The Post Holiday Comedown






Coming back from holiday is never ideal. Not only do you have to fight with the baggage carousel at Heathrow, then there’s going back to work, being poor from having eaten too many lobster rolls and having to do ALL the washing.

HOW did I wear all of these knickers?!!

Also I decided to do something really cute and agreed to work on the day I got back. So with my head hung in shame I had to wheel my suitcase on to the Piccadilly line after an overnight flight and go straight to my desk. Really nice forward planning there…

At least some miracle worker on British Airways made the sterling decision to put Bridget Jones in the film selection. I would get platinum air miles just for the pleasure of watching that at 35,000 feet.

In the week since our return, while I continue to be thoroughly deprived of sleep and eating 3 carbohydrate-solid meals a day to sustain my energy levels (tight trousers an inevitable side effect) I’ve been re-living my New York dream by having the photographs on a constant loop.

When I’m on my laptop it’s generally the rule of 3 – first tab whatever I’m actually meant to be doing, second tab photographs of Times Square and third tab Skyscanner on refresh trying to book my return as soon as possible.

One of my only regrets about when I lived in America was not making the effort to capitalise on internal flights and visit New York every damn weekend.

Probs too busy losing the feeling in my fingers in -40 degree temperatures. LOL memories.

It goes without saying that being fixated on your next holiday has lowered general productivity levels this week, but hey I’m blogging for the first time in ten days SO SCREW YOU CRITICS.

Afterall it’s tough being separated from your one true love and all it’s bountiful food and funning opportunities. And if you’ve never had the chance to visit, then I must insist that you get your little paws down to the travel agent (do they even still exist?!?!) and book those flights this minute.

You won’t regret it.

Jacket, Top, Trousers, Bag – COS

  • Its so bloody addictive isn’t it?! I spend a good 80% of my life scheming about how I can get back to New York… x

    Sophie Cliff

    • Should we just abandon all responsibility and go?!!! YOU GET THE SUITCASES

  • Coming back home after a holiday is just the worst feeling ever. Massive props to you for going in on your day off the day you got back! NYC just looks so incredible.
    Bee xxx

    • Hahahah thanks I needed that support 😉 xxxx

  • Cate Cruse

    This is such a cool outfit! End of holiday blues are hell xxx

    The perks of being a hipster – Live like you were dying

    • Aww thanks so much Cate !

  • NY is my dream! Your culottes are bery cool. Thanks for the post.
    with ♥ by Masha | BRIGHT QUIETNESS

  • Josie

    Oh my god, how the hell did you manage to go to work? Well done to you, you deserve a bonus or at least I hope they got you some donuts or something haha. NYC is number one on my list as soon as I’m able to travel again! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

    • Hahahha I have no idea. Such a stupid idea!! I really hope you get to go – how are you feeling? Glad you’re out of hospital!! xxx

  • Sam

    I agree that the post travel blues are awful but we’d never go anywhere I guess, if we were put off by them! You look lovely in these photos too :) xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

    • Aww thanks Sam that’s very kind :)

  • I went to New York for a week in May and I still miss it SO much, it’s such an amazing city so I can definitely relate to the post holiday blues!! Can’t believe you managed to go straight to work, it took me days to recover haha I was a sleepy mess when I went back to work the next day xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

    • Hahahah honestly I don’t know how I did it looking back – anything for New York hey!!?!

  • It’s been years since I last went to New York, that’s got to change. I’m so pleased you had such an amazing time. It’s definitely better to have the memories and plans to return than not to have been.

    Vikki, xx

    • Hey Vikki, thanks for your lovely comment! Hope you’re well xx