Alright, it’s official! My two-week vacation is over! No more English breakfast, no more sleeping in, no more lazily hanging around in a terrycloth robe all day, no more reading or watching TV until the wee hours, no more room service and no more cocktails by the pool! (Alright, the last two were just wishful thinking … B&Bs don’t really have room service! But HE served me hot chocolate in bed thanks to the room’s coffee/tea cooking amenities!)
And now real life has caught up with me again, the daily grind has started after a weekend of getting everything in order to prepare myself for looong working weeks before the next vacation is due. Like unpacking, doing the laundry, watering my nearly dead flowers, filling up the fridge with healthier food than the one I brought back from my Britain vacation … do I need to mention, that I couldn’t leave without my Ovaltine, SPAM, Stilton and Cheddar cheese, Scones, Bagels, Cookies, Shortbread, Custard, etc etc? Well, the trunk of Rangey was stuffed.
Highlight of my first day at work apart from 203 unread emails? Showing off my brand-new grey M&S shift dress, which I bought in London – at the only Marks & Spencer store NOT catering to 60+ people … well, it’s my own fault to vacation in a small seaside town in September. You get the picture, don’t you?
So, there I am, back at work, dressed to the nines for a change (even though my dear colleagues, all male, didn’t quite seem to notice), trying to ease into it after my vacation … yeah, good luck! I was more like running around from one meeting to another, catching up on the stuff I missed, finishing up a document which needed to be sent out on the same – my first – day and not even managing to work through all my emails.
By the end of my first week back it seems as if my vacation had never happened and I’m counting the days to my next one … you are not surprised now that I have already booked my next trip, are you? Nope, not gonna reveal where I will be going. Just a little hint … not England for a change.
Sooo, have a great weekend and a good start into your working week!