I don’t know about yourself, but for me, what a year its been!
Looking back it’s been one heck of a ride. We have been lucky enough to travel to Disneyland Paris more times than I can remember. Getting an Annual Pass for Disney certainly has rewarded itself with plenty of value. Another highlight of the year was our adventures around Europe. So many countries got ticked off the Bucket list and we got to stay in a whole host of amazing properties and hotels accross the continent. A special Birthday arranged by Helen in our very own Hot tub lodge. She really pulled out all the stops to make me feel like a prince for the weekend!
I really hope that everyone has an amazing 2017. If you don’t already be sure to catch up with all my daily ramblings on Twitter: @Northerncrumble and Instagram: Northerncrumble
Our most recent visit to Disneyland Paris was a magical and memorable one that allowed us to meet up with some amazing Twitter friends and make memories that will last a lifetime!
It wouldn’t be a normal trip for us unless something strange was to happen. We don’t usually plan trips months in advance, usually they are hours before we leave. With this in mind, it meant that something had to go wrong right!? Well, we received delivery of our new car two days before we set off to Disneyland Paris. The lovely wife decided it’d be a good idea to reverse the new car into a Skip!? I know right, you’d think it had parking sensors. These things happen and thankfully nobody was injured, including the skip 🙂
This however meant our car had to go into the bodyshop and we were left with a replacement Corsa Van! Yes, you did hear that right, our replacement vehicle was none other than a 2 seater Van! This could only happen to the Crumbles. After all the drama we decided we would just set off the day we received the van, albeit a day earlier than we originally decided to set-off but we didn’t want to jinx the trip anymore.
The first day was magical and we met plenty of friends from Twitter including our favourite happy man Mr @MitchellDisney for his party. He had put together little party bags with sweets and a card, such a sweet touch and it meant a lot to both of us
We spent the rest of the night with Mitchell and his friends; @EleanorAbbey93 @beth961993 and the lovely wife @xxhrb – We watched some shows and met some characters. One of my favourite photos with this bunch was with Queen of Hearts
Halloween Soiree Day
The event we had looked forward to for so long was eventually here. Considering we booked it months ago, it was actually quite surprising how fast it came around. One of the reasons we don’t tend to book holidays in advance is simply because we are impatient waiting for them to come around and just like to pack a suitcase and leave the next day. We pulled ourselves together and headed down to the Disney Village with @StephRosPhoto who I must say made an amazing Cinderella at the Party. We picked up our wristbands and headed back to our rooms (McDonalds in hand). Yes, we couldn’t resist a cheeky stop-off to pick up a burger or two! A few hours later and we were ready to hit the park all dressed up in costume.
The one day of the year where it is acceptable to Enter the Disneyland Paris park in full costume and boy did we enjoy it! Helen made the most beautiful Rapunzel and her Wig was just simply incredible. She had got her mum to stitch in some LEDs and Flowers and it was just out of this world! I didn’t make a bad Flynn Rider if i do say so. A huge shout-out to Disney’s answer to Peter Kay in the form of @seanyblive – Sean and Michael made our night so memorable and we can’t wait to meet back up again with Ralph and Fix-it Felix in the future
If you haven’t already you can watch all of our fun and frolics in our YouTube video below
Has Mr Crumble Been Hiding? There’s nothing worse than when you are in full flow of writing blog posts on a regular basis and enjoying things and then you get a big stumbling block. Well, this stumbling block was a fairly positive one, and is finally slowly allowing me to get back to writing regular content again which makes me happy!
If you Subscribe to our YouTube channel you will know exactly whats kept me so busy the last 6 weeks! We finally got the keys to OUR DREAM HOME
You are probably thinking, okay right, but it doesn’t take that long to hire a van and move your furniture over where have you been hiding!? Its not as plain sailing as it sounds, for the last few weeks I’ve literally been at the new house daily gutting it, ripping down walls, stripping wallpaper. You name it, i’ve given it a go! We ripped the whole house back to basis, including the Bathroom and kitchen as you can see. We have a nice Bare house to work our magic on.
It seems as if every few hours we would be filling up rubble bags and driving to the local skip! One thing I must say, anyone looking at taking on a Renovation project the best thing you can do is Invest in a very large car. Also, these Rubble Bags from eBay have been an absolute god send! Our “Beast” as he is known, has served us so well over the last few weeks. It was going to cost us around £200 a skip and I honestly think we would of easily filled around 3 or 4 skips by now, so by the time we sell Beast in a few months we shouldn’t lose a penny!
One thing I will say, if you haven’t already, catch up on the Weekly Vlogs starting at Weekly Vlog #22
So if you’re a regular reader you might be a little puzzled by this one. Well in a Nutshell, with three Months of pretty much no sleep, 110% effort daily and squeezing our savings we’ve found our Dream House and placed an offer. If you haven’t already read the previous posts catch up here and here then this post might make a little more sense.
With this said, I’ll throw out my apologies for the lack of blogging over the last few weeks. It’s not that I’ve fallen out of love with writing, I feel like I’ve just been putting all my efforts into this dream and it’s slowly becoming more a reality by the day.
I’m not one for being sentimental at all. I’ve always been one for memories are just a happy place in your head. This was until Helen started putting up photos all around the house. No, literally, they’re taking over the fridge and the walls. Im sure they’re just breeding!
I now love the idea that a picture can bring back nostalgic feelings and memories that I had totally forgot about. I also love the HP Social Media Snapshots app as I can take any of my favourite instagram or Facebook photos and print them straight off and hang them up! Look below to see how easy it is.