The Secret Is Finally Out! 10 Days To Go!

I would like to think I’m very good at keeping secrets. In fact, if the secrets are someone else’s, I can guarantee that the words will never ever pass my lips.
If the secret is my own, I’m still pretty good, I mean, it’s probably a secret for a reason.
If the secret is my own and I have no real reason for it to be a secret except that I’m waiting from the “ok” from various people before I can tell, I have found that I really really struggle!

I’ve been sitting on this one for a few months now and then after it all got signed and made official about a month ago, I wrote this post explaining that there was a big secret exciting thing going to happen and that I was starting a YouTube channel for it. I didn’t need to post that. I could have done it all in one post today. But I just couldn’t wait to say something. I was too excited!

So, the time has come. I’m now allowed to tell you exactly what this big secret exciting thing is that I have been mentioning for the past little while. I’m nervous and excited and pretty much everything else in between about telling you guys and I really hope you are as excited about this opportunity as I am.
Ok.
Here goes.

In 10 days, I’m going to France.
For 5 months.

I’ve been offered the opportunity to spend the winter season in Meribel in The Three Valleys in the French Alps, and my Blog and Youtube channel are coming with me!

I’m going to be spending 5 whole months skiing, exploring, adventuring, challenging myself and trying new things. I’m going to make snow angels and rude snowmen, I’m going to ski A LOT, I’m going to explore new places, win at snowball fights, improve my french, eat cheese, chocolate and baguettes until I can’t move, and I’m going to make the most of the fact that we only live once and when you get offered the chance to spend 5 months in the alps YOU DEFINITELY DO IT!

I hate the phrase “YOLO”, but if there is ever a time I would use it, it would be now.
You Only Live Once; so I’m going up a mountain! Ha!

I don’t want this opportunity to change my blog. I want it to add to it. To make it more fun. To add a new element to it.
My blog isn’t going to be become a ski blog, though I think there is a series chance my instagram grid may be about to be come very white! I want to keep my blog identity and keep writing about the things I write about – just with the added extra that I’m completely surrounded by snow!

I’ve skied since I was young and I absolutely love it – I’m going to be filming my ski adventures on a GoPro and putting the clips into my vlogs (hence the YouTube Channel!)
I want to share this whole crazy adventure with you guys via this blog and YouTube and I hope you are as excited as I am to see what is to come!

I leave on the 20th, which is a week on Friday so I’ve got 10 days to pack everything I need, including 2 ski suits, snow boots and all my ski gear, plus blogging essentials, 5 months of clothes, etc etc into a 20kg bag…….wish me luck!!!

I’m off shopping now for warm jumpers and fluffy socks! πŸ™‚

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Charity Howell
    November 10, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!! I can't wait to see all the pictures! πŸ’œ

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    Jasmine Poole
    November 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

    WOW, my god that sounds so awesome. Have an amazing time!
    Jas | jaspooleblog.com

  • Reply
    Renee
    November 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Congrats! Thats so exciting! Can't wait to see the posts and videos!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    Bethany True
    November 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome! I'm heading off to Austria in December for 5 months too to do season work! Hope you have a fab time πŸ™‚ Beth xxx

    http://doodleanddaydream.blogspot.co.uk

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    Kimberley Vassell
    November 10, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Awwww that's great!! Congratulations! Wishing you the absolute best of luck. Stay safe, and have a blast, and I look forward to a snowy white Insta board! Xxxxx

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    Josie Brownlee
    November 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Wow! That's so exciting, I'm so happy for you. Congratulations! I love France, you'll have an amazing time, I'm so jealous! Good luck with everything, and can't wait to hear all about it in your posts!

    josievictoriaa / fashion, travel and lifestyle

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    Anonymous
    November 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I really don't understand why that was a secret.

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    LoversLost InSpace
    November 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Ahhh how exciting!! A few people I work with have been to the French Alps for a few months & have loved it. Im looking forward to seeing your youtube videos!!

    Loverslost-inspace.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    Natalie Owens
    November 15, 2015 at 9:08 am

    What about your play? xoxo

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    Neeru chopra
    November 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Awesome safe trip

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you – it's a bit mad but so exciting!
    R xx

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you sweetie! It's going to be fun!
    R xx

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you! Just under 3 weeks in and I'm loving it so far!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Amazing – Have fun!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hehe! yeah, my insta is already becoming quite snow-covered!
    Thank you!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you lovely lady!
    It's a bit mad but it's already so much fun being out here and it is giving me some proper blog working time too!
    πŸ™‚
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you! The youtube stuff is all going to kick off over the next couple of weeks now I'm getting out on the slopes and trying to work out some kind of routine.
    Glad you are looking forward to it!
    R xx

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    The show was only a short run earlier this year – off west end shows tend to only run for 2 months ish each to get exposure for transfers.
    R xx

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    December 8, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you!
    R xx

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