Saturday, 28 February 2015

Ten things I'm looking forward to at Disneyworld

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I'm sure that it won't come as a surprise to any of you that this year, Bradley and I are finally going on our honeymoon to Walt Disney World, Florida. Whilst I am stupidly excited already about the thought of going and seeing as much as I can cram into two weeks, I've carefully thought about ten things that I am most excited about doing/seeing and are my "must do" rides/attractions.

1 :: Purchasing a pair of Minnie ears upon arrival and not removing them the entire trip!
I think this is customary for anyone at Disney World, and especially for a first timer like me. Where else can you walk around with ears on your head and not look like an idiot? I also want to pick up a first trip and a birthday pin badge!

2 :: Riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
With a wait time of over two hours for this ride, I think we will be attempting to fast pass this but I will definitely be riding the mine train one way or another!

3 :: Trying a strawberry oolong tea slush
Fans of youtubers See Ya Reel Soon will know all about this drink which you can find at the Joy of Tea counter within the China pavillion at Epcot. It looks like the most perfect drink to cool you down on a hot day!

4 :: Drawing something at Animation Academy
I love sketching at home,(check out my Olaf) so I'm really excited about having a go at drawing a character at Hollywood studios. 

5 :: Eating a Oreo Mickey bar
I love oreos and I love ice cream so this is the perfect combination! Too bad ice cream melts otherwise I would be using up all my snack credits and bringing all these home!

6 :: Meeting Chip and Dale
Chip and Dale have fast become two of my favourite characters, they're just so cheeky! I can't wait to have a photo taken with them!

7 :: Trying to get Glactic Hero status on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
I've been watching videos on how to get galactic hero status, which is a high score of 999999. I want that badge! It will be mine!

8 :: Breakfast at Chef Mickey's
Did someone say Mickey waffles? Err...yes please! Plus as it's a character breakfast you get to meet Mickey and friends too. It's also in Disney's contemporary resort which I'm excited to have a look around in.

9 :: Watching the Dapper Dans
I've been a Dapper Dan fan since the first time I saw them on videos online and I cannot wait to hear them sing! I also love the little outfits they wear too with the hats and stripey waistcoats! I really hope I can sneak in a photo with them!

10 :: Watching the Electric Light Parade and WISHES!!
Lastly, but certainly not least. I cannot wait for the electric light parade and wishes. Every time I see a video it makes me cry! I was hoping to run into Magic Kingdom on our first day to catch wishes, but due to when our flight arrives and we get through customs etc we won't have time. It will definitely be done on the first full day though!

Have you been to Disneyworld before?
What would you recommend as one of my "must dos"?


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Disney Listography

Ever since I was little I was always making lists of some sort and I still enjoy it now. I was recently searching the internet for some listography inspiration and couldn't find much in the way of Disney related listography so I've decided to create my own for all the Disney fans and listographers out there!

Please feel free to use the template below for your own list making, I had fun creating it because it meant I had to make a list! I think I will create some more in the future and pop them up here for everyone to share.

If you decide to have a go, please leave me a comment to your post or tweet me the link, I love reading lists as much as I love writing them!




Saturday, 14 February 2015

Why Do I Blog?

Sometimes I find myself asking that question...and so far I don't seem to have been able to come up with a definitive answer. Impatience is a Virtue was born almost three years ago on a whim, my husband worked odd hours and I was usually at home bored and alone. The internet was portrayed as this scary place where you shouldn't talk to people you don't know and especially not meet up with any of them, but I've found (most of) the blogging community welcoming and friendly. 

I never usually stick at anything. I have what my family call "fads" I try something and then usually give up within the first month or few months, because it's too hard or I've got bored. I tried crafting, baking, sewing you name it, I've tried it but nothing really clicked and stayed, except this.

More recently I've found myself drifting in and out of blogging. I used to feel like I had to post  every other day because I wanted to be a popular blog but after burning myself out quite quickly, juggling full time work and my blog I realised that it wasn't all about the numbers. I feel like now, although it's quite sporadic, I post better content, work harder on my photos and actually enjoy what I write.

I used to call myself a beauty blogger, but I'm not really sure that's what I am now, I like to write about everything and anything, what excites me, where I've been, experiences I've had and even though the beauty content has decreased you still seem to be enjoying what I write. I used to feel pressured to buy the latest products and to be honest, it wasn't doing my bank balance or my stress levels any good!

