to fingertip, arms out stretched) per strand of thread.
The more strands you use the wider the bracelet will be, though rather more fiddly! As a minimum I suggest 5 strands. I used 11 so that will give you an idea on thickness.

2. Next gather all your strands together and fold them in half. Slip a pen into the 'closed' end and tie a tight knot, creating a loop.

3. Use an area where you can spread out, pinning the looped end down on a cork board and weighing it down with something heavy on a desk are proved methods of securing it so you can work easily, though so I could sit and watch Downton Abbey I just clamped the pen between my knees and separated all of the strands.

4. Starting from the left hand side, take the first thread and loop it over the top of the next again thread, bringing it back up and out of the loop and pulling taught.

5. Repeat the last step with the same piece of thread right across all of the other threads.

6. When you reach the last thread, place it in line with the other threads and grab the one of the furthest left yet again. Do the exact same with this and each other thread until you reach the last one in the queue.

7. At this stage flip the project upside down. This will mean that the original left becomes the right and vice versa. Then continue as before with steps 4-7 until it reaches the desired length. As you can see I used a bobby pin to keep the edge flat as the length increased.

8. To finish off tie a knot, plait the left over thread, knot again and trim. Ta-da!

There we are! After a considerable amount of time, a bunch of patience and a few episodes of something you can't stop watching you're left with a charming, if not slightly squwiff friendship bracelet!
I hope this was easy enough to all makes sense in my head anyways haha! As always let me know if you try it out or if you'd like another of the same posts about a different pattern perhaps :)

Monday, 18 May 2015

YouTube Videos You NEED To See #17

It's time for the monthly dose of happiness, inspirational and cuteness! Enjoy.

A Very Fitting and Well Presented Tribute to Robin Williams. 

Not Any Normal Comfort Dog...

I Wonder What Other Trends Will Be in Years To Come.

The End of Season Pool Party Has a Very Exclusive Guest List!

Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover...

A Social Experiment With an Important Message.

The Simplest Things Provide Such Enrichment and Happiness. 

An Amazing Mothers Day Gift, From a Fabulous Son to an Astounding 69 Year Old Lady.

The Attitude and Talent These Girls Have Will Suck You Into a  YouTube Hole of Awesome Dance!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 32

May 10th - 16th.

Favourite Photo.
[Will re-upload in better quality when my internet decides to work properly ;P]

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ Getting my printer up and running!
♥ Seeing Mr Otter in the river again.
♥ Counting 12 different species of bird within my 15 minute walk to work.
♥ Adding 7 'new' preloved Disney VHS to my collection.
♥ Getting the 'your camera has been dispatched' email!
♥ Crying at every other paragraph in the last few chapters of 'The Deathly Hallows' despite having already read it at least 5 times.
♥ Sitting on the sofa all day (minus work and Bakers walk) on Thursday after a week of being non-stop.
♥ Photographing Sand Martins.
♥ The look on Bakers face as he bolts towards the sea when we get to the beach.
♥ Having the time to catch up on a big chunk of blogs!
♥ Being DIY queen and doing some artexing and painting for Mam and Dad.

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.
A Photoshoot and Interview With Miss Yorkshire 2015
Out of the Woods by Life Outside London
Overnight in the Inyo National Forest by Dear Skim
Walking around lake Buttermere | Lake District days out by Sophie in the Sticks
The Easiest Milkshake Ever by Dorkface
A Day Out in North Yorkshire by Gingerbread Smiles
Disney Trip Adventures- My top tips on Meeting Characters by Cakey Dreamer
A Photoshoot and Interview With Miss Yorkshire 2015 by Sunnydei
Soap & Glory Wishlist by Hey Claire Bear

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!
This weeks word is - Traditional
Tradition and being traditional is a big part of my lifestyle. I am a 24 year old, born in 1990 who should of been born 100 years previous if my beliefs and 'traditional British' values are anything to go by. That being said some traditions are better left dead and buried like that of the using hounds, horses and guns to chase and kill beautiful, innocent foxes. If you are from the UK and wish to keep this 'tradition' banned please sign this petition because the current ban is set to be appealed within the next!

