6 reasons Disney Cruising is an ideal family holiday 

Q, my mom and I recently took a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise with Disney Cruiselines. I had never cruised before, but my mom had been on a number of cruises over the years, but never with Disney.  As I shared last week, I had a number of misgivings about family cruising, but every single one of them was completely unfounded, and it turned out to be an absolutely perfect vacation for … [Read more...]

Should you cruise with kids? Absolutely!!!

When you hear about avid cruisers, who do you picture? I know personally, I used to think of cruising as more of either a college students party kind of vacation, or something that retired people do. I didn't know of too many people my age with kids who had really embraced the cruising lifestyle, or so I thought.  Q, however, had become completely enamoured with the idea of cruising after … [Read more...]

That time that Netflix became my saviour…

It is nearing the end of the school year, and that normally means lots of sun, fun and time outside. It's supposed to be the time of year when the germs take a break from their all-out assault on little bodies (and the big ones that care from them, ha) and everyone is healthy enough to enjoy the end of year festivities. Right?  Wrong.  This year, for some (seriously uncool) reason, a … [Read more...]

I won’t hide behind my pain…

Today is a tough day. Actually, let me rephrase. It wasn't a tough day until about 10 minutes ago. It started in my hand, like it always does, the place where the pain is like an ever present black cloud that is always just there. This is not new to me, not at all.  I live with CRPS, something I've talked about but not sure if I've ever really explained.  CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain … [Read more...]

Our trip to Universal Studios – Q’s views

Hi guys, this is Q, and in my last post about Gatorland, I promised that I'd tell you all about our trip to Universal Studios, that that is what I'm going to talk about today. So I hope you guys will like it. Today, when we woke up, Mom told me that we were going to Universal Studios today. I was so excited, so I couldn't wait to go. We went at 9:00 in the morning, and on the way there, we got … [Read more...]

Why we all need to be watching 13 Reasons Why

Have you seen the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why? It's been causing a lot of buzz and an awful lot of controversy, with some schools and organizations going so far as to recommend that teenagers not watch it, because of the themes covered in the show. When I had initially heard of the show, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to watch it. Not because I didn't want to, but because I … [Read more...]

I had stopped being myself

I have been pretty quiet around here for the last little while, and for that I'm sorry. Things have been a bit of a struggle for me of late, and although there are lots of things I want to say, stories and thoughts I want to share with you all, the words have just been stuck. I've been fighting with the demons in my head again, not knowing whether it is a result of post-vacation … [Read more...]

Disneynature’s Born in China – connecting people to nature

We are a family of animal lovers. Q, especially, is fascinated with them, and has decided that he wants to be a zoologist who works out in the wild with animals when he is a grown-up. I think that it is a very noble occupation, and if we want to have lots of different animals around for our children's grandchildren, we need to become more passionate about and committed to saving these animals. We … [Read more...]