Friday, 30 June 2017

9 Disney Songs That Shouldn't, But Do, Make Me Cry

Well, that's my Disneyland Paris Winter 2016 blog posts finally over and done with and so before getting into my DLP May 2017 posts, I thought I'd break them up with a quick and easy little non-Disneyland Paris post!
I am an emotional wreck 90% of the time. I cry at anything and everything and I've noticed recently that there are actually a few 'weird' Disney songs that make me cry. Not weird as in the song is weird, but weird as it isn't the emotional type of song to usually turn on the water works! Here are 9 such songs from Disney Classics and Pixar only...otherwise we could be here forever.

Touch the Sky
So this one may or may not be weird...perhaps it's more so people with ties to Scotland or it could just be me. I dunno, it just gets me choked up.

Almost There
Another from a more modern movie, Almost There is meant to be a hopeful, positive, up-tempo tune to bop along to. But me? I'm so invested in Tiana's future I can't hold it in!

Magic Everywhere
If you know. You know! :'(

Let's Go Fly a Kite
This one got worse after having seen 'Saving Mr Banks' because it just makes me feel for P.L Travers 

You Got a Friend in Me
The lyrics man. To almost friend-less people those lyrics mean a lot!

I'll Make a Man Out of You
My hype song! I listened to this so much during the recent election and I changed the lyrics in my head to make it relate to our terrible world leaders and governments on the planet right now.

We Know the Way
Verging on cheating here because I am sure I can't be the only one who gets emotional listing to this one. Moana, on a whole, is a pretty intensely emotional movie so I could really include the majority of it's soundtrack but this song is just so, so beautiful.

Prince Ali
One of my favorite Disney songs of all time and something that is often stuck in my head is another tear jerker if I let myself listen to it too intently. Robin Williams <3 Need I say more?

Try Everything
I didn't expect this one, but one day on my way to work it came on as I was listening to music and listening to it properly just had tears rolling down my cheeks. Luckily I had sunglasses on. 

 ''Birds don't just fly, they fall down and get up''

So what do you think I a strange one? Or do you well up at some of these too? After sitting down and actually going through them I realize there are so many more haha. A list of 9 is enough to get across the point of how much of a crybaby I am though so I'm not mentioning any more. I wanna hear your picks though! What songs that aren't meant to tug on the heart strings make your eyes water??

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

What I Read This Quarter [April - June]

It seems even more crazy that 3 months on from my first 'What I Read This Quarter' post, where I was so excited to have read so much, that I have kept it up and very almost doubled my total. My overall annual goal on Goodreads was set at 10 books and as I passed 12 in the first three months of 2017 I just had to keep going and see where the pages took me! It's been a good few months, particularly June as I haven't a clue what happened to April and May I was preoccupied with Disneyland and a new job...have a peek for yourself.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A big long book. One heck of a book. And something I have been dying to read all in one go, for quite a while. This one was half a cheat but I know others who class 'audio books' as books still so it's on my list, okay?!
The read aloud option on Google books is amazing as it means books I've downloaded can be read to me when I work in the mornings. A full hour (I work more than that but I can't exactly hear a book when I'm hoovering) means I got through this in no time! Kind of. It lived up to all of my expectations and maybe a little more.

Countryside: The Book of the Wise by J.T. Cope IV
Finding new books that are not in the mainstream is difficult for me. So when an author contacted me on Goodreads, after seeing that I was a fan of Narnia, offering a digital copy of his book in exchange for a review I was super excited. I ended up really, really enjoying it and bought the second one from Amazon straight away as I was so invested in the storyline but that is sadly another (long) story..I still haven't been able to read it, though not for the lack of trying.
Oh, about the book. It's a magical, 'middle grade' story that stood out to me for it's setting seeing as a lot of magical things I have read tend to be rather British (HP, Narnia etc) and it's pretty different plot. Knocked off one star due to there being quite a few names of people that occasionally confused me and an ever so slightly slow start.