Next weeks word is - Yourself

Other Articles etc of Interest.
Classic Cars Next to Their Modern Model.
This Guy Didn’t Know How Long His Puppy Had To Live So He Filmed Her Every Day

What I've Watched.
[!] The Cheetah Girls
[!] Ratatouille

Question of the Week.
Would you be willing to lie to a court for a close friend if it meant saving them from life imprisonment?
It depends if they were guilty or not! If they had done the crime, they should pay the time no matter how good of a friend/family member. Laws are there for a reason and I don't condone rule breaking. However if they had been falsely accused or set up I might think about lying...if it were the very last option until I could prove their innocence. Probably not though...

Friday, 15 May 2015

My Life in Photos || An April Outing

April has come and gone but as well as continuing with my daily photos (of which you can see on my 2nd blog here ;P) I am going strong with my day in photos each month. This month it was another just spent in my home town, but special as we had a fun filled day including getting to see my Nana.

1// Up and at 'em at the crack of dawn to head to work.
2// Work is all done and it's ready to lock up and walk home again.
3// Seeing as I had the time for a change, I spent the time doing my make up properly.
4// Walkies time for little man at the park!

5// Not long after we got back from our walk the post man dropped this treat through our letter box! Yay!
6// Today we'd planned to finally get Nana out in the wheelchair and go across to Berwick, we were so lucky how the weather turned out.
7// Just a spot of lunch at Mam and I's favorite little cafe.
8// We were shepherded home by a chorus of brilliant birds. I love how happy they always are but especially in the sunshine.

9// I spent a lot of time going through my memory box, organizing stuff by year, ready for starting my scrapbooks.
10// Whenever we know someone will be coming to the door (a parcel delivery or in this case a takeaway) I take Baker out of the way so that he doesn't get wound up. Here he's doing his favorite thing, sitting on the window ledge watching trains.
11// Foods here!
12// Bedtime and the fool was making fun of my make up removing faces!

As you can see I wasn't lying when I said it was a fun filled day - absolutely packed in fact. It seems though that the drip drip drop of little April showers and May's rays have switched places! haha
I hope you had an awesome month and would love to see your day in photos posts so make sure to link them below!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Disneyland Paris TAG!

Good day fine fellows and welcome to my new tag! I've noticed a little gap in the market so to speak so decided to act on it. There are numerous Disney tags and Disney World tags, of course as usual the focus is on America. Seeing as I'll never get to visit those parks and am a complete advocate for Disneyland Paris I wanted to create this. I hope you enjoy!!

1. What year did you first visit DLP and how old were you?
1996. I was 6 years old and my Mam and Dad actually took me for my 6th birthday.

2. Which of the Disney hotels have you stayed in, if any, and do you have a favorite?
I've stayed in the Disneyland Hotel, Hotel Cheyenne and Hotel Santa Fe so far. However I will be staying in the Sequoia Lodge on my next visit in 2016. I think out of the ones I have stayed in the Cheyenne was my favorite mainly because of the restaurant and lobby/reception area. Santa Fe was lovely too but I didn't enjoy the restaurant as much. As for the Disneyland Hotel, it is far too upper class for someone like me and although the hotel, facilities and staff were fantastic, other visitors (who were dressed to the nines just for visiting Disneyland) made me feel quite out of place.

3. Let us in on where the best places to eat within both parks and the Disney Village are.
Annette's Diner! That is in the Disney Village and is so much fun. Its a typical American diner with amazing food and at certain times of the day the staff (who are mostly on roller skates) get up onto the tables etc to sing and dance!
Cable Car Bake Shop on Main Street USA is a underrated little gem I think with yummy muffins and hot chocolate where on our last visit we spent most of our 'tea time treats'.
Lastly I think Café Hyperion in Discoveryland deserves a mention too. My main reason for choosing this place in particular is how you can sit and enjoy some old Disney classic cartoons, while eating your lunch, on the big screen. As far as I am aware (as I've experienced it) it is also one of the many places that they bring out extra characters if and when everyone heads indoors due to bad weather. The story behind the design etc is very interesting too but I think I've bored you enough with restaurant talk without that! (But give it a Google!)
As you can see I prefer more casual places and although I've eaten in places like the Silver Spur Steakhouse, I'm much more at home with the menus elsewhere.

