Snapshots || Disney Dreams of Christmas


I have not stood outside frozen to the bones to watch fireworks in such a long time. It was one of the parts of Disneyland that I was most looking forward to and I had it on good authority from Danielle that the Disney Dreams firework display is always a really good show.

As we would be there for Disney Dreams at Christmas, we were hoping it would be just as good, if not better, what with all the festivities and decorations going on.

I must say, I was a little underwhelmed by the whole display. I had envisioned lots of festive themes projected onto the castle, with plenty of tunes to bob along too (to keep those feet warm!) followed by the firework display. It ended up being a lot of Frozen and not a lot else, with some fireworks dotted here and there.

Not quite what I expected, but that did not stop me taking plenty of photos!

It was also my first time taking photos in the dark, and of fireworks, with my new camera body and I am quite happy with how the photos turned out, especially after a little editing.

So without further ado, here are a few snapshots from Disney Dreams at Christmas!

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Not to toot my own horn, but I think these turned out alright. Have you seen the Disney Dreams display, what did you think of it? Or any other firework displays for that matter? 


Snapshots || Wintertime in Disneyland Paris


After sharing a rundown of our trip to Disneyland, I am torn over which photos I want to share next. I have so many that I am excited about, I just cannot decide on the blog post order, #personwithcameraproblems.

There’s not much more I want to say about our trip and since I think the joy of Disney is in the details so these photo-posts are perfect for sharing that. In keeping with the cold weather, let’s start with keeping the festive spirit alive with Wintertime at Disney!

I really loved the festive details! You can never have too many trees, wreaths and baubles. There was even fake snow which was sprayed from the tops of the buildings throughout the day! It really was gorgeous and made even better by the great weather we had on the trip too (except for one day, but you cannot have everything).

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Do you not think these decorations are gorgeous? I am quite curious to see how they decorate at other times of the year now. Not enough to buy more tickets to go again, but enough to waste half an hour on the internet looking. 


Photo Snapshots || Boxing Day Walks


After Christmas Day comes the Boxing Day walk!

That seemed like the thing to do when my family came to visit us whilst we were enjoying a lazy Christmas at Kris’ family home. Walks and pizza.

The pizza was definitely a good idea after being out in the cold for a few hours.

Luckily, the area where Kris’ Mum lives has some nice countryside and plenty of birds to see, especially Red Kites, so our last minute walking plans were not too shabby. The original walk was around four miles, but we ended up cutting it short to about two miles because it started to get dark.

Not quite as long a walk as I would have liked, but good enough to get moving again after a very leisurely Christmas Day.

We saw plenty of Red Kites, a Robin, some Goldfinches and a Chaffinch too, which I could identify thanks to the bird book that Danielle gifted me for Christmas – I feel like a new side of my inner-nerd has now been released and she’s got herself a bird guide.

We also saw a few horses and many sheep, and the sun shone the entire time! It was a good walk and of course, there are a few photos to share!

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I hope everyone else had a nice a Christmas! Any more Boxing Day walkers? If not, how did you enjoy the day after Christmas?