It’s taken me longer than ever to get back into gear after the summer. Cyprus was amazing, and I’m still dreaming of that hammock!
I’m sure I didn’t used to find it this hard. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, the kids are too, and the summer is just so enjoyable now. It doesn’t feel like hard work, and it definitely did when they were younger.
So I think you can say, I’ve had serious summer holiday blues.
So when Jet2.com and Jet2holidays got in touch with me, they must have telepathically known that I’d been feeling this way. They sent me a few things to give me a bit of a summer blues pick me up. It was described as a hamper of wellness, full of gifts and treats to make me feel good inside and out. First up there was a Jet 2 voucher, so I can start thinking about and booking my next holiday. If I could go anywhere it would be New York for a week. I have a yearning to visit the Empire State Building, Central Park and Grand Central Station. I’d love to catch a show on Broadway, and have drinks at Barcard and Pianos. Oh and the shopping a Christmas time would be amazing I bet.
As I went through all of the items, the colouring book and pencils really made me smile. I was asked last year to attend a Staedtler event in London with the Queen of adult colouring in Johanna Basford, I honestly had not understood what the fuss all about when it came to simple colouring, but if you are just a tiny bit creative but stressed out, it’s incredibly satisfying and relaxing thing to do.
Last weekend the girls and my husband were out, and so I had some time to myself. It felt so indulgent that in the middle of the day I had a few of the tasty things they send me, the kale chips were delicious. I lit a candle, popped on some music and used one of those face masks. Don’t tell, but I might have had a little snooze using my new eye mask too. I’m going to make sure I take that the next time I fly long haul as it was so comfortable.
This week, I’ve definitely felt a little better thanks to my chill out last weekend. It’s made me realise I definitely need to make some time to myself. I’m planning on just that this coming Friday. Huge thanks to Jet2 for the gifts, and for helping me get rid of those post holiday blues.