Oh, man! Ever felt the sudden and urgent need for a holiday? I did. Ever sat propped up in bed and watched your finger tremble over the keyboard, before pressing, ‘Confirm payment’? I did!
But I’m here. I’ve come away. It’s blissful.
I had a vague aim to finish sewing a dress, imagining photos taken on a golden beach – but in the end I decided against unnecessary deadline stress. (And the dress was awful! Unpicking overlocked seams when I should be packing? No, thank you.) All I really needed were a couple of sarongs and a swimsuit. Oh, and my Tiny Pocket Tanks. These come out summer after summer. Something that packs easily, to throw on with shorts, indulging my fondness for Liberty tana lawn? There really is no argument. I’m wearing the yellow tulip version as I type!
Is my holiday doing the trick? I think so. Early signs are good. I’m knitting, reading, sleeping and writing. I can’t remember the last time I did any creative writing outside of this blog. It feels good.
And today I discovered that Handmade By Carolyn visited the same resort, only a month ago. I wish we’d met. She’d have looked cool and composed. I’d have been the pathetically sunburnt Brit. How does a person apply Factor 50 sunscreen to their own back? Answers on a postcard, please!
Photos of the holiday to be found on Instagram. Photos largely involve cocktails.