Pauls Florida diary Day 2. Evening
Break time…. evening on day 2 Next just had to be the Simpsons ride this is a really great ride I reckon its one of the best in the park the lines were not too long and soon we were in the air-co...
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Pauls Florida diary Day 2. Afternoon
Break time for lunch…afternoon on Day 2 We made our way to Richter’s Burger Company for a quick lunch unfortunately it appeared that the IT system has failed and no place in Hollywood Studios cou...
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Pauls Florida diary Day 2..morning
The first morning I woke up pretty early around 7am to find glorious sunshine, something I am not used to as the weather in May and June back home in England had not been that great so it made a nice change I had a little toast and jam...
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Pauls Florida Diary Day 1
Day 1 Ok, so today is the day, its Saturday morning we awoke at 6am. Will and Karlie were already up and ready to as normal I was the last out of bed, I didn’t take long to get dressed and get t...
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All Change at Christmas
After Thanksgiving everything changes in Orlando – Christmas is on its way. And what a superb effort everyone makes. In the shops you are serenaded with continual Christmas music and smells of Christmas spices. Summer goods make way for d...
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Silver Moon Drive In Movie Theatre
Located in Lakeland, Florida the Silver Moon Drive in Theatre is definitely a 1950’throw back that is definitely worth a visit. It opened its doors (or gates) in April 1948 and is still going strong today, Located at 4100 US Highway 92, F...
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Peanut Butter Pie
American Peanut Butter Pie is one of those typically State side desserts that you will probably have tried on your holidays in Florida. This is as easy as cheesecake to make and in truth, all our friends are bored with cheesecake anyway! ...
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Two Countries Separated By A Common Language And Other Differences - Part 2
I once wanted to buy some cotton wool at a drug store and completely confused the assistant who asked me if I wanted cotton or wool. I had to describe what I wanted, which is apparently cotton. I said that we sewed with cotton, to which he replied, w...
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Two Countries Separated By A Common Language And Other Differences
If you have never been to the United States of America before, you will find some very unusual differences, in particular, the language. Most of what we say to each other is very obvious and the main difference is the pronunciation, but sometimes it ...
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Seasons in Florida
It has long been assumed that Florida is one long summer, but that is no longer true. Although it is a tropical region (remember it is not very far from the Caribbean and only a short boat trip from Hawaii and The Bahamas) it has gone through quite a...
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An owners 'holiday'part 2.
So now it is day two of our holiday and time to really get cracking. Chores are pretty much divided in our family; Dad does the Do it Yourself chores and Mum tackles the deep clean. . On the maintenance list is usu...
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An owners holiday.
You will notice that ' holiday' in the title is in quotes and that is with good reason since an owners time in the villa is only ever part vacation. My guests often ask me what we do during our holidays in Florida and so I hought I ...
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Speed of the creation of Orlando.
Once upon a time, as all good stories start, there were the Everglades. Slowly but surely some real estate was built and small communities grew up. Nothing much changed for a very long time until one day a man called Walt Disney decided tha...
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Fascinating Florida – Part 4 Miami
We usually visit our beautiful villa in Orlando several times a year, but we sometimes fly into Miami before driving up the Turnpike to Orlando. Miami, that melting pot of cultures is still a popular city to spend a vacation. With its ecl...
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Celebrating Christmas in Florida Part 3 – The Christmas Tree
One of the most traditional aspects of Christmas is the Christmas tree, and we did wonder when we first visited our beautiful home at Christmas what we would find, and whether this most important symbol of the festive season would be obtainable. Viewed 2700 times since 20 January 2011.

Christmas in Orlando – Part 2 Giving and Making
Our many trips to our villa at Christmas have always been enjoyable, and we have delighted in the similarities as well as the differences of celebrating this festive season in another country, similar though it may seem to our own. Of co...
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The State Nicknames – Part 13
Whenever we visit our beautiful villa in Orlando we always notice the different license plates on the cars as they show each state’s nickname. These nicknames reflect the history, geography, industry and people, and provide an interesting insight int...
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Beauty in the parks.
In our hurry to rush around the theme parks, trying to get everything done in one day, we often miss out on the beauty in the parks. Being very lucky owners of a villa in Orlando, all our holidays are spent in Florida so there is never any rush and w...
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Is Florida still a good deal? Oh, Yes!
There has been a lot of talk lately concerning “Is Florida getting too expensive since the start of the recession”. Well where hasn’t”. Yes of course prices have increased but then they have every where, no more so than here in the UK. I find it hard...
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Decorated Homes at Christmas
When it comes to Christmas decorations, nobody does it better than our American cousins. But it is the way they decorate their houses at Christmas time that makes the festive season so special.This task takes place usually on the weekend af...
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