4. Where is your first port of call when entering the Disneyland Park?
Well seeing as I almost always take advantage of the extra magical hours which you get when staying in a Disney hotel, not everywhere is open yet. After making the most of there not being many people around and taking lots of photos at the Bandstand, down Main Street and of the castle at sunrise, I have to say that Le Carrousel de Lancelot has often been the typical first ride.

5. Do you have a favorite 'land'? If so why?
I adore each land for different reasons and if you have checked out my blog posts showing the details of each one you'll realize how hard I find this to answer. For the purpose of not avoiding my own questions I'm going to say Frontierland. I adore the River Boat 'ride' and who can't visit Phantom Manor at least 3 times per holiday??

6. Which ride could you ride over and over and never tire of?
Most of them to be fair! Well minus the roller coasters etc, I'm not a 'big' ride person. I'm going to be greedy and pick a few... Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean and Ratatouille.

7. Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Studios park?
Disneyland Park. But only just!

8. Tell us about your favorite character meeting ever at DLP.
In 2010, at Toon Town in the Walt Disney Studios park when meeting Stitch! It really was an absolute dream of a meeting for someone that isn't a child and doesn't have a child and proves that everyone is treat the same at Disney.
As soon as Stitch appeared infront of the waiting queue he ran right up the line giving high fives to everyone but stopped in his tracks at me. He took hold of my hand and tried to pull me to the front of the line receiving laughs from everyone, but then obviously was shepherded off by his accompanying cast member.
When it was our turn he ran over to me and gave me the biggest hug and pulled me to the middle of the meeting point or whatever. He signed my book and drew a big heart then got down on one knee posing for photos and kissing my hand - it was very overwhelming to be made such a fuss of but for some reason my usual anxiety subsides a little when I'm in Disneyland and I was over the moon to get such a great experience.
Not only that but when it came to switching places with the person I was with Stitch wasn't happy. He put his hand in front of their face for the photos, stole his autograph book and wiped it on his bum, before running off behind the scenes and getting other random characters to deface his book! It was hilarious and even more so looking back on it. haha

9. What is a parade/show from any year that is most memorable to you?
The Main Street Electrical Parade that I saw in 1996. It ran from 1992 - 2003, and especially from a childs eyes, it was completely magical with the floats and cast members costumes covered in lights.

10. You can only ride one - Mad Hatters Teacups or Dumbo the Flying Elephant?
Dumbo! It's another hard question to answer but the views that you can get when riding Dumbo, especially at dawn and dusk steal the show and win my heart.

11. What do you think is the best attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park?
I would say the Ratatouille ride, but seeing as I've already used that as an answer in this tag, I'm going to say Animagique. I've seen it multiple times but always have a ball, singing along and enjoying the unique style of the stage performance.

12. Describe your happiest Disneyland Paris memory of all time.
Isn't every memory at Disneyland Paris happy? haha I've sooo many!
I've enjoyed meeting the amazing staff, characters and sometimes other guests.
Spotting the herons while on the river boat, the birds perched in trees and of the sides of buildings and the ducks wandering around wherever they please.
I love seeing people trying to take a family photo then running over to ask if they'd like me to take one for them so they can all be in it.
The first go on each ride when you haven't been on them for a few years is always a brilliant moment.
I could keep going but this post is already long enough  :P

There we have it, just more of my thoughts on Disneyland Paris. If you missed it the first time around I did a whole huge series of posts of reviews, photography and more from my last trip there last year which you can find here
Now for the whole point of tags posts...

I tag my lovely friends who I know have been to DLP -


Once you have done it, please make sure to come back here and leave the link to it in the comments for other people to read!