01 August, 2011

Life is not a dress rehearsal

Ever since I was a little girl, my dad told me "Life is not a dress rehearsal". While it was a phrase that stuck in my mind, it didn't resonate with me until I got a bit older, and realised that he was totally right! We spend so much of our lives at work; in meetings, and sometimes doing things we don't always enjoy. So when we have time off and go on holiday, we have to make the most of it. Take time to look up at that blue sky, breathe in that fresh air to give us new energy for when we have to return to reality!


One of my passions is travel - another is research, which combine to make a brilliant partnership! I love finding places off the beaten track; hotels that make you go 'ooooooh'; B&B's that make you feel you could just unpack your suitcase and stay forever, and attractions in different countries that you may not find in your guide book! 




This is why I decided to start Travel Lightbulb - I want to share some of the great things I've found on my travels. I also want to know about the places you've been that you're passionate about. I want you to get involved by commenting on the places I feature, and telling me about the ones that you've found yourself. As well as all that, I will no doubt be rambling about travel in general, and I hope you enjoy my endless chatter! After all, life is not a dress rehearsal - we need to make the most of our lives, and if we can do that through travelling, then all the better!

Life is not a dress rehearsal is my motto for life - what's yours? Post your comments below - get involved, and welcome to my blogging journey!

10 comments:

  1. Great first blog Mandy, I can't wait for the next one and as someone which has based many of my holidays around your great guides I can't recommend you highly enough. Can't wait to see where I should be going next x

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  2. Susannah Stewart1 August 2011 at 08:55

    looking forward to seeing what your first featured location is - and whether i have been there!

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  3. Exciting times Mandy! Looking forward to reading all your amazing travel gems... See you guys very soon! N & A xxx

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  4. Came to you via Blue Sky - loads of luck with your new blog - it look's lovely and I look forward to reading about your travels, and finding inspiration for my own.

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  5. Hi Mandy, good luck with your new blog. Nike's advertising slogan of,
    "Just Do It", is a shortened version of your, "Life is not a ..... ". Looking
    forward to reading your first featured holiday location.

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  6. Hi Mandy, great to see this idea. I'm looking to travel in the next week or so!! looking forward to all your blogging!!!

    Chris O'B

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  7. Thanks for all the comments above - it's great to have support on my first day in the blogging world, so thank you! The next post will be up later this week. I'm delighted to have you all following me :o)

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  8. Fantastic first blog Mand. Looking forward to many more. Pls start with the Caribbean islands as off there on a ship over Xmas and NYE! Supporting from Derbyshire. Xx

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  9. Enjoy it. Live it. Experience it. Is my motto for life.

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  10. Not a dress rehearsal indeed! So excited to learn more about some of the world's most fabulous places - and excited that you have launched your blog!
    BethXx

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