In a few weeks we are off to Disneyland Paris for a 5 day break. I love that place! It is just so magical for everyone. Whatever your age or however cynical life has made you, your first glimpse of the pink castle takes your breath away and you feel like all your troubles are disappearing. Seeing the children's faces as they get to meet their favourite Disney characters is simply wonderful. Much loved films are brought to life as you wander around taking in the sights and sounds of Disney and Pixar.
My daughter Ella is 17 and is a huge Disney fan. She's got her own Disney blog on Tumblr, a bedroom filled with Disney dolls and more Disney T-shirts than she could ever need! She truly is a Disney Princess in her own right. Beautiful, brave, kind and sassy. Her name is even an abbreviation of Cinderella! How much more 'Disney' can you get?
I wonder if her love of Disney started when we took her to Disneyland when she was just about two years old. She shared a beautiful moment with one of Cinderella's mice who sat on the floor and cuddled my little girl in her arms. They hugged and gently swayed together, as Ella looked up and tenderly touched the mouse's face. Their moment only ended when the mouse was ushered off by the security team, or I think she would have stayed there all day. It brought tears to my eyes. Ella was so serene and full of love for that giant mouse! Whoever was inside, certainly took a shine to my Ella. It was the sweetest thing ever.
|Ella in 1998 with Cinderella's Mouse|
I'm looking forward to making lots of new magic moments with my children this year. We may never again replicate any moments quite as magical as the one with Ella and the mouse, but we'll enjoy every second as we cherish some quality time together and immerse ourselves into the wonderful world of Disney!
|Ella in 2012 with Freddy and Kizzy|
and Mickey Mouse!