..minus the obvious.
My hairdresser – After years of dodgey DIY cuts and bleaching, I finally got some professional help around a year ago. My hair stylist, is a super talented man who’s done wonders on restoring my hair to its former glory. I’ve been a bottle blonde for a as long as I can remember, I’m not looking forward to transitioning back to dark hair. With travelling in mind we have already started the process of going from full on platinum blonde to more of an ombre style, maybe this way I’ll be able to keep at least some of my blonde locks.
Pizza – Me and Andy LOVE pizza, we eat it almost every weekend. Yes, we can eat pizza in any country but, if we are out in the sticks and want to live frugally we need to eat local food, so pizza will have to be a very occasional treat.
My bed – Who doesn’t love their own bed, epically with some fresh sheets on? From my limited experience of bed in Aisa, I don’t think they will ever compare to the comfort of our memory foam king-size bed.
Make-up – Yes, I admit it, I’m a little vein when it comes to my appearance, but don’t we all like to try and look our best?. I wear make-up on a daily basis, I rarely leave the house without it. Not only is it an added expense we could do without, I can’t cope with wearing make-up in a hot climate, it just melts off my face. I’m going to have to learn to embrace having a bare face.
Trashy TV – Due to working long hours we spend a lot of our time veggin’ out on the sofa watching TV. Whilst we do enjoy the news, documentaries, and programs based on true events, more often than not we are that tiered in an evening that we prefer to watch programs that require much concentration. I’m ashamed to admit it but, programs such as TOWIE, MIC, Love Island and Ex on the Beach are all on series link on our tele. I’m even more ashamed to admit that I actually like all of those programs too.
Live music – Music is a big part of both of our lives. See live bands is something we look forward to, we often make a whole weekend away of it. I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing some bands in different countries but I’m not sure the likes of bands such as Arctic Monkeys will be touring some of the places we intend on visiting. My Apple Music subscription is just another expense we can do without. Over the next year I want to rip as many albums on to a USB stick as possible.
My black wardrobe – By this I mean my horde of black clothing. I live in black, I have hardly any colour in my wardrobe. My signature look is a little rock chic. I live in black skinny jeans and leather jacket, unfortunately they aren’t suitable to traveling in Asia. When we travel I tend to adopt a more bohemian style. Yes, it’s incredibly ‘cliché’ for travellers to go all boho/ hippyfied but my super baggy harem trousers and Birkinstocks are really comfortable when I’m travelling. If that makes me a cliché traveller, then so be it!
Skiing – If you read my blog, you will know we are keen skiers! Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s much snow in Asia. If we can make it to New Zealand, we might try and get some in but it will depend how our bank balance is looking.
What would you miss about home?