We have been thinking about this for so long and now it is reality I am beyond excited! As I have mentioned before my 40th Birthday is next year, in May. There is a half term in May and so the planning began! As Charlie and Courtney have 2 weeks off in the half term (most schools only have one week) we have decided to take full advantage of both weeks.
The first week we are going to Disneyland Paris, Monday to Friday!! We are staying on site so can take full advantage of all the extra magic hours and once we watch the light show and fireworks at night we are only a 10 minute walk back to the hotel :D The lovely thing is that Charlie will celebrate his 7th Birthday whilst there too, on the Thursday.
On the Friday evening we will fly to Barcelona ready for the second week, a cruise on board Disney Magic!! We are beginning to be cruise enthusiasts and for me a Disney cruise is going to be the most wonderful thing on earth!! Isn't she a beautiful ship!
She is due to be re-imagined (refurbished) at the end of the year and the changes look fantastic, I can't wait to see them for myself. The ports we will visit are Villefranche, France where we can visit either Monte Carlo, Cannes or Nice. The other 3 ports are in Italy, La Spezia where we will visit Pisa and cross something else off my 'places to go' list, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Second Italian port is Civitavecchia which is the port for Rome. Mark and I did a weekend trip there a few years ago so we are going to look at what excursions are available somewhere else. The last port is Naples where we can visit Pompeii if we like.
As if that isn't enough Disney magic we are waiting until flights are released before we properly decide but there is talk of going to London the weekend before to see the Lion King! It will be the first time in London for Courtney. Then we will take the Eurostar to Paris!
(*update- we have now booked our flights etc and are going to London the weekend before, Yay!)