Christmas at Disney

Why hello there, if you follow me on Instagram you will know that when I’m not working, stitching or reading I am at Disneyland Paris. Last week I surprised my niece with a trip to the park for 4 days for her birthday (belated, but still).

Now I went to Disneyland Paris last Christmas, however the park was celebrating the 25th anniversary and this was the main focus point for the parks decorations. This year they went all out on Christmas at Disney, main street looked amazing – the characters were in their best Disney outfits and it actually snowed, REAL snow!!

We had the most amazing few days – it was cold but we packed and were prepared for the weather luckily, also there are so many shops / restaurants to dive into when it get a bit too nippy for children. I must say though, it was actually my boyfriend and I who were struggling with the cold more than my niece, who seemingly was immune to the cold the entire trip.

We managed to meet a huge amount of characters, go on almost every single ride (at least twice) and be at the front for the parades and fireworks. It was probably the quietest I’ve ever seen the park and I am so thankful as my niece managed to have the most magical trip and do everything she wanted too.

Here are some of my pictures from our 4 days – we stayed in the Hotel Cheyenne which was my first time there and I absolutely loved it! We were in a family ‘Woody’s Round-up room’.

I am tempted to write up a few blogs with tips and tricks at Disney, including one for if you’re bringing small children with you – let me know if this is something you’d like to read.

Are you going to Disneyland Paris soon, if so let me know what you’re most excited for in the comments below!

-Amy x

Halloween at Disney

I recently got back from a trip to Disneyland Paris with a group of friends, we went specifically for the Halloween season and we were not disappointed!

I took hundreds of photos but also vlogged the trip too, it’s only my second vlog so please be gentle! You can click the image below to view the video on YouTube.

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Here are some of my favourite pictures from the trip:

I highly recommend going to Disneyland during a season, I’ve now been for Halloween, Christmas and the 25th anniversary – all of them were spectacular. The details in the park when it’s themed for a season are outstanding and they really do go all out! If you’re wanting to see Disney villains specifically I would recommend Halloween as many more are out and available for meet and greets.

And to top this amazing trip off – I am heading back for Christmas in 5 weeks, surprising my 8 year old niece with her first ever trip!

-Amy x

What have I been up too?

Sorry for the radio silence, but life got in the way again!

Unfortunately my family dog passed away, we knew she was very ill and that it was coming (she was around 17/18 – we adopted her so we aren’t 100% sure how old she was), but it still hit the family really hard and I lost my mojo for basically everything, I spent a week in solidarity and thinking about everything.

It’s been almost 2 months since it happened and I’m back! I have been slowly working away on various projects because who needs just one eh?

I taught myself the crochet stitch corner to corner work and have made good use of some sunset rainbow yarn I’ve been hoarding. I joined an amazing crochet facebook group which have absolutely inspired me – you can search for it ‘Hooked on Crochet UK’.

I’m not sure how big I’m going to make the blanket yet, but I’m having a lot of fun with it and c2c is SO easy, I think it’s my new favourite stitch. I think the next project will be to incorporate my love of cross stitch and crochet together to make a pixel pattern blanket for someone.

I’ve also been putting together a granny square blanket I started making for my sister in February…however we both did predict I wouldn’t be finished until Christmas so everything is fine…

The blanket is pastel colour themed (the yarn has glitter running through it, so it’s extra sparkly), and I’ve used a white glittery yarn to do the border. In total it has 8 colours and 15 squares of each colour so far so it’s looking to be a big one – it has to fit her and her cat 🙂

I also want to do a nice border so if you have any stitch recommendations let me know.

And finally I’m heading back to Disneyland Paris this year for both Halloween AND Christmas – I purchased a vlogging camera so I’ll be vlogging my trips. I’ll debut my first vlog when I take a trip to Harry Potter Studio Tours in a couple of weeks! I’m extremely nervous.

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Finally I’m also working hard on my Ghibli cross stitch project which I started forever ago but it’s the project I come back to every now and again so it’s not a big deal if I don’t finish it soon.

Are you wanting to see more free patterns? Projects? Vlogs? Let me know!

I also caught over 200 Eevee’s in the Pokemon Go event which only 8 were shiny, boo!

-Amy x

Sorry, life got in the way!

As you can see I haven’t been blogging much recently, although I have been stitching…I have just been so busy outside of work!

I moved house at the end of May but there was quite a long build up process , I had to move all my belongings from Essex to Hertfordshire so it was mad and I obviously tried to get it all done in one trip without a moving company. My first piece of advice when moving far is don’t do it solo – it killed me.

We still have around 3 boxes left to unpack and 8 bags/boxes of things to donate to charity but we are almost there! Now, what are my plans next for the blog? Well as you know I do love to stitch, but I have also recently become a Disneyland Paris annual pass holder, so you know what that means right? DISNEY CONTENT!

I’ll share my Disney trip diaries with you and I may in throw in a vlog or two 🙂 If there is anything you’d like to see then do let me know! And I’ll be back with my next project very soon.