Hello everyone we are back and we had a brilliant time DH has been organising the photos and I've been catching up with a bit of essential ironing etc. so where to start mmm.. let's see. Wed 20th June We travelled down on the train to Manchester Airport and spent a noisy (thanks neighbours ) night in our hotel room at Bewleys. The room itself was well worth the money the room was very clean and all the bed linen was fresh and crisp. we hardly heard the planes with the windows shut. There was a computer in the lobby which we used to check in online. The restaurant was busy, we had taken snacks which we ate in the room, so we can't comment on the food there, the bathroom was easily big enough and there was hand/face wash and shampoo/shower gel in the bathroom too. Check out was quick and the shuttle service (both ways) was excellent. Thursday 21st June Check-in at the Virgin desk was very easy too they had staff asking questions about what you were taking in the form of liquids and once we were cleared we were given tags for our hand luggage. Then we were allowed through and we had breakfast at the food court, the sandwiches were filling,DS managed to spill Cola all down his front From the food court we made our way through land side and had a look in some of the shops DS bought a couple of comics to read on the plane. After that we walked throughto the gates and watched the planes landing and taking off. The security was very good although the air near the smoking area (which is in a perspex walled room) was awful. There should have been air filters there it stinks. we watched "Ladybird" land and Ds asked if that was our plane we told him we we not sure and followed it down to the gate. It turned out it was for our flight but it was 12.20pm,we were due to leave at 1.30pm. After about half an hour they finally announced that they would start boarding soon and could people with strollers please hand them in at the gate to the staff. This went on for over 20 mins very boring for everyone still sat there and eventually they ended up calling for 4 families by name to hand in their strollers. Some of them claimed not to have heard the announcements How I'm not sure even out parents could hear them when we rang to say we'd got there without any problems I guess there will always be some like this Once everyone had boarded,(oh we got the seats we picked both ways) it was raining outside,we had to wait 20 mins for a slot for take off and then we were away so we took off at 2.15pm The flight itself was great until the selfish idiot in front of me started to prat about with his seat constantly. He refused to put the seat back into the upright position during the meal so I ended up with my meal at my chest not a single member of the cabin crew even noticed Not content with that he reclined it further, when I went to get my pen out of my bag, crushing my head in the process I yelped in pain and DH had a real go at him for being such a selfish idiot and for not considering others or at least looking first before he made his move. That gave me a nasty headache for the next couple of hours. The in-flight entertainment was goodbut trust Ds to get the control which had a stuck button .. oh well.. never mind. Once we landed (5.15pm)it was very simple to get through OIA and we found the Customs and Immigration Staff friendly and efficient. Then on to the Virgin desk where we picked up our vouchers and directions to the transport to the hotel. Well bless me it was Disney's Magical Express waiting for us and after about 30 mins we were on our way to the hotel.The driver played Disney cartoons on the entertainment system on the bus for the kids. We were the second family to be dropped off and it took about 10 mins for CM Jenni to check us in. Our room number was 2953 in Mighty Ducks and we asked if there were any rooms available in Dalmatians so she checked for us but they were fully booked. So off we went and found the room on the top floor looking out on the front if the building with woodland in front of us, where we heard lots of birds and crickets throughout our stay and not forgetting all of the rabbits we saw around WDW. One of the mouse keeping staff left a mickey made of towels and face cloths on the bed and in the window they left a "birds nest" complete with birds so cute.We had a meal on the food court and got 3 of the new mugs (which we made the most of during our stay) and we relaxed for a while and sent DS to bed by 9.30pm and we turned in around an hour later. Photo's are coming soon we promise, along with more TRs. Next up June 21st Star Wars weekend!