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Days Out, Travel

Christmas at the Botanical Gardens with Brum Bloggers

Brum Bloggers had a very Christmassy meet up a little while ago, at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston. You may remember I did the Magical Lantern trail last year, but this year, the gardens are decked out in all their Christmas finery, with a trail of incredible Christmas lights. I dug the Christmas jumper …

CLK in America, Disney, Travel

10 Tips to Have the Best Walt Disney World Trip

Taking up 40 square miles, across 4 theme parks, Walt Disney World can be a pretty overwhelming prospect when you first arrive. After a pretty epic trip to the parks, here’s my top 10 tips to have the best Walt Disney World Trip ever. buy a rain poncho Look, I know you’ve spent weeks planning your holiday wardrobe or …

Days Out, Travel

National Lobster Hatchery

Earlier this month, I spent a week in Padstow in Cornwall with my family. While we were there, looking for an escape from a rainy day, we wandered into the National Lobster Hatchery for a look around. The Hatchery is unique marine conservation, research and education charity.  Small coastal communities, like Padstow, often rely on fishing, …

CLK in America, Disney, Travel

Return to the Magic Kingdom

After the torrential rain on our first visit, Dave and I decided to spend our last day in Orlando by going back to the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom was so different in the dryer weather! There seemed to be something happening around every corner we turned, with street performers, vintage vehicles driving around, the …

CLK in America, Food, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Eats

Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grille, Surfside

While we were in Miami, we stayed in the Surfside area of Miami Beach. On our third day, Dave and I peeled ourselves from the sun loungers and took a little stroll in search of some lunch. We ended up in Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grille. The restaurant felt so American to us visting Brits, with …

CLK in America, Disney, Travel

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is an usual park, mixing rides with shows and animals. This was the last park we did as a family. The newly opened Pandora was our first stop. The whole area is based on the planet of Pandora from Avatar, and is incredible to see. The place is lush with plants, with amazing models of glowing plant …

CLK in America, Disney, Travel

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

The Universal resort in Orlando is made up of three parks; Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay. We didn’t bother with the water park, but we visited Studios and Islands. We started off at Islands of Adventure. Naturally, we headed straight for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You step through an archway and are transported to …