My gorgeous friend Sarah has encouraged me to pluck up the courage to write my first guest blog post so here goes. A little bit about me… I am 26, from Liverpool and have the itchiest feet (not literally!) We really do live in a beautiful world and having spent most of my younger years dreaming about exploring it, I decided to finally do something about it. This has lead to me being able to work and visit some of the most stunning places on the planet. My first post will be about my first winter season in the French Alps and last-minute me, itchy me, I have decided to do it all again this year!
I had never skied or snowboarded before prior to my Season in Samoens, France, so during my Skype interviews to my prospective employer, I showed off my personality, determination and willingness to learn the sport along with showing my commitment to the job. Prior to going out there for the season, I took a couple of lessons in Chill Factor in Manchester and luckily, I found some great Groupon deals! If you are on a budget this is an ideal, pocket friendly way to build your confidence and ski bunny skills!
Chocolate: Of course France has its fair share of yummy chocolate, BUT they don’t have Dairy Milk and until you move away, you don’t realise how good Dairy Milk are!
Dressing gown and slippers: Strange choice, but you are working abroad and after a long day in work and on the mountain, to have the luxury of a fluffy gown and slippers is heaven.
Films and box sets - staff accommodation usually has little to no WIFI so for nights you and your friends stay in, have some great entertainment on standby.
Deep Heat - even after months on the slopes, you can’t predict a fall and deep heat really is the saviour to help through the pain!
Pharmacy bits and bobs - In France, you can’t buy paracetamol and vitamins as freely as you can in the UK so stock up and save your time. Plus, it is a lot cheaper at home than abroad.
European Health card - It’s free and means less paperwork if you have to go for any treatments!
A huge thank you to my darling Jessie for putting this post together for me! I'm too much of a home-bird to go on the adventures she does, but I was so so happy she agreed to share some of her travelling experiences here in Wonderland! I'm trying to convince her to put a few more posts together too (maybe even start her own blog?) so please show her some love! You can follow her crazy adventures over on Instagram and Twitter - so go follow!