Thursday, 17 October 2019

Artbox Cafe Brighton









When Sam and I went down south to visit his family, I knew that one of the things I most wanted to do was visit the Artbox Cafe in Brighton. We planned the visit with Cara and off we went.

The cafe is located just off the front in Brighton, and we were eager to go as it is a themed cafe, with the theme changing every few months. The first theme is Pusheen, and it could not have been cuter.

You enter the cafe, which is a Pusheen ice cream parlour, into a shop selling all things Pusheen and an ice cream serving area for takeaways, and you go up the most adorable sea foam green and baby pink staircase to the actual cafe. We were very lucky and got a window seat, which made for amazing photos. The menu was adorable and had so many lovely dessert items to choose from. We chose to share a waffle and a sundae between the three of us, and we all got a mocktail each. The food was so yummy, a perfect size to split between the three of us, and they were also great with making everything vegan for Cara.

We were also in awe at how downright adorable the place was, it was a kawaii dream come true. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to get a dessert in the cutest setting, but just a word of warning, you will probably have to go and get a time slot for a bit later, as it is very busy, especially on the day we chose to go. It is absolutely worth the wait though.


Nic
xx

Monday, 14 October 2019

Let’s Have A Catch Up


Hey everyone, long time no speak eh? I’ve been trying to think now for the longest time about when to finally post again, as it feels like an absolute age since I posted anything, and then I looked back to see when I last posted; and it has been. With that in mind, I thought I’d give y’all a little update on what I’ve been up to since I got back from Florida. So, grab a cuppa and let’s have a catch up...

So after I got back from the sunshine state, I had the worst PDD (post Disney depression) ever, and it didn’t help that I had my first experience with jet lag. It’s fair to say that I spent a fair few days moping about in my pyjamas. That being said, I tried my best to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. A couple of weeks later, I started my new job. It was totally different to anything I’d done before, so blogging and writing really took a back seat, as starting at a screen all day after almost 3 months of being out of work was really taking it out of me. But I’m now on 4 day weeks so I’m in a routine, I think, so my creativity has slowly started resurfacing.

Anyway, on to the recreational stuff I’ve been up to; I spent a lovely August bank holiday weekend down South with Sam’s family, and I also went to the Artbox Cafe (more on that very soon), I went to Disneyland Paris again, I reluctantly went to Warhammer World, me and Sam got cinema cards, I had a lot of roast dinners, and I went axe throwing!

I’m now more ready than ever to throw myself back into writing, which includes this lil space here, so expect more over here again, hooray!

Nic
xx

Friday, 13 September 2019

Walt Disney World 2019 Outfit Diary

Here it is; my last Disney World post, and I thought I’d end it with some outfit photos. I’ll let the photos do the talking for this one, I hope you enjoy it. (There’s a bonus picture of Sam at the end too)

Nic
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Walt Disney World Days 11 and 12











And just like that, we were at the last full day at the parks. We decided we had to end the holiday at Magic Kingdom, so we went there first thing after our Disney Hotel breakfast, and went on Carousel of Progress and the Peoplemover, took some purple wall photos, bought a load of pins, and soaked up some of that wonderful Disney atmosphere. We then went to meet Grace in EPCOT to say our goodbyes to her (and to have a pineapple Fanta) and Sam got some Disney wall photos of his own. We then went back to the hotel for a wander round and a swim, and we spent a lovely couple of hours at the Flippin Fins pool, before getting changed and heading back to Magic Kingdom, where we instantly went to get Casey’s hotdogs and watched the Dance Party parade. We then went on Big Thunder, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and It’s A Small World, before deciding to opt out of watching the fireworks and having a nice quiet evening at the hotel.

Our last morning in the parks had come, so we sadly went and checked out of our suite, stored our cases and went for one final time to Magic Kingdom, where we went on Buzz Lightyear, the Peoplemover, Dumbo and the teacups, before going to our final two fast passes of the trip; meeting Rapunzel and Tiana and Mickey and Minnie. On our way to the princesses, we saw the FairyGodmother was meeting, so we also did that and it was perfect. We then met the princesses, took a slow walk down MainStreet, watched the dapper dans and met Mickey and Minnie, before heading back to the hotel to get lunch and pick up our cases, and then heading to the airport to come home.

It was honestly the most magical 12 days ever, and I can’t wait to go back. In fact, Sam and I are already planning our next trip, so it wasn’t a goodbye really, it was a see ya real soon.


Nic
xx

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Days Nine and 10










I’m back with my last two trip reports. I can’t believe they’ve taken me all the way up to September (but I also can because of how unfocused I’ve been lately) but we’re on to the final two posts now, so, here goes.

Day nine was our last day with the Page family, and our last day at Animal Kingdom, so Sam and I headed there in the morning, we saw Kevin straight away, and then we went on Everest, where we were front row! We then went and hid in Flame Tree Barbecue from the downpour, which seemed to go on forever, and then we went on Dinosaur, which I hated and will never ride again. After that, we headed over to EPCOT, went around the world and on The Three Caballeros and Frozen Ever After, and then, as we had a reservation at Garden Grill with everyone else, we took a slow walk over and on the way Sam bought me the most gorgeous Alex and Ani bracelet. We got to Garden Grill where we got seated early, met Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale, ate absolutely amazing steak, and even had Mickey and Chip join us for dinner. Once we’d finished eating we all went to watch Illuminations together, which was a nice thing for the Page family to do together on their last night, as it’s a Page family favourite.

Day 10 was check out and check in day. We had to leave the villa as Sam’s family were heading to California later that day, so the goodbyes started early. First to Sam’s sisters, who were heading to Magic Kingdom for the morning, and then to Sam’s parents, who were heading to the beach. We dropped our stuff off at Art of Animation, where we were staying until the end of our trip, and then went to Hollywood Studios. We met Woody and Bo Peep, went on Toy Story Mania, Alien Swirling Saucers, had lunch at Woody’s Lunch Box, and went on Rock N Rollercoaster.

After that we decided to go check in to our hotel, where we got upgraded to a Lion King Suite as our room wasn’t ready, so we went and chilled in there for a couple of hours, before getting a pizza and heading back to Hollywood Studios, where we went on Star Tours, watched One Man’s Dream, built a lightsaber for Sam, and watched Fantasmic and the end of the Star Wars fireworks, which was a perfect way to end the day for both of us.


Nic
xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Days Seven and Eight










On day seven of our trip, we all decided to have a barbecue in the evening at the villa, so we went into the parks early and went to Hollywood Studios to go on Toy Story Mania, which Sam absolutely loved. We also went and saw the Frozen singalong, and then realised we still had a couple of Fastpasses from our DVC talk, so we headed over to Magic Kingdom, watched a bit of the parade, and went on Splash Mountain and Space Mountain before heading back to the villa for our barbecue.

The next day we went to EPCOT first thing, went on Figment and met Joy and Sadness, and went over to the other side of the character spot to meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. After that, we had some lunch, went on Soarin and went on Test Track again, where we came first, yay. After that, a miracle happened and a fastpass for Flight of Passage popped up, so we got the bus over to Animal Kingdom, had some food at Flame Tree Barbecue and went on Flight of Passage, which was breathtaking and we then went on it again with Laura. We ended the night by watching the show on the Tree of Life.