The Weight of Honor (Kings and Sorcerers, #3) by Morgan Rice
Still loving this series!! I bought this one, after having got the first to for very close to free on Google books, before we traveled to Disney at the start of the month thinking I'd be able to listen to the majority of it while I cried of travel sickness. However, I never got around to it. It was soon finished upon my arrival home and was another great addition to the series. Very much pumped for #4 as these always end on such cliffhangers!
If you look at reviews online you'll see many people criticizing the continuity and editing flaws but I look past them and take it for what it is considering she is self published.

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen   
What kind of Fairy Tale fan would I be if I didn't read these? Of course I have read the odd one in the past, but it was interesting to read the full collection in one go. It was something that actually lived up to the hype too for a change.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Book of the Film) by Elizabeth Rudnick 
Exactly what it says on the tin, the best book of the film version I have probably ever read. Not that I have read many...but it was a great companion to the movie, whether you have seen it or not.


Alice in Wonderland (Book of the Film directed by Tim Burton) by Tui T. Sutherland
After I'd finished and enjoyed the previous book, I headed to my shelves and thought it about time to crack on with some books that had sat there for a while. Because it had been a little while since I'd watched the DVD, the experience of reading this was slightly different to when I read BATB book of the film, though no less awesome. I loved it. I could picture each scene in my head and got to relive it all through words instead of moving pictures. Loved it!

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
You'll see by the stars that the Charles Dickens classic fell flat for me. I read it well over 10 years ago in school but decided to re-read it as an adult. I was okay and it kept me reading to find out more, but it was nothing miraculous...I'm not sure why it is such a 'classic'. Dickens has better.

 Alice Through the Looking Glass (Book of the Film directed by Tim Burton) by Kari Sutherland
Same as above.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Again, a classic that kind of let me down. I'm not sure if I'd read it before now or just seen film and tv adaptations but I knew parts of the story. I guess I found it a little off balanced in the pacing and a bit confusing as to the overall plot. Personified animals are always a win for me though so there's that.

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
10 out of 5 stars for my first Riggs book! Yes, I am one of those annoying people who haven't read the popular 'Miss Periguines' series and instead came to it through the movie (which I very much enjoyed...sorry!). I do plan on reading the series, however with a stack of unread books to read first, I shouldn't really be buying anymore quite yet. I did get Tales of the Peculiar as a new job celebration type of deal because it was too darn pretty not to get. Yes, I am one of those annoying people who half judge a book by it's cover.
It's a stand alone book to go alongside the series described as book 0.5, which certainly made an entertaining read for me as a new reader.

The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth by  Meredith Rusu
Those who have seen the new Pirates of the Carribean movie: Dead Men Tell No Tales, may recognise the name Carina Smyth. This is her story, before and during what we see in the movie and as the stars give away - I loved it. I really enjoyed the whole plot of this new movie anyway and thought Carina was a great character so it was eally cool to read more about her beginings, after we'd found out that Barbossa..oops spoiler! ;) If you like strong willed women who are ahead of their time and well, pirates, give it a shot.

I'm pretty chuffed with myself you know. Not only have I read 23 books in 6 months, I have worked through a good few that have sat on m shelves unread and 'unloved' for sometime. If you take into account that I started a new job in May and have a lot less free time, it's even more of an achivement for me. Fingers and toes are crossed that I can keep this up and make it to 40 by the end of the year. That will be 10 times what I managed last year :O

What have you been reading lately?!

Check out my revious posts in this series -
What I Read This Quarter [January - March] 
What I Read in 2016

Monday, 26 June 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked

I mentioned in a previous post that since going from one job to three jobs, blogging has been a lot harder. Usually, I would be at least once month ahead with scheduled posts but right now I am not even a week ahead. Between work, housework, Baker, feeding Jake, sleep and everything in between I rarely know whether I'm coming or going. The reason I mention all that is because I thought that doing a good old fashioned tag woudn't take the insane amount of hours to put together like most of my other posts. Little did I underestimate this epic 50 Q tag I found over on the lovely Emma's Space blog!

