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52 shows in 52 weeks – The 2019 West End Challenge

I love the West End. I used to see shows very regularly but I have realised that in 2018 I have been maybe two or three times. So I’ve decided to set myself a challenge 52 shows in 52 weeks. One show a week for the entire year. The plan is this, one weekday a…

Disney should charge a lot of money for Fastpass+

This October when I visited Walt Disney World it became clear pretty quickly that the current Fastpass+ system is not working. Go back five years and on the old system you could fairly easily walk into a park with minimal planning and be able to ride some, although probably not all of your favourite attractions….

How the Disney College Program ruins your life

Those of you who followed Dan@Disney will know that I spent a year plus two summer at university working at Walt Disney World as part of the Disney College Program. As I approach 30¬†and it is 10 years since I first did a program, I look back and realise those were some of the best…

How to save money on Disney World – Discounts, Tips and Tricks

Long-time readers of my other blog Dan@Disney will know that I spent a year of my life living and working in Walt Disney World. I now go back to Orlando often 2 or 3 times a year to see friends and enjoy the attractions. The most common question I get it ‘how do you afford…

Things I wish someone had told me at 18

Last week I wrote about the fear of getting towards 30 and not having achieved things. Since then I have been thinking about things I wish someone had told me before I hit my 20s. Once I started thinking I came up with quite the list, turns out growing up is full of learnings. Nobody…

The Fear of 30

I am 29 years old. There is just over 6 months left until I turn 30. For some reason 30 has always been one of those milestone ages in my mind. When I was a teenager I had thoughts of where I would be when I was 30, what I would be doing and who…

10 Things I Hate About The London Underground #TubeProblems

Living in London means you cannot escape the London Underground. The Tube is often the only way to get around town whether it is going to work or out for some fun. Travelling on the tube is a horrible, degrading, unpleasant experience in so many ways but often it is the other people who make…

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Travel Bucket List

London life is hard work. I work long hours, put up with the inhumanity of daily tube travel and endure spending a small fortune just to get a Starbucks Coffee. My way of getting through is ensuring I always have a holiday booked to look forward to. As soon as I return from one trip…

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My Greatest Teachers – They made me who I am today

I know a lot of teachers. My mother is a teacher, my sister is a teacher, lots of my uni mates ended up as teachers and I had some absolutely spectacular teachers when I was at school. But they are a profession under siege politically, financially and increasingly from the general public. I very firmly…

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Cambridge Analytica – Should we really be surprised? Or worried?

Nobody can have escaped the news that Facebook data was used by Cambridge Analytica to allegedly attempt to influence the outcome of US and possibly Brexit elections. At the most basic level what Cambridge Analytica did was build a segmentation model based on collecting as much available data as possible to divide people into groups…