I've been back a couple of days from an all expenses paid Mediterranean Cruise I earned through Scentsy. The pictures will be coming soon as I'm waiting on getting some film developed from a vintage camera I took along on the trip.
I went out on the 3rd of May and spent two days in Barcelona before I boarded the Royal Carribean Liberty of the Seas. We then went to Cannes where we docked the 2nd day. I went out and spent a couple of hours looking at the city and saw the place where the famous Cannes film festival is located and I saw the beaches and the famous Carlton Hotel where they were preparing it for the World Premiere of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio. Then went and saw the antiques market and should have bought one of the amazing vintage posters of Cannes they had but C'est la vie. We then drove through the French Riviera up through the windy roads (oh my word...did I get car sick)....but saw Pierre Cardin's bubble house and some absolutely incredible views.
The next day we were off to Florence/Pisa. I had been before so there was specific things that I wanted to see and do on this trip. I went inside the Cathedral and Baptisery which was great because I never had a chance to do this the last time. The Cathedral especially was just gorgeous and it was fantastic to finally see it in Pisa. Florence was Gorgeous but we only had maybe 3 hrs free time and I had to fit lunch in there too. I went and found a pizza place and had an amazing plate of wild boar pasta before I wandered slowly back to the bus (of course having Gelato).
The Last excursion day was Rome. I had asked special permission because I have been to Rome several times and there was specific things I wanted to see and do instead, so I went with the group to get a ride and then left the group and spent the day on my own. I went to have Gelato at the Pantheon at my favourite Gelato place (best on the planet), then threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure I'd return (do you know the legend for this?) and then wandered up to the Spanish Steps and had lunch and then wandered up to the Villa Borghese Park and spent some time there taking pics and relaxing before I took the metro back to the meeting place to go back to the ship at St Peters Basilica.
The Last Day was a cruising Day and was time to enjoy the ship. I ended up going for a 5k run on the jogging track and then took a nap later in the day after getting some sun next to the pool. The Ship was seriously like Las Vegas on water. Everything you could possibly imagine they had. There was a lot of food to eat and the evening times especially were amazing meals in a fancy dining room. As far as my free time, I didnt want to do any of the shows as this was supposed to be a chance to catch up on sleep this trip and most didnt start until after 9pm and after the excursions I was just seriously tired. So I didnt take advantage of that part but I did do other things and LOVED the chance to watch movies outdoors on their big screen. The last night I watched the Wizard of Oz and it was glorious.
Most of the rest of the group had their own things they wanted to do so spent most of the time on my own which I was ok with. Was a little sad I wasnt able to create some of the bonds some did, but on the other hand I had so much I wanted to see and I wouldnt have been able to see 1/2 of what I had seen if I had gone round with others. In the end it was my holiday and there's plenty of time to be social right?
Scentsy gave us little prezzies....we got a Tshirt, backpack, luggage tags, Lip Balm and Sunscreen (OMG they smell amazing) and leather photo album to remember the trip by.
I did get a chance to be a little social in the evenings at dinner and have never laughed or smiled so hard in my life. SOOOOOOO much fun and with the good food it was especially wonderful. I did make a few new friends I hadnt expected and had some special time with one of the Superstar Directors (Heidi's mum) who came on the trip from the USA.
I cried when the trip ended because I needed this trip in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY and it was just an incredible blessing. Its very hard to describe how special these Scentsy trips are unless you go on one. If everyone knew about the quality of these trips.....there would be 1) no doubting ever that Scentsy does work, 2) A lot more people would join. But you are just going to have to take my word for it and if you arent a part of Scentsy.....to take the leap.
I spent some special time with Heidi and Orville Thompson from Scentsy. It was so incredibly wonderful to have this chance as how many companies have such access to the CEO/President? They are very down to earth and I feel priviledged to know them.
Anyway......my thoughts could seriously go on forever about the cruise. Looking forward to next year. After the cruise ended I spent an extra two days in Barcelona which was nice and a chance to sleep and see some of the sights. Its been an adjustment to come back home but I feel energised and excited about the future with Scentsy.....
ON TO CONVENTION IN AUGUST!!!! :)