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When we were recently on holiday, we were very excited to be invited to PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Salou for the day. PortAventura was only a 20-minute walk from the hotel we were staying at. The resort is pretty massive featuring six of their own hotels plus two theme parks and the water park. After getting our bags checked over by security we had the obituary photo taken in front of the water fountain (along with everyone else haha) and headed off to the main entrance to the water park. Inside the main entrance, there is a shop which sells pretty much everything. In the event, you forget anything I’m sure you would be able to find it here – swimwear, sunglasses, suncreams, waterproof camera/phone cases, clothes, souvenirs… The first thing we did was queue up to rent a locker for the day. The queue was pretty big and I advise you do…

We have recently arrived home from a lovely family holiday in sunny Salou, Spain. We stayed in the Dorada Palace hotel in Salou and I thought I would do a blog post on my thoughts on the hotel. I haven’t been asked to write this review and we paid for the holiday ourselves but I always like to read other people opinions on places before we book anywhere and I find it helpful. We booked for a weeks stay the first week of August so the summer holidays were in the full swing with England, Ireland, and Scotland all on their school summer holidays. We booked a one bedroom apartment. For us having the extra space is important. Being a family of 4 with a big age gap between Lauren and Caiden we wanted to book something with a bit more space and the separate bedroom and living area. We…

So we decided to have a look online to see if they had any tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party before we leave and the only dates they did have were for the next night, the 18th so we went ahead and booked :-D. The party started when the park closed at 7pm and finished at midnight. We arrived at the park for around 6.30pm I think to collect our tickets from the desk. The chap that issued them told us a little about the party seeing as we had never been before – he said there were two parades, one at 8.30pm and one at 10.30pm. He advised we missed the 8.30 performance and make use of the low crowds to queue for rides and that by 10.30 the parade crowd is a lot quieter due to the people with younger kids having left. He also said…

I thought I would do a little throwback series for the next few weeks re-capping our holiday to Disney World in Florida. At the time of going I kept a daily blog which was only ever used for that holiday and i’m so pleased I did. Every night I would sit down and document what we had done each day even down to what kind of weather we had. I love reading it back every so often reliving the memories. We had a break from the parks today, we popped to the Florida malls and spent the afternoon round the hotel pool. Todays weather – 82f (27c) We decided the night before we were going to have a day off from the parks today – we had a pretty long lie in due to no alarm and although we had decided to spend the day by the pool it was…

I thought I would do a little throwback series for the next few weeks re-capping our holiday to Disney World in Florida. At the time of going I kept a daily blog which was only ever used for that holiday and i’m so pleased I did. Every night I would sit down and document what we had done each day even down to what kind of weather we had. I love reading it back every so often reliving the memories. Today we were at Typhoon Lagoon. Todays Weather – 85f (29c) We arrived after a bit of a lazy morning around 10.30/11ish, it was little cloudy to begin with in the morning but by the time we arrived it was clearing and the sun was shining. L loves the water & swimming so she was really looking forward to today. The place was lovely – all set out like a beach,…

I thought I would do a little throwback series for the next few weeks re-capping our holiday to Disney World in Florida. At the time of going I kept a daily blog which was only ever used for that holiday and i’m so pleased I did. Every night I would sit down and document what we had done each day even down to what kind of weather we had. I love reading it back every so often reliving the memories. Today we headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Day Nine – Disney Hollywood Studios (15th November 2011) Todays weather – 85f (29c) Today we decided to go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As with all the other Disney parks they had a huuuuuge Christmas Tree just before the entrance so we stopped for a photo – the decorations were all film related. For some reason I didn’t expect the park to be as…

I thought I would do a little throwback series for the next few weeks re-capping our holiday to Disney World in Florida. At the time of going I kept a daily blog which was only ever used for that holiday and i’m so pleased I did. Every night I would sit down and document what we had done each day even down to what kind of weather we had. I love reading it back every so often reliving the memories. Today we spent a wonderful relaxing day at Discovery cove! It was just pure amazing. Day Eight – Discovery Cove (Monday 14th November 2011) Todays Weather 83f (28c) We all woke really excited today – we were heading off to Discovery Cove to spend the day there and also swim with the dolphins :o) Neither of us have been here before – they had only opened up a year or…