Magical Mystery Tour: Part III #Travel #America

Magical Mystery Tour Part IIIWelcome to the final instalment of my magical mystery tour. If you haven’t yet discovered my excitable posts about Celebration, Disney Springs, and Florida then you can follow the links below:

Magical Mystery Tour: Part I

Magical Mystery Tour: Part II

When my cousin moved to Bentonville, Arkansas eighteen months ago, I had to buy a map to find out where she was going. It wasn’t a state that I was familiar with. In my defence, I’m pretty bad at remembering where all the English counties are too, so not knowing anything about Arkansas shouldn’t come as a shock!

Following our Disney-tastic antics at the Magic Kingdom, I thought this would be the more sedate part of our trip – how wrong I was. There is so much to do in and around the beautiful town of Bentonville, home of Walmart. Continue reading “Magical Mystery Tour: Part III #Travel #America”

Magical Mystery Tour: Part II #Travel #America

Last time, I shared my tales from Celebration and Disney Springs (you can read that post HERE), today I want to spread a little fairy dust and invite you to visit Cinderella’s castle as we head to Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Yes, this is the portion of my trip that was full on Brit-Abroad-Disney-Tastic! Today’s outing was extra special as it was also my cousin’s birthday. After retrieving Becky’s ‘It’s My Birthday’ and my ‘1st Visit’ badges, we were ready to go.

Animal Kingdom was already buzzing when we arrived, swarming with excited children and steadfast park regulars looking to enjoy a day in the Florida sunshine. We rushed off to our first point of call which was the Safari. The queue was averaging at a fifty-minute wait but as we talked, laughed, and jumped into any shade we could find it went reasonably quickly. We finally boarded our rickety windowless wagon and were jostled off onto the trail on the hunt for the park’s inhabitants. We were lucky as all the animals made an appearance for us, from the water wallowing hippos to the king of the jungle. Despite the 92 degrees heat, it seems no-one was camera shy. Continue reading “Magical Mystery Tour: Part II #Travel #America”

Magical Mystery Tour: Part I #Travel #America

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post announcing my imminent departure to America and the resulting radio silence this would entail (you can read that post HERE). I was excited about my trip as it’s been twenty-three years since I last visited the States. Even more exciting was the fact that this was a girls only/no kids/no cat kinda holiday.

I wanted to blog about my Magical Mystery Tour, and I wanted to share some of the incredible places I got to see on a trip that was brimming with inspiration, laughter, and positivity.

To avoid a 10,000-word blog post I’ve decided to write this up as a short series! Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa, and let me share a journey that lit up my soul, rekindled my smile, and filled my heart with joy.

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The Itinerary.

Before we get going I must just say a HUGE thank you to my aunt and cousin, Vicky and Bex, who were my travelling companions for this trip. In my humble opinion they should venture into organising trips on a professional level as the itinerary they prepared for me was not only delightful but also allowed for impromptu stops at Krispy Kreme for a 10pm snack-attack. Continue reading “Magical Mystery Tour: Part I #Travel #America”

Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction

I’m delighted to have author, Alli Sinclair, on my blog today for a quick chat about her dream of being the next Indiana Jones (in heels), and writing women’s contemporary fiction. Over to Alli…


The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I was born in Geelong, in south-eastern Australia. It’s a lovely part of the world that has some amazing beaches for surfing or lying on the beach and reading a book.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Continue reading “Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction”

#BookReviews Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by @BarbTaub #humour #Travel

#BookReview Do Not Wash Hands in Plates by Barb Taub


Author: Barb Taub, (Photography) Janine Smith, Jaya Ayyer.

Category: Travel/Humour

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


The title and colourful cover design are an instant attraction and offer an insight of what to expect when you pick up a copy of Do Not Wash Hand in Plates. Many years ago, three friends left America to explore the delights of Europe – having survived to tell the tale (and with a few years of life experience under their belts) they decided to take another trip. This delightful book is a quick, humorous account of Barb’s trip across India with her best friends, Jaya Ayyer and Janine Smith. Continue reading “#BookReviews Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by @BarbTaub #humour #Travel”