Tuesday, March 08, 2011

10 ways to tell if you've had a great holiday

We're back from our week-long holiday, and still have more annual leave up our sleeve in the next two weeks. But here's a few reminders that, although we've had a great time, it's fabulous to be home...
  1. The little lads cheered with delight when we drove into our street, and the smiles were as wide as could be.
  2. We all familiarised ourselves with the outside of our home and raced inside as soon as the door was unlocked.
  3. The house seemed more spacious and lovely than when we left.
  4. The boys busied themselves with 'rediscovering' all the toys they hadn't played with in over a week.
  5. We were thankful for our fabulous neighbours who had collected all our mail...
  6. ... and for our milkman delivery still at the front door.
  7. Unpacking was done at lightning speed.
  8. There was a happy and relaxed vibe in the household.
  9. We were buzzing with energy and already discussing the things we would do over the next few days.
  10. We're already making plans for our next fabulous holiday.
How about you? When you've had a good break, are you happy to be home again?


  1. Kym, these photos are great! You look like you had a brilliant time.

    Love the sandcastle shot.


  2. I'm just so jealous but also happy for you and your family. The beach is my favorite place in the whole world (and we do have fantastic beaches here in the Philippines).
    I love your insight about the bliss of getting away and the bliss of coming home. I can so relate.

  3. Welcome back. GREAT PICS!
    You just can't be the comfort and familiarity of home. We just appreciate it more when we've left it for a while. :)

  4. As much as I love being away, there really is no place like home :)
    Welcome back Kym

  5. Nothing like a good beach holiday. Hope the weather was kind...

  6. welcome home!

    yes, it is always nice to come home, feeling rejuvenated and relaxed

    I love your photos - they give a great feel of what your holiday was like

    Gill xo

  7. Such cute pics!

    I am usually excited to get home because I want to see my dogs. They make the end of a vacation so much better!

  8. The sandcastle pic is so cool :-)
    glad you are all relaxed adn still in holiday mood.
    i have some leave coming up end of April - I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!!

  9. Now those are some beautiful photos ... welcome home!!

  10. Maybe if my house was cute like yours I would like coming home and wouldnt suffer the post holiday blues EVERYTIME we go away!
    Great pics, so glad you had a good time.

  11. We have been home for almost 48 hours and the washing machine has. not. stopped.
    But I am already planning a tent escape to Kalbarri later in the year.
    Loved your photos, great editing of the colours.

  12. oh we are just too the same - this list just sounds like our house after a break away. my hubby alwasy says "wow our house is amazingly bright and clean" upon arrival as the kids potter around with toys and I prance around unpacking in a jiffy! love the photos - you're boys are just amazingly gorgeous!! You eldest looks just like you i think!

    have a great rest of your week lovely girl xx

  13. Magic, Kymmie. I can't believe you still have annual leave and can start planning your next jaunt! Maybe to Sydney? x

  14. lovely!
    but a *milkman*?? for real? that is awesome.


Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx