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The Day I (Unknowingly) Met Tina Turner!

When you’re a holiday rep every day is different, but some days are more different that others. Back in 2013 I was working in Menorca for Cosmos, which was owned back then by a Swiss billionaire who was so rich the company was just a little hobby for his son! 392 more words


Experiences from the Field

ADAPT: North held our second evening lecture on Wednesday 24th January. We have now grown in size, and boost a committee numbering 12 members (on a good day!) Establishing a committee to help with the organisation and running of evening lectures has been a huge help, and I found this lecture to be much easier to plan than our first one in August were there were just 3 of us trying to plan everything! 872 more words

Working Overseas

The Worst & Weirdest Holiday Complaints I've Ever Heard!

When I was a rep I spent most of my time dealing with customers’ problems, so I’ve seen my fair share of strange complaints. Whenever I thought I’d heard it all, something else would come along to shock me. 1,045 more words


Back to work (but in Peru)

I’VE just finished cooking spag-bog but experimenting with kidney beans. They are undercooked. I listen to Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare Album and The Cure, drinking coffee, hoping I’ll finish this blog and have time to read a Russell Brand book, and knowing I have to iron a shirt, clean my travel mug, and make a peanut sandwich before I sleep. 548 more words



The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.

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What It's Like To Work Overseas at Christmas

When I was a rep, I spent three Christmasses on the trot away from home: two in Lapland and one in Spain. For many people, Christmas is a time to be with family, and the idea of being in a different country is just awful, but for me spending the day abroad was one of the weirder items on my bucket list. 1,201 more words


Life as a Holiday Rep in Lapland

Never in a million years did I think I’d get the chance to do even one season in Lapland, never mind two. For a start, I really don’t like the cold, I’m definitely a summer girl! 2,495 more words