Visit Orlando*sigh*

If there’s one thing we won’t be doing with regards to our wedding it’s taking a honeymoon as our date is slap bang in the middle of term time and like I say we’re a family first and foremost so we won’t take them out of school and we wouldn’t go without them.

I imagine (hope) we’ll be one of those OAP couples living it up big time when the girls leave home but in the meantime a girl can dream, right?

So when it comes to choosing a location for your honeymoon where do you start looking?

Like I said IF we were to go, we’d take the girls with us and we’d like to go to a warm climate with lots of different things to do for every member of the family, a honeymoon is also a dream holiday so one that is classed as special and one location that springs to mind is Orlando.

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I think you’ll be thrilled to learn that Orlando isn’t just theme parks, there’s a ton of exciting stuff to do over there and recently Visit Orlando have launched this amazing tool Orlando Holiday Planning where you can go and plan your holiday from your sofa making sure that there are things to do for all the family. Not only that each topic is packed with tips that you can save to personalise your unique family holiday.

Tabs at the top include When to go, getting there, where to stay and of course what to do. Orlando is so packed with opportunities that it is most certainly a place you can revisit time and time again and still find new attractions to discover.

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As a girl can dream, I did. I went over and made up my dream Orlando holiday. I chose how and with who I would fly, I got some great ideas on accommodation and love the idea of a hotel within the theme park plus Mickey Mouse dining package where kids eat free. I picked up important tips on what to pack, to book tickets in advance and WHERE TO SHOP sorry was I shouting then? Yes, peeps shopping, don’t forget iPads, Jeans, trainers and a ton of designer labels are much cheaper in their home country than back in Ol’ Blighty.

Here are a few of the ideas I bookmarked

  • Check out the alligators on an airboat ride
  • hire surfboards at Ron Jon Surf Shop on Cocoa Beach
  • Race fans can whizz round a track in a IndyCar or stock car (Paul would LOVE this)
  • Pamper yourself in a luxurious spa (me time)
  • Visit the largest Legoland in the world in Florida – the girls would love this

So if I can get the school to move their term dates, save up a couple of grand I am sure I can convince the Mr to take us all away and spend our honeymoon in Florida, what do you think?

Snowman 2012 DVD 3D Have you seen The Snowman?

It’s a classic Christmas story written and sketched by Raymond Briggs and this year it celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.

Universal sent us a copy to watch and on Sunday when the weather was freezing outside and the day was dark and grey, the four of us jumped onto the sofa and sat down to watch this lovely animation, the perfect film for the perfect day.

The first thing I remembered was there are no words but this didn’t affect the girls who sat gripped watching the drawings come to life. It is illustrated so well it doesn’t need words and the music composed by Howard Blake playing underneath is soothing and perfect on the ears. The only exception of accompanying words being the beautiful Walking in the Air song and theme tune.

Channel 4 has transmitted the Oscar nominated The Snowman every year enchanting generations of children and in celebration of the 30th anniversary this year Channel 4 will be scheduling the brand new sequel to the classic, The Snowman and The Snowdog, so be ready for the magic to capture your heart all over again.

As of the 5th November you can buy a the 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD