I’m back from Florida

Sorry for the extended blogging break – I’ve been too busy enjoying myself on holiday in Florida! We packed a lot in to our time there – visiting the theme parks, enjoying the wildlife and cooling down in the water parks. My highlight of the trip was snorkelling with manatees in Crystal River, but the boys preferred stroking the dolphins at Discovery Cove. We all agreed that the Harry Potter sections of Universal stood out above all the other theme parks and I especially recommend the new ‘Escape from Gringotts’ ride in Hogsmead.


Another highlight of the trip was meeting Sandy. We started our blogs within weeks of each other, way back in 2008, and have been blogging friends ever since. It was great to finally meet her in person.


I didn’t read much on holiday, but The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is the perfect book to read in Florida and I’ll tell you all about how fantastic it is soon.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful August!

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  1. The photos are great Jackie and so glad to hear how much fun you had. Great to meet a blogger as well — welcome home.

  2. Violet says:

    I’m glad you had a lovely holiday. :)

  3. Sandy says:

    I swear you did a Florida vacation right! The average visitor doesn’t airboat, snorkel with manatees or canoe with alligators. I’m so glad to have been able to spend time with you as well!

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandy, It was so lovely to meet you. I hope you get the chance to snorkel with manatees soon – I’m sure you’ll love it!

  4. Welcome back! I’m glad you had such a wonderful trip. :-)

  5. I’m so jealous about your stint in Harry Potter World, and snorkelling with manatees sounds like a fantasy come true. Glad you had a lovely holiday and I’m looking forward to your Rawlings review! x

    1. Jackie says:

      Tamsin, I wasn’t planning to do a Rawlings review. Did you want to know about the books or the theme park? Let me know and I’ll tell you everything you’re interested in.

  6. JoV says:

    This is totally, absolutely Awesome Jackie. I am going to do the same if I am ever in Florida. Glad you had fun!

    1. Jackie says:

      Jo, Thanks! I hope you manage to go one day.

  7. We don’t the break, as long as you had fun Jackie and it shows on the photos you posted :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Maurice, Thank you!

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