“Los recuerdos duran toda la vida”
The planes out of the bag… It’s true, Virgin Atlantic, THE Virgin Atlantic, has landed at my house.
Last Tuesday, I was on a hunt for Orlando tickets. There was absolutely zero chance that it was in our budget. I didn’t even have a twinge of hope.
But, there’s no harm in looking, right?
There were and still are tickets available, but at £800 per person, they’re
slightly definitely out of our price range.
It was time to take to Twitter…
Now, let’s be honest. I knew this was never going to work. But, there’s no harm in trying…
If you missed the Twitter thread, you can catch up with it below.
So, I may not have been given the £8 flights to Orlando, (C’mon Virgin, there’s still time. I’M FREE!!!!) But, they did send me a lovely, little something that arrived today.
Meet Wilbur and Orville.
These cute mini seasoning shakers are so adorable. They came in a little black pouch, tied with love.
It’s so lovely when companies have a wonderful customer service team. I didn’t expect anything from Virgin except a little Tuesday entertainment (and maybe a couple of flights, am I still trying?).
But, I really do appreciate the little gift of love sent from Virgin Atlantic.
These little planes may not have gotten me to Florida, but they did take me on a trip to memory lane and that is one of my favourite places to visit.
It has got me thinking about my last experience with Virgin. We flew from London Gatwick to Orlando International. We took the Orlando flight a few years in a row, but now, it’s been over 10 years and I’m definitely needing a Disney visit soon. You can never have enough Disney, right?
Virgin Atlantic is such a wonderful airline to fly with. They’re comfortable and the staff are always pleasant. Stepping on board, I remember being handed a red bag, this was filled with activities, colouring, a mini toothbrush. Everything you’d need for a long-haul flight.
They say that memories last a lifetime. Well, a Disney holiday really does.
We flew on a Boeing 747, now, you may think that I’m into aviation at this point, but, the only reason I know this is because my mum told me, and it’s on the plane.
My favourite memory was playing the in-flight games. That’s something I definitely miss about flying short-haul. Virgin Atlantic in-flight entertainment would literally make the hours fly-by! (See what I did there?)
I remember playing the trivia game against the rest of the plane. It was hilarious when you’d be in the lead and you’d have a sneaky look behind to see who it is in 45C who you’ve just shredded, whilst keeping an eye on that trivial genius up in 32A who keeps beating you.
There was always the hope that the people beating you would head off to sleep soon. I mean, their eye mask is right there. Just go to sleep and let me win!
I would also like to put it out there, that yes, I did watch the Hannah Montana Movie on the way to Florida after just watching it in the cinema. Yes, it was an emotional rollercoaster. Virgin had a massive choice of movies, TV shows and music channels to tune in to, but who am I to turn down Hannah Montana, c’mon. Well, it is Disney…
This would be the time in the blog post where I would share some HQ photos, but, our computer broke so all digital copies went with it, before the days of Facebook sharing there is no online backup. (Does anybody else use Facebook as just an online backup photo storage website? No? Just me?)
But, we have got the printed photos, so you’ll have to bear with me.
Nothing compares to Walt Disney World. There’s the castle, the parades, the fireworks. From start to finish it’s just a magical dream. The sooner we get back, the better. Perhaps it’s time to start playing the lottery…?
I would just like to take this time to clear up the whole Crocs issue. Disney requires walking. I mean WALKING. My shoes broke whilst we were at Magic Kingdom and it was either walk barefoot on boiling hot floor or crocs… I went for Crocs. So yes, I have worn Crocs. Feel free to laugh.
Yellow skirts are all in right now, could’ve been taken yesterday, right? I’ve been obsessed with yellow recently and here I was thinking the yearning for yellow was a new thing! Clearly not!
Thank you Virgin Atlantic for the little keepsake and also thank you for the memories. I hope we can travel with you again, real soon.
If you happen to book the Florida flights, please don’t tell me, as I might cry with jealousy. I’m kidding… about the “don’t tell me” part, not about the crying with jealousy part.
You can follow Virgin Atlantic on Twitter by following this link https://twitter.com/VirginAtlantic or you can head over to their website for more information or to *sobs* book flights here https://www.virginatlantic.com