This will be the last time you hear from me this year as in two days time I will be flying off to sunny Thailand for 2 weeks!
It’s been a great year for me, and even better for my brand The Secret Scent Societe’ which has grown from strength to strength. I’ve become a lot more relaxed in my approach to business which I feel has helped me become a better business women. I’ve also taken more risks this year with regards to sending off my products to bloggers to have them reviewed (which I wasn’t all that keen on doing previously) and finally getting a professional photographer to photograph my products.
I’ve also introduced some new products this year which have had a really good response from my customers: Wood Wick Candles, Bespoke Reed Diffusers, Hair Perfume and my very first Eau de Parfum “First Love”.
Next year I hope to create more Perfumes, perhaps a Massage Candle, Bath Bombs, and lots more! Tis all very exciting.
I wish you all the very best of festive holidays, with lots of good food, laughter and quality time spent with the ones you love. I will be thinking of you whilst I’m luxuriating myself on Lamai Beach with a glass of French 75.
So, until 2016:
The nickname for Thailand is “The land of the smiley people” and in precisely 2 weeks time I will be smiling along with them as I’m off to Thailand! (yay me!)
Not only will it be my first time away from home at Christmas time, but it will also be my first time away with Ian at Christmas and both of our first times visiting Thailand. So, plenty of firsts!
Apart from sampling all of the lovely food on offer (I LOVE Thai food), I also want to see some of the famous Buddhist temples, and I’d love to see some wildlife (though I’m not sure that I agree with elephant trekking or watching monkey entertainment shows) – I’d much rather see animals in their natural habitat. And let us not forget the multitude of beautiful beaches of which Koh Samui, the part of Thailand that I’m visiting has an abundance of.
Anthong Marine Park, which has been featured in Hollywood films such as Leonardo De Caprio’s The Beach is spectacularly beautiful and offers a variety of activities on it’s surrounding islands such as kayaking, scuba diving and kayaking.
As we’ll be celebrating Ian’s birthday whilst we’re in Thailand, I have booked an allday boat trip to Anthong Park which he doesn’t know about yet. I’m excited because I’ve a pretty good idea that a) he’s not expecting it and b) he’ll love it. So I’m content.
I have no idea how they commemorate Christmas in Thailand but I’m sure it’s not going to be anything like in England so I’m just going to go with it and see what happens.