Thursday, 31 July 2014

A spontaneous summer day

hey guys, so I feel bad because I completely and utterly failed at blogging my day by day experience in Orlando, it just sped by so fast. On the first few days my excuse is jet lag. I was waking up earlish yet I got so tired towards the end of the day due to the five hour difference between orlando and the UK, so when we got home at the end of the day I was literally falling into bed. Then when I finally got over the jet lag I have the sucky excuse of 'having no time' but that really was the problem. My family and I were starting the days off early and coming back late as we tried to fit everything in. 

Anyway, The rest of the holiday was AMAZING. I visited disney a few more times, went to universal (where I went on the roller coaster 'the hulk', I was really quite proud of myself as I'm not a roller coaster person), we went to a few shopping outlets, the mall at millenia (where we went to the cheesecake factory and let me tell you the cheesecake did not disappoint). It was an amazing, unforgettable trip. 

Yesterday, (wednesday) me and my friend met up in a local restaurant for an early lunch where we got sushi. 

After catching up on about two weeks of gossip and being very full of sushi we walked to the train station where we decided since it was only about 1 in the afternoon and it was such a lovely day we spontaneously decided to get the train into London to go to Selfridges. As we came out of the train station we 'purposely' walked in the wrong direction of Selfridges (note the sarcasm), although it turned out not so bad as Suki Waterhouse walked past us but neither my friend or I thought to ask for a picture with her as we stood in shock, haha. 

After finally walking in the right direction and arriving at our destination we walked straight to the wonder room (well sort of straight there- we made a little stop at the bag section, hehe). In the wonder room, currently there is a 25th anniversary special for magnum ice cream. Where you can create your own magnum. I had the original vanilla ice cream with white chocolate coating and honeycomb, meringue pieces and 'shiny silver balls' as toppings (you could pick three).

After those deliciously filling ice creams we walked around a little then found a park where they gave out little picnic blankets to sit down on so we did that for a while before we decided it was finally time to head home. 

I wore: 

striped T-shirt dress- brandy melville
bag- Michael Kors
shoes- Steve Madden
sunglasses- coach 

So I guess you could say it was a very good, spontaneous summer day. 

Maija Lily Xx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Florida Day 1: Walmart shopping and disney

Hey guys so I'm currently in quite a different location... I'm in Florida! Me being absolutely obsessed with America was really quite excited when I found out I was going to Florida for my summer holiday so I'm super excited now I'm actually here.

Weather: I'm a summer person not a winter person and when you live in the UK it's very rare that summer will even pass by so the weather here is definitely a bonus. It's very humid but I don't really mind it as it's still better than cold winds. My family have witnessed some rain so far, nevertheless I'm not complaining as it isn't cold rain like you get in England it's the kind of rain which is refreshing. 

We arrived in Florida on Friday afternoon. Our plane landed about 4 pm yet by the time we got to the villa it was about 6. We then settled down a bit before driving (in our abnormally big car) to a little food store to get the basics as well as getting some pizza (I think we got enough to feed an army). 

On Saturday (our first full day) I woke up quite early, although I'm not complaining as it's better than waisting the day away. My little brother and I then went in the pool with our uncles a bit and just spent the morning lounging around and laying in the sun. We then all quickly freshened up before going to walmart. I have to say my excitement for our trip to Walmart was rather funny. Anyway we spent a while in Walmart whilst I think everyone ran about putting things they thought looked nice in the trollies (I'm guilty of it) before we left and headed back to the villa to do some more "lounging about". 

Later that day we headed for disney! I think I was probably more excited than my little brother who is 6 (I'm 14) haha. As soon as we entered the first disney gates there was an option the get either a ferry or a monorail. We decided to go on the ferry. 

We then got to the other side of the river where we had to sign in using our disney cards (I had the Minnie Mouse one). typically it decided to rain now so we all rain into the nearest shop where we got those theme park rain ponchos things as well as all the girls getting Minnie Mouse ears. I got the original type ears. Me and my mum also got matching Minnie Mouse phoned cases.

After a while the rain finally finished and off came the ponchos. The first and only ride we went on was "it's a small world" (I still currently have the song stuck in my head). It was super cute. 

We then just walked around a little. We decided to not queue up for any rides as 
were going back to disney again and decided to do all the rides the next time. So we just walked around taking pictures and absorbing the magicalness of 
Disney, haha.

We decided to stay for the night parade and cinderella castle fireworks which was SO exciting. The parade was seriously so magical all the lights and floats were incredible.

The videos I got were amazing I wish I could show your guys but I'm not sure how to upload them onto here as I'm currently working on an ipad not my computer. 

We then saw the fireworks... (Again I took my videos than photos and I don't know how to upload them). 

It was just so magical. 

Anyway so today is day 2 in Florida and I can currently here my little brother and uncles in the pool so I think I'm going to go and join them haha. 

Kisses (from Florida)
Maija Lily Xx

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