OZ to FL to UK to NL day 38

Day 38 – Universal Thursday 20th September 2018 We’ve had our fair share of early starts during this holiday, but we’re trending more and more towards late ones now. I wasn’t complaining this morning about the slow start. I ‘was’ complaining, however, about being stuffy and having a sore throat. Sadly, I’m in the throes […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 37

Day 37 – iFLY Wednesday 19th September 2018 September is always a busy month for us. Both the kids were born on this month. It’s also the month Sandy and I were married. This morning, we woke up to a new tweenager. Jennifer is now twelve. Although a year younger than Joey, Jennifer is actually […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 34

Day 34 – Volcano Bay Sunday 16th September 2018 We awoke today with yet another milestone having been reached. Sandy and I are married thirty years today. It’s in fact one of the reasons underpinning the fact we’re here on this rather long holiday in central Florida. Both Sandy and I love it here and […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 33

Day 33 – LEGOLAND – Joey’s birthday Saturday 15th September 2018 When we awoke this morning, Sandy and I were the proud parents of our very first teenager. Was I still dreaming? You know that feeling you get when you’re sort of half awake, and your dreams are still there but only fleetingly? Sometimes it’s […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 30

Day 30 – Volcano Bay Wednesday 12th September 2018 We decided to make today a rest day. Frankly, it wasn’t a hard decision. This holiday continues to take its toll. We’ve scheduled various rest days in amongst all the theme park madness, although we haven’t kept to the original schedule. One of the many benefits […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 29

Day 29 – Universal Tuesday 11th September 2018 For the past few days, we’ve had a slow start and we’ve left the house relatively late. That trend bucked this morning. Surprisingly, nobody was in a bad mood (it’s all relative in the mornings). We had planned on stopping at a Walmart for something or other […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 18

Day 18 – Resting Friday 31st August 2018 We had a really good lie in this morning. That notwithstanding, everyone was really quite lethargic. The holiday was continuing to take its toll on all of us. There really is a limit to how much fun and enjoyment you can take in a single sustained burst. […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 16

Day 16 – Magic Kingdom Wednesday 29th August 2018 Nobody was up particularly early this morning. Everyone seemed a bit irritable with each other. Clearly, holiday fatigue is setting in. The plan for the day was to do Animal Kingdom in the morning. Since the Weather Bug app had told us to expect an early […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 14

Day 14 – Blizzard Beach and Hollywood Studios Monday 27th August 2018 It has to be said that the holiday is taking its toll. Yes, we’re really enjoying ourselves, but living out of a suitcase in a strange place can lose its charm under certain circumstances. We’re not there yet but we are feeling the […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 13

Day 13 – Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs Sunday 26th August 2018 It was another uncharacteristically late start to the morning, although nobody was complaining about that. The day was NOT going to turn out as we expected. At this point, however, everything looked normal. This morning’s Waffle House experience was a rather odd one. […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 9

Day 9 – Typhoon Lagoon & Old Town Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Another day, another visit to a Waffle House. In light of the variety of restaurants here, we could probably be experimenting with various other breakfast options. However, it’s already so hard to find something that Joey likes, and getting him to eat anything […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 7

Day 7 – Disney Springs & Hollywood Studios Monday 20th August 2018 We decided to have breakfast at home this morning. I was to take Jamie, Dan and Shanuel to the airport this afternoon. Jamie had made a lunch reservation at Planet Hollywood for noon. We wanted to leave room for lunch and elected to […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 3

Day 3 – Kirsty and Andy Thursday 16th August 2018 I still have high hopes that we’ve kicked the jetlag but given that Sandy and I were both up and on the couch downstairs chatting this morning from around 3am, despite us going to bed before midnight, suggests our body clocks are still a little […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 2

Day 2 – settling in Wednesday 15th August 2018 Thanks to the comfortable beds, we all slumbered serenely through the night. I woke up at around 09:00am and gently tried to get everyone else up. If we are to stand a chance at kicking the jetlag, we’ll have to adhere to the local day/night cycle […]

OZ to FL to UK to NL day 1 (part 2)

Day 1 – getting there (part 2) Tuesday 14th August The first flight, despite being the longest at fourteen and a half hours, finished and we emerged relatively unscathed. We deliberately allowed the rest of the plane’s occupants to disembark before we got out of our seats. With a five-hour layover, there didn’t really seem […]