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Unread 1 Jun 16, 12:04 PM  
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Originally Posted by CazP View Post
Now I'm hungry!
Whoop whoop for next month, me too but a few weeks longer than you
It's getting soooooo close, I can almost taste the dole whip! X
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Originally Posted by secretivemum View Post
Fab update - quick question... have you booked Bongo's? WE are hoping to eat here on the night that we stay but didn't know whether you booked in advance or just turned up
I don't think u can book, I've read somewhere that you can get a drink from the bar until a table becomes available! X
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Are we there yet? July 2016 Pre-Trip Report!

Update #1!
We've had an extra busy week, our DS Liam made his Holy Communion, we celebrated with a garden party. He had a bouncy Castle, balloons, bubble machines, a buffet and 30 friends & family. It was a fantastic weekend and I'm so glad it's over so I can get back to holiday excitement!
Here's a few pics of his big day...



With only 22 days until we travel to Dublin I still have a few things left to do...

Phone Disney and add celebrations to our ADR's
Laminate our passports for I.D
Print out the Touring Plan
Separate the dollars into envelopes
Get everything out of the attic to wash
Buy a battery pack
Learn a bit more about the Nikon D3200
Book my pampering session
Dentist & Doctor appointments
Preorder for BOG
DON'T FORGET TO BREATH!

First thing on the list is to add celebrations to our ADR's, technically it isn't anyones birthday when we're there but we only miss the boys 9th and 12th birthdays by a few weeks. I really want Liam to get a signed card from the characters so I'll add his birthday to Tusker House and I'll add Josephs to Sci-fi.

The laminating I read about on someone elses report and thought it was a great idea, as I don't like carrying passports with me everyday. I've ordered this cheap one off Amazon, hopefully it'll do the job...


I signed up to touring plans a few months ago and I feel like I haven't really taken advantage of it. I really want to input all the rides I have FP and any other I want to do and see what the best route and plan would be. I have changed a few of my rides but I think I'm happy now so I have to make a start and print out a daily plan to follow when we're there! #lazybitch

Separate our dollars, I always put daily amounts in money bags/envelopes when we go on holiday, it just helps me budget. Here's what I'd like to have...
Fuel/Parking
Grocery
St.Pete
Eating out
Kids $250 each
Any personal shopping will be put on the clarity card and paid as we go online banking. The first 5 nights we have DDP and the $200 gift card should cover the tips.
After saving for what feels like a lifetime, there will be less of this...

And more of this...


Just thought I'd add this, made me LOL!



This next one I'm dreading,... getting everything down from the attic!
Over the past 1 yrs I've been buying holiday stuff and shoving it in the attic, I have no idea what all I have but I have to get it down and washed before we go or we'll all smell like a loft!
Now I have 3 weeks till we go and 1 of those I'll be watching my 2yr old Godson who you can't take your eyes off for 2 seconds (he has autism and sensory problems) so that gives me two weeks. I am seriously starting to panic! I'll take a picture when I eventually get it all down, I'm not kidding it's like Pandoras Box up there, Go Walks, Crocs, shorts, dresses all sorts!

Right what's next, oh yes the battery pack. I've heard these are handy to have for the flight and when your at the park. It basically charges up to 3 or 4 mobile devices and I just ordered this one (I can check it off the list).


Getting to know my Nikon D3200! I bought it last year in the sale and I've used it a few times and I love it. I also bought a bigger lens, mostly for Disney. I used it for Liams Holy Communion and got some great shots. I just wish I knew a bit more about the different settings, for fireworks and things. I'll probably have it on auto and hope for the best. We also got a GOPRO and have our Iphones.

Pampering session, this will be done a few days before we go and I'm getting the following...
LVL lashes
HD brows
Bikini wax
Gel nails
Toe nails painted
Hairdressers (hair coloured and cut)
I can't wait to get my HD brows done, I've been growing them for a few months and presently look like a warewolf! The LVL lashes will be a first for me and they come highly recommended, I'm told they can last for up to 10wks. Not that any of this will make a blind bit of difference to the red, blotchy, sweaty mess I'll be in Florida heyho!


Doctors & Dentist, myself and Nigel are up to date with the dentist and had our appointments last week. The kids are due a check up on Monday and that just leaves the Doctors for any medication we need to take with us. We don't want to have the tooth ache in Florida, I need my mouth in good working order!

B.O.G preorder, I've just done this and for lunch I've only ordered 3 QS between us to share..
The beef baguette with a strawberry cupcake
The turkey baguette with the masters cupcake
The croque Monsieur with the orange clair YUM!

I've also reordered the breakfast, again for 3 QS to share...
The baguette, cheese and meat platter
the cronut with banana fosters
Gastons breakfast (potato, egg, bacon) YUM!

AND BREATHE
So thats my little update, I'll be back before we go with the packing!
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Fab update! I bet you're bouncing off the walls with excitement!
That Spongbob picture made me lol, I mean seriously that's got to be for a dare right? 😂
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Originally Posted by smithlane View Post
Fab update! I bet you're bouncing off the walls with excitement!
That Spongbob picture made me lol, I mean seriously that's got to be for a dare right? 😂
Thanks, I'm full of butterflies every time I think about it!
That outfit ahahah! It's something else, isn't it? x
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Fab update Marie, I love the sound of your pamper session!

Sounded like you've had a fab week, lovely photo.

I do the same and shove so much into the loft, I've also got loads of bags in the wardrobe and on top too

Hope you get to learn more about your camera, looking forward to seeing some of your photo's X
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Originally Posted by juliab View Post
Fab update Marie, I love the sound of your pamper session!

Sounded like you've had a fab week, lovely photo.

I do the same and shove so much into the loft, I've also got loads of bags in the wardrobe and on top too

Hope you get to learn more about your camera, looking forward to seeing some of your photo's X
Thanks Julia, the clothes and cases are coming down next week and I've roped my Mum into making luggage cubes/bag thingys! My poor washing machine will be doing overtime
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