Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The comforts of coming home

We just got back from a few days holiday in the south of France. We enjoyed walks along the sea front with the warmth of the sun on our backs, playing on the rocky beach (a big hit with both a one year-old and a four-year old) and plenty of fun but also relaxing family time together. It's always a bit of a disappointment when a holiday comes to an end but there's also some comfort in returning to home and the familiarity you've been away from for a few days.

I particularly love being back in my own bed for a good night's sleep after an inevitably tiring travel day. I'm also happy to be back to home-cooked, healthy meals after the indulgence that often comes with a holiday. My son was excited to be reunited with his favourite toys and has renewed interest in them after some time apart.

This morning we resumed our regular routine, my husband was back to work and my son back to nursery. I took a certain satisfaction in returning to 'normality', ready to get up out of bed and start the day, enjoying my coffee and bowl of cereal for breakfast, getting the holiday washing done and restoring order after the unpacking was dealt with.

A large part of the pleasure of a holiday is the break from the daily grind and routine. With that break and distance, we return to our day-to-day life with a more refreshed outlook, greater appreciation for the regular things we often take for granted and renewed vigour for tackling what we all too often perceive to be the monotony of everyday life.

What do you look forward to when you return home from a holiday? Can you relate to my enjoyment of being back to the day-to day stuff or do you find yourself pining for the lazy days from your holiday?
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  1. I'm glad you had a good time in France. There's no place like home, you know. :) I like being in my own quiet bed, eating home made food, and even doing the laundry. And the convenience of all the organic and healthy food I can dream of minutes away from home.

    1. Yes, the convenience of organic and healthy food is something I also appreciate on my return. Indeed, no place like home!!


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