Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The comforts of coming home
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?