Post-holiday blues

Ah the joys of coming home from two glorious weeks of sunshine and lazing about while hubby becomes my hero and does all the cooking, to pouring rain, unfathomable amounts of washing and ironing, and empty fridge and a week of cooking to get organised. Some things never change. Some things do though. This is what I used to say on holiday before I had children:
– Pass the Marlborough Lights love
– Another cocktail? Sure, make it three.
– Do you sell Ambre Solaire oil?
– Let’s go to that cosy little restaurant and have a long romantic night
– Let’s go clubbing!!
– We can walk around these ancient Greek ruins and then have a bottle of Rose for lunch
– Oooh – Shops!! I’ll meet you in an hour.

Here’s what I said on a holiday with two young children and pregnant:
– Put your hats on girls.
– Have you put cream on the kids?
– Shall we just go to bed when they settle? It’s been a long day.
– Don’t run round the pool!
– NO! You’ll turn into an ice-cream if you have any more.
– OK, no more ruins. Let’s find a playground.

Still, wouldn’t change a thing. OK, maybe the loads of washing.

About Grin & Tonic by Alana Kirk

Bouncing into middle age armed with courage, ambition and a pair of tweezers (chin hairs for anyone over the age of 45 reading this) I am a writer with a mission: to redefine this midway point in my life when the last thing I want to do is hang up my high heels and become invisible. This is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end. A single mum to 3 fabulous girls, an author, and a fundraising consultant, both ends of my candle are on fire. As I enter this new stage of my life, I want to explore what it means for 'mid-aged' women today, who were promised they could have it all, ended up doing it all, and just do not identify with the traditional image of middle age.
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1 Response to Post-holiday blues

  1. Foodie Mummy says:

    Ha ha ha. Mine would be pretty much the same! Good to hear from you. Hope you had a good time!


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