10 Things revise.

Evening all!

I’ve just been reading through my past blogs from before I flew out to Orlando last year and came across this list… 10 Things. It’s basically a list of things I wanted to do/accomplish whilst being out in Disney World. I then realised that I’d never reviewed it…To show you Disneyites, and to see for myself what I had actually done. So, I’ll do it now…And then make a new list later this week :)

Here goes…

1. Drink from a ‘red plastic cup’.
I did this a few times. I loved it. I brought some home! I felt like a true American :’)

2. Eat a ‘Kitchen Sink’
Do not do this with less than 4 people. It is the boss level of ice cream eating. It will destroy you.

3. Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
All of you who have been here you will understand when I say AMAZEBALLS! It’s truly fantastic. Especially to those who have read the books; you’ll walk down the streets and recognize places you only thought were real in the novels, shop at places you never thought would exist outside the pages and eat portions that WILL ALSO DESTROY YOU. But buy a wand and you’ll survive :)

4. Visit Hollywood studios on the release date of Toy Story 3.
Ok so I didn’t go to Hollywood Studios on the day. I think I was working. But I did go to the first ever showing at 00:00. So I’m going to tick this off because it was amazing. The theatre was packed full, everyone was completely silent and in awe of what was happening. If you ever get the chance to see a movie first day of release at midnight…Do it. Speaking of I think HP7II comes out in July…

5. Go to Steak ‘n’ Shake.
I’m also ticking this off…I didn’t do it on the ICP but I did go a couple of months later with my parents. DONE. And tasty…

6. Attend a pool party.
Yet to do…I missed all 4 :(

7. Get a tan.
Yeah I did. I actually looked like a baked potato. And it stayed put for 3(ish) months afterwards! TO THE POOL!

8. Find a perfect radio station.
I don’t think I’ll ever find one I can stick too…I switch the channels too often.

9. Learn to cook a continental dish.
Still need to learn to cook. Full stop.

10. Visit Miami.

Its evident that I have a few things I need to do from last year. So I’m getting on this list…

Thanks for reading, and ciao for now :)



Next stop, The United States of Whatever…

My passport, visa intact, arrived safe and sound on Friday…Only three days after it was approved. Super fast! Mum and I were having a bit of a giggle at how different I look between last years, this years and my actual passport photo. I go from a doll, to a pouter (apparently), to a convict. Ha! I’d take photos but I’m not sure thats legal, or that I’d want my passport to be up on here…Or the photos for that matter.

So I spent most of last week searching for my return flight from New York. We ended up in a bit of a downer after we found out Lauren had specific dates she could fly home on…the first of September or the tenth. Cheers, certain camp placement company in America. Anyway, she chose the first, which was sensible as I have a feeling we may end up running out of moolah after, like, the first day or something in New Orleans. The downside to that is she only gets a few days in New York. I wanted to stay longer as its the place I want to visit most. And one of the places on my list of things to do before I’m 21! Next on the list is Jake Gyllenhaal. Joke. Although…
No, so me and Tom (who is flying over from the UK on the thirtieth) have decided to0 stay until the fourth. So at least then I have five days, which most people have said thats about the right amount of time :)  Tom booked his flight almost straight away which meant I had an airline to actually look for. Unfortunately though one ways with this certain airline are BLOODY EXPENSIVE! So everyones flying solo (flying solo, flying solo, soloooo).

After searching high and higher I returned to a site previously mentioned by my house mate… the site Cheapoair.com. Sound seedy as hell but…
I managed to get two flights. Flight one…San Francisco to New York. Flight two…New York to Manchester.  Total price 708USD/440GBP. FOR BOTH FLIGHTS!!! DIRECT!! WITH a certain American airline.  They even called to confirm that the credit card used was actually mine. They have very good write ups and there are a good few voucher codes you can use floating around the net too…I used retail me not and got a cheeky $25 off :) BARGAIN!

So all thats left is insurance and hotels/hostels/bus pass. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using either Insure and go or Ace Insure which seem to be the favorites. As for hostels, I’m still plowing through the websites but I’ll be sure to update once I find the best deals :)

Thats all for now folks.

Thanks for reading!!