I'd never been on a girls holiday before. I'm not sure why, because it turns out, it was one of the best holiday's I've ever had!
Friendships have always been tricky for me. I had a handful of lovely friends at school, but I never quite fit into any of the "groups" (we all know that high schools are filled with friend groups) so I found my teenage years quite difficult. I preferred to hang out in the art department, or with my boyfriend at the time.
University was different. First the first time in my life, I felt like I was surrounded by people who were interested in the same things as me. I absolutely loved the people I was at university with (in fact, I'd go as far to say as they're the only reason I completed my degree!). But sadly, they all moved to London when we finished, and I stayed in Cornwall.
The first year after finishing uni was quite lonely. I didn't know many people. That was when I started blogging. I discovered a few other people who wrote blogs who were based in Cornwall, and we quickly connected. One of those people was Anna.
We met up on a random day, and went on a walk around Falmouth. I took a few photos of her, and we had a great time. I left that day not really knowing how big of an impact she'd have on my life, but the reality is that she's made a huge one.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that Anna and I meet up about once a week now, if not more. It turns out that we're basically the same person - she designs websites and blogs, I take photographs and blog. We're both a myers briggs "INFJ" (go do the test if you've never done it!), we're both self employed, and we're both pretty ambitious people.
We've been talking about going on a girls holiday for a long time, and it took us a long time to actually book it, but when we did, I was so excited. And also a bit nervous! I've never spent that much time alone with a girlfriend before - Would we hate each other? Would I get on her nerves? Would she snore?!
Turns out, I didn't need to be worried at all... after all, we're basically the same person!
I've been going to Ibiza my whole life. I'm super lucky that my godmother lives on the island, so whenever I feel a need to get to my island paradise, she's always kind enough to put me up. Victoria is an extremely talented woman, and her home Ibiza has been featured in countless magazines, coffee table books, and blogs. She also runs one of the most incredible shops on the island: La Galeria Elefante. I knew that Anna would be excited about staying there.
As you can see from the photos in this post, Ibiza is a photographers paradise. Not only that, but Anna is gorgeous and *needs* photos for her blog, so I basically had 5 days of being able to get creative with my camera. What more could a photographer ask for?
Our days were spent sleeping till whenever we fancied, lounging by the pool for a few hours, then driving off to a beautiful beach, followed by dinner. We finished off most of our nights with a sunset.
Could a holiday be any more perfect? I'm not sure.
I'm not going to write a big "Ibiza Guide" post... because I already wrote one a few years ago! Click here to read it. And I guarantee you that Anna will write a much more in depth post about our trip, the places we went, and the locations.
So consider this post more of a visual diary, and if I'm honest, more of a reminder to myself of what a beautiful trip I had with my best friend.
PS. Anna doesn't snore!