So we have 101 days to go til Christmas 2014 and there’s a big change coming our way that is going to make this Christmas very special indeed. And he’s kicking me right now as I write this.
Little man is due mid-late November so however timely (or not) he chooses to arrive, he will most certainly be here by Christmas. My maternity leave is due to commence early November, so I’m hoping to get myself in ship shape for crimbo 2014 in the few weeks before the baby drops, at least that’s the idea anyway.
My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary with a little babymoon trip to Disneyland Paris recently, so I’ll soon be sharing some advice on visiting Disneyland Paris when pregnant, as I found the advice out there to be generally quite thin on the ground or a good few years old.
Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, was originally conceived by Walt Disney as a concept of urban living, but when he passed away the powers that be decided that realising Walt’s vision without him leading it was too risky, so it became a park based around the future, innovation and learning.
Best rides at Epcot
Epcot is the most un-Disney of all the Disney World parks and has a few stand-out headliner rides with a number of smaller-scale attractions and interesting shows. It feels less like a theme park and more like the most badass fun science & history park ever.
Following on from my most favourite rides at Magic Kingdom, we continue on to Hollywood Studios. Probably my joint-favourite park (with Animal Kingdom) and ranks way higher in the “oh my god I’m going to die on this ride that was awesome let’s do that again” stakes than any other park.
Best rides at Hollywood Studios
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The rolling buffet of Christmas is losing momentum and we find ourselves winging it on leftovers for the next few days. I ate all the food and drank all the drinks and I really need to get to work on the yoga DVD I got for Christmas.
Here are my foodie highlights from the past week.
So how was Disney? It’s the question I’ve been asked every day and won’t tire of answering. It was the absolutely ruddy bloody best, look at all this!
Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
What do all awesome Christmas films have in common? Jingly bells? Check. Happy endings? Check. Snowfall at a really poignant moment of self-realisation? Check.
It should come as no surprise to know that I am an 80s child with the films that have made the cut in this list. There are some classics missing, I know, but they just aren’t brightly coloured or sickly sweet enough to really hit the spot for me. Maybe when I’m old and take joy in bleak stuff, sorry classics, but that time is not now. Onwards, with the list!
I’ll be the first to admit that writing my Christmas cards not yet two weeks into November may be a little premature, but my upcoming two week hol to walt freakin’ disney world has meant all Christmas activities are happening sooner (yay!) rather than later (boo), including writing cards, buying gifts and decking out the house – okay we’re not quite at action stations for decorating the tree yet, but we shall be week Saturday!