Catching up

So after a month of no blogging I decided it was about time I wrote something again! Sometimes life gets in the way and things happen that you weren’t expecting.

The best cure? A day out with your best friend. Luckily, after a few tough weeks and not everything going as I had hoped, this was exactly what was on the cards, and after a busy flight to Manchester I was ready to go.

I hopped on the train to Sheffield, where Lucy is at university, and it was a beautiful sunny day. She was waiting for me at the train station, and we strolled down one of the main streets for a browse in the shops. (Of course!)
As she had to go to lectures in the afternoon and I had to get back to Manchester in time for the wake up call, we only had a few hours to spend together. After a spot of shopping we headed over towards the cathedral.

ImageAs you can see the sun was out and it was a lovely day!


We chose a little cafe next to the cathedral and sat by the window.


Before we knew it, we’d ordered cream tea…scones with jam, clotted cream and a big pot of tea! 


We sat and chatted until Lucy was going to be late for her lecture and I was going to miss the train if we didn’t stop talking, so she dropped me off at the station and we went our separate ways. The day was definitely far too short, but it was so lovely to catch up and get some much needed advice from one of the people who knows me best!


I tried to get a picture of all the lovely hills covered in tiny little lambs, but of course the train was going a bit too fast! When I see the beautiful countryside England has to offer, I do sometimes wish I still lived there….and then I remember that 99% of the time it’s raining, haha!

A day trip in the sunshine with my lovely best friend was just what I needed, and it has definitely cheered me up a whole lot!


P.s. If you want more regular day to day updates of what is happening in my life, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @rachelwwilson!



  1. Nilesh
    June 2, 2014 / 9:40 am

    Hi you write quite interesting as I read few posts. I travel a lot by emirates and always talk to the inflight crew as like meeting now people. Iive in Mumbai and if you ever manage to come here let me know. I will show you the place and u will love it the most. I have already submitted my email addresses. Keep writing

    • June 10, 2014 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks for reading, I’m glad you enjoy it! I’ll let you know if I ever come to Mumbai! 🙂

  2. oscar
    May 30, 2014 / 10:11 am

    Hi there. I loved looking all your pictures posted here in your blog. We have the same interests, travelling to different places, meeting people and taking some pictures as memories and remembrance. Haha,,, i am a frustrated F/A. I worked and lived in Dubai also for 2 years and same sentiments, there are things that i dislike as well, but more of things that i like also. I missed the shawarma, going to different places with my friends during day off. Stay happy & take care always… Wanting to be your friend here… yoghurlover<",))<<

    • June 10, 2014 / 6:11 pm

      Hey, thanks for reading 🙂 Glad you had some good times in Dubai 🙂 Take care!

  3. Anonymous
    May 13, 2014 / 7:34 am

    Sorry hit ‘done’ too soon. I am a working mother landlocked in Colorado so I live vicariously through your adventures! Things is love to hear more about: I wonder how you stay alert and professional when your days and nights are mixed up. Any tricks? And are there things passengers do that are annoying? Also, would love to hear about your new place and how Dubai has been since you’ve been there awhile now. What has been a place you really loved/disliked that was unexpected for you? Thanks again for the blog!

    • May 27, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      Hi there, thanks for reading! 🙂
      To answer some of your questions:
      Staying awake when it’s the middle of the night/ sleep’s so hard! Coffee!! Lots of coffee! And if you’re onboard just talking to everybody and walking around and doing things helps to stop you from falling asleep sitting in your jumpseat, haha!
      Plenty of things that pax do are so annoying, I’ll have to do a full blog post about it sometime, I think I did one a while back about how to be my favourite passenger! (An example…if our 2 meal choices are chicken and beef, don’t ask why I haven’t got any pasta or fish! Yes, people ask that kind of thing all the time, haha! I think they think we are a restaurant!!)
      My new place is so, so great. I’m right in the heart of the city now, compared to being on the border of Sharjah before (so stuck out in the desert really!) and I’m also living with a friend which makes things a whole lot nicer. Apart from that I was sharing a bathroom before and while I got used to it, it’s amazing having my own bathroom now!
      Dubai is great, there’s a lot of things I dislike but there are so many more that I like, which is why I’m still here and planning on staying for a few more years at least! I think if I wasn’t flying and exploring new places all the time I’d get fed up of Dubai very quickly, especially now approaching summer where it’s too hot to do anything!
      There are so many places which I probably would never have visited, for example Seoul in Korea was somewhere that I really liked and would probably not have visited if it wasn’t for my job, Plenty more places that I love, I think it would be impossible to pick a favourite!
      Thanks again for reading and for commenting 🙂 xxx

  4. Anonymous
    May 13, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Love your blog!! Please keep it up

  5. Sara
    May 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    LOVE your blog! I am interested in a flight attendant career but bough my first house last year so do have a small mortgage to pay off. I hope this is not too cheeky a question and you absolutely do not have to answer but I would like to ask if you could give me a rough estimate or a ball park idea of what Emirates flight attendants salaries would be like. I get that at first it may be less and eventually goes up but if you could get me any kind of info on this I would REALLY appreciate it! I would love to go for a career with Emirates but as I do have some financial commitments I would be a little hesitant as I am not sure if I could afford it? Thanks! 😀

    • May 27, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      Hi there, thanks for reading 🙂 I’m not really comfortable discussing the exact amounts of my finances online, however I think it totally depends on each person. I’ve met people who have said they save practically all their money and send the rest home to their families, some who have taken out loans and still manage to get into debt because they just spend spend spend. I personally find that you can definitely save some, it just depends on you who much you want to save. Hope this helps a little bit! xx

  6. Anonymous
    May 7, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    so good to read your diary again… look forward to more dubai journals..

    • Fan
      May 8, 2014 / 7:24 am

      same here.. you’ve been missed! please don’t do this again to us 🙂

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