IT all started with a dress.
This dress. A special Frozen dress (which lights up and has a magical brooch and everything!)
Yep, Elsie would go to…Disney On Ice Presents World Of Enchantment, courtesy of the kind people at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena who invited me, Elsie and two guests (my sister Sal and niece Ella) as their VIPs on the front row.
A reminder, if ever there was one, that blogging really has changed not just my life, but my family’s too.
(I think I did a little squeal for Elsie when I got the email.)
So on a cold, wet Friday night, at just before teatime, when everyone else was still beavering away at work or at school, the four of us grabbed some drinks and chips and settled down to watch Disney On Ice in Sheffield.
And what a treat it was. Look at these two excited girls!
I’ve never seen the show before, neither had Elsie, so I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I knew that Elsie would love it. How could she not when it featured three of her favourite films – Toy Story, Cars and Frozen? (She’s not yet acquainted with the Little Mermaid yet, but she will be!)
But I couldn’t help but wonder, would it live up to the hype?
The show began with a quick introduction from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, much to Elsie’s delight, followed by the first ‘story’ of the night, Toy Story – a colourful, action packed sequence of storytelling, if slightly a little too long in parts.
As Buzz, Woody and all the other favourite characters skated around the rink, I was torn between watching Elsie’s beautiful, expressive face and watching the show!
But it’s safe to say it was a sure fire hit with my little girl, even if the aliens just were not on the rink long enough for her pleasure.