March sixth brought a special night, one of my mums Christmas presents was to go and see Brendan Cole’s A Night to Remember show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. I didn’t really know what to expect but it was a fabulous night. Glitz, glamour, handsome dancers, and lots of audience interaction, we really would recommend it.
Towards the middle of March things got a little crazy. It was my nephews first birthday, my brothers anniversary aswell as my mum and dads. Lots of celebrations, treats and present buying went down!
After all that excitement it was time to start focusing on preparing for London. I packed up and set of early to get there before the lunch time rush then headed straight to Tottenham Road. Followed by a quick trip to Liberty London, walking through their flower entrance is always a delight. I picked up some homeware and props for my photography and then headed out to get lunch before catching the train up to Kingston Upon Thames.
Once in Kingston I headed up to Old London Road to check into my hotel, and was greeted by this delight. The ‘Out of Order’ sculpture by David Mach. This was attracting so much attention and helped me find my hotel for the whole weekend in a town which was very unfamiliar to me. Bags checked in, I wrapped up and headed out to find my bearings and grab a bite to eat before sunset.
On the Saturday, I headed over to Kingston University to the Traverse15 conference, the highlights of my day there were meeting new likeminded friends and bloggers, a fab masterclass with Pinterest UK, talking all things travel and gaining some expert advice on social media and brand collaboration. More to come on what I gained from my day soon, what this space.
Sunday brought my last day off of the month, I headed over to Hampton Court Palace and gardens, home to Henry Vll and his many wives. It was such a blustery day so it was hard to make the most of the outdoors, however inside was incredible. I spent at least three hours in there, so much to see, do and explore. Who would have thought I would ever see a Tudor toilet hey, haha! I will definitely be going back in summer to explore the gardens and get lost in the maze.
It was then time to check out and say see you soon to Kingston before heading back up to Euston to get the train home.
A fairly busy month for me, with lots of excitement. I wonder what April and Spring will bring!
What was your favourite part of the March?
What would Disney be without a selfie out side the gates, we had several goes with many unknowing photobombers in the background, check out our Facebook for the best of those haha.
We were straight in and greeted by the King and Queen of Disney themselves, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. What better way to start a day of Disney magic.
We had our first look around the shops at this point whilst the parade was taking place.(quick tip) If you’ve already seen it once that day go in the shops or grab food at this point as you will get served so much faster whilst everyone has rushed to Main Street to watch it.
Rides were next on the agenda before the waiting times rocketed. They were already so long but fast passes were our savior on this busy Bank Holiday. The Rock ‘N’ Roller was our favourite ride of the day, it was last time too. If you like loud music, rollacoasters, speed and going upside down this is definitely the one for you at Disneyland Paris. It’s fast and over in a few minutes but is going to get your heart pumping for sure. We also liked Armageddon and The Hollywood Tower Hotel rides.
Just to the side there was the Moteur Action Stunt Show….featuring some very familiar friends from the movie Cars. It is a great show with audience participation and you get to learn some of the tricks used in the movies. I’m not going to reveal though, you will have to wait till you go.
It wasn’t long before the crowds gathered around the castle, full of cheer and excitement.