Sunday, 27 March 2016

Europe Trip Diary Entry #5 4th April, 2016

Hello everyone! How are we all? I hope you had a fantastic Easter.  

I understand Easter was over a week ago but I thought I would recall my Easter for those of you who care.  I began my Easter morning in one of the most beautiful churches I've ever been in.  Being in church on that Sunday morning brought a very melancholy feeling upon me.  I sat in church all alone when I am used to spending every Easter in church with my family at home.  Being in church made me miss my family more than ever however I realised that although I didn't understand the language (it was a French mass) nor did I know anyone I felt welcome there.  I felt like we were all a family of people , accepting of each other despite us being a large variety of cultures and language we were all there together for the same reason.  It felt very homely and made my Easter away from home a lot easier.

I spent that next part of my day doing my food shopping and eating chocolate before going out for dinner with a group of friends and having a few drinks at the bar.  

I now have just under two weeks left here and I am getting as much skiing in as possible.  This means exploring new runs and freaking out at the top of one of the longest runs on my own! Whoops! I am slowly improving and gaining more speed day by day!

Here is a picture at the top of one of my runs this morning!



I have decided recently that I am in fact returning to New Zealand at the end of May and I will go home to spend a season in Queenstown to work and live.  After my season there I am hoping to come back to the UK to live and work for a couple years until I decide to settle down and have a career.  
I have come to a realisation whilst being here that I need to stop stressing over my future so much.  There are so many older people here doing seasons and travelling, living a very carefree life without settling down and it has taught me that settling down at a young age isint as necessary as I previously assumed.  It's taught me to be young and carefree and to focus on travelling and living my life the way I want to.  

So I think that is all I have to say for this week.  Not to much of an update but I think I may do either a favourites post of things I'm loving or a post on how to survive learning to ski! So look out for those coming your way at a slightly later date.  


Love you all,
Till next time, 
Megan Cook.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Europe Trip Diary Entry #4 22nd, March 2016

Hello everyone!

I found a pretty little spot by Lac de Motriond on a walk the other week!


Long time no see I know! I apologise for my lack of posts I have been very busy.  
I thought I would inform you that I am in fact still alive and well! I am still enjoying my time in Morzine however I haven't achieved much mountain time unfortunately due to myself getting ill again (suprise suprise I know!) I feel like I recover from one illness and onto another!  I am hoping to hit the slopes hard in my last segment of my stay here in the next couple of weeks or so and even get a few lessons and conquere some more challenging runs and improve my confidence.

We had a massive downpour of snow a couple of weeks ago however since then it hasent snowed at all and the weather has really warmed up resulting in pretty average snow right at the minute.  All of us here are just crossing our skis for another downpour, however it is slightly doubtful as we are now heading into spring.  

We are now entering the last month or so of the season now which is really odd as the time seems to have gone so quickly while being out here.  I still can't wrap my head around the fact that I'm leaving in just over 3 weeks to Sardinia and it's only a month and 6 days until my big trip starts.  It's a melancholy feeling when your time in a place like this starts beginning to come to a close.  Although I would love to stay I'm also so excited to be off onto new and exciting pastures and to see more of this beautiful chunk of the world.  The end nearing also makes me ponder and ponder more on what I would like to do after my trip.  Whether to stay in Europe or to go home.  Whether to go home and work, study or go to Queenstown for a season.  There are so many options that all seem so good but I'm just keeping my options open and going with the flow and seeing where the next couple months take me.

I would like to also give a little shoutout to two of my best friends! Shannon who turned 18 on the 22nd of March and Grace who turned 19 on the 21st.  It's weird being away for your friends big moments in life.  I haven't not seen Shannon on or at least around her birthday since she probably turned 7 and now she's turned the big 18 and I'm 18,569Km away from her.  These are the moments when I thank the lord for modern technology and the ability to wish her a happy birthday and her receive it 3 seconds later on the other side of the world.  However I do have to say time difference is a bitch! 

Anyway! That is my little update for this week! I hope you enjoyed it and I will try my hardest to make another one this time next week for you all.  

I watched an ice hockey game for the first time last week! Intense game!


Love you all,
Till next time, 
Megan Cook.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

LONDON ADVENTURES VLOG

Hey guys! I made my first YouTube video so go check it out!

It's a vlog on my channel of my overnight trip to London! 





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Love you all,
Till next time, 
Megan Cook.

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