What's your favourite candle scent?
I have two for separate occasions and/or rooms. I like different lemon scents for places like the kitchen and bathroom - they just smell cleaner too me. Then theres the basic vanilla, cake, sweet smells for living rooms and a deep mixed berry kind of thing for those places during winter!

Which female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
Oh gosh I'm not a big one for 'celebrities'. Hmm. The first that comes to mind is Mayim Bialik (aka Amy in The Big Bang Theory and much more) because she is a person I really look up to, not as a celebrity, but as a woman in STEM. She is not only beautiful, intelligent and down to Earth but also super funny and a great person in general. Pretty sure she'd make an awesome older sister! Check out her YouTube here for more of her insightful views on the world.

Which male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
I have always wanted an older brother (I'm an only child if you didn't know) because I have had pretty hard times in the past and a big brother who could stand up for me was an appealing thing. That taken into account I, superficially, would want someone big and manly haha, so I guess Leonardo Dicaprio or Tom Hardy would be cool. Both would be better! They are big strong guys, very talented but most of all they care about things I care about - our planet, climate, animals, DOGS!

Do you know a hoarder?
I don't think so. Perhaps one or two of the residents at work.

Can you do the splits?
Haha, no!

How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike?
Properly around 5 or 6, Dad took me on the field and just set me away and I did it. I learned to swim in a similar way. Straight in at the deep end! (Not completely literally.)

How many oceans have you swam in?
Only the Atlantic but off the coast of a few different countries!

How many countries have you visited?
Scotland, England, Spain, France, Greece and Italy. Many places within a few of those and some islands off the coasts of those places too but that belong to the countries listed.

Is anyone in your family in the army?

What would you name your daughter if you had one?
Pft like I'd tell anyone! I've already had names on my list have to be crossed off as family members have used them, I'm not gonna cut down my list anymore.

What would you name your son if you had one?
Same answer as above. Though to be honest I'm more protective of my boy names than girls, as when I do have a child I hope to adopt and that means I'd rather have a boy if given the opportunity.

What's the worst grade you got on a test?
A 'U' which apparently means 'incomplete'. Somehow I never took part in any cookery classes in High School...every time it came to the class I never had the ingredients because I was never told what we needed and for when.
I also got a 'U' in Business Studies because I did no coursework. It was during the time that life was hell though so excuses and stuff.

What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
As a small kid I loved Barney,  Babar, Playdays and Noddy. I can't remember other than that. As I got older there was Art Attack, HOW2 then whatever was on Nickelodeon.
Some faves on Nickelodeon were/are Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocko's Modern Life, Doug, Clarissa Explains it All, Kenan & Kel, Ahhh! Real Monsters, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Secret World of Alex Mack, The Amanda Show, All That, Drake and Josh and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Phew! That's a lot. I'm not even gonna mention Disney shows...

What did you dress up as on Halloween, when you were 8?
I knew what the answer was going to be before I asked, but had to check with my Mam due to the old memory. She said a witch haha. A typical 90s bin-bag witch!

Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight books?
Only Harry Potter and I don't plan on reading the others. I think I kind of know the jist from hearing others mention them etc and they really aren't my cup of tea. Harry Potter, on the other hand, is like one fifth of my life :P

Would you rather have an American accent or English accent?
North Eastern English. Just like the one I have actually! If it had to be a posh Southern English I'd probably choose American though haha.

Did your mother go to university?
Nope, nor did her mother or her mother or her mother as far as I know. Oh, I didn't either if you didn't know. It's not something I personally value or feel is the be all end all in life. I am amazingly proud of friends who have gone and done proper courses and gotten useful degrees, but I just mean it isn't for me. My life will be perfectly fine despite not being a university graduate ;)

Are your grandparents still married?
I lost my Granda on my Mams side a few years back but he and Nana were still married after 50+ years together. On my Dads side Grandma and Granda are still married too, however Grandma is extremely poorly just now.
I'm love that they have all had such great relationships and the only divorces I've semi experienced have been uncles/aunties etc.

