This week’s word really has to be reality. After 2 fab weeks off, a holiday to Rhodes (which I will blog about when hubby sorts the pics!!) and Brit Mums Live 16, I have to come down back to earth for a bit.

I have been thrown back into normality; work, one on one gremlin time (which is lovely really), normal diet and exercise regime and just a normal life.

This really isn’t that bad, as life is usually pretty good but it just really sucks coming back from holiday, especially one which is all inclusive and we had the parents on hand.


I’ll tell you:

  • I have to wash up and tidy the kitchen after my hubby cooks! Why oh why?? After 11 days of lovely hotel staff smiling and taking away my plates this one is a bugger.
  • The sun goes in. How dare there be clouds? How dare there be rain?
  • I have to wear proper clothes. I have to look smart for work. All I want to do is shove my bump and rest of my body into a bikini and cover up.
  • I have to set an alarm. We are actually waking before the gremlin at the moment – around 6.45am. A 6.05am alarm call is not acceptable.
  • I have to use my brain. No more mind numbing books and catching up on 3 weeks of Eastenders on my iPad. No kids disco, listening to Aqua and Europop. Nope, that brain has been cleaned with a feather duster and I need to use it again at work.
  • I have the gremlin back on my knee half way through a meal. I got quite used to Nanny being the mug and letting her do that!!
  • I have to drive my car. I usually feel like I have forgotten how on holiday. Bye bye walks and taxis, hello rush hour and stop-start driving with the Brum loons.

This is ranty but don’t you just wish hols just lasted that bit longer?

We wouldn’t want them forever, as they wouldn’t be special but sometimes I just want to be LAZY!

Don’t you?

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  1. July 1, 2016 / 7:52 am

    I really agree with you, it’s such a come down isn’t it. I always find walking off the plane to cloudys the urgh we’re back moment and from then on its traffic, washing and getting ready for normality. Hope britmums eased you back in! X
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  2. July 1, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Lol, love this post and agree with you that it would be nice to be able to be lazy for a little longer – especially with regards to the washing up and tidying up! Was so lovely to see you at Britmums last weekend though and let’s hope we get some sunshine again soon to help ease those post-holiday blues! #WotW

  3. July 1, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I always tend to get the blues after a holiday, not only is it back to reality but everything you’ve waited for and been excited for is now done and dusted. I even feel that way if I have another holiday booked later in the year.

  4. July 1, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Its tough coming back from holiday and hitting reality again. I felt the same when we got back a few weeks ago. You soon forget and find yourself back in the normal routine though (good or bad??). #WoTW
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  5. July 1, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Oh, the bliss of being waited on is always my favourite part – I hate having to then sort meals and then clear and clean up! Yes to holidays lasting longer! Hope you’re settling back into the day to day OK, glad you had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
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  6. July 1, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Yes! I luckily get to stay at home so if I’m honest, there’s a lot more chance to be lazy and I love it! But usually there’s a thousand and one things need doing so I have to force myself.

    Lazy days are the best, holidays are great because I too hate cleaning dishes and driving in traffic is the reason I’m on the lookout for an automatic!!!

    Great post! #binkylinky

  7. July 1, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Getting back into the swing of things after a holiday is always a shitter. We go away in 4 weeks and I’m depressed about having to come back already!

  8. July 2, 2016 / 7:43 am

    I’m so jealous, can’t wait to see the pics, Sounds amazing. Glad you had fun at BML, enjoyed your pros and cons post! #justanotherlinky
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  9. July 2, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    It’s always sooo hard to get back into normal life after a holiday isn’t it? I do feel for you! Sounds like you’ve come back down to earth with more than one bump lol!
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  10. July 2, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Ahh the holiday blues I know them well ! having to come back to the daily grind when you have had a week of luxurious relaxation and fun is difficult but then you can book another to look forward to so not all bad. #WotW
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  11. July 4, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Yup! I feel the same! We came back from an all inclusive holiday on Wednesday and I go back to tomorrow so I’m not looking forward to it! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
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  12. Nige
    July 4, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I’m with you ours went way to quick hate coming home thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

  13. July 6, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Hi Sarah, it’s been years since we went on holiday, but living in a holiday destination helps (maybe a plan for the future?). I do remember those holiday blues though when for what seems like weeks you’re think this time last week we were… Or this time two weeks ago we were….

    I hope you get back into the swing of things soon.

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