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Where dreams come true

Of course, I’m talking about Disney!

My friend Jenny came to visit me last week and we happened to get a bit nostalgic and started to watch some old Disney movies, which being me, made me want to put some Mickey and Minnie loving on my nails. So voila, the result of an hour and a half poring over my nails with a paintbrush dipped in several colours of acrylic paint. I’m proud to say that Mickey & Minnie are all HAND PAINTED by myself – Jenny is witness to this!

Jen opted to pay homage to our favourite female mouse in a more subdued fashion. She had an impending interview to attend and didn’t want to look like a weirdo with Mickey Mouse on her nails… I guess it’s just me who doesn’t care when I go to interviews with every colour of the rainbow on the end of my fingers?

If you look closely, Minnie’s bow is adorning the pinkies! Adorable 🙂

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L.A Diaries Part 2: Blue skies, dogs drive & I try not to expand my thighs!

Let me introduce you… this is Maxwell. Tiny Yorkie Terrier most of the time, but occasionally enjoys a spot of driving. LOL! Isn’t he cute?! He belongs to Heather and Parker, my LA family!

I’ve been here for 5 days so far and I don’t wanna come home!! This always happens – I had a dream the other night that I was in my friend Sadie’s house, wondering how the hell I got there with no recollection of ever leaving LA or saying goodbye to anyone. I felt panic rising until I suddenly opened my eyes, saw the red walls, smelt that familiar cinnamon spiced candle smell and realised with great relief that I was still here. I think I actually said ‘Oh, I’m still here, thank GOD’.

So far, apart from seeing Oman… O man (posted below) I’ve mainly shopped (which isn’t bad at all except that I’m on a budget) and tried not to eat too much (as I don’t see much exercise in my future for the next 10 days). The not eating too much part hasn’t been too hard to be honest, there’s no pressure to finish your meals here because they’re all so huge that it’s expected you’ll be taking half of it home with you. On a morning visit to IHOP for breakfast, I was looking at the calories that were conveniently displayed under every selection on the menu. I don’t know why because it’s enough to put anyone off their food! Most of the options were over 1000 calories and there wasn’t a single thing under 600! Can you imagine?! That breakfast is almost your entire caloric intake for the whole day!

After the horror subsided, I decided on a stack of two pancakes with 2 bacon rashers and a sausage patty. It was 650 calories – one of the lowest things I could find on the menu. Needless to say, it was so huge I couldn’t finish it anyway. Maybe that’s why they give you so much, cause you can never finish it so you feel like you’ve eaten less than you think.

I also had Roscoe’s the day before so I’m trying to stick to the fruits and vegetables wherever possible inbetween these nice naughties! I’m not trying to get back home and be a stone heavier – I’ve worked too hard to keep that sucker off!! I’m thinking star jumps and situps may be on my menu today.

I went to the movies yesterday too and I saw ‘Brothers’ and Disney’s ‘Princess and the Frog’. Brothers was a good watch and Jake Gyllenhaal looks hot as usual! Princess and The Frog was GREAT! I love that Disney made it like all of the classics, with the paintings instead of digital animation and the story is just like all of the old favourites. There’s a beautiful girl who becomes a princess, a handsome prince, cute animal sidekicks and obviously, the evil villain. The music was really uplifting and very Disney too – definitely go see it when it comes out! (5th February 2010 for the UK) I want to see it again!

Oh and did I ever mention how much I love Target?! It’s the most amazing store, I’ve always wondered why we don’t have one in England, but then I thought that maybe the huge Tescos and Asdas we have are basically the same thing and that America just always seems to have cooler stuff than we do.

Well, I’ll be back with more soon.

Until then… Peace, L.O.V.E & Target!

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