This post definitely has something to do with the holiday blues... last week I was looking forward to a day wandering around Paris in the hot summer sun, now- I am sat in my office in the North East of England, and guess what? It's 13 degrees and raining, sad times.
Don't holidays seem to just fly by? We started off our family holiday by visiting family in Kent, before getting the Eurostar on Monday morning. We then made our journey to Disney Land Paris (We stayed at the Davy Crockett Ranch hotel), Disney is literally one of my favourite places to visit, you can act like an utter child, get carried away buying every piece of Disney merchandise you can lay your hands on, walk around wearing the silliest of Minnie mouse ears... oh and queuing hours for rides even though the target age is probably 10. As well as that, we spent one day in Paris, visiting the Louvre, Notre Dame, love lock bridge, the Eiffel tower, the carousel in the Tuilleries and finally dined at the cutest Parisian café.
So what were my highlights?
1. The Disney Dreams firework display- every night a 20 minute musical display sees the sleeping beauty castle lit up with lights, projected images, fireballs and fireworks, a must see!
2. Minnie mouse ears... yep I wore them the entire week.
3. Love lock bridge- Although some may see it as a little cringey, and whilst I didn't add a lock myself, I think it is the most lovely of ideas that you attach the lock to the bridge and throw the key into the river.
4. Casey Jr rollercoaster- (the Dumbo train ride)- the average age was probably 5, so whilst this rollercoaster was hardly thrilling, it did break down, meaning we had to be 'evacuated'- definitely one thing I wont forget!
5. The weather- After weeks of sitting in the office admiring the glorious August sunshine, we were blessed to find that Paris was basking in 28-34 degree sunshine the entire week- tans all round!
6. Pastries- A given really. If you visit Paris, you must visit a cake shop or patisserie.
7. Davy Crockett Ranch- For those of you who haven't visited or heard of this Disney accommodation, it is at the lower end of the price scale and is cowboy themed, leaving you to stay in little log cabins situated in the woods, if you're a fan of 'the wild west' this hotel is definitely for you.
8. The parade- Every afternoon just as the firework display happens each day, so does the parade, allowing you to see all the Disney characters on huge floats, amazing!
9. The Rainforest Café- situated in Disney village the café is perfect if you want a meal with a difference.
10. Main Street USA- This is probably the most iconic part of the park leading you to the sleeping beauty castle. With a 1940's theme, the street boasts old fashioned stores stocking all kinds of Disney products, meet and greet areas for Disney characters and some of the best cafes and restaurants in the park. Not one to be missed!
So now that I have got back from holiday, just like everyone else I want to go away again... any suggestions and recommendations? Hehe. Where have you all been this summer? Leave me a comment below!