Look at that, we meet again. Perhaps my inability to touch base more than twice a month has meant you’ve forgotten entirely who I am. Well! It’s a good thing I’m about to talk you through a wrap up of what I did in April, it might just jog your memory.
Once again, time has not been my friend. I have plenty of exciting things to share with you all and boy oh boy I can’t wait to go into depth on them once this program is over. The reading side of life . . . well, it could do with a bit of T.L.C. That’s for sure.
I’m trying! I promise you that. And we can at least breathe a sigh of relief that what I have been reading has been really quite good. But I make no promises of an improvement to this reading until late July. So hang tight, grab your popcorn, and let’s push our glasses back up our nose as we settle in.
Ah yes, this is the section where I usually talk about what I’ve read. Well, would you believe it? I finished exactly ZERO books in April. I’ve decided that Disney is a disease against reading. I’ve done a lot of reading, but unfortunately that included trying to find the hours in my days to finish an 18 hour audiobook and read at least one chapter (or sometimes page!) of the e-book I’m plodding through.
I’m a disgrace, I know. Ahem. Shall we move on to other things? I think so.
What else did I blog about this month?
You’ll be pleased to know that I posted one post in April. YES, A STANDING OVATION IS WELCOME HERE. So feel free to pop along and read my review of the sparkling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling.
DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT
THE GUILT IS REAL
Progress Towards Goodreads Challenge:
15%, or, 6/40 books
*laughs hysterically before having a meltdown*
What about me?
Ah, well this is the interesting part! Such fun! I did a lot of things in April and it’s all terribly exciting. I’ve been a busy bee working my long hours at work but I’ve still had time to squeeze in a few fun things – and I stayed healthy all month! Which is amazing, if you ask me.
Most notable, my travel plans for the end of my program have been made! I’m getting very excited as the dates creep closer for me to begin travelling. I will be heading out from Orlando to visit, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, NYC, Boston and LA! Bring it on. And yes, I can promise you now that no reading, but plenty of buying, shall be done book-wise during that period.
I’ve worked at a few more locations too since last time we touched base. Some of the new places include (for the delight of those who might recognise them):
- Hollywood Studios – again! In a different location
- Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
And I’ve some more locations up my sleeve for the next couple of weeks which I’m super excited about. Want to know something crazy? I worked a fourteen – yes, fourteen – hour shift the other day. Welcome to my world.
I’ve, of course, tried eating at some new places too. There really are just an infinite number of things to try at Disney World and I sure am not going to do it all!
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre
This was so. much. fun. The Sci-Fi is a cute restaurant in Hollywood Studios where your tables are inside of roofless cars and it feels super American. The cars are all angled towards the front where a large screen is playing reels of clips – including a short sketch from Tom and Jerry. I definitely recommend this one for some laughs!
I know this isn’t a restaurant – and it’s even at Universal Studios – but dang! Their cinnamon rolls are to die for. If you’re like me and had never heard of this before please do yourself a favour and go get yourself a classic bun. You will die of happiness.
Speaking of Universal, I got another chocolate frog and got Albus Dumbledore’s card in it! WIN. I’ve gone to the parks themselves a lot too and met many characters. I love meeting the characters in the parks – I even got to meet Mary Poppins and Bert the other day! They were out for the Dapper Day event which was awesome to see everyone dressed up. I didn’t really go anywhere in April – except on an excursion to an “Asian market trip” (which was totally not was it was advertised to be but I still got some cool food).
I’ve also been thinking of starting a new habit of re-reading a different series or childhood series each year. Being in America, I can get more things shipped to my address here than in Australia. So I finally got the final book in the Beatrice Bailey series, The Witches of Widdershins Academy. I’m so excited to read it!
Movies I watched:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003: 9/10 stars
This was obviously fantastic and a re-watch for me. I am trying to revisit all the movies before the latest one comes out but so far all I’ve managed is the first.
TV series I watched:
Doctor Who, series 10:
I have been LOVING this so far! It’s such a promising start to the new season and I’m so excited with the direction the show is heading in. I felt like the previous few series have been a bit meh, but this is definitely more like it!
Call the Midwife, series 5:
Sorry? Did you think I’d actually be done with this by now? I laugh in your face.
The Secrets of Great British Castles, series 1 & 2:
That’s right, kids. I’m now watching the SECOND series of this fantastic historical journey. Call me a nerd all you like.
Riders of Berk, series 1:
This is life right now. How To Train Your Dragon is the JAM and this series is everything I ever needed following those movies. I can’t get enough – and they’re only like 20 minutes! That’s dangerous, I tell ya.
Tick! April done!
What was your favourite book that you read in April?