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One week into our holiday marks my favourite day of the year; Christmas Day!

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Despite the very different location and circumstances our Christmas Day began like all the others; opening a couple of special presents in bed with my lover… Every Year I get Maxwell a decoration to mark our Christmasses together, this year I had reworked a vintage Mickey and Minnie Box lid into a decoration. He also got a H.P. Chocolate frog because well it’s Christmas and why the hell not…


When we made it out to join the others the tree was surrounded by everyones efforts in the Christmas Eve Walmart trolley dash gift challenge. It seems you could actually get quite a bit with the allocated £10/$15 per person….

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We popped some prosecco and had a festive cheers before Skype-ing various family members back home.

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Eggs for brekkie by the pool, then a quick swim and it was time for some presents….

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After a few pressies we began making our Christmas Lunch, dining with 2 vegetarians and 2 vegans was a new one for me but I ended up making a pie with layers of spinach, onion, roasted butternut squash, facon (fake bacon for those not in the know, ps, the Americans do it better then Quorn), leeks and cornbread stuffing… it was rather delicious! We served it with good old roasted spuds and carrots and broccoli, green beans and cabbage. A coffee pot of gravy (couldn’t find a jug) and a yorkshire pudding/pancake completed our festive feast. Pudding was of course the ever-so festive and traditional box of krispy Kreme donuts!

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After lunch we battled with some Disney-esq micro blocks and finished the presents.


We then headed to the Magic Kingdom to finish our Christmas Day in the most magical way possible…

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The Park was very busy but everyone was in good spirits and the decorations that adorned the front of all the buildings lining Main Street added to the festivities.

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We watched the transformation of the Castle to icicles thanks to Elsa then the Christmas Day fireworks over the Castle… It was all pretty impressive, from projections onto the building to transforming it into a giant Christmas Tree… there’s was lots of oooh’s and ahhh’s that’s for sure…. And then it snowed!!! Fake snow, but still snow!!! exciting!!!!!

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After the fireworks our little group split up and went off to tick things off our individual list of to-do’s… Maxwell and I caught the old railway round the park, watched a Festive show, rode the Carousel, strolled through the castle, then decided to queued up to meet Mickey…

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We queued for ages as finally made it to the front of the queue about 11.45pm… into a little room we went and did some silly poses with Mickey, then, well then Maxwell proposed to me!!!! Yep…. in the last few minutes of Christmas Day the man I loved asked me to marry him! Of course I said yes, there was lots of tears and my favourite ever Christmas Day ended with happy tear stained cheeks and a new fiancé.

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As left left the park, shaky hands and a shiny new ring in tow we noted a huge halo ring around the moon, a sign we took of good things to come and the most exciting of rings (ps I’ll do a proper engagement post later once it’s all sunk in and I can think of it without getting all teary! ha)