Books I've read

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The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
Lord of the Flies
Little Women
A Tale of Two Cities
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Lovely Bones
The Secret Life of Bees
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Da Vinci Code
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Hobbit
The Golden Compass
Pride and Prejudice
The Time Traveler's Wife
Jane Eyre
The Notebook

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Explanation & more Disney Christmas

OK - sorry I had some technical problems with that last post and was unable to add titles so here is more information for anyone interested:

1) Hollywood Studios main street 

2) Tower of Terror hotel - DHS

3) Detail on Grand Floridian Christmas Tree - each tree whether in a hotel or a park was themed in some way, so clever!

4)  Flowers in the main lounge in the Grand Floridian.  Incredibly beautiful and many of them.

5) The main Christmas Tree at the Grand Floridian.  

6) The sugar paste tableau at the Liberty Tree Tavern. 

7) The start of the Electrical Parade taken from just outside the Liberty Tree Tavern.

8) Pete's Dragon from the Electrical Parade

9) The beyond words beautiful 'ice' castle.  A real highlight of the decorations I thought.

I'll try and add a few more pictures - hopefully with titles.
Main Street in the Magic Kingdom at night
Town Square in the Magic Kingdom from the Main Street Railway Station

Look at all the pointsetias (sp?)  Also look how empty the Magic Kingdom was and this wasn't any special time.  It was cold there though in December 2010

Illuminated deer in the grounds of the Grand Floridian

Christmas garland inside our building (Sugar Loaf) at the Grand Floridian

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year and A Disney Christmas

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope that 2012 brings you everything that you hope for.

This post has taken a couple more days than I planned as I have been busy reading Nineteen Eighty Four, Vile Bodies, Howards End and Hemlock and after and then writing the first drafts of my two essays - phew! Now I can relax a little as editing is always easier than those first moments of creation.

Anyway, as promised some pictures of Christmastime at Walt Disney World.  We were there in earlyish December 2010 so it was sunny but much colder than this year.  If you have ever thought about visiting Disney to see the Christmas decorations and shows I would say absolutely do it.  It was beautiful, just magical!  We stayed at the Grand Floridian and that looked amazing, including the giant Gingerbread House in the lounge.  Wherever you stay on site I'm sure would be amazing - anyway a very small number of photographs to put you in that Disney mood and for anyone not wanting to let go of the Christmas feeling.

Thanks for reading ...

Decorations at Disney's Hollywood Studios