For Mother’s Day my present was the delightful Daisy Duck charm that one of my kids picked out. He’s a huge Disney fan, like me, while my other son and husband can take it or leave it. Having said that, we all had a blast in Japan going to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. The Castle at Disneyland is quite beautiful.

For lunch we had pizza and Little Green Alien Mochi Dumplings. The outside of them is made of rice that has been pounded into a paste and the inside is like a custard. So cute!

Of course, we had to buy popcorn buckets as the Japanese have the coolest popcorn buckets ever! You wear them around your neck and munch away. The flavours are very interesting. My husband got curry flavour and I held out for cappuccino flavour the next day at Tokyo Disney Sea. James got a plain salted kind and Patrick doesn’t like popcorn so didn’t get any. His shirt is one we bought at a sumo wrestling arena and we think it says the name of a famous sumo wrestler. Basically lots of Japanese people (we were literally the only non-Japanese in the entire park) were giggling at his shirt, so was it the sight of a western kid advertising the sumo wrestler? We will never know! It actually wouldn’t have been the Daisy Duck Hat as we were like the most undecorated people there. At Tokyo Disney, apparently the thing to do is to have your group dress up with matching outfits. We felt a bit out of place and would be more prepared with some sort of theme next time!

During the parade, a Princess on a float caught Patrick’s eye and he pointed out his new hat to her.

The floats were quite fantastic.

Now to Tokyo Disney Sea, thought by Disney fanatics to be the most beautiful Disney park in the world.

This area was my favourite and had the ride which I most wanted to go on, Journey to the Center of the Earth. But it broke down just as we were about to go on and didn’t get fixed in time for us to go on it. I was super disappointed. Clearly I’d like to go back some day!

There were lots of fabulous areas to explore though. Tokyo Disney Sea has seven themed ports. This gorgeous two level carousel is in the Arabian Coast area.

The water show with the giant fruit is something we still talk about at our house!

So, Daisy Duck is a perfect charm for me to remember our trip. I love the detail of her eyelashes.

And this isn’t a great picture, but the back of her head has some little tufts of hair! Such a great detail!

I took apart one of my bracelets to make up this one. Since Daisy Duck usually wears pink and light purple I tried to keep this to pastel colours.

As always, I can never resist a beads in the sun photo. Any Daisy Duck fans here? I’m super happy to have this adorable charm!