Life Update!

Hello There, welcome back.

Some of you will have noticed that I’ve been gone for a good couple of months now, and being totally honest it’s purely because I have been out and enjoying the real world. I’ve always been a person that struggles with balancing the outside and online worlds, and so this break has been much needed.

So, with that being said, I thought it would be easier to update you in one post rather than several instagram posts and clogging up your feeds.

Over the summer I worked as a Play Worker for my counties Playscheme, and it is honestly so much fun. My day consisted of driving to site, setting up some games, painting faces and just ensuring that the children had as much fun as possible. Then in the afternoon I would drive to another site and do the same again. I made so many friends this summer and I’m really grateful for that, there really is some wonderful people around.

I attended more than my fair share of parties too!

I also went for a little stay in a caravan in North Wales. Whilst I live there, it’s not a place I tend to explore often, and I’ve probably taken it for granted in the past. Wales is STUNNING!

I’ve been to Manchester for days out, discovered the beauty that is Base Bar and rekindled my love of baseball. I have of course enjoyed so much Taco Bell too.

I went to my first Pokemon Go night too. It was at Chester zoo, and I will be totally honest I just saw it as cheap entry to a zoo that I adore, and I thought I would be able to bag a Dole Whip while I was there… I was so wrong. They closed off half the zoo and that included the Dole Whip stand in Islands, so I was devastated. However, the pokemon catching was a lot of fun, even if there wasn’t anything new or exciting. I did so many steps that day too so it was all good.
If anyone wants to add me as a friend, my trainer code is: 5310 8665 2356

I actually completed my first jewelry order over summer too, which was so bloody exciting. I’ve not had much time to put anything together for a short while now, but my first order definitely boosted my confidence and the feedback made me smile even more!

I went to so many quiz nights. Every Sunday my local pub hosts a quiz and it honestly the funniest night, and is probably the highlight of summer. Of course we absolutely smashed the Pixar themed night, complete with Sulley costumes, and I’ve even dressed up as a member of Kiss. I bloody love my quiz team and I hope they’re still winning without me… Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dogs Dead!

I went to the baby shower of a really good friend, and we got to catch up. It was so nice to spend time with her, and meeting the new little princess was so lovely! She is so gorgeous and an absolute dream!!

There was a tour of Anfield somewhere in there too. I’m not an avid football fan, and I certainly don’t support Liverpool (I’m a Sunderland gal!) but my boyfriend does, and so when we had a random day off together with no plans, we decided to make the most of it and take a trip. To be fair, it was actually quite interesting and there was some cute photo opportunities so I guess it was worth it.

Matt turned 25, and so I showered him with gifts for our trip to Walt Disney World next year, and I made him a cake. It was my first ever attempt and to be honest, it could have been so much worse! He absolutely loves Dwayne Johnson and WWE so I had to make it special… what do you think!?

We took Matt’s gorgeous niece Freya to build-a-bear for her birthday bear, and whilst I’m almost certain that I had more fun, it was such a cute day.

I turned 23, and I was spoilt with a FitBit and a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, so now I’m motivated and caffeinated there really isn’t any stopping me! Big thank you for the cards and gifts and well wishes. You’re all far too kind!

Finally, I moved back to Sunderland to start my final year of University, and I couldn’t be more excited. My last academic year was such a nightmare, and so I’m ready to celebrate the fresh start, and end my time at University with a bang. It hasn’t been an easy road, but I’ here to make it worth it. Please stay tuned as I will be needing your help with my dissertation soon!

The summer has honestly been a lot of fun, even with all the stresses. My wardrobe and Disney Collection has grown along with my smile and that’s the important stuff.

If you stuck around to the end, you deserve an applause.
What did you all get up to over summer?

All will be back to normal soon, and I’ll stop rambling.
Amy xo

Disney, Everyday

Beating the Disney Trip Blues

Leaving Disney can be the worst feeling in the world, particularly if you don’t know when you will be able to get back to the happiest place on Earth. As a poor student, with 488 days until her next trip, I totally understand, it’s been six months since my surprise trip to Disneyland Paris, and those blues have hit like a train. For times like this, there are several things you can do…

Instagram, it gives me a huge case of FOMO, but I also live vicariously through everyone else’s trips! Some of my favourite accounts such as GregoryGaige, AnnaofAgrabah, and Bishop_Please have been posting some amazing Disney parks content lately, and I’m so here for it!

Disney movie marathons! It’s not quite the same as wandering down Main Street, but it definitely gives your taste of the magic. Sometimes getting cosy with a drink or two, and maybe even some Disney snacks can cure anything!

Visit some Disney spots closer to home. If you’re in the UK a trip to Birmingham could always be on the cards, their new Disney Cafe is adorable, and you can get your Mickey waffle fix too!

How about a Disney store trip!? If you’re lucky enough to live close to an Imagination store, go early and help perform the opening ceremony, you get a lovely little keepsake key, and it’s so much fun! You could always travel to a new city and make a day of it if you aren’t local!
Imagination stores are located in Aberdeen, Glasgow, York, Blackpool, Milton Keynes, Stratford, Oxford Street (London), Belfast, Bromley, Sunderland and Dublin!

Try to recreate your favourite Disney snacks and drinks. There are so many videos on the internet with recipes and challenges to try. Whether they are accurate, is another thing, but at least you’ll have fun giving them a go!

If nothing else, book another trip! Of course this is an expensive option, but definitely the best cure. It brings back the excitement (or stress) of planning, and you get to go on a little spending spree of all your favourite Disney essentials!

What are your favourite ways to get a Disney fix? Do you have a current trip that you’re counting down too?

Amy xo