Wednesday, May 29

March highlights and this month’s blogger roundup

The clocks have changed and it’s officially not winter any more hurrah!

Time to recap what’s been happening on the blog in March, plus I have a blogger roundup with 5 of my favourite reads from around the blogosphere this month.

This month on OnePennyTourist

Shaun the Sheep Big BenWith a bank holiday looming I embarked on a mission to find some fun events happening in London this Easter. Egg hunts, sheep, cake, more sheep and a 500th anniversary await!

Dalston Peace Mural blogger roundupI stopped by the recently renovated Dalston Peace Mural which is celebrating it’s 30th birthday this year and still sharing it’s message of peace and social tolerance.

Emirates Air LineThe Emirates Air Line carries you across the Thames and is London’s only cable car. Due to being classified as a form of public transport it’s also an absolute bargain to ride.

Nutella and fruit Waffle

Nothing makes me happier than talking Disney and food, so I shared with you my favourite Walt Disney World snacks. Probably not a good idea to look at while hungry though.

Disney's Vero Beach pathEscaping the frenetic energy of Orlando I turned my attention to Florida’s Atlantic coast and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. The ideal place to grab a book, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area (and Turtles, I have to mention the Turtles!).

Disney Magic itinerary small mapI spent some time contemplating my June cruise to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Orkney for my first ‘not hot’ summer holiday. Will I regret swapping sun lotion for sweaters?

Copenhagen canalI’m also spending the weekend beforehand in Copenhagen. I have no hope of fitting in a fraction of what I’d like, but you can read what I’m getting excited about and my plans to speed tour the Danish capital.

View over Old San JuanStaying on the topic of cruising, I also wrote about my port call to San Juan on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. It was very easy to explore Old San Juan independently and was obviously a much cheaper (and flexible) alternative to taking an excursion.

Blogger roundup – 5 of my favourite reads this month

When you see an article pop up in your feed entitled “An Irish pub in London (in a church) with Wings Hotter than Hell” you know you’re about to read something a little bit unusual. If you want to see the most gorgeous interior for a pub or find hot wings that’ll blow your head off, you definitely need to check out Sunny in London‘s post.

When I stepped inside, I had one of those ‘now I’ve seen everything’ moments. It really is an Irish pub in London inside a church!

If you’re planning on visiting Iceland (like me!), heading to Unlocking Kiki and picking up tips from a local is definitely the way to go. I enjoyed reading 5 Tours you won’t want to miss in Iceland – especially as it intriguingly didn’t include the famous ‘Golden Circle’ tour.

Not only does Silfra have one of the clearest underwater visibilities in the World but you will also be snorkeling in a crack between the American and Eurasian continents, how cool is that!

It’s possible you already know Brooke at World of Wanderlust as she’s a bit of a travel blogger celebrity. I always like reading about someone new discovering the world of cruising, so I was thrilled when I read, My First Cruise, especially as she’s young which helps dispel the myth that cruising is only for old people.

Before embarking on my first cruise I was convinced that my time on board would be spent in my room catching up on blog writing or connecting to the internet world and disconnecting from the ship. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Margo at The Overseas Escape ticked off a bucket list item by heading to Dublin the weekend before St Patrick’s Day. You can read all about her whirlwind tour of the city in Happy St. Patrick’s Day! // Dublin, Ireland, be prepared to be exhausted reading about everything she managed to fit in though!

…hidden down a side corridor of The Bruxelles is the coolest and tiniest little party-room in Dublin. We joined a few Trinity students (who almost immediately asked us “how’d you know about this place?!”)…

If I was only allowed to read one Disney blog then it would undoubtably be The Disney Food Blog. They mostly write about Walt Disney World and Disneyland California but I always enjoy when they venture further afield and so had a lot of fun reading their article Dining in Tokyo Disneyland: Pre-packaged souvenir snacks – showcasing possibly the cutest Disney snacks imaginable.

I was dying when I saw how cute the Genie bucket filled with individual snack packs was.  I really wanted to bring this one home, but I had to practice some self control.

Thanks for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this month’s posts and blogger roundup!




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