Disney World : Port Orleans Resort

One of the most beautiful memories is my first trip overseas. I was 12 and my brother was 10, we had sleepless nights in anticipation for our holiday because it literally was a dream come true. The happiest place on earth or more affectionately known @waltdisneyworld was the most incredible family holiday experience ever. We were at the perfect ages because we still had the innocence of our childhood to enjoy all the fantasy and splendour that only @disney can deliver. I remember the first time I laid eyes on the castle of the @disneymagickingdoms , and how I could literally feel butterflies in my tummy taking in the beauty of it all.
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We stayed at one of the Disney resorts called Port Orleans which was French themed. It was winter and Christmas so we got to enjoy warm apple cider and giant choc chip cookies by the fireplace every night. My brother even got chosen to be a Baker for thr morning and assisted in baking sugary treats in the hotel kitchen. We had all the characters sign our autograph books, meeting Cinderella was my highlight!.
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The theme parks were legendary even though the lines were exceptionally long because it was peak holiday season. As children we were willing to wait rather than miss out on anything. .
The magic did not end on that trip, we were fortunate enough to revisit Disney World when I was 18, which still very much brought out the child in me. It was most special three years ago when we went back with our children. My parents relived the excitement we had on our first trip by seeing the glow in the eyes of their four grandchildren. .
It is the type of vacation that has no age restriction. It is my favourite travel destination because I am quite an adrenaline junkie especially in a theme park. It is a place where you can’t help but smile and take in the very contagious joy that Disney brings to life. .

What’s new at Nu Metro this week?

It’s the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, and now you can see them fighting their final battle against a force rising from within. X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits Nu Metro cinemas in KZN this week.

Shift dimensions with this action-packed new superhero adventure and the super-power of Cornubia Mall’s Xtreme theatre: the movie has been filmed especially for Nu Metro’s Premium Large Format-screen, along with a booming Dolby Atmos-mastered soundtrack.

The spectacular musical-drama about Elton John’s early years, Rocketman, also starts showing at Nu Metro. Experience all the fabulous costumes, iconic music and a gripping true story in their luxurious VIP cinemas (select cineplexes) – featuring full recliner seating, lounges, bar and à la carte in-cinema dining.

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
Showing at all Nu Metro cinemas
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

ROCKETMAN (16 DLPS)
Showing at all Nu Metro cinemas
This epic musical fantasy tells the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years – from his time as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. It stars Taron Egerton as Elton John.

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR
Showing at Nu Metro The Pavilion only
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervour and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.

For showtimes, bookings, trailers and more info, please go to www.numetro.co.za or call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or, use the self-service terminals at the cinema.

Dreaming out loud until you live out a reality.

Three years ago, if you told me that CrazyRio would be my full time career, I would have totally believed you. That is the truth to be honest. Although it was never the intentional plan, the feeling I received after I put out my first post definitely made me believe that this was the start of something special.Reading and writing have always been my happy place. As a child that never quite fitted in, it was my escape from reality. I would conjure up my own magical world and live them out between the pages of books and the magical power of putting pen to paper.The reality set in when I discovered that bullying doesn’t end in school, even as adults there are others out there who purposefully will go to great lengths to make sure success is not for me. This makes me sad but it also makes me more motivated to succeed. Self confidence is something I have always lacked until I realised, I actually am pretty awesome at what I do.All the years of being pushed into a corner, those moments that I spent reading and writing is the reason I am who I am today. I can easily write up anything in a matter of minutes because it comes so naturally to me. That make believe world I lived in as a child, is my go to place when creating a campaign for my clients and it is still the most beautiful source of inspiration for me.Dreams can be achieved, yes there are hours and hours of work involved to get there but if you have a passion for something, always remember it can be done. It will take time but it will happen. Something that I also always keep in mind that while building myself and my brand is that there is always room at my table for others. If I can assist and aid someone to become better even if it is in the same industry as I am, it makes us peers and not competition. Our successes are meant to be shared. I am ordinary, I was just prepared to put in the extra hours to get where I am today. There is no reason you cannot achieve what you dream about. In fact you owe it to yourself to. So start today and let me know where you are in three years from today!