I’m the type of person who hates putting myself out there, I don’t really like meeting new people as I’m awfully shy and get serious anxiety. Rewind to six years ago and I shall tell you the story of how I took on of the biggest leaps of putting myself out there and how Tanya from Glam Glitz Gloss became my best friend.
In 2010 I started my blog, everyone would talk on twitter and it was a really tight-knit community. Tanya and I would always talk to each other but had never met until we went to a blogging event. After that we spoke some more and ended up at a Lauren’s Way tanning event where she screamed across the room at me “Do you want to go on holiday?” to which I instantly said “yes”.
I don’t even know where this yes came from as it was so unlike me, I didn’t really know her and I would never do anything like that. Fast forward to July 2012 and sure enough we are heading to the airport about to board our flight to Palma to spend a week in Magaluf.
We spent hours bonding over our love of Geordie Shore, X-Men and 90’s music as well as our hate for slow walkers, annoying people and anything that got on our nerves. We even got tattoos one drunken night.
The whole holiday was a complete and utter blast which has caused us to go back year after year. We’ve made friends at the hotel we always stay at, we have our favourite restaurant where we are always treated extra special and we have so many little routines we have when we go.
I would have to say it was the best impulse decision I ever made to go on holiday with technically a stranger, it opened my eyes to the fact I am braver than I thought I ever was and it also bought me to my best friend.
Magaluf is a great place to go on holiday too, as it has a heaving night life and it’s not all about everyone getting drunk, falling over and repeating it the next day. We did things like boat trips around the Island of Mallorca to see the sights, Pedalos on the sea, walking around local towns, going to the water park and even visiting Katmandu.
It’s a very family friendly place with the most gorgeous clean beaches and very friendly locals. I would highly recommend going for a little getaway or a full-blown holiday.
You can book places really easily on the holidaygems.co.uk website, where they have loads of fantastic cheap flights and accommodation.