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A much needed vacation…

We have been back from our vacation for a week now and I am ready for my next one… Seriously you don’t realize you need to get away from life until you actually do it!


The problem with a vacation is its never long enough, Saint Augustine, Florida 2016 flew by… It took a lot of organization getting all 8 of us on the plane, settled in our condo, driving around in our rental cars and then onto Disney World… I was a tad frazzled by the time we parked our car at the airport on Monday evening, I had been packing, organizing and checking everything was in place for our trip away, it took me quite a few days to relax and enjoy.

 
We were very lucky our condo was fantastic, it was set in beautiful grounds with a gorgeous pool.  Historic Saint Augustine was a 20 minute drive away, well worth the visit, we chose to ride the trolley car, just so we could see everything in the extreme heat wave that was happening whilst we were there, although I have to say riding the trolley car to get around and see everything wouldn’t have been my choice had it not been so hot, I love taking photos and this method of being a tourist is very restrictive for someone with a love of photography.

Not to sound like a tourist guide, but if you ever get the chance to go to Saint Augustine Florida take it, but be sure to avoid July and August, it’s hot and crowded, it is truly beautiful though!
I had planned our vacation with a trip to Orlando, specifically Disney World, this was such a mistake, in hindsight we should have done this first, it was so busy and so hot it was exhausting, we needed a vacation from our two days in Disney.  I love all things Disney, unfortunately some people in our party didn’t feel the same, it was hot crowded, but in my mind Disney is where we all become children again and seeing Florence and Tate’s faces were just the most magical experience in themselves… It was worth every moment of the heat and the crowds…

On our last day in Orland we chose a slightly quieter option, when I say slightly I mean very slightly… Hollywood Studios was our destination for the day.  We got to sit down in the cool quite a lot which was a bonus and we got front row seats for the excellent Beauty and the Beast show, being a huge fan this was so magical and to just watch Florries face was just amazing.


The question now is ‘where shall we go to next?’

Happy Summer everyone 😍

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Sunday relaxation time…

Making home made baked beans and spicy Mexican steak and burgers in buns for dinner tonight… The weather is good, so we will be eating on the deck and it will be all followed by a summery peach crisp courtesy of the Pioneer Woman… That is our first Sunday of Summer Recess! We are just chilling out today watching movies and maybe drinking a pitcher of sangria later on this afternoon… It’s been a wild crazy few months so today is relaxation time at its best!

It seems that this weekend may just be all about food we eat… I have spent this morning watching the food network channel, yesterday I recreated the Barefoot Contessa’s creations for dinner… summery tomato basil pasta and a chocolate orange chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries and slices of sweet mango all complimented by my fresh blueberry mojito’s!

I may even make some sweet and salty chocolate popcorn for our Sunday afternoon movie… Who knows, but whatever you are doing… Eat, drink and be merry, summer months are here… ENJOY!

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