Have you ever taken Karate lessons?
I did them for a short time as a child but didn't stick it out. As an adult I did a little Judo and Jui Jitsu.

Do you know who Kermit the frog is?
The annoying green frog from The Muppets? Yes I am a Disney fan who hates the Muppets. It isn't proper Disney just like Star was bought. End of scene.

What's the first amusement park you went to?
Disneyland Paris, October 1996.

What language, besides your native language would you like to be fluent in?
Français! I know a decent amount but would love to be completely fluent. I've learnt it on and off since I was like 8 or something when I had a Madeline CDROM that taught a couple languages. It was a great CDROM! Way more fun than kids computer games these days.

Do you spell the colour grey or gray?
'Grey'. The other is how many spell their last name.

Is your father bald?
He is.

Do you know triplets?
Nope but quite a few sets of twins! One on my Mam's side of the family, one on my Dad's side of the family and a couple I went to school with.

Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
Neither. I haven't seen the latter but don't want to and Titanic annoys the poop out of me. THERE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM FOR TWO PEOPLE YOU SELFISH COW!

Have you ever had Indian food?
I don't think so? Curry is technically British isn't it and I've only had different homemade curries.

What's the name of your favourite restaurant?
Home. Head chef, me.

Have you ever been to Nando's?
Nope. That's chicken isn't it? I don't eat animals.

Do you belong to any warehouse stores?
I don't know what that means.

What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
Gary Andrew, after my Dad (Gary) and my Mam's Dad (Andrew). I was still named after my Mam's Dad actually because for some reason he got called 'Danny' by everyone and so I'm Danielle.

If you have a nickname, what is it?
My Mam often calls me Dee but that's about it. I'm not popular enough for a nickname. I don't have many friends at all to tell the truth...

Who's your favourite person in the world?

Would you rather live in the countryside or city?
Another silly question. My worst nightmare would be to live in a city again. Hell on Earth! Country girl for lyf.

Can you whistle?
I can, though not with my fingers.

Do you sleep with a night light?
Nope. Though I am scared of the dark.

Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Not every morning.

Do you take any pills or medication daily?
Fancy iron pills! Fun fact - my body doesn't let me take tablets so things that don't come in liquid form I have to cut into teeny tiny pieces before dousing my throat with the force of a great typhoon.

What medical condition do you have?
Pretty bad anemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma and other little things.

How many times have you been to the hospital?
Only once I think when I split my head open in first school. I had suspected meningitis as a baby but the doctor came to the house and then the rest of the time it's been little A&E visits for broken toes, fingers and fractured wrist etc. I am very, very thankful for that.

Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
These questions obviously don't know me. I am not going to even justify this with an answer!!

Where do you buy your jeans?
I don't buy them often, but the majority of my recent in within the past 5 years, have been from Next.

What's the last compliment you got?
That I was a nice person.

Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?
Occasionally. It depends on what stage of sleep I am woken up during I think. I vividly remember a couple I've had from as far back as high school (and that was a long time ago!).

What flavour tea do you enjoy?
Hot chocolate, the only hot drink that is actually somewhat drinkable.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Like 5 pairs of vans, 3 other pairs of Disney trainers/slip ons, an old pair of Nike 6.0s I wear to job #1, smarter work shoes for the other two jobs and perhaps one or two other pairs of trainers. So like 12 or something?

What religion will you raise your children to be?
None. It is not a nessisary factor in any life, let alone a child's.

How old where you when you found out Santa wasn't real?
Mam said I was told by other kids when I went up to Middle School :( 

Why do you have a blog?
I dunno. I just do. I had one as a Project 365 in around 2007/8 then after that fizzled out messed about with a couple other things. Then I started one in early 2010 when I went to DLP for my first 'adult' trip and each night I updated it from the hotel computers, which I then carried on upon arriving home. I was a little gutted to delete it all when personal issues got in the way and only lasted a few months before I started a new one...Underland to Wonderland. (Although it wasn't called that at the time!)
It did and still does a lot for me. From hard times, unemployed times, depressed times and stressful times. Through 5 hours moves, 2 new pets and 3 pet deaths, new jobs and so much more I have had this here to keep me company, keep my busy, focused and de-stressed. More than anything it has blessed me with the ability to document the past 5-6 years of my life which I can share with friends and family I don't see much as well as look back at on my own in years to come.

