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The Worst Thing About Holidays - part 2

So, we've established that arriving somewhere in the early hours of the morning is not fun.

Dealing with a mountain of after an enjoyable holiday is not much fun either.

Generally, my supposed 'day off' after returning home in the aforementioned small hours consists of:

  • laundry
  • hanging out or tumble drying freshly washed items depending on how urgently they are required
  • sweeping the to clear up the bits which inevitably arrive with luggage (mud, leaves etc)
  • cleaning the after however long away, because even if I leave it clean it still needs another going over - dust falls no matter how busy I am
  • dealing with appointments, bills, callbacks and other household organization
  • normally, booking an collection to take account of the amount of laundry ongoing
  • tidying up the kitchen, conservatory and front room, where we usually dump everything when we stagger in
  • sorting the drifts of clothing which always seem to festoon the bedroom (new, worn, awaiting repair and so on)
  • clearing the contents of the car boot/trunk and replacing what needs to stay in there
  • replenishing my travel go-to bag (which contains useful things like antibiotics, plasters, various feminine hygiene products, makeup and deodorent)
  • preparing my rucksack and myself for work
  • packing up any sales that have occurred during my absence and printing mailing labels for them

Needless to say I don't get much time to sit and reflect upon the nature of the universe on a day like that...

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Feisty56 wrote on July 30, 2015, 8:31 PM

It's a good thing holidays don't come more often, isn't it? If so, it would be easier not to take them than to actually go.