Thursday, 16 April 2020

Built to Last by Kate McBrien

A one-week road trip. Two relationship-phobic adults. What could go wrong? Max Carmichael finally has a shot to work with a legendary music producer and be something more than a band manager. But first, he has to demonstrate his skill by taking a road trip to scout new acts. The new job will give him the money he needs to help his parents with their struggling London pub and his little sister, who needs rehab. And if he has to spend one week with a free-spirited American woman who drives him crazy, he'll do it. Even if she is a seductive redhead. Max doesn't do redheads. Ever. Althea Grayson has been living on Santorini for years. She's a trained chef who aspires to open a restaurant that serves amazing food to everyone, not just the people who can afford it. The only thing standing in her way is money. A paid road trip as a traveling companion is a means to an end; it will pay her way back to San Francisco to claim her trust fund and put her on a path to seeing her dream come true. And If she has to spend a week with a grumpy Englishman who drives her nuts, she'll do it. Even if he is a sexy beast. Built to Last is a standalone contemporary romance based on secondary characters from the Indigo Series. It is not necessary to read the Indigo Series first.

I love a road trip romance story and I was really excited to get into this book. I have only recently started to get into romance books and I think that this was a really good one to ease me in. The travel during the story was realistic, both characters had enough time in each place for you to understand the reason for them being there. 

I found the story a little slower to start off but it didn't take to long to get into the story so it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed learning about the main characters and who they were individually before they meet each other. I did feel like I really knew who Max and Althea were and it felt like they really knew who they were too. 

I liked reading about the growth in the relationship between Max and Althena and over all I really enjoyed the story but I do feel like there was an issue just thrown in there to make the pages up and I didnt feel like Poppy needed to be in San Francisco at all but it didn't bother me too much. 

I found this book entertaining and easy to read. It has made me want to venture into more romance books and sit in the garden soaking them up. 

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

Thank You for Reading

Em x

Friday, 10 April 2020

Harry Potter Tag | Harry Potter Questions

Harry Potter Tag


1. Favourite Harry Potter Movie?

2. Would you rather be a teacher, creature or a villain?

3. Favourite Good character

4. Favourite Bad character

5. Who would you want to duel against?

6. Favourite Wand

7. Favourite Movie Quote

8. Which House would you be in?

9. Best Potter vs Voldermort encounter

10. What would you use the room of requirements for?

11. What would you hide in the room of requirements?

12. What is your patronas?

13. Would you have a house elf?

14. Most hated character

15. Should there be another book or movie?

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Updated Disney Dining Plan |Pros and Cons| Disney Dining Plus

Updated Disney Dining plan

Disney have added another level of dining to the Disney dining plan so there are now 4 levels to the  Disney Dining Plan.

Quick Service - Which includes 2 Quick Service Credits, 2 Snack Credits and a refillable mug.
Disney Dining Plan - Which includes 1 Quick Service Credit, 1 Table Service Credit, 2 Snack Credits and a refillable mug. 
Disney Dining Plan Plus - Which includes 2 Table Service Credits, 2 Snack Credits and a refillable mug.
Disney Deluxe - Which includes 3 Table Service Credits, 2 Snack Credits and a refillable mug.

The current price of this upgraded version of the dining plan is $94.60 compared to the Disney Dining Plan which is currently $78.01

We think that this will be better value for adults that enjoy Table service restaurants but do not need the 3 Table service credits that are offered with the Deluxe Dining Plan.

For more details check out the video.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Disneys Boardwalk Inn Facts and Secrets

Disney's Boardwalk Inn Resort Secrets

Disney's Boardwalk Inn will take you back to 1930s America. It’s right in the middle of the lively BoardWalk with beautiful views of the harbour and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to explore. It’s particularly fun to stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn as the whole area comes alive at night when duelling pianos get to work to the delight of the crowds, and everyone gets into the holiday mood. It’s really easy to get to Epcot on the water taxi or by foot.


The Boardwalk Inn is home to one of the strangest and funkiest chandeliers that I have ever seen. It's called the Hippocampus Electrolier and it features mythical creatures that are half sea creature half horse. The chandelier weighs a whopping 3000lb.

Nanny Chairs

In the lobby of the Boardwalk Inn you can find four of the ugliest chairs in the world. The chairs are cast from the original 19th century carousel chairs. The initial intention for this type of chair was to allow nannies to take a well deserved rest while the children enjoyed the carousel. On the back of each of the chairs at the Boardwalk inn there is a name that is rumoured to be the name of the children of the imagineers who created the chairs. The Chairs are named Todd, Paul, Alex and Carrie. Watch our youtube video to hear the spooky fact about these chairs. 

Seashore Sweets

Seashore sweets is a candy/sweetshop attached to Disney's Boardwalk Inn but it is also a miss America pageant museum.Mixed in with the traditional sweets and cupcakes are pictures of Miss America winners dating back to 1921. To hear the story of Seashore Sweets check out the video above.

Let us know any secrets that you have found about Disneys Boardwalk Inn and don't forget to check out our Youtube Channel