Revisiting Childhood Dreams

Hi chums

Today is the first day that I have some time alone since I got to Florida. I have made some amazing friends and am grateful that I get to spend everyday of the summer with them. In fact, it felt kind of weird to have some free time to think (and without any uni work to do) and I have to say it felt good!


Since I was little I always wanted to be an author. I would start writing stories and would never finish them because by the time I had written the start of one story I would have another idea and I would want to start the next.

During my time at school I was so busy that I didn't really have much time to think, let alone to write. Today I spent over 2 and a half hours solidly writing. When I read it back I might decide that it's awful and will probably delete it but it was fun today to do something that I have always loved to do.

If anyone is actually reading this blog post I would encourage you to find some time to yourself to do something you love, whether it's reading books, drawing, etc. I found it really relaxing and it was so fun to revisit something I've always loved doing and who knows, I might make an author of myself yet!

I hope you have an amazing week!

Love as always

Emma
xxx

Character Breakfast at Disney's Grand Floridian

Hi chums!

The other week I headed to the Grand Floridian with my friends for a character breakfast at  1900 Park Fare. The Grand Floridian is my favourite Disney hotel because it's so beautiful and perfect for photography! 


The characters at the character breakfast included Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh.




After our amazing breakfast we waddled out to have a look at the grounds - the flowers were so pretty!




Once I had exhausted my camera we decided to get the boat and head off to Magic Kingdom!



Thanks for reading!

Love as always

Emma
xxx

The Orlando Eye

Hi chums!

A few weeks ago my friends and I went off to the Orlando Eye on the I-trolley which is the green bus which runs up and down International Drive.



We went out for dinner to Longhorn Steakhouse beforehand and although the food was as good as always, we were disappointed by the poor service we had there. This didn't dampen our spirits for the evening because we planned to go up the Orlando Eye which we had seen from the motorway for weeks.


In terms of the price for the evening, we were really lucky. With our work ID we get to ride the I-trolley for 25 cents. Also, an Uber driver who we had ridden with a previous week had given us 2 for 1 tickets to ride the Eye, so our tickets only ended up costing $12.50 which I thought was quite good!


Inside the bubbles of the Eye there are maps of what you should be able to spot from the top. Unfortunately I forgot my glasses so I didn't see as much as I would have liked, but the lights were still really pretty!


The round trip took about 30 mins or maybe slightly less but we enjoyed looking at all the sights!


After we got off the Eye we wandered around the area because it was full of life with tonnes of tourists. It was a really fun evening and it was something else we could tick off our list!

Thanks for reading!

Love as always

Emma
xxx

Wild Willy's Airboat Tours

Hi chums!

The other week I went on an air boat tour with my friends to try and see some gators in their natural habitat. I was super excited about this - especially after watching Kourtney and Scott go on an air boat on Keeping Up with the Kardashians!


Since we are staying in Orlando and are so far from the Everglades, we decided to go to Wild Willy's, which is connected to the Everglades but is only 45 minutes from us. 



We went on the air boat with a group of around 15 and we had a great tour guide who had lived there all his life so knew all the wildlife and lakes like the back of his hand.




The lake was so beautiful and I was living life whizzing around on the air boat and taking millions of photos!



Our guide took us to see a mother gator who was sitting at the side of the lake in the water, looking after her nest of eggs.


We also got to see a couple of the baby gators which had hatched and were swimming near their mum.




At the end of the hour long trip we all got to hold a baby gator which was so cool! It felt kind of squidgy, kind of like a bean bag.


I would really recommend going to Wild Willy's! It's well priced and really fun (and you get get $4 off each ticket with a coupon!)

Love as always

Emma
xxx

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