The Start of #myyummystory

Hi chums!
I can't believe that it is almost the end of May and just under three weeks until I fly off to the US to start #myyummystory! It seems surreal that from applying for a position on the Loews Hotels Summer 2017 Program back in November, I am now almost ready to go - VISA approved, DBS check completed, plane tickets booked and just my case to finish packing!





I fell in love with Florida the very first time I went there and it became my dream to one day spend a whole summer working in the Sunshine State. When I saw the chance to apply to take part in a cultural exchange program I knew this was the perfect option for me. Not only do I love languages and travel, I also have a passion for experiencing and learning about new cultures. I was thrilled to be accepted on the program and am now super excited at the thought of spending a whole summer learning about the American culture (and experiencing my first 4th July celebrations in the US!).



I am looking forward to taking on a role as a lifeguard with Loews as I have always had a passion for swimming, more competitively when I was younger, and now for fitness and fun.



I can’t wait to begin the summer of a lifetime, working hard and playing hard whilst making new friends and lots of happy memories! As always I will be blogging my trip throughout, so if you would like to be notified of my news updates then you can sign up to my bloglovin’ (there’s a link in the column on the right).


I am now just counting down the days until the adventure begins!

Love as always

Emma
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5 things you should know before a Colour Run

Hi chums!

Last Sunday I took part in my first race which was a Colour Run. It was 5km and was really fun! I wasn't really sure what to expect when I signed up so I thought I would do this blog post for anyone who is thinking of doing a Colour Run.


1. What is the colour?

The colour is basically a plastic bag of coloured dust which you throw on yourself and on your friends to make it look like a rainbow just threw up on you.

I don't know if this is the case with every colour run, but for the one I did everyone was given one bag of colour which was pre-paid in the ticket price. Then if you want any more colour you have to pay for it so remember to bring some money along with you!


2. Does the colour stain?

No, it doesn't stain, but I would recommend getting your clothes washed as soon as you get back from the run because the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to get the colour out.

The only piece of clothing which I found hard to get the stains out of was my sports bra. I'm not sure whether it's the material or something, but on the whole, my clothes are now colour free!



3. What do I do with my phone?

My sister and I were paranoid about our phones because we didn't want any colour dust getting in the speaker holes or doing anything to damage them. Our advice which is tried and tested: cling film.

This may sound really stupid but wrap up your phone in some cling film, leaving the camera on the back free so that you can still take photos. It's such a thin material that you can still use the touch screen, but it stops any dust from getting into your phone.

 

4. Do I need to train for the Colour Run?

This is completely up to you! As I've said before, this was my first race so I can't really compare it against anything else, but in my case there was such a mix of people who were walking and running, so you don't really need to train.

I tend to run 3/4 times a week anyway so I found the run ok, but there's no pressure at all, it's just a fun event!


5. Should I bring water?

This is true for any race, but I can't tell you how important it is to have water with you! I would recommend keeping really hydrated before the race and then taking a bottle of water with you. Don't take a massive bottle with you though because remember you have to carry it!


I hope my tips helped! I really enjoyed the Colour Run and would definitely do it again!

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions which I haven't managed to answer.

I hope you're all having a fab weekend!

Love as always

Emma
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What is the best Austrian food?

Hi chums!

When I went skiing in Austria, one thing that we really enjoyed was trying out some traditional Austrian food, 

We had quite a big breakfast so we decided we would share because we didn't want a massive meal so on this post I'm going to tell you about three different types of food and I'm going to rate them out of ten.


1. Austrian Sausage - it was basically a Frankfurter but better!

Score: 8/10 - I'm a huge fan of sausages and obviously chips are a given fave! This was a perfect pit stop snack to share on the slopes (depending on how hungry you are of course!)


2. Germknödel - it's described online as a fluffy yeast dough dumpling filled with spiced plum jam. I would personally describe it more as quite a dense cake with jam in the middle. It had vanilla sauce poured all over it which was delicious!

Score: 9/10 - I absolutely loved the sauce and the cake, but I wasn't a huge fan of the spiced plum jam so that's why I gave it an 9, but I would recommend trying it. 4 of us ate this is a matter of minutes so I can definitely say that it went down well with everyone!


3. Gröstl - potato, onion, bacon and egg fry up

Score: 7/10 - anything with eggs has always got my vote! I liked this dish a lot, but the only thing I would change is the meat. The meat was nice, but for some reason I wasn't obsessed with it. I still loved the meal as a whole though and would say it's worth trying!


Our favourite restaurant in Kitzbühel was called Hochbrunn which was at the bottom of the one of runs we went down a lot.



Probably the best parts of being there was that the owner had the most adorable dog called Simba who would wonder around all the tables. He was the cutest thing I literally wanted to take him home!


Although my favourite food will forever be Italian (pizza and pasta, ya know) but I was impressed by Austrian food. My favourite thing I tried was definitely the Germknödel mmmmmm!

Thanks for reading!

Love as always

Emma
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A Week Skiing in Kitzbühel

Hi chums!

I have so many photos from my week on the slopes in Kitzbühel, Austria and I wanted to share them here on my blog. 

The weather was unusually warm for the time of year we went so it melted so so quickly throughout the week but it was still a super fun week of skiing and I took lots of photos on my phone!
























Kitzbühel is a really beautiful place to go skiing but I would recommend going early in the year. We went there in the last week of March and if I was lucky enough to go again I think I'd like to go in January/February time.

Thanks for checking out this post!

Love as always

Emma
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Exploring the town of Kitzbühel

Hi chums!

When I went to Kitzbühel last week I had no idea how beautiful the town would be or how much I would love it. We ended up walking into town every day after skiing to wonder around and take lots of pictures, of course!



The buildings are so colourful and it kind of reminded me of Burano in Italy!



When we went the weather was sooo warm, but if I go again in winter I would 100% go on a sleigh ride because they trips around the city and I think it would be so cute!








There are lots of cute, individual shops like old book shops which we went in, but there are also some more well known shops like Superdry.







We had an ice cream most afternoons because we were so hot when we got off the slopes. The best ice cream shop is the one by the town hall - there is every flavour under the sun! I tried mango, forest berries and butter cookies (not all on the same day though lol).




At the end of the high street there is a huge church. We didn't actually go inside but we enjoyed walking round the outside and getting some snaps.







Kitzbühel is such a pretty town. I really want to go back when it is all snowy and cold in the town because I think it will look even cuter!

Thanks for reading this post!

Love as always

Emma
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