17,000 days later...the post is complete. If you read even half of those without skipping through you need a medal. I've read through them at least half a dozen times to 'proof' them or whatever sounds legit but I bet there are still discrepancies. Ooh, I know, if you did read all of them you must do the tag too so I can read all of yours :P

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Weekly Wondering // Week 25

Happy Sunday people of planet Earth!
For the explanation of what is going on here, please do click here and have a quick read.
Other than that, in short, I am answering 7 of these 365 thought provoking questions each week until I complete the year. I already did this in 2013 and am revisiting them to compare my answers.

Who is the strongest person you know?
My Dad.

If you could take a single photograph of your life, what would it look like?
Me with my Mam, Dad, Jake and Baker on top deck of the Molly Brown at Disneyland Paris, with me wearing a Harry Potter tee and watching a movie and holding a book while birds and other wildlife surround us. I think that's the only way to include everything I value in my life in one image.

Is the reward worth the risk?
Sometimes. It depends what the reward is and what the risk is surely?

For you personally, what makes today worth living?
I feel that life in general is worth living to make a difference, make others happy, appreciate the beauty of our planet and spread the word of how to protect it.

What have you done in the last year that makes you proud?
Oh here we go making me feel bad haha...I have no idea. Last year was quite a good one for charity events and such but this year I can't think of anything I've done :/ I have my 7th annual Race for Life coming up in a fortnight but that isn't anything major. Maybe I'll have to get my thinking cap on...
(Edit: The day after writing this I ended up catching a baby herring gull and taking it to our local wildlife centre. I'm quite proud that I am the typre of person to have a heart and not walk past something that needs my help. I also had to use public transport by myself to get there, which is huge with my anxiety.) 

What did you learn recently that changed the way you live?
Nothing. I'm quite happy with the way I live.

What is your fondest memory from the past three years?
DLP 2016, DLP 2017, WB Studio & The Lion King West End trip 2015 and My charity walk around Kielder water with Dad. <3

Make sure to look back on this same post from 2013/14 here, and see the differences in my answers! (I completed writing this before checking back to my old answers by the way). You can also see the series in whole from last time here and of course last week's Weekly Wondering here.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Disneyland Paris 2016 // Day 5, Part 2

This is it. The very last part of the very last day of our December 2016 Disneyland Paris trip. At this point in my trip posts I usually get a little sad, this time though, I have to look forward to many more DLP posts! Not only extras from the 2016 trip like certain rides in detail as well as birdwatching at Disney and more, but there are obviously a couple to come from my May 2017 trip! Yay!

Day 5 was sadly not a full day as our Eurostar was in the evening and us being us, preferring to be early rather than late, meant we left the park around 4. In part 1, you saw we spent the morning in the Disneyland park but by around 11.30 we hopped on over to the Walt Disney Studios to squeeze in some important things that we hadn't been able to until then...

Something that was a little sad was that Ratatouille had been closed for all of our trip only opening on Saturday. That meant we didn't get to do it with Kris and Kerri!! Boo :( As that was the case and the normal line was over 2 hours long we decided to try out the single rider queue (my first time about my bad experience here) which although it says 50mins on the sign ended up being a less than 25 minute wait.
After that we had a little walk through Playland, arriving at another attraction that had just reopened on Saturday too - Studio Tram Tour! I hear a lot of people complain about this saying it's boring and outdated but this was about my 5th time going on it and I still enjoy it just as much every time. As you can see once we left STT we ended up at Art of Animation, probably my most favorite part of the WDS park. This was where we spent the last of our time, along with a quick snack in Restaurant en Coulisse. The expression on Mam's face says it all.

