If -like me- you’re a grown adult who loves Disneyland, you might be wondering exactly how soon is too soon to take your new baby to the happiest place on Earth. On the one hand, they’re not going to remember it … But on the other, you’ve spent the past few months sleep deprived and feeding a small thing every few hours. So the thought of strapping a pair of ears to your head and being the child again is quite appealing. It’s also quite a safe first holiday, given the Disney parks are geared up for families and Paris is a short flight away. Due to a last minute change of plan, I had to arrange Disneyland Paris with a baby in mind pretty quickly. And so I thought I’d share what I learned through organising our recent holiday.
I realise two months have elapsed since I got back from Disneyland Paris. We went to Finland just a few weeks later and I found my Lapland post difficult to write. I lost my flow but I’m back today with another travel post in my Disneyland series: Frontierland.
My favourite part of Disneyland Paris is Fantasyland, as I love the whole fairy tale thing. On New Year’s Day, We had the most fun exploring this part of the park and returned throughout the day and evening, going on silly rides and wandering around Alice In Wonderland’s maze.
I’m not a big NYE fan. As a rule I tend to stay indoors and maybe watch the London fireworks on TV. Two years ago I went to Reykjavik and watched the fireworks there which was truly epic, as they set off 500 tonnes of fireworks, flares and seemingly anything explosive. Fireworks can only be bought for New Year’s Eve and all the money raised is donated to the Icelandic Search and Rescue.
We loved it so much, the following year we returned but managed to miss the fireworks due to bad weather and delays. Unbeknown to me at the time, this was to become my New Year’s Eve tradition.
On my second day in Paris, I woke up with a major macaroon craving and so decided to go and find the famous Laduree bakery. It was the cutest shop imaginable, mint green exterior with a window display of carefully stacked and colour matched macaroons.
When I started my blog, I fully intended to write about the places I’ve been whilst traveling, in fact I did for a while -but then deleted them because I’m weird like that- but I can never seem to decide if that kind of content has a place here. I don’t travel enough to have a travel blog (sadly) but at the moment certainly it’s a big part of my life. Inspired by Sally and her amazing retrospective travel posts and the awesome post by Jemma on why she can’t have a blog with a niche, I’m embracing randomness a bit more and will be sharing the odd travel post here and there, starting today as I’m feeling nostalgic about the amazing weekend I spent in Paris earlier this year.