It still excites me every time that Bloglovin button goes up a number and it still makes me sad when it goes down, but the majority of people that follow me have stuck with me even though I've only posted a few times this year so far.

I don't buy and review the latest products, I don't know what the new "it" show is, I'm not fashionable but I am happy and I write honestly and about what I know.

I am grateful to all of you who read my blog, post comments and tweet me, because it is all of you that make me realise that even though I blog for me, I also blog for you and it's great that you like what I write.


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Visiting "Broadchurch"

It's not very often that I get to explore my local area, apart from the regular trips to town for unnecessary shopping hauls, but this week Bradley and I had some time off work and being a fan of the ITV drama Broadchurch I suggested we headed down to the beach for a wander to where some of the scenes were filmed.

Broadchurch is a fictional town and is partly set in West Bay, Dorset approximately just over an hour away from where we live. It's a sleepy town with stunning views of the cliffs and out to sea. When we arrived, we headed down to the beach for some photos. This area was used in the first series where Danny Latimer's body was found and where the promotional shots of David Tennant and Olivia Coleman were taken.

Next we went for a coffee in the Ellipse Cafe which was also used in the first series and had a hot chocolate and a croissant.

After we were full of pastry we went for a walk around the town, we found DI Hardy's blue house and walked up the hill to the house that is being used as Jocelyn Knight's house in the second series.

I didn't realise how much of the series was filmed at other locations, places like The Traders Hotel and Broadchurch High Street are actually filmed in Clevedon, North Somerset, which is a long way from West Bay but it all looks so seemless when edited together.

If you're a fan of Broadchurch, I'd definitely recommend a visit here. There isn't much to do in the off season but I would expect it is busy during the summer months. It is definitely worth it for the stunning views of the Jurassic coastline. (I was also hoping to get a glimpse of David Tennant, but obviously he wasn't there, but a girl can dream!)

Have you visited the Dorset coast before?
Are you a fan of Broadchurch?


Sunday, 1 February 2015

New Things | 002

It's been a while since I've done a new things post...mostly because I haven't had any new things! As most of you know I'm saving for my honeymoon later in the year so every spare penny is going in the savings pot so most of these items are ones that I have received as gifts for my birthday/Christmas or in goody bags from meet ups. It's been lovely to be able to try a few new things without having to pay for them myself! Here's what I've got to show you today...

MAC Pro Palette and Eyeshadows in Mulch & Antiqued
I was lucky enough to receive this as a birthday present from my best friend Carly and I was so excited when I opened it! She bought it back from Paris when she went there in September and I can't wait to fill it up. I know what I will be asking for for every birthday until it's full! I'm going to turn it into a neutral palette (who'd have guessed!) so I will keep you updated on whats going in it as I fill it up.

Kiko Eyeshadow Sticks in 06 & 25
I first saw these months ago on Jaye's blog and knew I had to give them a try. I picked them up on a recent trip to London and still haven't given them a try yet. I love that you can just swipe them on and get an instant colour with minimal fuss...perfect for when I'm on the early shift at work and do my make up with my eyes closed!

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer
My Mum picked this up for me on an emergency shopping trip after I phoned her telling her I had run out of primer and could she pick me one up on the way over to mine. There is no Body Shop store at the shopping centre she was at so I couldn't get my usual one so I had to make a quick decision about what to buy and sent her a photo of this one.

Make Up Revolution What You Waiting For Palette
I'm ashamed to say that I am a beauty blogger who hasn't tried anything from Make Up Revolution yet, despite hearing everyone talking about them, I was lucky enough to receive this palette from a bloggers meet up that I went to last year but am still yet to try it. I love how versatile palettes are and that you can create so many different looks from just one palette (my UD palettes get constant use!)

Essie polishes in Chinchilly & Merino Cool and the Winter 2014 collection
Boots were running a gift with purchase before Christmas last year and if you bought two polishes you got the Winter 2014 mini collection free. Obviously being a huge Essie fan I couldn't resist this offer and immediately popped them in my basket. I fell in love with Chinchilly after borrowing it from my sister and knew I had to have it in my collection and just look at Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low, isn't it pretttyy?

What do you think to my purchases?
What have you been buying recently?