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At Bruton Packhorse Fair

Monthly Memoir – May

Family photo

Family photo

These monthly memoirs slightly scare me because they really bring home how fast the months are flying by. May began with another trip to Kent to see family; some of whom I haven’t seen in far too long. This time the occasion was my sister’s 40th birthday party – even though it was really in January. She decided to be like the queen and have a ‘summer birthday’ as well. Actually, when we were little, my sister and I used to have a joint summer birthday when my uncle, aunt and cousins and grandparents would come over and we’d have a big roast dinner if the weather wasn’t good, or eat a picnic in the garden. We’d even get small presents, usually something to play outside with. Until I was about eleven years old I thought this was perfectly normal and everyone got a summer birthday as well as a real birthday!
Jane made some tasty quiches and my Mum made delicious deserts. The weather was beautiful – positively hot even – and overall it was an absolutely lovely day…..

Musings and ramblings, Writing,

Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba

Again, thanks to The Dibb, I got a tip about a special offer if you signed up on the official cirque du soleil website to receive news from them. I think it reduced the price of the tickets by 25%. So, this is a review of the show and whether I thought it was worth it…

Events, Travel,
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Disney World Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the main Disney park – the one with Cinderella’s castle in it. The plan was to spend four evenings there, to try and avoid the worst of the queues and the heat. It didn’t work out like that because it’s such a palava to get there. You park your car, then take a tram to one entrance, then take either a monorail train or a ferry across a massive lake to get to the actual entrance…

Places to visit, Travel,

Monarch Airways and The Dibb

We really treated ourselves for our summer holiday this year, and decided to go and do Orlando, Florida. I’ll be doing loads of reviews of the various places we visited, but for today I’ll be concentrating on the airline.

Places to visit, Travel,