It's always hard leaving Disneyland but this time was a little different. The cold really affected our trip and when you suffer from pains etc as it is, it takes so much more out of you than usual. I can easily say that I will not return to DLP for the Christmas season again. It doesn't bother me anyways wth not being a fan of Christmas on a whole, but it's really nice to have been fortunate enough to experience it at least once. Thanks for reading and I hope you have enjoyed these posts. If you have missed any the full list is below. All are very photo heavy and have taken hours upon hours to put together so you checking them out means a lot! See you soon with more Disneyland Paris posts and photos :)

Check out the rest of my DLP 2016 posts below!
Christmas Decor
Day 1, Part 1
Day 1, Part 2
What I Bought
Sequoia Lodge Hotel Review 
Day 2, Part 1
Day 2, Part 2
Bistrot Chez Rémy Review
Day 3, Part 1
Day 3, Part 2 
Day 3, Part 3
Character Meet & Greets 
Day 4, Part 1 
Day 4, Part 2
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Day 5, Part 1

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Things I HATE About People pt.2!

In May 2016 I posted my first 'Things I HATE' post. It was never meant to turn into a series and despite it being somewhat pessimistic (though definitely in a funny way...or I guess I try to make it so), people seem to have enjoyed them. Now, nine months after I posted Things I HATE About People I've decided it's time to share more things I hate about people...because you know, I'm an antisocial beggar haha. Here it goes.

Space Invaders
Have you ever seen the photo/meme thing of the guy online who has a hula hoop around his middle held up with straps to save his personal space - that's what I need. There is nothing worse than people, anyone, strangers or not, standing so close that you can feel their presence either physically through their body touching or breath on your, or non-physically just sensing them being super close.
I rarely hug my closest friends let alone strange people in the supermarket or bus...take a step back!

Queue Cutters
Whether it's at Disneyland or Morrisons, the rudeness of people being so bold as to just walk right in front of you, or in many cases a lot of people, is unbelievable. When it comes to rides, surely waiting 2 more minutes isn't going to make much of a difference to your day? As for those in the shops, usually I let people with less stuff go in front anyway if it's super busy...but if you have the nerve to just slip in front without asking I hope your card gets declined. (Not really but urgh, rude!)

The people who just have to know everything about everyone. They are blind/curtain twitchers, unofficial neighbourhood watch. They gossip with everyone about everyone, talking behind each others back about each other. Nosey, nosey, busybodies!

Non-Closers/Pusher in-ers
This may be the cleaner side of me talking and is probably classed as more of a pet peeve than something I hate about people, but those who leave gates, doors, cupboards and more open and those who do not push their chair in when they leave a desk, table or whatever bug me to no end. I'm not even too sure why for the chair thing but when it comes to doors and gates...what are they made for?! What is their purpose? To close a gap in a wall or fence which can be opened to go through - not to be left open all the time. If you want to leave it open 24/7 just take it off it's hinges!

Staring Problem?
I hate being looked at let alone stared at. I don't care whether it's a toddler or a full grown adult, they should not be staring at me haha. I know it's just what kids do, but my goodness it makes me so uncomfortable! Like what? Do I have something written on my forehead or bird poo in my hair? Stop!

Now I know some people are experts in particular fields, or even a few but some people take it above and beyond and just have to prove (or attempt to) that they know absolutly everything all of the time. There's nothing wrong with being intelligent but it gets tiresome in coversation when it's always the same person who has to make others feel inadiqute, uneducated or just downright wrong. Hold ya tounge every now and again eh? Let your pals have a go at an answer in the pub quiz or give out the directions.

Copy Cats
In opposition to the above point, you have those people who just can't get their own ideas. From the world of blogging, in work places, even school or home life hobbies, those who can't help but not have a mind of their own don't realize how annoying it can be to copy something others work hard on. We've probably all heard that ''Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'' or so said Charles Caleb Colton...but he was obviously never copied!

