On Friday I was lucky enough to go to Harry Potter Studio Tours in London. I bought it as a present for the other half for his birthday back in February but we’ve only just got around to going! I’ve been before but Shaun had never been and he wanted to go before we venture to Florida in a few weeks time!

It just makes my heart so happy – the detail that goes into EVERYTHING is incredible! It’s so interesting to find out loads of facts about the making of the films and how all of the special affects work. I especially loved seeing the Hogwarts Express as this wasn’t there when I first went.

These are a selection of some of my favourite photos from the day!

How cool is this?! This is another bit that wasn’t there the first time I went. It looks incredible the way that the letters appear to be floating.

I had a fantastic day – I’m now feeling totally ready to take on Harry Potter at Universal/ Islands of Adventure in Florida!

‘See ya real soon!

Charlotte xx

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Isn’t it funny how we all have favourite rides that we love at Disney World? I first went to Disney when I was 9 and have returned 7 times since then at various ages throughout my teenage years. But I swear its always the same favourite things I have! In this post I’ve written my top 3 rides for each of the parks.

I’ve also included my favourite quick service place for food for each park – I’ve never stayed onsite at Disney so we’ve never had the dining plan, we always try to go for something quick and easy that wont waste loads of time. I’m also quite fussy with my food so we always opt for ‘normal places’ – and believe it or not I HATE burgers so you can imagine the stress of trying to find food for me to eat! – I usually look like a chicken nugget by the time I return home!

Magic Kingdom

My top three rides: 

  • Splash Mountain
  • Space Mountain 
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Favourite quick service food: 

  • Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe  – I swear I’ve eaten here on every one of my 7 visits! It’s just became a habit!

Epcot 

My Top 3 rides

  • Soarin’
  • Test Track
  • Universe of Energy

Favourite quick service food: 

  • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China) – It’s all about the Orange Chicken, and its a great alternative to chips you get at most places!

Animal kingdom 

My Top 3 rides

  • Kali River Rapids
  • Expedition Everest
  • Dinosaur

Favourite Quick service food: 

  • Restaurantosaurus – Their Chicken Nuggets are THE BEST! 

Hollywood Studios

My top 3 rides

  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Walt Disney: One Mans Dream – Technically not a ride but I find this SO inspirational! 
  • The Great Movie Ride

Favourite Quick Service

  • ABC Commissary 

What are your favourite rides and places to eat at Disney, I’d love to hear 🙂

‘See ya real soon!

Charlotte xx

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When we booked our holiday to Disney World it was about 390 days away which seemed like a life time!! We’re now down to just 55 days and it all feels so real! I’ve been to Disney before so I know what to expect and I cannot wait to return to my happy place.

This year I’m going with my parents, brother and my boyfriend. I’ve never been to Disney with my boyfriend before so I’m excited to be able to share such a magical trip with him. We’ve already made a rough plan of where we plan to go each day and we have a rough idea of which Fastpasses we want to get. We aren’t staying onsite so we have to wait until 30 days before to be able to sort out our Fastpasses – booo! 🙁

I’m super exited for the new Frozen ride at Epcot, and I cant wait to ride the classics such as Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain, but I think the thing I’m most excited for is watching the new Happily Ever After show at Magic Kingdom! I mean it looks incredible! I told myself I wasn’t going to watch it on the internet,  but ended up watching the whole thing from start to finish as it was so good.

What is your favourite thing to do/ see at Disney world? I’d love to hear about it!

‘See ya real soon!

Charlotte xx

 

 

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Yesterday was my 25th birthday! Happy birthday to me! (I’m starting to feel really old now!) I was totally spoilt for my birthday and I’m so grateful for all the wonderful gifts I received. Shout out to the boyfriend for the Kindle and to my best friend for my Minnie Mouse.

My main present this year was a sewing machine from my parents … Weird? I know right!

I’ve always been creative; I have a degree in Graphic Design, I make handmade greetings cards (which you’ll see more of soon), I love adult colouring books and just generally like to make things. I decided I wanted a new challenge, so I’m learning to sew and I’m going to write all about my sewing journey on this little space that I’ve made for myself. I’ll write about other things too …. I’m sure you’ll all here lots about my holiday to Disney World, the many adventures I go on around my hometown, Devon… and I also LOVE to bake so there will be lots of yummy recipes coming your way.

My Nan passed away a few weeks ago (don’t worry I wont bore you all with a sob story) but basically it happened really suddenly and it made me realise that life really is short so you should follow your dreams and do what you want because life can be taken from you so quickly…. So that’s the main reason that CharlotteShares became a thing.

So back to the sewing – I have no idea how to sew, I’ve literally never touched a sewing machine in my life until yesterday … I can now wind a bobbin, thread a needle, sew a straight line and sew a curve … Impressive right?! Well for me it is… Especially after only 1 day!

I bought the Janome 4400 from Hobbycraft – I’ve done a fair amount of research into the best sewing machine for beginners and this is the one that kept coming up. I was really impressed with the staff in Hobbycraft, they were so friendly and helpful in answering all my stupid non sewer questions. And even better its currently on offer at £99.00. I will post a full review on the machine once I’ve used it a bit more and let you know what I think.

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And in true Disney fashion – its never a goodbye but a ‘See Ya Real Soon!

Charlotte xx

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