Friday, 17 April 2015

The Disney Series / 002 / Top 10 Disney Movies

This week for my Monday Disney post I'm going to be sharing my ten favourite Disney movies. I've found it really hard to narrow my huge list down to just ten and these aren't in any particular order as I just can't pick an absolute favourite.

01 - The Little Mermaid
This is the first film I remember seeing at the cinema, so I must have been quite young. I remember getting scared seeing Ursula and had to leave! My favourite song from the movie is Under the Sea, I just can't help humming along whenever I hear it.

02 - The Lion King
One of mine, and also Bradley's favourites. I've seen the stage show in the Lyceum theatre in London twice and every time it makes me well up. The circle of life is just so powerful!

03 - Wreck It Ralph
I think many people would consider this film an unlikely favourite but I just love it. I'm hoping to get a Ralph plush on my holiday and I can't find one over here.

04 - Ratatouille
Being a rattie lover and former rattie mum, I just love this film. It's great to see Disney portray these wonderful animals in a positive light. The animators really captured the movements and quirks well and its such an adorable story.

05 - Beauty & The Beast
As a Disney fan, I'm ashamed to say that I only watched this film for the first time recently but it was amazing. I think my new favourite princess is Belle and it's such a moralistic story.

06 - Cars
I've lost count of how many times I've watched this film. I'm a big fan of F1 and racing so I loved watching Lightning McQueen and Mater is the funniest!

07 - Sleeping Beauty
Another film I've only watched recently but quickly fell in love with. I actually watched Maleficent before watching Sleeping Beauty (although I knew the storyline already) so it was really good to watch the story develop in a different way.

08 - The Princess & The Frog
Another moralistic story from Disney teaching that hard work is key to achieving your goals, but making sure you have some fun along the way. Dr Facillier is one of my favourite villains and I hope to meet him at the Halloween party. The hotel we are staying in is also based on this film.

09 - Frozen
I don't think that any top ten wish list would be complete without mentioning Frozen. It has become such an iconic movie over the last two years. The first time I watched it, I have to admit that I wasn't really that taken with it, but after watching a few more times it become one of my favourites.

10 - Saving Mr Banks
A beautiful film portraying how the story of Mary Poppins came about. The music accompanying this film is just beautiful and I have even downloaded some pieces for my Disney playlist.

What are your top Disney movies?


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ten Reasons To Love Summery Days In The UK

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We have been blessed with some lovely summery weather in the UK recently and even though it's still a little cold, that doesn't stop us from enjoying it! 

01 | Happy people
Everyone seems to be in a better mood, at work, in the street, even people say good morning to me on my daily walk to work!

02 | Picnics
Your favourite foods in bite sized miniature versions, plus no washing up!

03 | Food Festivals
I'm lucky to live in an area where we have a lot of festivals in the summer, Wimborne Folk Festival, Christchurch Food Festival and The Chilli Festival are a few of my favourites.

04 | Riding on open top buses
The coastal bus in our area is an open top in the summer and it's great to ride it and take in the beautiful views along the way.

05 | Longer days mean you can enjoy more sunshine!
I love finishing work on my "normal" shifts at 5.30pm and it still being light and sunny. It makes you think that you haven't just wasted a whole day at work.

06 | Ice Cream
Need I say more?

07 | Trips to the park
I live close to a park which is lovely to walk around on sunny days, plus it's a free day out!

08 | Pretty sandals
I love it when the shops start stocking pretty sandals. There's something so refreshing about getting them toes out of your winter boots - AND NO MORE SOCKS!

09 | Bright Nail Varnish
My favourite summer shade is Essie's Watermelon, a beautiful bright pink that's perfect for sunny days.

10 | BBQ's on the beach
I don't have a garden in my flat but I'm fortunate enough to live really close to the beach so on sunny days we grab a disposable BBQ and head down for the afternoon for some home made chicken kebabs!

Have you had sunny weather where you live?


Monday, 6 April 2015

The Disney Series / 001 / Disney Wishlist

Today I'm bringing you the first installment of my new Disney Series. Once a week (or once every ten days - I haven't quite decided yet!) I will be bringing you a Disney inspired post. Mostly to help with my sanity in counting down to my holiday but also because there are so many Disney related things I love to share with you all. Today I'm sharing my current Disney wishlist.

Remy Soft Toy / £23 / The Disney Store
Ratatouille is one of my favourite Disney films and I love Remy. I'm disappointed that the Ratatouille ride is only at Disneyland Paris but this soft toy just about makes up for it. He's a little pricey at £23 but he's just so cute! I hope to add him to my collection.

Selected Tsum Tsum's / prices start at £3 / The Disney Store
I currently have 8 Tsum Tsum's in my collection which I purchased from Clintons Cards when they first came out (I purchased my first two, Mickey and Minnie on the day they were released!) The Disney Store have just released more collections which aren't currently available in Clintons, which include the Cinderella collection, the Frozen collection and the Toy Story collection as well as many more. Unfortunately my nearest Disney Store is about 40mins drive away so I have been popping them all into my virtual basket...maybe one day i'll accidentally check out...

Frozen Elsa T-Shirt / £7 / George at Asda
This would be perfect for my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. It's a light grey t-shirt and the design on the front features Elsa.

Frozen Pyjama Set / £22 / Topshop
Topshop have really upped their Disney game recently with their pyjamas and underwear selection. I love the variety of Disney pyjamas they have available at the moment. These Frozen pyjamas would be great for my holiday because they aren't full length so I won't get too hot.

Stitch Mug / £8.95 / The Disney Store
Bradley picked up a Pluto mug (his favourite character) when we visited The Disney Store in London a while back and I really regret not getting one for myself. I have so many different favourite characters its really difficult to choose one but at the moment I really have a soft spot for Stitch. I really hope I can meet him on holiday...but for now, this will have to do!

Do you love Disney?
What Disney products do you currently love?