|Glazed expression brought to you by my second new time zone in 2 weeks.|
|Floral Midi Dress – ASOS, Gold Flats – Boden|
One of the foody highlights of the trip was afternoon tea on the hotel’s terrace – I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy some pretty amazing afternoon teas in my time, but I have to say this was one of the best, not only because of the amazing view but also because of the local swing they put on the food – coconut jam for the scones, rum cake, pineapple tart and tropical fruit teas.
There is, of course, far too much to do in Disneyland for just one day, but in a way this was nice as it took the pressure off. We wandered around in our ears (mine with a flashing, light up bow, mother went for an attractive purple sequined pair), ate Mickey shaped snacks, waved at all of the characters, went on all of the really old school rides (Disneyland Anaheim is the original park from the 50s, so it really does have a lovely old fashioned Disney feeling to it) and generally regressed to being kids for a day.
We were somewhat relieved to find that It’s a Small World was closed to be redecorated for Christmas (I have to say it was a bit odd wandering round in the blazing sunshine with the park decorated with fairly lights, Christmas trees and a lot of fake snow!) however, we instead ended up trapped on Pirates of the Caribbean for 15 minutes. I honestly never want to hear ‘Yo Ho a Pirates Life for Me’ ever again.
The day, and our amazing holiday, ended with a fabulous parade and mother and I may have even had a little weep of happy tears.
Definitely not a sensible holiday, and all the better for it!