On day two in Disneyland, we did almost all of my favourite things. From my favourite stage shows, like Mickey and the Magician, to my number one ride in Disneyland Paris – Crush’s Coaster. It didn’t set out to be a day of the best bits of both the Disneyland Park and the Disney Studios, but it ended up featuring all of my highlights. We even went for our one sit-down meal of the holiday at Annette’s Diner in the Disney Village. I’ll give my full review of the restaurant in this post, but sit back and enjoy the first part of day one first.

What would you most like to see at Disneyland Paris?

 

When I went to DLP back in April, the crowds around parade time were intense. We always got a spot for the parade around an hour before it set off, and there was always pushing and shoving to ensure no-one took away your hard-earned space. In July, it was a different story. I think this is because ‘Disney Stars on Parade’ has been showing for a few more months, but it was brand-new in April. Therefore, waiting for the parade was a much more leisurely experience on this trip.

We followed the endless crowds out of the park after the parade finished. In the Disneyland Park, the parade doesn’t start until 5.30pm, so it makes sense to have an early dinner after the floats have gone past.

After consulting Twitter, we decided to go to Annette’s Diner in the Studios for our only sit-down meal of the trip. Food in the Paris parks is not particularly renowned, unlike the American counterparts. We mostly had a diet of quick service meals, trying to find the best offerings both within the theme parks and in the Disney Village, which is just outside the theme park gates.

We decided to splurge on only one table service meal as the exchange rate is so awful at the moment. An average quick service meal costs around 15 Euros per meal, while table service is around 30 Euros, which is quite a difference. So was Annette’s worth it?

Overall, I would say that it wasn’t. We did it to have a sit down meal and a different experience. However, the food quality was only slightly above a quick service restaurant. The service was also poor, so it didn’t have an exclusive feel. If you are looking for more of an ‘experience’ restaurant, expect to pay over 50 Euros per head for restaurants like Walt’s on Main Street or Captain Jack’s, which overlooks the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

We were happy with the price of food and glad that we chose to have one restaurant meal rather than all counter service, but I wouldn’t rush back. Instead, I would prioritise meals at the gorgeous Via Piano, which is just around the corner, and the trustworthy Five Guys.

Take a look at part two and see what you think.

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As the nights draw in and the days get cooler, it’s the perfect time for snuggling up in bed with lots of pillows, fluffy socks, a mug of hot chocolate and a book.

I’m always on the look out for another book to order or something else to download on my kindle, so here are my top picks for the season. Don’t forget to share your own autumn favourites in the comments, too.

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The weekend has mercifully come along now and I’m not even very happy about it. That’s because of a slightly terrifying event that is happening. After months of attempting to train, it’s time for me to do my half marathon and I’m a bit terrified. Lots of 6am starts and endless Sunday morning runs have lead up tot his point. Am I ready? Another few weeks definitely wouldn’t go amiss, but I’m ready to get out there and get it done now.

Also this week, I got to go on a boat trip up the River Thames with work and I ate the best fish and chips in London.

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Now that people are starting to realise just how often I head to the theatre, I’ve had a fair few people asking me to recommend a show for them. It’s always tough, especially because different shows will suit very different people. I’ve decided to try to answer this questions through a handy blog post of my top 10 favourite shows ever. Not all of them are still showing in London but a lot of them are.

I’ve also ranked them in order. The top four are practically all my favourites, but I’ve managed to put them into a hierarchy. What do you think will claim the top spot?

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Read on to find out if the view was really as good as it sounds, and to discover my favourite blogs of the week.

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