I can't guarantee there won't be a part 3 of this. Whenever I'm out and about and someone pees me off I note it down in my phone. I don't go out often but I am easily annoyed, ask anyone who has ever gone anywhere with me ever haha! Hope you could related to a couple of these, tell me the top 3 things you HATE about people in the comments below and make sure to give part 1 a read too!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Project 365 2017 // May Summary

Top 3 Photos -

Top 5 Moments -
Urm, Disneyland Paris...duh!
So many pretty birds to photograph.
A new / another job.
My DLP 25 de A à Z book arriving <3
Going to see POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

This Month in Previous Years -

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Weekly Wondering // Week 24

Hi there World - hows things?  
For the explanation of what is going on here, please do click here and have a quick read.
Other than that, in short, I am answering 7 of these 365 thought provoking questions each week until I complete the year. I already did this in 2013 and am revisiting them to compare my answers.

If today was the last day of your life, who would you call and what would you tell them?
I'm sure last week's post ended in a similar Q...what up with all the killing me off? :O
It would be the only people I ever phone, my Mam and Dad and I'd tell them I love them of course. Although hopefully if this was my last day, they would have taken the day off work and been with me.

Who do you dream about?
Mickey Mouse.

What do you have trouble seeing clearly in your mind?
Movies as there's no cinema or DVD player up there.

What are you looking forward to?
A little trip at the end of October with Kerri and Mam that has been booked since like January/February is probably the thing I'm most looking forward to right now. Though we have actually been planning and preparing to book something extra special for this time next year which I am already excited for!

What is the number one thing you want to accomplish before you die?
Is it sad that I can't really think of anything? Man, I should really have some goals in life! I guess I realllly want to own my own home and adopt a child.

When is love a weakness?
I really don't enjoy these lovely-dovey questions! It's a weakness when people are blinded by it I think.

What has been the most terrifying moment of your life thus far?
Trivial, yes, but Tower of Terror was pretty terrifying. 

Make sure to look back on this same post from 2013/14 here, and see the differences in my answers! (I completed writing this before checking back to my old answers by the way). You can also see the series in whole from last time here and of course last week's Weekly Wondering here.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Disneyland Paris 2016 // Day 5, Part 1

Day 5! Our very last day at home. This trip was different to others. On the one hand it was extra amazing because we got to share it with brilliant friends who were seeing it all for the first time and experiencing that was magical. However, it was my first trip in winter and the cold (no matter how well prepared you are with 2 pairs of socks, tights, jeans, vest, tshirt, jumper, coat etc) was a killer...especially when you suffer with pains. I'm never happy to see the end of a DLP visit but I must admit I was kind of looking forward to getting home this time.
As I was saying - our last day! Kerri and Kris had left the previous night leaving Mam and I with the day alone to do anything we had missed, was closed or re-do things we just like that much. Starting with a skip down Main Street and a couple of special meet and greets!

We had such a lovely meet with Goofy and Pluto and an even better one with Jack who is always and absolute star to meet (look at his face after Mam told him his Xmas tree looked rather sparce after he asked her how she liked it haha). I couldn't not pay Adventureland a quite visit before we left, even if it was only passing through. It was extra beautiful in the morning sunshine while completely dead!
As you can see we carried on through to Fantasyland, rode Le Pays des Contes de Fées, bird watched for a while and ended our morning in Disneyland Park by touring the castle. All of those will have their own separate posts, as will It's a Small World, as I just have far too many photos not to share them all.
Look out for part two of the very last December day in Disneyland Paris to see how we spent it. Up next week ;)

Check out the rest of my DLP 2016 posts below!
Christmas Decor
Day 1, Part 1
Day 1, Part 2
What I Bought
Sequoia Lodge Hotel Review 
Day 2, Part 1
Day 2, Part 2
Bistrot Chez Rémy Review
Day 3, Part 1
Day 3, Part 2 
Day 3, Part 3
Character Meet & Greets 
Day 4, Part 1 
Day 4, Part 2

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show