Sunday, 24 July 2011

Dream House

As we are going to Disney this week my two year old niece is obsessed with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Every time she sees anyone (and it has been this way for the last week) she tells them she’s going to the Disney Castle.


It got me thinking about my dream house.  Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to live in the Walton’s House.


I love the idea of the front porch and the giant kitchen and living room.  But while the outside would like this I would have to have it modern inside. The grandparents room I would turn into a library and movie room.  (I’ve always wanted a library in my house I love books and currently the only way I have them is on my Kindle).

I’d have the entire house wired for internet and music. I’d have a giant America style refrigerator and the big wooden dinning room table.  Modern bathrooms and a few more bedrooms but essentially it would a perfect twist. I know the only way I’m going to get my dream house is if I win the lottery but every girl can dream right?



Saturday, 23 July 2011

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I started reading this I thought it was a little slow and I was wondering why everyone is raving about it. But once the Hunger games actually started I couldn't put it down. I'm not as in love with as some people but it's a good book. Now time for the next one in the series.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Ace of Cakes

While I was on holiday last week I got addicted to reruns of Ace of Cake. One of the episodes that was shown involved making a cake in the shape of a Highland Cow. As a coincidence the next day I went to Glamis Castle they had real Highland Cows.





Shanna xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Day seven

Today we to Deep Sea World, we took the train over the Forth Rail Bridge. There was a cuool tunnel with sharks swimming over head. We then went to the National Gallery and saw some paintings by Da Vinci, Botocelli, Raphael. We also went to the National Botanical Gardens.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Day Six

So today we went to Edinburgh Castle. It is up a very steep hill but has spectacular views over Edinburgh. My feet and back ache from all the walking, but I enjoyed myself. Only one day left

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Day five

Today we decided to go to Dundee for the day. Leaving early we drove to just outside to Glamis Castle. We went on a guided tour and got to see where the late Queen Mother grew up and her wedding dress.

We then drove into Dundee and went to the RRS Discovery, the ship that Scott used to get to the
Antarctic. Afterwards we did a little shopping before heading back to our caravan.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Day four

So today we caught the train from Edinburgh waverly to south queensferry and went on the maid of the forth boat trip out to Inchcolm Abbey. We then went to Royal Yacht Britannia.
Long day but great fun.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Day three

Went to Our Dynamic Earth today. We got to travel back in time experience the big bang, a volcanic erruption, we also got to go on a 4d ride through the biospheres of earth. We also got to see a dome show about astronauts.

Had a great time.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Day one and two

So yesterday we spent ten hours driving to Edinburgh leaving at 5.45am with a few stops at service stations. We finally arrived around 4 and got to our caravan. After waiting for the rain to ease slightly we walked to the shop to get some food trying to avoid giant puddles and the rain.

Today we went Edinburgh zoo. It was great fun but exhausting. I enjoyed the march of the penguins.

10 on the Tenth

It’s time for 10 things on the Tenth again.  However today I am on vacation in Edinburgh, probably planning on going to the Zoo today. So I am pre-posting this.


In honour of the fact that I am in Edinburgh I thought I would post ten photos of places I went when we went there last year.


1.  Me at the beach outside where we were staying.


2. My Mum and I at the Zoo.


3. Edinburgh Castle


4. St Giles Cathedral


5. On Arthur’s Seat.


6. Royal Botanical Gardens


7. In Glasgow (technically not Edinburgh but we went there for the day while on our trip)


8. Outside our caravan.


9.  In the Park


10. The Scott Monument.



Friday, 8 July 2011

Vacation 1

This year I’m taking two vacations – the first to Edinburgh leaving tomorrow for a week. Then when I get back I’m back for ten days and them I’m going to Disneyland Paris!! Yay!!!

It’s been a busy few weeks trying to get everything done at work to leave the bare minimum for everyone to cover for me.

I need a break.

So I will try blogging from my phone while I’m away.  So watch this space looking for some photos.



Thursday, 7 July 2011

Another reason I love my Kindle…

As I pack for my holiday I don’t have to try and figure out how to manage to pack lots of books in a little space. I can take thousands of books with me in a itty bitty space. Got to love technology!!




P.S I did try to take a picture but I just burnt my fingers making my friend a birthday cake. Ouch!!

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh My God!! I'm another one of those people who was screaming at their books at the end.

How could Richelle do that to Dimitri?

Now I'm going to have to read the next book because Richelle has to fix this right?

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