Flowbella Hair Extensions Launched

Finally after months and months of work and research, I’m very pleased to say that Flowbella Hair has been launched. The website went live in June 2016 and so far it has been an amazing journey from working crazy hours, dealing with suppliers, web designers, and everything else in between.

Please visit our website at www.flowbella.com for more details.

 

Great Hair Extensions for Women who know the value of Quality!!!!!!!!

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LOSING MY SAFARI VIRGINITY – SOUTH AFRICA, MARATABA SAFARI LODGE

One gloomy Saturday morning in London, my partner says to me ‘darling I’m going to South Africa for work, I was thinking I could extend it to 5 days and we can have a nice little holiday together’. I paused for a moment, South Africa hmmm! I have never been but to be honest it never really crossed my mind, and fly for 11 hours for 5 days and spend 3 days on a safari holiday? That’s a little crazy. But hey why not!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never been on a safari holiday before (to be honest it never appealed to me), give me a beach holiday anytime. On second thoughts, life is all about new experiences so why not. My partner flew in two days before me so that he could get his work meetings out of the way.  I’m very much looking forward to my 11 hour flight, considering how much I love flying (not).

I arrived in Johannesburg early evening on the 23rd of June, completely exhausted after a 11 hour flight and if that wasn’t bad enough, it took one and half hour to go through customs. The good news is the train from Johannesburg to the main town was only 20 mins. After a long couple of hours travelling I was ready for bed.  Time to rest and tomorrow we will drive another 4 hours to our safari resort.

Our driver was a great gentleman, kept us entertained and before we knew it, we were 20 minutes away from the resort, and I must have nodded off without even realising given the long flight the previews day. It was early evening when we arrived, and the drive from the main gate to the safari lodge itself,  was 15 minutes. Whilst driving to the lodge, we saw two elephants who decided to block our path. The driver started to reverse back, ‘hmmm should I start to panic now, I thought?’

OMG – I must be dreaming.

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The resort itself was amazing, I could not believe my eyes, and it made the 4 hour drive worth it.

We stayed at Marataba Safari Lodge, which is located inside the reserve itself. This meant we often found animals like monkeys, zebras and antelope hanging out right around camp. Because there are no fences, armed guards would escort us to our lodge at night, this was because if we run into an animal on our way to the lodge, it can be dangerous, my human instinct would be to run which will not get me very far because if it’s a lion, that’s me gone!

Our safari group would start at 6am to have some coffee & muffins at the camp lodge and Shawn (our guide) also explained the plan for the day ahead.

View from our lodge:

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FELLING COLD, COLD, COLD

 

Me being silly and thinking even the African winter does not come close to the winter back home in London, I didn’t bring any winter clothes apart from one very light sweater, much to the delight of my partner. Let’s just say I had to buy a sweater and a scarf, yes it was freezing cold. ‘I kept thinking to myself, how it can be cold in Africa’. Lesson learnt!

 

After the quick meeting, it was time to jump into our open-air Land Rover.

We drove around for a couple of hours and saw various animals, it was an amazing experience being so close and personal next to the animals. To say I was perplexed would have been a bit of an understatement, I was in awe of the whole experience. It made the 11 hour flight and the drive worth every minute.  We saw Elephants, Cheetahs, Rhinos, Giraffes, zebras, cheeky monkeys (be careful they steal your things) amongst other animals.

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For me the best part of the safari was the river cruise where we saw anacondas, hippos, buffalos, elephants and the sunset, you have to see it to believe it. You cannot beat this view with a glass of Gin & Tonic in one hand and you’re loved next to you. I could stay here forever.

How can you beat this? Our river cruise watching the sunset, just magical.

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The only thing I didn’t like about the experience itself, when you go to sleep at night, you can hear the lions roar, and the monkeys jumping up and down your lodge. I can safely say, I would not be able to stay there alone. I was having trouble sleeping at nights, which meant I was exhausted during the day, being tired was not an option since we were there for only 2 nights.

 

Oh and how can you beat having a shower outside surrounded by nature?

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The whole safari experience in South Africa exceeded my expectations. I’m so happy to crossed this off my ‘things to do list’. I cannot wait to go back to Africa, for another memorable experience.

 

Blond highlights? Are you Mad!!!!!!

 

C1A80D44-7482-4B0D-AEB2-059070E0CE55I have decided to change my hair colour (done by my favourite Brazilian hairdresser). I have to say i was nervous when he said we will add blond highlights, my reply: ‘Blond are you mad? it will never work’ to which he replied trust me, it will work. This is the end result, I love it. I will keep this colour until August then see what else takes my fancy.

I used Flowbella Hair extensions, weft 20 inches. Check it out here: http://www.flowbella.com/product/weft-straight-2/ the hair is just too fabulous.

 

 

Seat Belt????? What do you mean seatbelt? – Madness of India

DAY 4

Today we are heading to Punjab to meet a supplier I have been in contact with, the car is picking us up at 12pm on the dot! Whilst waiting for the car at the lobby, I was praying that the car would be air conditioned because I don’t know how much more of this heat I can take.

The first thing I asked when we got into the car was, ‘where are the seatbelt?’ The driver replied, seatbelt? What seatbelt? These are only for novelty. In my head I was thinking, you expect us to drive for 8 hours without wearing any seatbelt? In this crazy traffic? My friend of course found the funny side and she was laughing away at my innocent yet serious question.

We take off and surprise surprise after 20 mins of driving we are pulled over by the police. Typical, I said to my friend, it’s just like the police in Africa I bet they want some money! We stayed inside the car and watched the driver plead with the policemen but they were having none of it. My friend said do not look a the policeman, we have 3 big suitcases they might think we have money blag bla bla.  Eventually our driver gets back in the car and we of course we asked him what happened, did you have to pay him? Yes he said, why I asked? Well I ‘JUMPED A RED LIGHT’ he said ‘Ha I take back what I said about all policemen to being corrupt.

The drive was long, the traffic was not bad at all, we eventually arrived in Ludhiana in our beautiful hotel. View Post

Let the adventure begin – India

The Adventure Begins!!!

This is my very first time travelling to India, the trip is both for an adventure and a new beginning for me.

After 13 years of working in the accountancy industry, I have decided it was time to leave all this behind and start my new business venture. After a lot of what ifs/and talking to my partner about it (who has been my rock throughout all this), it’s now or never!

Tickets booked, hotels, booked, there is no turning back now.

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