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Sleep Tight Little Angels

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I was deeply shocked and saddened when I heard the news on Friday. Today I took some time out of what I was doing and fell silent to think of everyone affected by the school shooting in Connecticut, US. 20 Children and 6 teachers were killed at ‘Sandy Hook Elementary School’ in Newtown. I can’t begin to imagine what their family and friends are going through. How you even begin to understand a tragedy like this is beyond me, I just hope they manage to find some comfort in the support so many people around the world are giving them right now.

For the families of the teachers that lost their lives that day protecting the children, I hope they find that a comfort in itself… they died heroes and without their bravery so many more innocent children would have been killed. This particular time of year should be one of joy, and many would have already wrapped up their children’s presents. It’s cruel how lives can change in an instant. My prayers will be with you all at Christmas and I sincerely hope you can find the strength to rebuild your lives eventually. Rest in peace little ones.

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Disneyland Paris 2012

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Bonjour!!! That’s probably as far as my French extends to I’m afraid 🙂 this became one of the most annoying things I found about Disneyland Paris…. but obviously being in Paris it was expected of course and there was no way I could afford a trip to Florida at the moment. I don’t want to sound rude about the French in fact I have to hand it to them, we received good service in the hotel and wherever we went in the parks. Anyway it has to be said that I had a fantastic time away and would definitely go back at some point. We  went on most of the rides but missed out some of the smaller ones. I really enjoyed ‘Rock n Roller coaster’, a high-speed coaster that plays Aerosmith songs as you go round, we went on that 5 times. My heart temporarily left my body on the ‘Tower of Terror’, it was that frightening but I managed to get off in one piece in the presence of two very amused friends. The rest of the coasters like ‘Indiana Jones Temple of Doom’, ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ and ‘Crush’s Coaster’ were a little more mild but still lots of fun.

The queues were horrendous… we found ourselves queuing for everything but I expected that too. I’m just glad we didn’t go during peak season. The food was very good but despite saying that the restaurants cater for vegetarians, I was disappointed to find out that they only had one or two vegetarian options on the menu’s, myself and my friend had to have veggie burgers two nights in a row in different restaurants.

The characters are like royalty at Disney, they certainly know how to entertain the children and the adults alike. The parades are nice to watch and the new light show that they have introduced for their 20th anniversary year which included projected images, lasers and fireworks was very impressive.

I took so many photo’s, so obviously I can’t include them all in my blog but I was thinking that I may separate them into groups and post different ones each day so stay tuned 🙂