It’s back to business after a nostalgic trip to the Happiest Place on Earth
April 27, 2016
A couple of weeks ago print production began on my new publishing adventure Who’s Got a Normal Family? It’s a nervous thing, waiting to see your book in print.
So what do you do to distract yourself while you wait?
Wait, work and bite your nails, bite your nails, wait and work.
Slip quietly into your partner’s suitcase as he packs for a USA work trip and take your kids Disney Land. Bucket list stuff.
Should probably have gone with (1) but, Disneyland, come on.
I’m very happy to admit I grew up on The Little Mermaid, not at all embarrassing until you find out I was a fair bit older than the target audience.
Growing up I was a dancer so I’ve performed Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin in most suburban Perth shopping malls so when the nighttime light parade made me cry, I blamed it on nostalgia. Or perhaps my reaction is a result of Walt’s vision for the park as seen today on the famous Partners statue in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
"I think most of all what I want Disneyland to be is a happy place...Where parents and children can have fun, together." Walt Disney
School’s back. Stay tuned, advance books arrive shortly. I’ll be unwrapping them in my office humming When You Wish Upon a Star….