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Some people have been asking me how the wonderful ladies at team ‘Relay Good Friends’ of Relay for Life Dalgety Bay got on at their race night on May 8th at Louie Brown’s Bar. I’m pleased to report that they raised an outstanding £1,506.25. For those who don’t know, my sister-in-law is a member of team ‘Relay Good Friends’ and Ellis Exclusive Villas is sponsoring one of the prizes in a Relay for Life raffle...

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We Have a Winner!

‘You have to be in it to win it’ or so the saying goes… Congratulations to Craig Stephens who has proven just how true this saying is! Craig entered our ‘Insider Information’ Competition and shared his tip for getting a great deal at Discovery Cove. Craig’s tip in full: Get entrance to x4 theme parks for less than £50! Simply buy a ultimate off peak non swim ticket around £129...

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Exciting News at Universal

Nintendo, King Kong, NBC Sports and redefining the water park experience?  It’s all change at Universal it seems!  The theme park operator has made some exciting announcements in the last month. First, and possibly the most exciting, Universal is promising to bring to life “an entirely new water theme park experience for our guests”.  It released the first artists impressions of the planned water park on May 28th in this blog post....

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INSIDER INFORMATION COMPETITION!

Do you love Florida as much as we do? Do you have some great tricks or rituals that you do every time you visit? We want to hear your insider information! Whether its tips for beating the lines in the parks or the favourite restaurant you love to visit, we want you to share them with us! The best tip will win EITHER a $50 Amazon voucher OR a $100...

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Help Us Raise Funds for Cancer Research!

Most people who know the story behind Ellis Exclusive Villas know about my Mum’s own courageous battle with Cancer. She inspired a love of Florida in her three daughters, even though she didn’t get to spend as much time as she would have liked to in the Orlando holiday home she bought when she was first diagnosed with the disease . It’s probable that we all know someone who’s life has been touched by...

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Beating the Line at the Parks

The parks can get busy, especially for popular attractions like Space Mountain, Mine Train and the new Frozen show at Disney or the Harry Potter attractions at Universal, for example. But there are ways to beat the queues… most parks offer some way to improve the visitor experience for those of us that can’t abide standing in line. DISNEY FASTPASS Around Disney World there are now service machines where you...

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A New Frozen Makeover

Look at what my talented sister has done now! We’ve just spruced up one of our wonderful family holiday homes and she’s made a really wonderful children’s room with Disney’s latest favourite royal sisters – Elsa and Ana. And to achieve this sparking princess effect? She has literally thrown glitter at it! We’re both really pleased with it – we can’t wait to welcome our first guests to see how...

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Florida Rules of the Road

Driving tips for Brits in Florida The number one rule is to drive on the right – here the left side is the wrong side. Obviously you’ll be hiring a car, so the driver’s side is on the right too.  This difference can take a little while to get used to.  Plus, many hire cars are automatic.  If you’re uncomfortable driving an automatic, you’ll need to make it clear when...

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We just can’t wait!

The Orlando amusement parks are not known for sitting still… and there are some amazing attractions opening soon that I’m really excited about… the new Frozen ride, the King Kong ride, Skyplex… my family is looking forward to them all! But none more so that the Orlando Eye. The 400-foot tall giant observation wheel has been scheduled to open in late spring 2015 for some time. But last week the new visitor attraction announced...

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Ready for some sunshine?

It’s been a wintery kind of winter here in Dalgety Bay this year. And I’m yearning for some Florida sunshine. Of course, Sonya has a different take on this year-long sunshine, being able to enjoy it day in day out. She’s all about the A/C and the dips in the pool! But for me, I can’t wait to get out of my woolly socks and layered knitwear. And I’m not...

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