American Memories

A look back of my week in Florida in photos.

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I am definitely going to miss this view. Love the colour of the sky. 

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My parents learned the hard way to never order a large of anything in the USA. Hard to tell but these cocktails were so massive I burst out laughing when they arrived. You could probably have fit your face in them!

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Outlet malls – where ugly shoes go to die. I used to hate shopping as a kid because these were the kind of places my parent’s took me. I thought all shopping was like this until I was about 12/13 and discovered the high street. *Shudders*

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Got to love American advertising. Straight the point. They also rent trucks too apparently. 

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This will be one of my proud achievements of 2012. For the first time, I actually finished a stack of pancakes from IHOP. Felt like I was going to die afterwards, but so proud.

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One of my holiday outfits. New Look dress and crochet waistcoat. Wore this to the Florida mall and btw that is my cardigan tied around my bag strap, not a massive scarf. Leaves both my arms free to browse the rails 🙂
 
So my week of sunshine has come to a close and I am now back in Manchester shivering while covered by my slanket (purple and the best thing ever). Back to work tomorrow. 
How was your week?
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I’ve arrived in sunny…

Orlando Florida! 
 
It turned out that I had 6 days holiday to use before the end of this month and my family were going anyway so they got me a plane ticket! My parents own a holiday home out here that they rent out and they come every so often to make sure it’s still standing ha ha. I went from stepping out in the snow yesterday (in peep toe flats) to stepping out into the sunshine. 
 
So I arrived yesterday afternoon after a very enjoyable 9 hour 10 min flight. Both seats next to me were empty (score!), the food was good and I watched 4 films. Bridesmaids (not what I expected, but funny), Friends with benefits (enjoyable), In time (awesome), and Bad Teacher (not as bad as I heard it was). And yes, that is three Justin Timberlake films. Didn’t even mean to.
 
So my first meal in the U.S of A was in true american style, a big ass steak. Now in the picture, it may look small but I can assure you, it was big and can be only described as a beast! Though it took me awhile to devour, I’m proud to say I did it. 

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I’m here until Sunday so I’m off to soak up a bit of sun outside. Already went in the pool this morning. It’s a hard life!
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Places I would like to visit: Portobello Market

Only a few hours away, but Portobello Market has been on my list for years! I’ve been to London loads of times, but never for more than a few days so there’s never been the chance with everything else there is to do there. I love markets and Portobello Market is one of the most famous ones in the world.
 

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Source: London Markets.co.uk
 
I can see myself spending hours there, trawling through the fashion market and the antiques market. I’ve never been to a market that didn’t just have a mish-mash of everything mixed together so Portobello appears more attractive. There have been so many times I’ve found myself walking round tables of rubbish, looking for ages for one that I can just stop at to look.
 

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Source: TripAdvisor.com
 
I hear Portobello is amazing for vintage, which is my favourite thing to shop for at markets. I just love knowing that you could find anything from the past and there’s a good chance it’ll be unique. The high street is awesome but not very unique which I do crave sometimes.
 
The great thing about having a vintage shop is when I find an awesome piece of clothing that will in no ways fit me; I can just put it in the shop. Everyone’s a winner.
 

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Source: TripAdvisor.com

Unlike my other places I would like to visit, Portobello Market is very reachable. I will have to go sometime next year. One day soon I will be shopping in Portobello market like I’ve wanted to do since I was 16.
 
Have you ever been? Would you recommend it?

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